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August 17th, 2008

When Text Messaging & Cell Phone Calls Drive Away Customers


Text messaging and cell phone calls have their place in business, but there can be times when they drive away customers.  They’re part of our modern technical world and can be an assistance in business.
However….there is a time and place!
This is something you must be aware of and enlighten any employees.  When a customer is […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 1 comment

March 26th, 2008

Taming My Email Overload - Early Steps Are Paying Off

Earlier in March I vowed to take small steps to tame my email overload. I’m pleased to report it’s going well.
Step 1:
I’ve unsubscribed to most of my RSS and email feeds. I notice some don’t have an unsubscribe option, so these are proving more tricky.
Step 2:
I’ve also unsubscribed to all my Google Alerts. This […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 23 comments

March 16th, 2008

Have You Tried Amazon’s Kindle Ebook Reader? Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down?

Mary Emma Allen recently recommended some free ebooks for small business owners.
I prefer to print out the PDF’s of ebooks rather than read them online. But as mobile devices meld more and more with computers, I may have to change my approach to reading ebooks.
Have you tried Amazon’s Kindle? Many Amazon books now come as […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 1 comment

February 3rd, 2008

Can Internet Mishaps Affect Your Home Business?

Most of you probably heard about the Internet cables in the Mediterranean north of Egypt that were cut recently, disrupting service in that area and others further east. At first there were two and today a third became known according to an article at BBC News, New cable cut compounds tech woes.
Wednesday’s (Jan.31, 2–8) […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 6 comments

January 31st, 2008

Are You Harnessing The Power Of Social Media For Your Home Business?

If you have a web presence or use the internet, you will have heard the term “social media”, referring to networking sites such as MySpace, Facebook and LinkedIn. But do you use them for your business?
The power of social media and Facebook for communication was brought home to me recently when 500 teens responded to […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 3 comments

January 25th, 2008

MS Word 2007 Is Not Compatible With Earlier Versions - A Lesson I Learned The Hard Way

Recently I had a rush writing job. I had to send out important MS Word documents with a tight deadline. I met the deadline okay, but I still struck a problem. The other parties quickly emailed back to say they couldn’t open the file? Why?
I’d forgotten that I have the latest (2007) version of Microsoft […]

By Yvonne Russell -- 7 comments