Category - Tech & Business

The Reality of Starting a Business in 2019

starting a business in 2019

If you’re planning on starting a business, you’re in excellent company: there are nearly 30 million small businesses in the United States. New businesses face modern challenges: marketing in the age of social media, navigating current regulations and securing funding when more than 600,000 new small businesses open shop each year. If you want to start a business, you’ll need to be prepared for the challenges faced by small businesses in 2019.

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From AI to Amazon: The Digital Transformation of the Food Supply Chain

digital transformation of the food supply chain

If you expected the food and beverage industries to be exempt from digital transformation, you’re in for a surprise. Technology is rapidly changing every industry and the supply chains which support them — and that includes how we purchase and distribute food. This is a look at just a few of the technologies changing this industry forever and for the better.

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The State of Tech

state of tech

Start to finish, 2018 was a memorable year in tech. From record-breaking highs to rock-bottom lows, through scandal and controversy, the biggest brands in the industry made an immeasurable impact on its future. Apple, Google, Facebook, and Tesla each contributed in both positive and negative ways.

We’ll touch on all the most relevant news from the past year, providing a comprehensive picture of the current state of tech.

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How to Set up Your New Phone

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With the holidays right around the corner, a lot of people will be receiving gifts — some of which will be new phones. Whether you’re splurging for yourself or someone else pulled a fast one to surprise you, you’ll need to set up that shiny new piece of technology.

Activating the phone on your current mobile plan or network is handled through your carrier, and it may have even been done already in the store. Setting up the OS and customizing the various settings and menus so they meet your preferences is all up to you.

In light of that, here are some quick tips for setting up your new phone, be it iOS- or Android-powered.

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Tech Conferences, Events and Shows to Attend in 2019

tech conferences in 2019

The year 2019 is looking particularly ripe with opportunity when it comes to technology industry events, trade shows and conferences. In fact, with each passing year, as technologies branch and branch again, and as disruptive new tools find their way into industries far and wide, there are only more opportunities to bump shoulders with movers, shakers and thinkers in modern technology.

Here’s a rundown of 10 of the most interesting tech conferences to watch for in 2019.

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7 Must-Go HR Conferences

HR conferences

As 2018 comes to a close, we find ourselves looking to the year ahead. While we do think about everything we have to get down and resolutions we hope we don’t break, there’s also the matter of making work easier. In the world of business, human resources or the HR department can sometimes be a meddlesome beast when this doesn’t have to be the case. When the time comes to make your business and your HR staff more efficient, consider a conference.

Conferences allow your staff to branch out to other companies and crowdsource new ideas. Integrating workable solutions from other companies might be just the thing to turn your business around. Even if the department isn’t slipping up, finding and going to these conferences can still make things better for all involved. A better HR department means happier employees and inevitably more profit. So here a few conferences to consider next year:

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Why We’re Thankful for Tech

thankful for tech

It’s clear that technology has changed the world as we know it. Today, the way we communicate and interact with each other is different. Technology has also altered the way we shop, browse through products and even reach out to brands. It’s estimated that 46 percent of all holiday orders in 2018, for instance, will be carried out via smartphones. Social media and mobile devices have even changed the way we share experiences. We could go on forever, really.

But something many people know less about is how technology has changed our celebrations and events over the years. When the pilgrims arrived on American shores back in 1620, they had no GPS or voice assistant to direct them to a family or friend’s house. They had no mobile devices or streaming apps to view recipes, watch tutorials or see how to cook a turkey. Heck, it was the first time they had ever even seen or heard of a turkey — smart tech certainly would have helped back then.

Today, our holidays are transformed in many ways by modern tech — from the freezers and cooking appliances used to preserve and prepare foods to the TV sets we turn on to watch the morning parade. We’ve become so dependent on it that it’s easy to take it all for granted.

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How to Train Your Employees on New Technology

train employees on new technology

Today, technology is everywhere. Society’s growing reliance on modern tech has become, well, unprecedented. For example, everyone has a mobile device or smartphone in their possession, and they also carry it with them wherever they go.

As a business, it’s important that you incorporate such technologies in your operations if only to accommodate your customers. But this also makes it vital that your workforce understands the systems and technologies in use and can leverage them. Sometimes, further training is necessary for select systems, software, and devices.

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What iOS 12 Offers Businesses

iOS 12 and business

The new iOS 12 update rolled out to Apple devices on September 17th, finally leaving the beta period behind. If you haven’t installed the update already, you can do so by going to Settings > General > Software Update on compatible devices. If you willing decided to not install the update, here are some reasons why you should consider iOS 12.

Many people don’t like change. Getting something new over something you already know works well enough might be a little intimidating. The fear of messing something up grows only larger when the device in question is for work and. However, the iOS 12 has a lot of updates for businesses and their employees. Checking them out and making the decision from there certainly won’t hurt and could, in fact, lead to increased productivity.

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