Monthly Archives: March 2013

How rising tablet use is helping small business operations

The demand for tablets continues and is driving worldwide shipments of smart connected devices.  That’s the word from analyst firm International Data Corporation (IDC) in its just released Smart Connected Device Tracker report. Last year global shipments of smart connected devices, which include PCs, notebook PCs, tablets and smartphones, reached the 1 billion mark. IDC attributes the growth largely to tablets, which exceeded 128 million … Continue reading How rising tablet use is helping small business operations »

Learning From Home

As a remote worker I find that I am sometimes cut off from training’s and classes that others at my organization may be offered.  In an effort to stay up to date on the latest information from home, I have had to search the deepest corners of the internet to find learning resources.  I would like to share some of them with you. Codecademy.com Codecademy helps you … Continue reading Learning From Home »

How to Stop Procrastinating and Start Working

If I could give you a surefire way to eliminate procrastination, well I wouldn’t post it online.  I would patent it and sell it, and be a millionaire.  I, as many others do, struggle with procrastination when trying to write.  It is easy to daydream or start browsing social media when I should be writing.  I constantly find other things I need to check “just … Continue reading How to Stop Procrastinating and Start Working »

Americans love small businesses and for good reason

Are you feeling the love? You should be. Americans give small business a resounding high five. In “Why Americans Love Small Business,” author Scott Shane, a professor of entrepreneurial studies, cites a 2012 Public Affairs Pulse Survey in which 88 percent of Americans view small business favorably. The survey also found that Americans are so fond of small businesses they would support them over large … Continue reading Americans love small businesses and for good reason »

Why You Should Hire for Accountability

Cy Wakeman, a contributor for Forbes, posted a wonderful piece talking about the decision of Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer to ban working from home. In it Cy touched on something I wanted to expand on, hiring for accountability, and why it is so incredibly important when it comes to issues like this. The problem isn’t having employees that work remotely, nor is it wrong to … Continue reading Why You Should Hire for Accountability »

Six ways to generate qualified leads for your small business

Referrals from customers and partners  are a great source of new business leads for your small business, but are they enough?  Most small business owners realize at some point that they need to do more than count on others to sing their praises. When you get to that point, if you haven’t already, you know that it’s time to put an active lead generation strategy … Continue reading Six ways to generate qualified leads for your small business »