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6 Preventive Steps That Could Save Your Business

6 Preventive Steps That Could Save Your Business

In our fast-paced, ever changing business world, the notion of “prevention” – which generally means doing something you don’t absolutely have to do right now – often gets lost or set aside. But with so much riding on how smoothly things run at your business, that ounce of prevention can indeed far outweigh a pound […]

10 Things Wrong With Your Website

10 Things Wrong With Your Website

In this age of social media and digital everything, you can’t afford to be a website weakling. If your competition has a killer online presence, and you don’t, you lose. Today’s consumers look online more than ever before.  Even business owners who think they don’t really need a “best in class” website are missing more […]

Keeping Time and Attendance in the Cloud

Keeping Time and Attendance in the Cloud

Time and attendance systems are one of the most searched-for services by small businesses.  And some of today’s best choices are cloud based services that work especially well for business owners who use remote workers, independent contractors or others off-site. If that’s you, and you need a service you can log into at any time […]

7 Free Cloud Services and Software for Small Business

7 Free Cloud Services and Software for Small Business

Here are 7 BizBest picks for top cloud services and software that’s free for small business: 1.      Home Office Suite: For many home computer users, the $279 Microsoft Office software is overkill. As a free yet powerful alternative try OpenOffice.org from Sun Microsystems. You can download for free, and it comes with word processing, spreadsheet, […]

B2B Daily Deal Sites for Small Business

B2B Daily Deal Sites for Small Business

Times have never been better for small business owners and startup entrepreneurs looking for deep discounts of up to 70% on the products and services they need to run their businesses day to day. A bevy of B2B daily and weekly deal sites have emerged, offering big discounts on everything from printing, food services and […]

10 Ways Small Business Uses Google Apps

10 Ways Small Business Uses Google Apps

BizBest has often recommended Google apps (some free; some fee) as great productivity tools that any small business or startup can access quickly and easily, including business email through Gmail, shared online calendars (Google Calendar), documents, spreadsheets and presentations (Google Docs), easy-to-build websites (Google Sites), and many others.   These easy-to-use applications offer dozens of ways […]

New Business to Business Deal Sites offer Big Discounts

New Business to Business Deal Sites offer Big Discounts

Small and local business owners of all types will have new opportunities to grab deep discounts on business-related products and services thanks to a battle heating up in the daily or weekly deals marketplace.  Several B2B daily and weekly deal sites have sprung up recently, offering big discounts on everything from printing, food services and […]

Top 10 Benefits of Sams Club Small Business Membership

Top 10 Benefits of Sams Club Small Business Membership

Sam’s Club, the Wal-Mart division that caters to small business, is certainly popular.  The membership-based buying outlets now number over 600, claim 47 million members, and have become America’s 8th largest retailer.  So what’s the big deal?  BizBest took a closer, inside look to identify the key benefits that aren’t always visible in one place.    […]

A Virtual Phone System App that will Blow You Away

A Virtual Phone System App that will Blow You Away

Say what you will about AT&T, but its new “Office@Hand” virtual phone system application for small biz, introduced Feb. 1, is going to blow away a lot of business owners.  It’s a service that finally recognizes what biz owners already know – that small companies use phones today is radically different ways, with a complex […]

Surprise Truck-Buying Tactics that Can Save you Thousands

Surprise Truck-Buying Tactics that Can Save you Thousands

Need a new pickup or other truck type for your business? Sometimes the advice we’ve “always heard” about something turns out to be only partly right, or not right at all, and in fact can end up hurting instead of helping our cause. Advice on negotiating the price of a new truck falls into this […]