Small Biz Tech Buzz, Issue #105

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We’re cruising into February and looking forward to some warmer weather soon (or, one can hope!)

Recently, we began working with Wooden Hammer, an outfit outside of Elk Rapids that specializes in the design, engineering, building and installing quality custom cabinetry.  We’re so glad to have you as our newest customer! To learn more about Wooden Hammer, click here. 

Are you on Facebook? We share even more tech tips, local business news, and funny tech memes and videos on there, as well. Click here to follow us! 

From all of us here at Terrapin, we wish you continued success and thank you for being a valued member of our network.




Tim Gillen

Founder and President, Terrapin Networks

If you’re new to me, or to my company Terrapin Networks, here’s a little about us: We’re a small IT firm located in Traverse City, Michigan, and we cater exclusively to small businesses and companies with 1-15 computer users. We have a unique perspective on small business and the utilization of technology; with over 25 years experience in the tech field and small business owners that go back
We’re the right fit for those of you who feel too small for the larger IT managed service providers that ignore you for the ‘big dog’ companies, companies who at the same time feel too big for small, one-man-shop IT support providers that likely don’t ‘get’ what your business is working to accomplish. You can read more about us, who we are, and our back story here.

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Can Ridesharing Thrive In TC, Given The City’s Seasonal Population Swings?

Services like Lyft, TransportHer, and Uber all compete for a piece of the ride-sharing industry. But is the business model a viable year-round option, with Northern Michigan’s seasonal population?

Economic Development, Tech Recruitment Efforts Ramp Up

Local officials and business and community leaders are ramping up efforts to expand economic development programs and recruit more tech-based companies to the region.

NorthSky announces spring professional development series

NorthSky Nonprofit Network, a program of Rotary Charities of Traverse City, has released its spring 2018 professional development series

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3 Biggest Cyber Security Threats Facing Small Business Right Now

Nearly two-thirds of businesses suffered a cybercrime in the past year. There is no reason to think there will be fewer this year.

Amazon Go cashierless convenience store opens to the public in Seattle

Beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, the store is open to anyone with the Amazon Go smartphone app and a linked Amazon account.

After Era That Made It a Verb, Xerox, in a Sale, Is Past Tense

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Have you or your company been in the news recently? Have you seen a story you think other small business owners would be interested in? Send it along! Click here and let me know about it.

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