April 23rd, 2014

When Technology Lets You Down: What Makes for a Robust Backup Plan?

As a business owner, you’ve invested a lot in the technology driving your business. From the computers you use to run your back office to the automated manufacturing machines making your products, you rely on technology every day. What happens when the ...

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April 22nd, 2014

Disruptive Innovation: A Challenge to Employment

Problem: we are sometimes too clever for our own good.
With the technology we have available today, simply better employed, we could put approximately half the world’s working population out of work. That is to say that the total goods and services demanded ...

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April 21st, 2014

Food, Glorious Food: How Big Food Unwittingly Creates Opportunities for Small Entrepreneurs

Do you ever think about where your food comes from? When you shop in the grocery store, or buy a meal out: either at a fast-food restaurant or a sit-down establishment: do you think about the industry behind what you’re eating? If ...

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April 19th, 2014

Early Adopters: Is it Worth the Risk of Adopting New Technology?

Most Americans have seen Scott Adams’ comic strip Dilbert. Dilbert is the quintessential techno-geek. If a new technology comes out, he’s going to be first in line to get it. New technology relies on the Dilberts of this world; if a product is going to be successful, it has to ...

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April 18th, 2014

Will Consumers Turn Away If Phones Get Too Smart?

Today’s busy consumers have many technological options available today, and the range of things the average smartphone can do definitely has an impact on the evolving relationship between your customers and your company. Does your customers’ growing reliance upon smartphones have implications for ...

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April 17th, 2014

Use Gaming as an Aid to Train Your Staff

Game theory is probably one of the most powerful training tools in existence. Actually, it’s probably one of the most powerful business tools period, but that’s well beyond the scope of this small article. For the moment, let’s focus on training, and ...

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April 16th, 2014

Working Together With Local Businesses

system-63768_640You need many people and organizations to create and maintain any business, from the janitor who cleans your building to the celebrity who endorses your brands. This concept translates to relationships with other businesses. There are other businesses in your area that ...

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April 15th, 2014

Open Data: What are the Implications for the Smaller Business?

What exactly is meant by the term “open data”? More specifically, what does it mean for your small business?
Open data is the concept of certain data being freely available to anyone who wants to use it, without concern for patents, copyrights, or ...

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April 14th, 2014

Know When to Hold and When to Fold – The Art of Giving Up

Sometimes, you just have to know when to quit.
Yes, we’re talking about your business, and I know you’ve poured your heart and soul into it. You’ve probably logged too many hours to count into making a go of it, and for you, ...

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April 12th, 2014

Thinking of Building an App? – Five Things to Consider Before You Start

Building a company app can open up all sorts of doors for you. It can lead to new marketing frontiers, provide better and more up to the minute information to your customers, provide information tailored to your customers based on their purchase ...

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24 Rowley Street
Winsted, CT 06098

Phone: 860-738-0004
Fax: 860-738-8495

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