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What to look for in a business partner

Entering into a business partnership with someone is a lot like marriage. You are looking for the person who shares your vision, drive, and goals- who you can count on when the going gets tough. You may have to kiss a few frogs in the beginning but, eventually, you'll find your perfect fit.
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7 common HIPAA compliance pitfalls and how to avoid them

When it comes to healthcare, patients expect that their private information will be protected. HIPAA was created to help standardize the process of safeguarding this information. Here are seven of the most common HIPAA compliance pitfalls, along with tips for overcoming them.
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7 ways to stay current on compliance regulations

Federal government agencies issue thousands of rules every year. If your business is required to follow these regulations it can seem overwhelming keeping up with all the requirements. Here are tips on how to stay up-to-date and keep compliant.
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5 tips to stay compliant during disaster recovery

Every business needs a backup and disaster recovery plan. But having a recovery plan isn’t enough, you also need to make sure you’re staying compliant during the recovery process. Here are 5 tips to help you stay compliant during disaster recovery.
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5 Ways to Boost Productivity with Office 365

Microsoft's Office 365 is the go-to productivity suite for businesses of all sizes. But did you know there are plugins that can make the your favorite programs even more useful? Get more out of your Office 365 subscription by adding these free plugins today.
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How to document your IT Infrastructure

As a small business owner, you know that if if something goes wrong with your technology, you need a fix—quick. One way to help achieve that quick fix is to do what many others don't. You need to maintain accurate documentation of your IT infrastructure.
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Hiring & retaining great staff

Hiring and retaining great staff is probably one of the biggest challenges for any employer, but more so in an area with such low unemployment and in a field that has a higher-than-average turnover rate. We thought we’d share some of our thoughts and best practices.

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4 strategic shifts your company needs to make for reliable IT

In order to better serve your customers and beat your rivals, you need to make sure your business technologies are as reliable as possible. Whether you're a multinational firm or a mom-and-pop store with a website, being able to deliver a consistent, predictable, reliable IT experience is crucial.

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Making the most of your business technology

Business technology allows SMBs to increase productivity, manage expenses and carve out a competitive edge. Creating an effective small business technology strategy is a critical management task. Business technology represents an opportunity for you to stand out from the crowd.
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Thought leadership: Reflections from reading Creativity, Inc.

A new business partner gave me a copy of Creativity Inc., and I couldn’t resist a book with Buzz Lightyear on the cover. It was a fun read and had some powerful business lessons. Besides, who wouldn’t want to read a book about what it took to make Toy Story, A Bug’s Life and Finding Nemo?