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Should You Be Providing Free Wi-Fi In Your Store?

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The next time you travel around your neighborhood, pay attention to how many businesses advertise free Wi-Fi access. McDonald’s began doing this in 2009; Starbucks followed suit in 2010. It was a move that made sense: these businesses wanted their customers to stay on-site longer, in the hopes that as time went by, Wi-Fi users… Continue Reading »

Mobile’s Changing Everything – And Not In The Way You Might Think

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Just this morning, I watched one woman, deeply engrossed with her smartphone, walk directly into another woman who was doing the same thing. The collision was relatively minor – and so was each woman’s reaction to the event. There were some muttered apologies from each, and they went on their way. The fact they’d run… Continue Reading »

Net Neutrality: An Update for Small Business Owners

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Remember last week when we discussed how the FCC was expected to finally vote on Net Neutrality? Well, the FCC did vote, and on February 26 it was decided: going forward, the Internet will be treated as a telecommunications system – a utility, subject to government oversight and regulation to ensure everyone has equal access… Continue Reading »

What Will Net Neutrality Mean For Your Business

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As you may have heard, the FCC is about to vote on Net Neutrality. Many business owners are busy running their businesses, and so haven’t spent a lot of time following the convoluted and seemingly endless arguments Net Neutrality advocates and their opponents have had prior to this moment. However, as it appears certain that… Continue Reading »