(This article originally appeared in Accounting Today)

New hardware from Microsoft, crypto regs, and eight other developments that happened in technology this past month, and how they’ll impact your clients and your firm.

1. Microsoft unveils four Surfaces and a new folding phone

Last month Microsoft revealed five Surface products, including a folding phone, tablet and a laptop. According to…


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In 1973 there was a huge oil crisis. How huge? Imagine the price of a gallon of gas rising almost 50% in just a few months. Imagine President Biden — as President Nixon did — pleading…


(This article originally appeared in Forbes)

Remember the Outlook Business Contact Manager? That was Microsoft’s attempt at introducing customer relationship management via contact management to its small business customers who used Office. That product was discontinued in 2020.

Remember Microsoft CRM? That product changed its named a few times so…


(This article originally appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer)

Workers have been slow returning to the job market, but there are signs that this is changing. Weekly unemployment claims have been decreasing, the nation’s unemployment rate has fallen to 4.8%,and open job listings are now off record highs. …


(This article originally appeared in Forbes)

Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them?

1 -Twitter debuts new ad features and a revamped its algorithm ahead of an ecommerce push.

Twitter announced this past week that it has overhauled the algorithm that impacts the advertisements that people see and updated its ad features. The changes come as the…


(This article originally appeared in The Guardian)

We’re in the midst of a severe labor shortage and a reluctance among many people to return to the office. So how can small businesses attract workers? Maybe we should be considering dogs and cats?t’s no secret that pet ownership soared during the…


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James Gandolfini starring on The Office might be hard to imagine, but according to some of the actors involved in The Sopranos, it nearly happened.

“You know, they talked about having Gandolfini at one point replace…


(This article originally appeared in The Hill)

Last year, the noted columnist Andrew Sullivan was fired from his position at New York Magazine because, he wrote, the staff and management at the publication seemed to believe “that any writer not actively committed to critical theory in questions of race, gender…


(This article originally appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer)

It may seem a formidable challenge for a small business to sell overseas. But plenty of firms do it — and there are plenty of resources to help others follow suit.

According to a study by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, small…


(This article originally appeared in The Washington Times)

I don’t work for Facebook. I’m not being paid to write about Facebook. I have no relationship with Facebook. And I’m not going to make excuses for the actions of Facebook ‘s senior management. I get it.

According to a whistleblower’s testimony…

Gene Marks

Columnist on smallbiz, economy, public policy, tech for The Guardian, The Hill, Philly Inquirer, Wash Times, Forbes, Entrepreneur. Small Business owner and CPA

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