Posts Tagged ‘Tek Tips’

Avoiding Potholes on the Road to Growth

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You’re growing your business. And while we all look forward to that smooth, consistently growing and improving ride, we know that the road to success is a lot bumpier than that. But is there a way to avoid some of those growth potholes? The answer is yes- by harnessing outside expertise. When we talk about…

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6 Ways to Become the MacGyver of Saving Info

6 Ways to Capture Info

Today, as I was gathering information to do some planning and reviewing my progress, I thought, “I really love it that I can go one place and access all this information quickly.” And then I remembered that it wasn’t always like that. So, I wanted to share with you how I do it in case you don’t…

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The Business Owner’s Guide to Email Addresses

Business Owner's Guide to Email Addresses

As entrepreneurs and citizens of the internet, it’s likely that you’ve got an assortment of email addresses. It can be hard to figure out which ones to use when, and when it is time to create a new one. To answer those questions, I’ve created this Business Owner’s Guide to Email Addresses. Note: this guide…

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Achieving Marketing Nirvana, One Email at a Time

Which Marketing Automation Tool Should You Use?

[Updated June 14, 2017] A topic near and dear to my heart has been on the top of many lists recently – email marketing automation. It used to be, there were just a handful of “real” choices when it came to email marketing services – MailChimp, Constant Contact, Aweber and maybe Mad Mimi. But boy-oh-boy,…

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My Diminutive Secret Weapon for Efficiency

Maximize Efficiency with a Big Impact from a Small App

We tend to think that bigger is better. The more a single app can do, the “better” it is. Kind of like the late-night infomercial, we’re always waiting for the “but wait…. there’s more!” And sometimes it is useful to have one app to rule them all. But sometimes, it’s the repetitive small tasks that…

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The 7 Biggest Calendar Blunders

Managing a schedule is HARD! Getting people to agree to a time and making sure everyone is available and booking a meeting can be grueling work. And then there are time zones and don’t even get me started on Daylight Savings Time! Ugh. This is definitely something that is in my continuous improvement column (just…

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Mythbusters – 10 BS Facts About Email

10 BS Facts About Email

I have a love/hate relationship with email. Not my email, mind you, but the concept and execution of email in general. When used correctly, email is a wonderful communication tool. But, much like a good part of the English language, it is rarely used correctly. Today I’m going all MythBusters and blowing up 10 “facts”…

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Does Your Business Suffer From Too Much Tech?

While I will agree that there are certain cases where you can’t have too much of a good thing, technology is not one of them. (but hello whipped cream!) I like to say that technology is a double-edged sword, it can be the greatest and worst thing to happen to your business. This is particularly…

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How Your Billing Process is Making You Poor

How Avoiding Technology is Making You Poor

Okay, well, some technology can make you feel poorer initially (I’m looking at you MacBook Pro). But honestly, using the crap out of available technologies is really the key to maximizing the time you spend doing that thing that makes you money. And when you spend more time on tasks that translate directly into dollars,…

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Why The World Would End if Backups Disappeared

Would your world come crashing down if you lost your website? For any business owner, it is a scene out of a nightmare… you go to grab some information from your website and it isn’t there. Literally, just gone. You frantically try to log in, you get an error. You go to your hosting account,…

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