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Windows Small Business Server 2011 available for download

@itbusinessca Published: February 7th, 2011 Microsoft has released a preview of the next version of its integrated package for small organizations, Windows Small Business Server 2011. This new edition updates the core Microsoft products in the SBS package, as well as streamlines employee remote access and the deployment process. SBS is a bundle of integrated Microsoft enterprise software aimed to ease IT operations for small organizations. Built on Windows Server 2008 release 2, it includes programs and services to manage worker e-mail, calendars and file sharing.

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Cisco Small Business 200 Series SLM2024PT-NA Smart PoE Gigabit Switch SG200-26P-Newegg.com

Effortlessly build a powerful, easy-to-use basic business network at an affordable price. The Cisco 200 Series SLM2024PT-NA Smart Gigabit Switch combines powerful network performance, reliability and all essential network management features you need for a solid business network. It speeds up file transfer rate, extends wireless operation range, helps improve slow and sluggish networks, and keeps your vital business applications available. It boasts an array of security features to maintain a high level of security for your business. It provides basic management and quality-of-service (QoS) features beyond those of an unmanaged or consumer-grade switch, at a lower cost than managed switches.

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USPS Business Customer Gateway

Great Mailing Opportunities – The 2016 Mailing Promotions continue to build on the engagement strategies of the 2015 Promotions. The promotions focus on providing marketers with the opportunity to engage their customers by using dynamic color, new print techniques, mobile technology as well as traditional and innovative mail techniques. The promotions are designed to create excitement about mail and provide multiple opportunities for mailers to enhance the value of their mail. 2016 Promotions & Incentives We've put together another year of Promotions & Incentives to help your business continue to increase the value of the direct mail you send to your customers.

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Lessons for Growing Your Business from the Atlanta Small Business Basecamp

Small businesses drive big impact. According to the SBA, more than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create about two out of every three new jobs in the US each year. That’s why we were so excited to connect with the small businesses of Atlanta last week at the Salesforce Small Business Basecamp event. Networking, innovation, entrepreneurial advice, a Shark Tank-style pitch contest, and advice from one of the NFL’s greatest coaches — the event had something to offer for everyone. And you don’t have to live in Atlanta to benefit from these four lessons learned.

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Migrating Windows Small Business Server 2003 to New Hardware

If you decide that your server running the Windows® Small Business Server 2003 (Windows SBS) server software is no longer able to keep up with the demands of your organization, and expansion is not a viable option, you can use this guide to help you migrate the Windows SBS 2003 settings and data to new hardware. By using the guide, you will learn how to install Windows SBS 2003 on a new computer, join the new computer to the existing Microsoft® Active Directory® directory services domain, and then migrate the Windows SBS 2003 settings and data from the old computer to the new computer.

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Startup Costs

Before you start your business there are many costs you need to be aware of and account for in your business plan to make sure you don't get any nasty surprises later on whether you are starting a home based internet business or a bricks and mortar retail outlet. Of course you can consult an accountant, but you may not need to. Have a look through this article and write down the cost of everything you think you'll going to incur into a spreadsheet before you start up your business. Types of Startup Costs Different types of businesses will have different costs when they are starting up.

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Can I Hire Family at a Small Business & Pay Cash?

by Chris Hamilton The Internal Revenue Service considers cash as taxable, regardless of whether a family employee earned the cash from tips or compensation for regular or infrequent work. Small businesses owners can hire their family members as independent contractors if they need only specific jobs completed, a method that allows business owners to avoid withholding on and reporting cash wages under $600 per family member per year. While a small business owner may think no harm can come of hiring family members and paying them cash under the table, businesses that keep financial books leave a trail that government agencies can uncover during an audit.

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How to choose a mobile carrier for your small business

Although you may have only a handful of major wireless providers to choose from, each offers an array of plans, services, devices, and pricing. Voice, messaging, and data aren’t the only options now that you have mobile Internet for laptops, tablets, and even mobile Wi-Fi hotspots. This guide steps through the important features and hidden fees to watch for when you're selecting a mobile provider. If you're in the market for a carrier to keep your staff connected and productive, read on. If you're looking for a handset and service plan for yourself alone, start with PCWorld's consumer cell phone buying guide.

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5 smart ways small firms can slash health-care costs

Robin Wiener has achieved something many small-business owners have struggled to do: She has lowered her firm's health-care premiums. The dip isn't huge. Her health-care IT firm, Get Real Health in Rockville, Maryland, has saved about 1 percent. But achieving the small savings took some careful planning, given that her firm—which covers 100 percent of employees' health-care costs—has a high-quality PPO with Blue Cross Blue Shield. "Our employees really like it," said Wiener, whose firm has 38 employees in the U. S. and about 40 overseas and generates annual revenue in the $6 million to $8 million range.

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SBA 7(a) Loans Explained

Looking loan for your small business? The U. S. Small Business Administration has programs for qualifying small-business owners that might make securing a loan a lot easier. The most common of these SBA loan programs is the 7(a). Here’s what you need to know about them. What is a 7(a) Loan? A 7(a) loan doesn’t come directly from the SBA. Instead, an authorized SBA lender makes the loan and the SBA guarantees a portion of it, mitigating much of the risk for the lender. With the SBA guaranteeing a large portion of the loan, the lender can lower its lending standards, allowing small-business owners with less established credit histories or less cash flow to qualify.

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