Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Technology and Your Small Business

Technology is here to stay, and now you don’t have to have a large budget to use it in your small business. A small business can benefit too from the use of technology just like large corporations. This use of technology can create a more efficient and profitable operation for the small business owner. By utilizing a paperless filing system, or setting up a customer centric website, a small business can improve its operations in no time. Information can be accessed immediately in a paperless office and communication with customers can be greatly improved when answers to questions can be found on ones website.

Online services for clients and paperless file systems are only the tip of the iceberg for a small business to use technology. In the coming weeks we we’ll take a journey into the technology realm and to uncover small business technology strategies that can have your business operating 24/7. One thing to keep in mind when developing your small businesses’ technology strategy is to think of you businesses entire processes instead of the individual tasks and develop strategies that make the entire process more efficient and convenient to your customers.

Brian N. StovallConsultant – ABA
The Brico Group, Inc.

Friday, June 24, 2005

GaGa over Google...Part II

I am on the road in a small country town in South Georgia named Vidailia...the sweet onion city of the south (down here for my uncle's wedding). When we checked into the hotel I soon discovered that they had free wi-fi access (yes I was truly excited by the discovery). After we got checked in and settled and attended the wedding rehersal I rushed in to get on the laptop.

So I powered up the laptop and rushed to click on the Firefox icon that would take me to the net I was so eagerly awaiting. As Mozilla launched I found it interesting to observe that the default home page within the hotel's system was...ta da...Google.

That's right the big G had struck again. Google is the mackdaddy of search engines folks. Reports on Wall Street last week had the stock selling for $299 per share! Compare that to similar internet sites such as E-bay (roughly $25 per share) and you can immediately see the value of what Google has to offer - the ability for your business to have maximum exposure for those who look for websites within your business category.

As a small business owner attempting to establish a powerful web presence on the internet you have to face the fact that you can't do it all by yourself. Google is a great, great tool to help. From general search engine submissions, to Google AdSense, to Froogle, to pay per click, to the upcoming online payment solutions Google has it all.

Tomorrow we'll begin to go in depth and explain how Google AdSense can add money to your smal business bank account with little to no work on your part.

Blog on.

Brian J. Winston
Consultant - CTS
The Brico Group, Inc.

Monday, June 20, 2005

GaGa over Google...

What's the first webpage that loads when you login to your internet service provider? Well if you are one of the 7 out of 10 people surveyed then most likely it is Google. That's right the word that was once and odd term on the internet has now become a MONSTER on the net!

Google is widely considered the leading search engine on the internet. However, as you may know, Google has an enormous amount of additional offerings for the causual internet surfer to the mega corporations...and everyone in between.

Here's where I tie it all in. As a small business owner, you need every competitive edge you can get your hands on...especially when it comes to the internet. My friends let me tell you Google can be a small business owners dream when it comes to the internet.

How you may ask? Well over the next few days, I'll go in depth on Google and share with you all the ways YOUR business can benefit with the help of Google...and TBG showing you the way :)

Till tomorrow fellow Bloggers.

Brian J. Winston
Consultant - The Brico Group, Inc.

Thursday, June 16, 2005

The Blogging Has Begun...

Blogs. Yet another internet "fascination" that has taken over the world wide web rapidly. Things come and go quickly on the internet, however Blogs are here to stay...for awhile at least (nothing is ever permanent just improved on).

We at The Brico Group, Inc. welcome you to our Blog. This is a place where you can find out about what's new in the world of computer technology and finance - primairily how they affect small business owners. We'll report on new products, new concepts, tips and simple "how-to's". We'll also add a little commentary on what's going on in these industries - but more importantly we invite you, our Blog reader, to respond to our comments and add your own insight. The more information exchanged the better.

Come back and visit us everyday and The Brico Daily will always have something benefical for you.

Brian J. Winston
The Brico Group - Computer Technology Services