5 Texting Mistakes to Avoid

E-mail is the perfect timesaving tool, but so is texting. In a past blog post I shared stupid e-mail mistakes I’ve made. Last week I asked a few friends and associates to help me create a list of stupid texting mistakes. (We like to be good examples of what not to do.) As you read […]

Cutting-Edge Tech Tools You Need to Work from Home

Guest post by Elizabeth Phillips You know the benefits to working from home: increased productivity, improved happiness, and lower costs. And more and more people are beginning to catch on. According to Forbes.com, 30 million Americans work from home at least once a week, a number that is expected to rise by over 60% over […]

Survey Says We Need to Back Up Files More Often

The two guest posts, Save Your Data and Sanity by Backing Up Often and Virtual Backups…Another Way to Protect Your Info, share different ways to back up data. The bottom line is backing up files is a key part of any business. Consider this: hardware is easy to replace, while data can be impossible to […]

5 Ways to Avoid Typozzzzzz

In a blog post I wrote a few months ago, I spelled the word “vial” as “vile.” A friend sent me a funny message on Facebook that pointed out my mistake. I thanked him and quickly changed the typo.  His eagle eyes saved me from embarrassment by my friends and colleagues who rarely have typos […]

What to Consider Before You Upgrade

I’m always looking for a good deal on office equipment. Who isn’t? Sometimes I find something for a low price and use the product for years with no problems. But other times a product that I bought at a ridiculously low price breaks constantly and reminds me daily of what a bad deal it was. […]

6 Ways to Make Your E-Mails More Effective

One of my clients had to do damage control when her marketing department kept dropping the ball on large projects. She figured out that the marketing manager’s staff had stopped reading his e-mails.  He was a frustrated writer who couldn’t resist sending long e-mails to his staff, instead of sending clear, easy-to-read messages. E-mail is […]

How to Take Control Over Your Computer

Technology is supposed to help you save time and make it easier to keep your business on track.  For most of us, it does, but the reality is that anything with a screen or a power cord is only as effective as the person using it. Of all of the equipment in my home office, […]

7 Stupid E-mail Mistakes to Avoid

Last night I decided to give up multi-tasking. I made that decision after I forwarded an e-mail without scrolling down completely and reading the last sentence. As I pushed send, I looked at the last line and let out a loud Nooooooooo! The friend who had sent me the original e-mail, knowing I was going […]