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The Small Business Observer - August 2012 Issue
Cyber-Attacks on the Rise The SB Authority Index shows a slight improvement in the small business economy. -more-

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Cyber-Attacks on the Rise

Cyber-Attacks on the Rise
Cyber-attacks are on the rise around the globe. The most recent may involve you needing to call the police immediately. We give you the insight in to the specific ‘ransomware’ and what to look for.  
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The Future of Mobile Payments and the Virtual Wallet

The Future of Mobile Payments and the Virtual Wallet
The days of people carrying a credit card are numbered. 
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Web Development Focus: ColdFusion and the Newtek High Performance Cloud

Web Development Focus: ColdFusion and the Newtek High Performance Cloud
Hosting ColdFusion in a shared server environment can be a tricky beast. But we think we’re on to something. 
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Cultivate Cold Leads for More Sales Tomorrow

Cultivate Cold Leads for More Sales Tomorrow
Hot sales leads naturally get most or all of a salesperson’s attention. Salespeople are always hunting for more customers for the here and now. Here are tips on how to avoid overlooking a promising sales opportunity. 
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Why a Disaster Recovery Plan is Important and What Most IT Executives Are Doing About It

Why a Disaster Recovery Plan is Important and What Most IT Executives Are Doing About It
What would you do if an earthquake created a long-term power outage? What if your servers were severely hacked? Is your business prepared to respond to such disasters? 
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Why Windows 8 May Be a Turn-off for Enterprise Users

Why Windows 8 May Be a Turn-off for Enterprise Users
With the Windows 8 Consumer Preview available and Windows 8 slated to be released in December of this year, concerns about what this upgrade may entail are wide and numerous. 
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How to Connect With Prospects at Networking Events

How to Connect With Prospects at Networking Events
Networking events. To go or not to go? Here are a few tips to keep in mind while at the event that will increase the chances you walk off with at least one, or possibly several qualified leads. 
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The 3 Biggest Financial Errors Small Businesses Make

The 3 Biggest Financial Errors Small Businesses Make
What makes so many small businesses falter and fail? 
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Pulling a Few All-Nighters Can Result in a New Business

Pulling a Few All-Nighters Can Result in a New Business
Ever miss that feeling of intense focus and alliance from pulling a caffeine-fueled, all-night study session? If so, you aren’t alone as Startup Weekend proves that doesn’t have to end when you leave school. 
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