As our thoughts turn to gift-giving this time of year, what better person to give a gift to than the entrepreneur or small business owner in your life? And if you happen to be that entrepreneur or small business owner, than you just might want to give yourself the kind of gift that will help you take your business to a higher level.

Here are 5 great gifts for any entrepreneur or small business owner.

1. PayPal Here

From online and in-store sales to incoming cash and outgoing expenses, there's a lot that goes into running your business. PayPal Here is a secure and easy-to-use mobile business app for all your payment needs. Small businesses can connect it to their iPhone, iPad, Android smartphone, Windows device or tablet and get paid anywhere they go. For the entrepreneur always on the go, being able to accept EMV cards, magstripe cards and contactless payments means you will never have to turn down a sale.

2. Brother Work Smart Series MFC-J885DW

The Brother Work Smart Series MFC-J885DW is an all-in-one printer, copier, fax and scanner. The multifunction machine is compact and wireless, ideal for desktop use in a small office. Entrepreneurs will appreciate the easy-to-use touchscreen display, convenient connectivity to mobile devices and the cloud, and cost-saving high ink-yield for both color and black & white printing.

3. ESET Multi-Device Security Home Office and ESET Small Office Security

Small and home offices face unique security challenges, and unlike enterprises, often have limited resources to implement best practices and tools. ESET's solutions eliminate the guesswork, protecting up to 15 different endpoints across a mix of PCs, Macs, and Android devices, while allowing owners to focus on growing their business.

4. Wink Smart Home Hub

Give someone a jump-start on their dream connected home or small office with the Wink Smart Home Hub, which just happens to be available at The Home Depot. The Wink unit is a home automation device that connects together and manages other smart home products from a single app. So far, these smart home products include such things as locks, lights, thermostats, appliances, blinds, and more.

5. Switchvox by Digium

Switchvox is a VoIP (voice over IP) business phone system for SMBs that is easy to use, full of helpful features and costs less than a traditional phone system with SMBs saving up to 70 percent on their monthly phone bills. It delivers powerful Unified Communications tools, mobility applications and robust calling features without the hassle of expensive add-on features or complex licensing models from traditional phone systems. SMBs can deploy Switchvox on-premises, in the cloud or as a hybrid solution--depending on their technology needs.

Published on: Nov 30, 2015