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Advisory: “Ransomware” is on the Increase

Heather Cooper on March 11, 2015 in Advice for Business Owners

No matter what your business is, including the business of life, one of your top 3 priorities should be security – and in this specific case, “cyber-security”.

New Client Portal

Heather Cooper on October 2, 2013 in Information Technology

I'm one of those people who is not only happy to separate and place my garbage, recycling, compost, and yard waste at the curb in a regimented manner, but I have rain barrels for watering my garden, low-flow toilets, a clothesline, and try to "Go Green" in general. I am very proud to be a … Continued

Be Careful When it Comes to Your Online Content

Gregory Clarke on September 11, 2013 in Advice for Business Owners

When you leave in the morning, you always lock your front door. We lock our cars and we secure our businesses. Our hard assets are physically secure and we have property insurance in case a break and enter occurs. This is standard practice and gives us peace of mind, but what about your online content? … Continued

Reducing Costs in the Finance Department Through Technology

Gregory Clarke on July 17, 2013 in Advice for Business Owners

I recently read an interesting report by Erik Dorr and Martijn Geerling about Taking Finance Transformation to the Next Level, and thought I would share some of their insights. All companies strive to be cost-effective in their operations. Most focus on centralized processing to minimize costs in these operations including many finance functions such as … Continued

SB Partners’ Website is Now Mobile Friendly!

Elaine Holding on March 13, 2013 in Advice for Business Owners

We knew this was an important step in making it easy for you to do business with us. Almost everyone is plugged in with an increasing number of people accessing information through his or her mobile device. Most regular websites are not mobile friendly, ending up frustrating mobile users with viewing too cluttered and small. … Continued

QR Codes: What Are They and Why Use Them?

Gregory Clarke on January 16, 2013 in Advice for Business Owners

You may have noticed a strange square symbol on ads, business cards, product packaging or signs and wondered “what is that?” Well, you’re not entirely alone. This symbol, as shown below, is actually a type of two dimensional barcode called a QR Code: We are all accustomed to the traditional barcode system that we see … Continued

Trends in Mobile Technology and Your Business

Gregory Clarke on October 24, 2012 in Advice for Business Owners

Mobile technology and the related application market are experiencing huge growth. The associated trends and impact of this growth will have a major influence on business for years to come. So why is mobile technology so critical? The main reason is its portability. Seventy-five percent of the world's population has access to cell phones. In … Continued

SB Partners Launches Newly Designed Website!

Elaine Holding on August 8, 2012 in General

SB Partners is pleased to announce the launch of our newly designed website, located at the same address:

The site’s homepage welcomes visitors with bold colours, new imagery, refreshed rich content and a clean design.

IT Year-End Tips

Heather Cooper on January 4, 2012 in Advice for Business Owners

Welcome to 2012! I hope it will be a happy and prosperous year for all of us. When you changed the calendar on the wall, I hope you also did one other year-end task. As the IT Manager at SB Partners, I do back-ups all the time, but the Monthly and now Year-End back-ups are … Continued

Windows 7

Heather Cooper on December 7, 2011 in Advice for Business Owners

Have you upgraded to Windows 7 yet? If not, I’m asking why? I know change is sometimes hard, but this time it’s ok. In fact, it’s good! Now, this is coming from someone who hated Vista. In fact, I hated Vista so much on my home laptop that I completely ignored it from a work … Continued