Monday, 12 February 2018

Two New Forum Features Debut in SFI

SFI is a very dynamic business and changes take place as a matter of routine. Here now are the latest.

New Feature #1

To streamline interaction at the forum and reduce clutter and unnecessary posts, we've just added a set of three new buttons--Thank, Congratulate, and Agree)--to every post.

So, instead of having to create a whole new post just to thank, congratulate, or agree with an author's post, just click the appropriate button instead.

Counts of each such action will also be reflected inside the circle beside each action. So if 193 fellow forum members agree with your post, you'll see "193" inside a circle beside the word "Agree." Hence, you'll always be able to see, at a glance, what forum members think of your post...or how many are thanking or congratulating you.

New Feature #2

Gratuitous liking of posts has become an issue on our forum. There are simply WAY, WAY too many likes being given for posts that add little to no value whatsoever. This activity defeats the whole purpose of the Likes program--which is to identify posts for readers that should be read or that contain meaningful information.

So, effective immediately, the Like button (thumbs-up icon) will not appear on any posts of less than 25 words.

Could this be circumvented? Could people simply just change from writing 3-word meaningless posts and try to expand them into 25-word meaningless posts? I'm sure some will try to exploit this new policy, but it will not be tolerated, and you WILL be banned if we see a pattern of it.

That said, you can still write posts of less than 25 words, of course. Just know that you won't be receiving any likes on these posts.

Bottom line: If you want to just say "thanks" or "congratulations" to someone, use the new THANKS or CONGRATULATE buttons. If you simply want to show that you agree with someone's post, use the new AGREE button. By doing these things, you'll help us keep our awesome forum tidy and enjoyable to use for all!

Meanwhile, if you want to elaborate, add reasons for why you agree with an author, or just make a longer statement, we encourage you to do so. Just make sure you're doing it because you've "got something to say," and not just because you're hoping to collect a few likes.

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Tuesday, 26 December 2017

How Small Business Technology Helps to Stay Competitive

Fact check: “Small Business Experts have established that technology is the backbone of a successful 21st century small business. They have discovered that technology allows small business owners to easily check email, monitor progress of jobs, and connect with clients outside the office and office hours. This is the flexibility that helps small businesses to build strong client relationships and business connections. Even though the tools needed to attain this level of satisfaction vary from industry to industry, the most popular are smartphones, tablets and laptop computers. These tools are extremely versatile, easy to use and highly effective modern technologies.” Here is how they help you stay competitive.

Smart Technology allows small businesses to maintain a consistent product. It gives the ability to share changes quicker and keep records of these changes. It allows a business to grow quicker, maintain consistency and provides better lines of communication between departments. Social media platforms are very relevant here. They help by adding visibility for any small business. Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are very popular for small businesses, as they offer effective platforms to promote any business, product or service. In addition, they give businesses viable opportunities to expand rapidly through the large pool of employment and job seeking individuals which number in the hundreds of millions active on the platforms.

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