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In business, making bad decisions is the worst thing you can do, right? Wrong. The worst thing you can do in business is to be indecisive. It’s better to make a bad decision quickly than a good decision once it’s too late. The more quickly you decide, and possibly fall flat, the more quickly you …

Scheduling “Think time” in our daily agendas doesn’t seem like a priority, however it is very important to assign time to do nothing but think so that you can understand and strategize about what is most important to you and your business. Earlier this month, I was reviewing what I had to complete for our …

If you have dipped a toe into the world of digital marketing or e-commerce you’ve at last heard of Google Analytics. If not, you should know that Google Analytics is a free web site statistics tool that offers an in-depth look at your site’s traffic and performance. Some of information Google Analytics provides: Unique and …

By now, perhaps you have heard of the “Above the Line” and “Below the Line” accountability of the “Oz Principle”. This principle states there is a thin line that separates success from failure. Below the line lies excuse making, blaming, confusion and helplessness. Above the line is a sense of reality, ownership, commitment and solution …

As businesses grow and develop, it is very important that they form a strong team that can work well together. That is what happens at BlueStar, where we have a global team that is physically based in different regions but works very well together keeping up with the communication and generation of ideas to continue …

As a result of the recent Credit Card breaches announced by Target and Nieman Marcus, there appears to be strong push by the credit companies, retailers and banks to institute a counterfeit protection measure in the United where fraud seems to be rampant when compared to Europe and Asia. Most of the world has instituted …

SMB Tips

If part of your role is the marketing of your product or service, you realize that a part of the routine is to look for the “next best thing” in communication. What’s the latest? What is working? Should we be doing that? – Are the questions you ask when facing the morning mirror. In the …

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced the 2013 Preparedness (Non-Disaster) Grants. FEMA provides state and local governments with preparedness program funding to enhance the capacity of state and local emergency responders. Emergency Management Preparedness Grant Program (EMPG) Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) which includes: State Homeland Security Grant Program (SHSP) Operation Stonegarden (OPSG) Urban …

Various US government programs and services may be in a state of flux at the moment, but programs in support of schools and education continue to remain strong. One of these programs channel resellers can take advantage of is the E-Rate program, which provides federal funding from the FCC administered by the Universal Service Administration …

With the ever-changing state of the healthcare and medical industry, providers need to focus their time and resources on providing patients with the care and attention they expect while simultaneously managing costs. This often proves challenging, as anywhere from 10 to 20% of mobile hospital assets are lost or stolen, at an average cost of …