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Square Launches Self-Ordering System for Restaurants Powered by QR codes

Square is giving food businesses a new way to thrive during the pandemic through its launch of a self-ordering system for restaurants powered by QR codes. The self-serve ordering system powered by Square Online makes the ordering experience more efficient. Clients scan the restaurant’s QR code on their personal devices. The code leads the user...

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Creating Diversity in Tech: Elevating People of Color

The field of technology is constantly changing and growing. But historically this industry has had a lack of diversity in the people who make it up. But there's one person specifically who wants to help create more diversity in tech. And, he wants to make it more possible for lack, Latinx, and Native American...

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Support from Dell for Small Business: Uplifting Your People & Maximizing Resources

Erik Day from Dell spoke about small business technology at the Survive and Thrive Summit, hosted and produced by Ramon Ray of Smart Hustle Media. The first two Summits were held virtually in April and August 2020. The next one will be in the spring of 2021. Stay tuned! Erik has been at Dell for...

Zoho Workplace Reimagines Business Context and Continuity Across Apps

The latest update to Zoho Workplace has brought a focus on business context and continuity to the productivity, collaboration, and communication platform. Zoho Workplace is a suite of nine technology tools, which are integrated to their users’ business processes. It’s essentially a platform that ensures all its component apps are working perfectly with each other....

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Digital Transformation Is Crucial for Longevity, According to Cisco Study

A new study reveals just how much the COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating small business digital transformation. With this modernization increasingly becoming a necessity, both networking giant Cisco and market intelligence firm IDC recommend eight steps entrepreneurs can take now. These insights are from the 2020 Small Business Digital Maturity Study, commissioned by Cisco. IDC’s analysis...

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Thriving Small Businesses Often Have This Trait, Says NetSuite Leader

What’s one trait that thriving small businesses often have? Ranga Bodla says that from interactions with countless businesses, the successful ones often have one characteristic that stands out. Ranga heads industry marketing at Oracle NetSuite. The technology giant’s arm makes a host of applications for small- and medium-sized enterprises. As such, the leader has been...

Better Customer Loyalty Programs Through a POS System

  SmartHustle Podcast with Ramon Ray · Better Customer Loyalty Through a POS System Lazy Bean Cafe understood what it needed to keep the doors open and run a successful business: customer loyalty. Nothing beats consistent, habitual customers. The one that comes in for their coffee every day will help you get a consistent base of...

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Twitter Hack Shows Many Hackers Appear Sweet and Nice. Be Wary.

WSJ reports that hackers "broke" into Twitter's security by some simple, but effective, social engineering. Sometimes people call one person, "sweet talk them" and get a bit of information. They use that information to get to the next person and get high level access. When you get a phone call asking for information, any information,...

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How Viper Imaging Found Support to Scale a Small Business During COVID-19

Viper Imaging is a leading supplier of FLIR Thermal Imaging Cameras. They offer both customized and out-of-the-box solutions designed to monitor temperature in processes at industrial complexes and factories. It just so happens that this technology is now highly desired — with fever being one of the more commonly seen symptoms of COVID-19, being...

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