Anna is a freelance writer, researcher, and business consultant from Olympia, WA. A columnist for Entrepreneur.com, iMediaConnection.com and more, Anna specializes in entrepreneurship, technology, and social media trends. When she isn't writing, she's outside on her bike and contemplating her eventual trip to graduate school. Follow her on Twitter and LinkedIn.

 

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5 Advantages of the Firewall as a Service Trends

The 5 Advantages of Firewall as a Service

Most companies need a firewall as a basic layer of protection in the digital age, but an emerging category of coverage—firewall-as-a-service (FWaaS)—is starting to change the game, introducing cloud-based architecture to the core firewall functionality. But why is FWaaS advantageous over traditional firewalls, and…

Why Talented Entrepreneurs Struggle When Jumping the Corporate World

Why Talented Entrepreneurs Struggle When Jumping The Corporate Ship

Before flying solo, many entrepreneurs spend decades in their industry working with high prestige players. They know what their services are worth, and their corporate salary reflects it well. They’re effective, and their team knows it. For some, flying solo becomes an immediate and…

5 Ways to Cut IT Costs Without Impacting Performance

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Most decision makers at companies large and small are placing an increased emphasis on IT these days. Unfortunately, with this enhanced focus often comes rising costs, something smaller companies have trouble managing. But what if someone told you that you could cut IT costs…

How Small Businesses Can Deliver Enterprise Level Customer Service

How to Deliver Exceptional Customer Service as a Small Startup

Customer service is the backbone of most successful businesses. If you get customer service right, customers will remain loyal. If you mess it up, you’ll have a hard time growing. The only problem is that startups, hindered by a lack of resources, often find…

5 Ways to Make Your Help Desk Run Smoother

A successful help desk isn’t as easy to create as you might think. It seems like if you have all the conventions of a good help desk structure, things will run smoothly on their own. However, there are often issues with your tickets or…

7 Quick Ways to Boost Productivity at Work

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When building a business from the ground up, your team is everything. They’re the people responsible for making your vision a reality. They’re the relationship managers who preserve your deals, the accountants who make sure your business remains profitable, and the producers who keep…

5 Advantages to Starting a Business Without an Office

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Our professional world is changing. Thanks to the onset of new communications and organization technologies, and a little help from a millennial generation with different values than their predecessors, traditional tenets of office environments are starting to either change or disappear. Offices are becoming…

5 Ways to Look the Part When You Pitch Prospects

There’s a lot to think about when it comes to pitching a prospect, especially investors, but you shouldn’t make the mistake of focusing only on the content of your presentation. Beyond the substance, you also need to think about how you look and what…

5 Ways to Save Money by Cutting Back on Utilities

When it comes to saving money, businesses often think about costly services employee salaries, and product price points. Unfortunately, cutting down on any of those could easily derail your company. Fortunately, there’s an easier opportunity you may be missing and it comes in the form…

5 Major Emerging Trends in the Healthcare Industry

The healthcare sector has been growing steadily as the demand for specialized physicians and practices continues to expand. Companies in the medical industry are starting up all over, and current trends promise further big changes for professionals in the healthcare business. Here are some…

The 5 Best Ways to Inspire Creativity as an Entrepreneur

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Entrepreneurs thrive on creativity. It is what breathes life into their businesses and helps them remain competitive. Unfortunately, nobody has an endless supply of creative juices. Sometimes, you have to discover new ways to stoke the fire. And what better way to boost creativity than by…

Alternative Sleep Schedules Can Supercharge Your Work Life

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Entrepreneurs are always pressed for time. Between the incredible demands at work and their attempts to preserve a social life, there’s very little time for anything else, sleep included. Unfortunately, a lack of quality sleep is dangerous and unhealthy. Eventually, it’ll erode the progress you’ve made…

5 Ways Technology Can Organize Your Startup

For any business to be successful, it’s essential that businesses adapt a productive process as early on as possible. Learning this early on can help startups more than they think – especially when it comes to making money as efficiently and quickly as possible….

A Look at How Tech Is Changing the Real Estate Market

Most of the time, when you hear about the latest technology in any given industry, you hear a lot of praise. Everything from gadgets to software can help improve the way we do business, but not every piece of tech has a positive influence….

Remote Workers: Leave Your House Every Now and Then

Remote Workers: Leave Your House Every Now and Then

There’s no denying that being able to work from home is a pretty great gig. It allows employees to work without the interruptions at the office, and cloud technologies make it extremely easy to collaborate with the rest of the team who’s in the…

Master Email Marketing Because It’s Not Going Anywhere

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The key in marketing is to stay ahead of the digital marketing trends. We’ve all experienced the frustration that comes from finally mastering a certain marketing tool, only to discover that it has lost its popularity. Ironically, ever-evolving trends are one aspect of marketing that…

How Sports Tech Changes the Game

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We live in a time where an athlete’s success depends on doing all of the little things right. For a college football player looking to get drafted by an NFL team, shaving one-tenth of a second off a 40-yard dash time can be worth…