The beginning of a new year is always a good time to devote a little bit of thought to how you want to improve your business and productivity technology in the months ahead. You don’t really need to come up with a set of Technology New Year’s Resolutions, mainly because resolutions are, by rule, made to be broken. But wouldn’t it help to have a simple plan for making a few improvements or easy changes that can lead to safer, more productive computing for your business in 2013?

I don’t mean major tech projects like installing a new office network or buying a fleet of new desktops for the staff. Budget-intensive initiatives like those need to be part of your fiscal planning process. There are plenty of inexpensive — even free — things that you can do within your existing infrastructure to improve the impact of technology on your business’ bottom line. Here are a couple of examples. […]

When a small business owner makes the decision to enter into the world of E-commerce, the first decision that confronts them is usually whether they need to build a stand-alone E-commerce web site or sign-on with a hosted application provider like Magento or BigCommerce.

Each approach has its advantages and disadvantages. What the small business owner has to decide is which method of online selling will provide the most value and return on investment. Today I’ll take a closer look at the plus and minus columns for online storefronts based on hosted applications. […]

Translating your E-commerce idea from concept into reality requires an investment of time, money and resource. For the small-business entrepreneur, a first-time E-commerce project can generate a few unpleasant budget surprises.

Some of your project’s budget elements may be self-evident, but a few are less obvious. An experienced and reputable E-commerce developer should work through a complete ‘first year’ budget with you before your project begins. In addition to the one-time development costs associated with getting your site built, tested and functioning properly there are continuing costs that should figure into your long-term calculations of profitability. […]

Wisconsin RV dealer Link RV Center has launched a new website using NetSource’s exclusive dealer website content management system, EZ-Site. The new website, www.linkrvcenter.com, allows site visitors to browse the company’s inventory of new and used RVs, and also presents information about the company’s parts and service department, specials, and financing options.

With locations in Rice Lake, Minong and Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, Link RV Center specializes in pop-up trailers, fifth wheels, travel haulers and fifth wheel trailers. The browser-based EZ-Site system lets the dealership staff easily update and maintain the website without the need for any special software. […]

Minnesota trailer dealer Absolute Trailer Sales has launched a new mobile-enabled website using NetSource’s exclusive dealer website content management system, EZ-Site. The new website, www.absolutetrailer.com, allows site visitors to browse the company’s inventory of new and used trailers, and also presents information about the company’s parts and service department.

Absolute Trailers sales is located in Inver Grove Heights, MN, and features utility, cargo and dump trailers in addition to a wide variety of vehicle trailes and toy haulers. They carry a large stock from manufacturers that include Amera-lite, Big Tex, Haulmark, Midsota and Stealth. In addition, they carry a large selection of parts and offer expert repair service. The browser-based EZ-Site system lets the dealership staff easily update and maintain the website without the need for any special software. […]

4 State Trailers, of Fairland, Oklahoma, has launched a new website using NetSource’s exclusive dealer website content management system, EZ-Site. The new website, www.4statetrailers.com, allows site visitors to browse the company’s inventory of new and used trailers, and also presents information about the company’s parts and service department, and financing options.

Family owned and operated, 4 State Trailers is one of northeast Oklahoma’s largest trailer dealers. They specialize in dump trailers, car haulers, cargo trailers, horse trailers, flatbed trailers, and more. They offer a wide range of Bri-Mar, CM Trailers, Featherlite Trailers and Continental Trailers. The browser-based EZ-Site system lets the dealership staff easily update and maintain the website without the need for any special software. […]

Schreck RV, of Apollo, Pennsylvania, has launched a new website using NetSource’s exclusive dealer website content management system, EZ-Site. The new website allows site visitors to browse the company’s inventory of new and used RVs, and also presents information about the company’s parts and service department, specials and financing options.

Schreck RV specializes in pop-up trailers, fifth wheels, travel haulers and fifth wheel trailers. They offer a wide range of Starcraft, Dutchmen and Augusta recreational vehicles. The browser-based EZ-Site system lets the dealership staff easily update and maintain the website without the need for any special software. […]

Soon after you decide to add E-commerce to your small business, you may find yourself suffering from a touch of sensory overload. There are a lot of E-commerce engines, shopping cart systems and hosted storefronts vying for your attention. How do you sort through all of that to find the solution that best suits your business?

Finding the best solution is largely a matter of asking the right questions. Today I’m going to arm you with a few good questions – along with some related ‘thinking points’ – that should help you sort through all of the information and make the best possible decision. Here are five key considerations: […]