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5 Desk Essentials When You Work In Tech

Any desk needs a few essentials to help you do your job, and when you work in tech - you might find the requirements are a bit different. Sure, you’ve got your computer and your phone plus the usual desk setup, but what about those other items that can help you make it through the day? If you work in tech (or are shopping for someone who does), take a look at these five great desk essentials.

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Grow Your Charity At the Same Rate Charity: Water Did

Charitable giving is nothing new, but it is gaining more and more traction these days. Thanks to the rise in millennials and social consciousness; people want to do more to help and that can only be a good thing. Unfortunately, though, funding remains the big challenge and so does standing out from the crowd.

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3 Ways A Bad Business Can Be Saved

It’s hard to run a successful business. And it’s very easy to hold your hands up in defeat when things start to go wrong. Perhaps your sales have started to slowly decline or perhaps they never reached a profitable level in the first place. But if you give up at the first hurdle then you’re doing the same thing that so many failed businesses before you have done.

You don’t need to invent the next iPhone in . . .

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Don't Quit Your Startup Just Yet

You've worked countless hours on your product to get it to market. You've sacrificed vacations and friends and sometimes even food. It happens to best of us. And some years down the line, if your "success" is not where you want it to be or have been told to expect it to be, then you'll get a wandering thought about throwing in the towel and maybe starting a quiet life on a farm somewhere.

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How To Have A Successful Site Launch

So you worked late into the night for months, had countless meetings with business partners, signed all the required paperwork, and now you are ready to launch your brand new project. Either the next few months are a breeze (not likely) and you'll cruise your way through an error-free path, or (most likely) you'll encounter issues so foreign to you that you'll wonder why you bothered with a company in the first place.

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IT Disasters To Avoid At All Costs: The Small Business Owner's Guide

When you run a small business, you need to know what is going on in every department, and IT is no exception to that rule. After all, profits can be slim, and the smallest things can make a big difference to whether you end up in the black or fall into the red. With that in mind check out our small business owner’s guide to IT below that specifically deals with disasters, and how it's possible to avoid to avoid them.

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5 Ways That Most Businesses Can Get More From Their Online Capabilities

The vast majority of modern businesses are now online, but very few utilize those facilities to their full potential. Finding ways to increase that productivity and efficiency should be considered a priority for all SMEs. After all, it could generally make the difference between success and failure.

Here are five simple steps that’ll help you master the challenge.

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Programming In Cubicles Vs Open Floor Plans

There are main 2 ways that you'll be working in an office environment if you're a programmer. And that's either in a cubicle, which we've seen plenty of in movies and such, and there is the open space plan, which many new companies are adopting. Many notable companies, like Google and Apple, are setting the bar high by removing boundaries and getting their employees to coexist together in large expanses of open space. And that's a pretty fantastic idea for the most part. At least in theory and in aesthetics. But it doesn't come without its shortcomings.

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How To Set Up an SSL Certificate With GoDaddy

While in the past it seemed like you could do just fine without the hassle of setting up an SSL certificate, it seems that as of late that might come at a cost to your search ranking. Search engines began taking security status into account a few years ago, and if things continue on that trend, which they most likely will, then you're best bet is to get yourself an SSL certificate.

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Are You In Or Out...sourcing?

The current trend for businesses to reduce their costs is to outsource a lot of their processes. From things like cloud storage, to back office functions, and sometimes, even employees. These have all seen the outsourcing treatment, for the very simple reason that it's cheap. But, money aside, is there a better option? Having staff and resources in-house have various positives going for them, so which is better, in-house, or outsourced? Let's answer the question.

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