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Technology In Small Businesses: 4 Tools You Could Be Using Wrong

Let’s take a step back and check just how much technology has changed the lives of regular people. From ride-hailing to instant messaging, a whole lot of work can be done through countless apps available on the web and mobile. In today’s evolving world, the importance of technology in small businesses is being emphasized more and more each day. Keeping up to date with the digital world is required for any business, especially those that are just starting to take off. Technology is a powerful tool that can propel a team to greatness; any company would do well to use this knowledge.  However, we have seen countless businesses that use tools in the wrong way. Here are some of them. 4 Misused Technology in Small Businesses Instant Communication Tools They…
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4 Most Important Productivity Tools for Small Business

Does your business encounter difficulty in keeping track of all the processes needed for business growth such as employees’ performances, project details, project management, better communication, web analytics, inventories, files and documents sharing, and so on? In this technological age, these problems have simple solutions as there are abundant business productivity tools every SME should have which are available online. These productivity tools for small business are helpful in managing different processes and aspects of SMEs especially those whose operations involve online presence and with clients that are mostly processed through the internet.Top 4 Productivity Tools for Small BusinessDropbox for BusinessDropbox is one of the most important productivity tools especially if SMEs have file sharing processes. This tool enables to save files on a computer and access them from different devices…
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5 Reasons You’re Not Having a Profitable Business

Connected Women, headed by Ms. Gina Romero and co-founder Ms. Ruth Yu-Owen, in partnership with Facebook, through Prof. Aries Patawaran, conducted a one-day seminar about starting up a business and marketing it. One of our team members was present at the event; thus, we are sharing the things to avoid so you, too, can have a profitable business in the Philippines. Note that the following items are not listed according to how they were discussed in the seminar. Also, this is a mash-up of the two topics mentioned above. Reasons Why You Don’t Have a Profitable Business You don’t understand the market. Understanding your market, through market research, is crucial for any business. The University of British Columbia says accurate data about your market is critical. The video below explains…
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Startup Business Advice: Here’s A Trick No One Told You About

Image by Tayeb MEZAHDIA from Pixabay Do you find starting up a business overwhelming? Well, here’s a story for you. Back in 2003, when we were just starting, we had all these ideas but unsure how to put them into action. Where to start?   How do I do get clients? What if they don’t like the product? What makes the startup successful? There were way too many questions.  Despite all these confusions, however, one thing was clear: We want to start up a business and we can’t mess it up. So, we asked our entrepreneur friends how they managed to survive, and they gave us various startup business advice. But what’s common among them is: Take advantage of all FREE things. So we did. Pero hindi rin pala ganun kadali…
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How To Increase Profitability In the Modern World: Experts Reveal 3 Tips

Let’s face it.   In today’s ever-changing environment, the ever-growing consumer demands and expectations and technological advances, competition in business is fierce. Which means to be profitable, your business has to come up with a long list of strategies. But who has time for all these? So we scoured the internet for the fastest tips on how to increase profitability, and almost all them point to one thing: Productivity. The thing is… What productivity workshops have been telling us does not apply any longer. The modern business setting calls for modern productivity techniques. Relying on time management alone no longer works. What should be done instead? We gathered information from different sources, and here are the top tips from the experts. How to be productive in the modern world Have time…
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Is Knowledge Really Power?

If you had a television in the 1990s until the early 2000s, you might have heard Mr. Ernie Baron say, “Knowledge is power” right before ending his segment on TV. And if you believe in this statement, we feel you. We've upheld this declaration from the moment we heard it until we came across another statement that’s taking quite a different route: Knowledge is not (enough) power. Before you raise your eyebrows up so high your hairline has to take a step back, let us define what knowledge and power are first. According to the dictionary, “knowledge” is a noun that means “facts, information, and skills acquired by a person through experience or education; [it is] the theoretical or practical understanding [emphasis added] of a subject.” “Power,” on the other…
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Fast Food Won’t Make You Fat (Not Even A Bit)

You read that right. Despite seeing studies linking obesity with fast food, we believe that it won’t make you fat. Do you know what makes you fat? Y-O-U. You make yourself fat. Blaming fast food when you start gaining weight is a victim mentality--that you have been wronged by others. In this case, the fast food makers and advertisers. But look at this: How many people saw the newest burger commercial? How many drove to the fast-food restaurant to buy it? How many ate it? How many gained weight? Did everybody who did get plumper? Maybe. Did everybody stay plump for the rest of their lives? We didn’t think so. Then why blame fast food? Whose idea is it to drive all the way to the big M? Whose idea…
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Is Technology a Threat to Accounting?

You’ve probably heard that the recent development in technology, particularly the artificial intelligence (AI) in accounting software, is a threat to your job as an accountant. Questions such as “Should I hire an accountant or is accounting software enough?” is not uncommon in forums, Q&A sites, and the like. A simple Google search of the keyword “automation and accounting” would even yield links to articles and videos saying that technology is slowly killing the number crunchers in the industry. We beg to disagree. Technology in accounting--that is the accounting software--is by no means created to eradicate accountants in the field. Instead, we regard it as a tool to take off the menial, repetitive tasks off of your shoulders. (We talked about this before too.) What does that mean? To illustrate,…
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How to be a freelance accountant

Freelancing has been a buzzword for quite some time now thanks to all the perks that come with it. Hence, it’s undeniable that more and more people, including you, are looking into the possibility of scoring some freelance jobs. But “Where do I start?” seems to be the most common question. So here we’re listing down some of the steps to set the ball rolling. Be certified and competent Whether we like it or not, clients would choose certified public accountants over those who haven’t taken the licensure exam yet--even if you have bookkeeping certification. So before getting all excited about this new venture, make sure you have already passed the CPALE. You also have to create a name in the field. One way to do that is to join…
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How to Attract and Retain the Next Generation of Accountants

The latest board exam result for accountants has just been released and many of you are probably eyeing for the crème de la crème you can hire for your firm while making sure the current pool you have stays. But do you know how to attract more so retain them? In a previous article we published, we discussed some of the traits of this new generation AKA the millennials, and how employers can manage them. Here we are sharing tips specific to accounting firms. Adapt to new technologies and trends We all agree that technology is unstoppable. We’re left with no choice but to embrace it. That doesn’t mean, though, that we have to replace our human resource with robots. Instead, what we can do is automate the simple repetitive…
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