My commercial refrigeration sales and service business has been doing well since we started last year. In addition to our own customer and financial records, our system holds the service information on our customers’ equipment. I worry about something happening to this data. How can I protect it?

I own a successful industrial manufacturing firm. Though not huge, we employ almost 100, including plant, office and sales staff. I constantly read about companies having their IT systems  compromised by hackers, wreaking havoc with their business. What can we do to prevent that from happening to us?

I own a small, successful plumbing business. Since the beginning seven years ago, my wife, who was at home with our young children, did the bookkeeping. Now that the kids are in school, she’s planning to go back to work full-time in her field of training, psychology. We’re not large enough to need a full-time bookkeeper, so I’m considering outsourcing. Any tips you can offer?

If you’ve decided to hire a professional Web designer, you’ve just made a smart move. Here are a few things you should know about the Web design process:

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If you’ve decided to hire a professional Web designer, you’ve just made a smart move. Here are a few things you should know about the Web design process:

While VoIP systems are an excellent choice for most companies, it’s important to be aware of the drawbacks to using this type of system. If you’re currently choosing between VoIP and a traditional phone system, here are a few things you might want to consider.

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Resource Nation is your source for small business success, providing how-to purchasing guides, tips for selecting business service providers and a free quote comparison service that allows business owners and entrepreneurs to compare price and service offerings in over 100 categories. From business VoIP systems to VoIP phone service plans, you’ll find the information you need to get the best deal for your business.

Resource Nation is your source for small business success providing how-to purchasing guides from VoIP services to phone systems. Resource Nation also helps businesses select and choose vendors in over 100 categories.

Most businesses are aware of the reputation of VoIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) systems–they are very cost-effective, easy to use and quick to install. Even so, it is important to take all potential costs into account before making the switch to a VoIP system.

The best way to maximize savings is to choose a reputable VoIP provider. Providers with experience in your industry or those that have worked with businesses similar to yours can offer you advice, tips and tricks to help you make the most of the switch. 

Woman Orange ChairReputable providers can also offer discounts on phones and adapters, can help you install the system quickly and can provide maintenance as you use the system over the years.

SCORE to Launch New e-Business Learning Website for Small Business

Tue, 2011-03-22 23:02

Consortium of Public and Private Organizations

In Helping Entrepreneurs Leverage Technology to Fuel Their Growth and Success


National Small Business Week 2011

Mon, 2011-02-14 19:42

National Business Week, May 16-20, recognizes the contributions of small businesses to the economic well-being of America. In 2010, National Business Week will honor the estimated 27.2 million small businesses in America.  Learn more about National Small Business Week 2011.

2011 SCORE Awards Call for Nominations

Mon, 2011-02-14 19:41

Nominations for the 2011 SCORE Awards are now being accepted.  All award winners will be recognized in Washington, DC on September 15, 2011. The deadline to submit nominations is March 15, 2011.

Download the form to apply and get more information on award categories and criteria.

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