BI is not just for the big boys

Most of us don’t normally associate Business Intelligence (BI) with small- or medium-sized businesses (SMBs). The huge investment required to hire data-delving specialists makes us think BI is only for larger organizations. But this is no longer the case. Not only does a growing selection of self-service tools make BI more affordable for SMBs, but […]

How CRM boosts business revenue

There are several factors that contribute to a business’s success, such as a good location, quality products and services, and a well-planned marketing strategy. But one important component that every company should have is a reliable customer relationship management (CRM) system. As a business owner, you know that a solid base of loyal customers is […]

How business continuity plans fail

In the event of a disaster, businesses must make sure their servers and data are safe. But simply backing up your data doesn’t guarantee business continuity. Here are the mistakes that companies should avoid when preparing for the worst-case scenario. Mistake #1: Failing to plan for employees Companies that survive unexpected incidents are the ones […]

Tips and tricks for collecting customer data

Businesses have more access to customer data than ever before, and that trend will likely continue in the future. The insights you get from all that data are valuable. However, a lot of data is unnecessary or possibly even problematic. To ensure your insights are relevant and useful, you must have a well-defined data collection […]

5 IT investment mistakes to avoid

Business owners aren’t perfect. They’re human and sometimes make costly mistakes. If you want to succeed as a business owner, learn from others and try to avoid making bad moves. Be wary of the things you purchase and think twice before parting with your hard-earned money. Here are five mistakes to avoid when investing in […]