STAPLES BizTIPs: Computer tips for small biz

By Small Business Expert Roger Pierce, BizLaunch

Your computer is probably your most used business tool. As a small business owner, you likely use it to communicate with customers, to store your business information and to keep your life organized. Yet so many entrepreneurs take their computer for granted…until it crashes.

Keep your computer in top running condition by following some of these suggestions:

  • Back it up. Don’t wait until it’s too late to save your precious data. Backup systems are available for very little money. Your data is certainly worth the investment.

  • Take security seriously. Viruses, spyware and scams are very common nowadays. Invest in security measures to protect your sensitive data.

  • Clean your computer. Buying a new computer may be unnecessary. Hire a professional to clean your system before spending big bucks on a new one.

  • Hire a pro to fix your computer. Many people ask a friend or relative “who knows a lot about computers” to fix a computer when they encounter problems. Your data is too important to trust to amateurs. Invest in a professional service.

You can learn more about this and other how-to topics in a free STAPLES BizLaunch Webinar. To find one near you, please visit today.


ROGER PIERCE is passionate about helping entrepreneurs achieve success. Co-founder of Canada’s largest small business training company,, he’s launched eleven small businesses of his own and personally experienced what he calls “the good, the bad and the ugly” sides of entrepreneurship.

BizLaunch advises thousands of Canadian startups through its popular how-to seminars and webinars delivered with partners such as STAPLES.


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