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Tips to get a fresh start at a new job by Mike Giuffrida

A new job or place of employment is always a welcome opportunity to change, improve, and work without any of the bad stuff that plagued you at your last job. But making a fresh start isn’t always easy, especially if you have been over-stressed, overworked, and jaded by circumstances for years and years. Here are Read more about Tips to get a fresh start at a new job by Mike Giuffrida[…]

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Michael Giuffrida: In the age of the cloud, do you still need a server in the office?

It’s the era of cloud technology, and businesses have started making the big shift in handling their data and moving some or all of those resources in the cloud. But is it still right and helpful for a business to maintain a server in the workplace, or is it better to move everything on the Read more about Michael Giuffrida: In the age of the cloud, do you still need a server in the office?[…]

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Public wireless networks: Are they safe and secure?

Public WiFi networks are becoming more and more popular, in coffee shops, hotels, airports, and shopping locations. They spell convenience and productivity, and make for a seamless internet browsing experience. But are they safe and secure enough to use? Hackers, for one, are known to frequently snoop on public wireless networks. It’s easy enough to Read more about Public wireless networks: Are they safe and secure?[…]

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Michael Giuffrida: Are Public Wireless Networks Truly Safe?

Being able to connect to the internet just about anywhere nowadays is both a blessing and curse. The blessing? You can remain connected and thus stay productive throughout the day. The curse? The information you send or receive in email is vulnerable to hackers. In other words, a public wireless network is a double-edged sword, Read more about Michael Giuffrida: Are Public Wireless Networks Truly Safe?[…]

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Hire slow, fire fast.

In a small business, your people are everything.  Not only do they likely interface with your clients but they also represent you in the community.  And most importantly, they reflect the type of culture you have in your organization when chatting around the water cooler.  This is why it is critical that you have the Read more about Hire slow, fire fast.[…]

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How do I know if a company that I want to buy is a good fit?

When growing a small business client by client, it can become frustrating that it feels like you are never reaching that “critical mass” that you are looking for.  When this happens, many business owner look to supplement their organic growth with growth through acquisition.  Making an acquisition to grow your company is a great way Read more about How do I know if a company that I want to buy is a good fit?[…]

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How do I determine where my sales people are falling down in the sales process?

While some would argue that sales is more of an art than a science, if you have a struggling sales person, you can definitely apply some science to help determine where the problem lies. As a student of the Sandler Selling System, I look at the sales cycle as if you were moving a prospect Read more about How do I determine where my sales people are falling down in the sales process?[…]

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Which is more; 24 or 1440? The answer will magically give you more time in your day

It seems that each day there are more and more things that want our attention, and our time. How many times have you said, “There just isn’t enough time in the day!”?  Your prayers are now answered and I am here to give you more time in your day.  The reality is that our time Read more about Which is more; 24 or 1440? The answer will magically give you more time in your day[…]

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Do I need a server in my office anymore?

Cloud! Cloud! Cloud!  It’s the buzz word of the times but is it really right for my business?  Let’s start by defining it. In short, when something is “in the cloud” it is simply on a server which is sitting somewhere else as opposed to in your office, and it is accessed over the internet. Read more about Do I need a server in my office anymore?[…]