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What’s the Big Deal with Microsoft Excel?


OK. I admit that Excel was one of the last Microsoft Office products that I learned to use. After taking the time to learn it, I had to scratch my head and wonder how in the world I managed my life all those years without it! So, this post is for any of you […]

How to Encourage Yourself – A Lesson Learned from Abe Lincoln


I used to live in Washington, D.C. as a teenager (many years ago) and one of my favorite places there was the Smithsonian Institute. If we ever had a free afternoon, we would head over and just choose one small area and look around. I think we had season’s passes. I absolutely love American […]

Choose the Right Phone Setup for a Virtual Office


A Beach Office!

It’s possible to look and sound professional while working from a home office or a carefully designed virtual office. It’s also necessary that you pay attention to the details to take care of business in a way that gives you credibility and leaves your clients with a feeling of […]

Thoughts on Entrepreneurship


Entrepreneurship is not a quick way to an easy life of leisure and wealth. You cannot build a fulltime income with part time effort. These are just a few opening thoughts when it comes to the commitment that is required to make grow a successful business. I learned these lessons early.

I married young, […]

Taking Care of Business – Hard Lessons Learned


For all of us who literally LIVE on the internet, for business, pleasure or a combination of both, we have become, sometimes, painfully aware of the necessity of being at least a little informed about how to take care of business – and right now I’m talking about taking care of your computer and […]

Digital Dangers


We live in a digital world. Even if our careers don’t include the everyday use of computers (which is unlikely), the information of our lives is being stored on a server somewhere – you can count on it! For most of us, computer usage is not optional. With the increased dependency on our computers […]

More Freebies That Make My Life Easier


// I previously wrote an article about some of my favorite free software. It wasn’t a long list because I intended to come back and write again on the subject. And this probably won’t be the end-all list either. Many of us have spent thousands of dollars for software to efficiently run our businesses. […]

Check out my new YouTube Search Story


Make one for yourself – it only took about 3 minutes. How cool is this?

Go here to do yours: http://www.youtube.com/searchstories

PS…This does not count toward my 30 day blog challenge.

New Technologies to Love in 2010


Any who uses technology for fun or business knows that one thing is constant – and that is change. Nothing stays the same for long. I remember back in the mid-1980’s when 100 mg hard drives were considered really high-end. Now, I have some files that are larger than that! The changes are so […]

Who ME?? – You’re kidding, right?


I’m always guilty of assuming that bad things won’t happen to me. Let me give you some evidence, lest you think I’m kidding. My father died long before he was retirement age of a massive coronary. Yet, when I had chest pains and had trouble walking from a store in the mall to the […]