How Can I Tell If My Internet Provider Is Throttling (Slowing) My Connection Speed?

There is a movement for Slow Food (as opposed to fast food or just not savoring your meal) and Slow Travel is proving popular. Some things are best taken slow. But no one likes slower internet, especially if you are paying for high-speed, broadband internet service. An internet speed test website is seen on a […]

43% of Baby Boomer Entrepreneurs Give “Be My Own Boss” as Top Motivation

Nearly half of Baby boomers seeking to start their own business say the main reason is a desire to call their own shots. In a recent Guidant Financial Baby Boomer 2018 Small Business Trends survey, 43% of respondents gave “ready to be my own boss” as their main motivation to open a business. 2018 Baby […]

Setting up an iPad for coding is my greatest feat as a computer user

A few months ago, I detailed my process for setting up a Pixelbook to code on. It wasn’t easy or simple or straightforward, but it worked in the end: I had all the power and flexibility of Linux, access to my favorite code editor (VS Code), and, of course, the slick web browsing experience that Chromebooks […]

‘I Am My Sister’s Keeper’: A Chicago event of motivation and inspiration for disadvantaged girls

FOX 32 NEWS – A Chicago mother-daughter team is trying to help disadvantaged girls turn their lives around and succeed in the future. Their mission is to inspire, motivate and encourage. The mom and daughter are holding a special event for young women who are wards of the state. The event is called, “I Am […]

unnier Ways to Say “Sent From My Smartphone”

You’ve received plenty of emails that ended with “sent from my iPhone” or another mobile email signature. Whatever your opinion of these generic signatures, they do serve a purpose. When communicating with clients and business contacts via mobile, you may end up sending emails with typos or formatting errors.  Your message may be brief and […]

What is Canva and How Do I Use It For My Business?

What is Canva? Canva is a tool loaded with enough easy-to-use features and functionality that anyone can create a variety of engaging content that gets shared. Last week, you were introduced to Visme, one of a new breed of “no tech or design skills required” content creation tools that have taken the online world by storm. […]

Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation: What Works Best to Motivate Employees?

When it comes to motivating, engaging and retaining employees, there’s no one-size-fits all strategy that small business owners can rely on. That’s the finding of Ceridian’s Pulse of Talent Survey, which polled employees ranging from Generation Y to Baby Boomers to uncover how they feel about job rewards and recognition, performance reviews and overall career […]

I Hear My Customers Talking About Cloud, How Do I Deliver and Make Money?

Customers want the cloud. They expect it. They demand it. The only problem is, some IT providers aren’t giving them what they’ve heard about and want. IT companies that serve SMBs are having a tough time making the transition from providing traditional solutions to offering services in the cloud, says one industry expert. Why is […]

I Hear My Customers Talking About Cloud, How Do I Deliver and Make Money?

Customers want the cloud. They expect it. They demand it. The only problem is, some IT providers aren’t giving them what they’ve heard about and want. IT companies that serve SMBs are having a tough time making the transition from providing traditional solutions to offering services in the cloud, says one industry expert. Why is […]