Mac or Linux users, this post is not for you. However, if you are one of the approximately 75% of computer users worldwide who use Windows XP, it is likely that at some point in your computing life your machine will be compromised somehow by a virus, spyware, or some other ... (more...)
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May
10
Posted on May 10, 2007
Filed Under (Tools) by jennifer
Contemporary work life often puts collaborators in different cities, time zones, or even different countries. Try as we might to use email, IM, or other conventional means of sharing, when it comes to working on documents, spreadsheets or presentations, we all eventually reach a point where it would be a ... (more...)
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Apr
15
Posted on April 15, 2007
Filed Under (Tools) by jennifer
Though everyone complains of being PowerPointed to death, small company or large, Microsoft's presentation tool is part of our daily business lives. Since its inclusion in Microsoft's office suite in the early nineties, its use (and overuse) has steadily climbed.Like it or not, if you do any kind ... (more...)
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Feb
12
Posted on February 12, 2007
Filed Under (Tools) by jennifer
If you're anything like me (and my guess is that you are), you interact with many websites that require logins. So that you don't lose your mind (or have to carry around a huge cheat sheet), you use the same login/password combination for as many sites as you possibly can. ... (more...)
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Feb
08
Posted on February 8, 2007
Filed Under (Tools) by jennifer
At the company where I work, TPC Systems, customers and staff often ask how they can send or receive very large files (over 10 MB via email). Recently, I found a very easy-to-use, free service for doing this called YouSendIt.For files under 100 MB, YouSendIt (http://www.yousendit.com) doesn't ... (more...)
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Feb
06
Posted on February 6, 2007
Filed Under (Advice, Tools) by jennifer
According to statistics, spam represents between 90 and 98 percent of the approximately 100 billion emails sent each day. At its most benign, spam is unsolicited or junk email, typically advertisements for things you don't want or don't need. (Erectile dysfunction drugs anyone? How about a home mortgage? Stock tip?) ... (more...)
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Dec
29
Posted on December 29, 2006
Filed Under (Advice, Tools) by jennifer
Every year, I am amazed -- and yes, often confused -- by the growing number of online (and offline) tools, services, and advice available to small business owners. And every year, obligingly, a number of publications feature a Top 10 or other list of the best gadgets, software, hardware, services, ... (more...)
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Nov
01
Small business owners often ask me if I know of any good, inexpensive printers that do short or medium runs, who you can email or FTP files to. While I know of several, until recently I couldn't vouch for any one of them personally. (My clients typically handle printing themselves.) ... (more...)
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Oct
03
Posted on October 3, 2006
Filed Under (Tools) by jennifer
So my spouse, Kenny, who is CMO/CTO at a rapidly growing (but still small) tech company here in Connecticut, is always looking for great, untapped talent that he can get at a good price. By "untapped" I mean not fully utilized in a previous job — a "diamond in ... (more...)
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