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24 Nov If your company is not large enough to hire a full-time IT support person, how do you address your technology issues, such as networking systems, maintenance, support questions, patches, and learning about new technology?

There are several ways to go about this. The first and most cost-effective is to simply contract your need as it may be needed, if you’re not able to learn it or dedicate the time for it yourself. Look at IT services that hire on...

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24 Nov With the economy the way it is do you think now is an ok time for my company to acquire another company that is in a slightly different industry but very much the same customers as my current company?

Generally speaking, tough economic times is a good time to look into buying and merging companies since you'll be able to get it for a good price, but you should also make sure to do your due diligence, this is not a time to guess....

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24 Nov Question from a family-owned bakery – a few months ago another bakery opened up only a few blocks away from ours and it seems that our regulars are no longer coming to us as often as they used to. The competitor has similar goods and beverages and prices are very close to ours. We are not used to competition, what should we do to keep our customers?

If your regular customers are going to the other bakery, there's something that they offer that you don't. It could be that they're simply closer to a large portion of your customer base (walking distance?), but odds are that they are doing something different from...

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