7 TED Talks to Inspire Growth for Connecticut Small Business Owners

By Tom McDonald | Feb 21, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Connecticut is a great state for small businesses. We have a well-educated workforce and a strong labor market. We are close to major cities such as New York and Boston, and Connecticut’s personal per capita income averages $20,000 higher than the national average.

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Why Having an IT Budget Isn't Just for Large Corporations

By Tom McDonald | Feb 14, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Many small to medium sized businesses (SMBs) operate on extremely lean budgets. In fact, many small business owners try to avoid budgeting at all costs and tend to run their operations on a “cash-in-hand” basis, planning for the near-term future based on the amount of money in the bank.

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Top Technology User Group Meetup Events for CT Small Business Owners

By Tom McDonald | Feb 7, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Technology is continually changing, and one of the best ways to stay on top of these changes is by talking to your peers. Connecticut small business owners and IT professionals can learn a lot by meeting with other technology professionals to share tips, techniques, and gossip about what’s happening with the technology vendors and platforms that are vital to their business.

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How Connecticut's Identity Theft Laws Impact Your Small Business

By Tom McDonald | Jan 31, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Every business needs to be concerned about data security, especially securing customers’ personal data. Many businesses need to collect and store sensitive personal information. For example, retailers that maintain customer loyalty clubs and sell goods online have to keep financial information, such as credit card numbers. Service providers such as doctors and dentists have to keep more sensitive information, such as social security numbers.

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Scaling With Technology: 10 Tech Innovators in CT

By Tom McDonald | Jan 24, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Technology has always been the great enabler, allowing mankind to harness new capabilities to promote greater productivity. From the invention of the water wheel to the creation of the most powerful silicon transistor, technology enables new possibilities.

To see technology in action in the marketplace, all you have to do is look around at some of the leading innovators headquartered in Connecticut.

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Outthinking Threats: Cyber Crime in Connecticut

By Tom McDonald | Jan 17, 2017 8:00:00 AM

 

Cybercrime is on the rise and online bad guys are finding new and innovative ways to profit from network weaknesses. No business is safe, including Connecticut small business. In fact, small businesses have become prime targets for hackers and cyber criminals as big companies tighten their security.

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Printer Broken Again? How to Set up IT for Your CT Small Business

By Tom McDonald | Jan 3, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Like it or not, Connecticut small businesses still tend to rely on paper. Even with the growing adoption of paperless processes, most businesses continue to consume reams of paper for reports, purchase orders, paper records, mailed invoices, and a variety of routine business applications.

The more paper your CT small business generates, the more important your office printers are. When a printer fails, it can have a dramatic impact on business productivity. That’s why many business owners have on-call IT support to keep printers running.

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IT Superstars: How Connecticut’s Ledyard Public Schools Use IT to Their Advantage

By Tom McDonald | Dec 20, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Organizations across Connecticut are increasing their competitive advantage with the help of enterprise technology. New cloud services, applications, and data access technologies are creating new opportunities, and Connecticut schools are among those applying the latest in networking technology.

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