By: Erika Rodriguez
Tech Expert, Andrea Smith, has this year's must-haves for your Small Business!
It’s very important for small businesses to send and receive data privately and securely. You know, people today are working remotely in coffee shops or airport lounges and using public Wi-Fi which is not safe at all. You want a service like TorGuard which is a VPN, a virtual private network that encrypts your data to keep it safe, and disguises your IP address so your Internet Service Provider can’t sell your browsing history. It works on any computer or smartphone with unlimited bandwidth. Visit TorGuard.net to learn more! We've got a hot deal for you! Here's a 50% off lifetime promo code you can enter during checkout: Privacy1984.
Tech is an investment but there are ways to save money on common office tasks, like printing. Epson’s EcoTank printers are cartridge-free and they include up to 2 years’ worth of ink, so you won’t run out right when you’re printing an important presentation. The ink in this WorkForce ET-4550 EcoTank will print up to 11,000 pages. That equals about 50 sets of ink cartridges – that’s a savings of up to 80%! Click here to learn more!
Another way to save money on tech is buying smartphones that are rugged and waterproof like the Kyocera DuraForce Pro. Research shows having a rugged phone saves on IT support and valuable downtime, and this phone is military grade so you don’t even need a protective case. It’s roughly half the cost of an iPhone but still has features for work like software support and a fingerprint sensor for security. Click here to learn more!
One way to create new opportunities is to network using a site like LinkedIn. All this week, for National Small Business week, Microsoft stores across the country are hosting free LinkedIn workshops. It’s a great opportunity to learn how to get your message out, get some help creating a compelling profile and you get a free professional headshot which is really important because accounts with profile pictures receive 21 times more views than those without. Special link for National Small Business Week Classes: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/locations/smallbusinessweek or visit Microsoftstore.com to learn more.