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October 2011
Now that you have an online shop set up, what other ways can you use technology to improve your business and get ahead of the competition? Read on for tips on tools that will help.

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Using Technology to Stay Competitive
via U.S. Small Business Administration

product descriptionsAs a business owner, it is vital that you understand and use advanced technologies. Technology can help increase business efficiency and even expand operations.

Accounting Software

This is important, even if you have your own accountant or bookkeeper. Accounting software allows you to see your profits and losses at a glance. It can also help you design and maintain a budget for your business.

Planning Software or Tools

A calendar system is a must. There are many online planning systems that can be utilized to help you keep your calendar organized. Find a system that meets your business' needs and be sure to stick with it.

Time Tracking Software

A time tracking device will help you determine what tasks result in a profit and what tasks do not. This will help you determine what tasks can be eliminated, outsourced, or improved.  If you’re looking at software that requires a fee, ask for a free trial first to make sure it’s the right software for you. Read more

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