Yearly Archives: 2014

Why sitting all day long is bad for you and your small business team

Here’s some news that should get your out of your chair. Sitting is bad for your health. In the past few weeks, a number of news stories have been written about the serious consequences of sitting too long.  The Huffington Post writes that extended sitting slows down the metabolism, affecting your HDL (good cholesterol) levels, and that research indicates this lack of physical activity is … Continue reading Why sitting all day long is bad for you and your small business team »

Same Companies, New Roles

My have there been lots of victories and defeats in the last couple weeks.  No I’m not talking about the Winter Olympics or American Idol, I’m talking about the tech industry.  Three of the largest companies surrounding tech have had major changes recently, some of which went unnoticed in the shadow of other news.  Google, Microsoft, and Sony have all had their own announcements, bringing … Continue reading Same Companies, New Roles »

Don’t let bad weather bring your small business productivity to a halt

It’s pretty common to talk about the weather these when the country is experiencing such extreme conditions. Since we have no control over Mother Nature, it makes good sense to take measures to ensure your small business productivity doesn’t take a hit when it’s either too cold or too stormy. For starters, in “How to Prepare Your Office for Bad Weather,” Inc. suggests that you … Continue reading Don’t let bad weather bring your small business productivity to a halt »

Behaviors of Inspiring Leaders

I haven’t been managing departments for very long, but it didn’t take but a short time to discover that anyone can lead people, but only few can inspire them.  It takes a lot more than business classes or a nice suit to be an inspiring or motivational person.  Although some of it is a naturally occurring ability inside us, certain behaviors do help us inspire … Continue reading Behaviors of Inspiring Leaders »

How to make sure your mobile app connects with your small business customers

Are you thinking of creating a mobile app for your small business customers?  Considering that 64 percent of all U.S. mobile subscribers own a smartphone, according to Nielsen, enabling your customers to interact with your small business via a mobile app could be a wise investment. In “Why your small business should have a mobile app,” TechRepublic offers three reasons for creating your own small … Continue reading How to make sure your mobile app connects with your small business customers »

2014 Threat Predictions

Every year McAfee releases a threat prediction report.  As a former IT Admin, these always peak my interest.  Security is one of the most important and talked about trends right now, and for good reason.  Security breaches at major retailers happen every month, most recently large ones at Target and Michaels stores.  Physical stores haven’t been the only target, as online services such as Playstation … Continue reading 2014 Threat Predictions »