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Giant steps become smaller footprints


Every year much of the energy consumed by the US is wasted through transmission, heat loss and inefficient technology -- costing American businesses money and leading to increased carbon pollution. Here's five easy ways to make your office part of the solution.

Customer service guinea pigs


Mr. Truffle is a welcome member of my work team and spends his time in my home office during the day. But in this case, it's not (just) because I'm a crazy guinea pig lady. Guinea pigs are valuable teaching tools for sales people, managers, and anyone who needs a good phone manner.

SSL Certificates


You've probably heard that Google has announced that it is going to start rewarding websites that use an "SSL Certificate" with increased search rankings, and soon after that, decreasing the search rankings of any website that doesn't use one. So you know it's important to talk to your web people about getting one... But what is this SSL certificate thing, and why does Google think they're so important?

Deciding how to calculate shipping costs for your online store


One of the largest decisions facing a new e-commerce entrepreneur is how to get their products to the customers that order them. Shipping is a real cost to you, and must be accounted for. But it can also be a deterrent to customers who are used to shopping in physical locations, or who have been basking in the glow of their Amazon Prime account.