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A Better Way to Carry Cash Overseas

A Better Way to Carry Cash Overseas

If you’re traveling overseas on business, here’s a better way to carry local currency:  Pre-loaded, security protected, foreign-currency debit cards good at millions of locations that accept Visa or MasterCard worldwide.  Two dominant players are the Cash Passport Card (www.cashpassportcard.com) and TravelMoney card (www.visa.com), which carry the MasterCard, Visa or other name brand labels and […]

A Great US Economic Indicator for Small Business

A Great US Economic Indicator for Small Business

Small business owners don’t generally follow broad based economic indicators such as gross domestic product (GDP), industrial production, national unemployment or hundreds of others produced by the federal government.  But there’s a new kid on the economic forecasting block that’s worth checking out for an accurate view of where the economy is likely headed.   […]

Global Fulfillment for Small Business

Global Fulfillment for Small Business

If your retail business is growing but storage, shipping and fulfilling orders have you running in circles; an under-the-radar site that caters to small businesses has your back.  With a few clicks at up-and-coming Shipwire, you can send inventory to their warehouses, integrate with your own website and start fulfilling your customers’ orders in real […]

Free Online Desktop Sharing

Free Online Desktop Sharing

The award-winning innovators at LogMeIn have created JoinMe – the simplest way yet to share your computer screen with somebody else.  For fast-moving small businesses, JoinMe could be a terrific timesaver. Tech nerds and IT consultants already know about LogMeIn, which offers services such as remote tech support and desktop control. But as a businessperson, […]

Easily Manage Expense Reports Online

Easily Manage Expense Reports Online

Expense reports are a pain – for you, your business and your employees.  But new services that let you manage the process online are changing how expense reports happen — and saving small business owners time and money.  Expensify, which bills itself as “Expense reports that don’t suck,” is an up-and-comer in the online expense […]

Low Cost Video Surveillance

Low Cost Video Surveillance

Video security and surveillance for small business may never be the same.  GotoCamera, a new web-based service, makes it easy and affordable for even non-techies to watch over your bar, retail store or any other business by using your Internet connection and low-cost webcams you may already own. Conventional systems require costly equipment and can […]

How to Take Your Training Online

How to Take Your Training Online

Mindflash is a new online tool that can make employee training easier than ever for anything from how to use your phone system to sales methods and company policies. Whether your business employs forklift operators, sales reps or cashiers, you probably have a need for training of some kind.   Mindflash is super flexible. Employees […]

Boost Biz with a Wireless Photo Memory Card

Boost Biz with a Wireless Photo Memory Card

Local businesses – from doggie day care to flower shops – are gaining an edge over “the big guys” with a new wireless photo delivery device that lets them share images instantly with customers by using a digital camera in a different way.  Eye-Fi is being billed as the first-ever wireless memory card. Eye-Fi looks […]

Free Technology Training and Advice for Small Business

Free Technology Training and Advice for Small Business

Keeping up with technology (or getting in the tech game to begin with) is something millions of small business owners and startups struggle with.  Many have dreamed of having a “technology mentor” they could turn to for expert advice, and access to free tools for learning how to put tech to use. Happily, there’s something […]

Small Business Solutions of the Week

Small Business Solutions of the Week

BizBest 30-Second Solutions “30-Second Solutions” – a BizBest exclusive – spotlights the best new and undiscovered profit- and productivity-boosting products and services for small business, explainable in 30 seconds or less.  Here’s our latest half dozen:  Daily Discount Deals for Biz Owners:  BizyDeal is a new site offering business owners deep discounts on products and […]