Thinking small? You are capable of so much more…

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As business owners from time to time, we are all guilty of thinking small, being afraid, listening to often to the wants of others.

We do the same things, over and over again and expect a different result. We forget just why we started our business, we doubt ourselves, beat ourselves up and talk very badly to ourselves, we are often thinking small.

This video  is a welcome reminder that “there is nothing more powerful than a changed mind.”  I share this with you all for inspiration. This is worth a listen. Very powerful words that speak to all of us.


This collection of inspirational words from speakers you will recognize might just be what you need to hear today.

In order to change ourselves, our businesses, our lives we need to change the way we think, we need to change our minds we need to change the inside of ourselves.

This video is a reminder to face your fears, you don’t need the approval of others to run your business your way or your life. You need your approval.  Don’t give up on your dreams and settle for what you think is possible. Don’t keep thinking small.  Don’t get discouraged and throw in the towel. Think BIG! Overcome your fears now and become resourceful, follow the dream that got you here.  Fear is what holds us all back and sometimes you need a little help to remember this.

You started your business because you believed in yourself don’t stop believing in yourself now.  Business can be a lonely road to walk if you let it, so give yourself a daily dose of inspiration.  Make sure you take time every day to remind yourself of your dreams and please dream BIG don’t keep thinking small. You are destined for greatness, I know you are.

If you can’t dream at all because you are overwhelmed.  Let us help you can Contact us here, learn about our Expertise or our Services.

Free tool stops unwanted software

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Today’s free tool stops unwanted software from being installed.

Today’s freebie is my old favorite Unchecky and thanks to a recent post by Gismo’s, I was reminded of how much I love this program!

Here is how it works…

Unchecky’s sole purpose in life is to protect you from programs that try to install additional unwanted software programs.

Once installed, when you download and install a new program, Unchecky goes into action to prevent other additional programs from being installed.

  • It automatically unchecks  the unrelated program checkboxes.
  • Warns you when you try to accept a potentially unwanted offer
  • Updates Automatically

Unchecky supports Windows XP and above.

So what is not to love? Get it and save yourself the time it takes to track down and uninstall programs you don’t want.

They have a video on YouTube video and on their site that will show Unchecky  in action.  I recommend full screen so you can see it and no need for speakers since they have no verbal instructions, only music.

We have added a new page to the site called Keep Me Safe Freebies, so if you don’t have time to download it now, you can check back and get the download link here anytime (you can also find it on the Free Business Tools and Marketing Freebies page)!

 

To keep your business moJo you need to get organized!

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Paperwork ControlDid you ever really stop to think about why you want to get organized?

Life Hacker’s Walter Glenn, says that we long to get organized because we want to achieve the goals that getting organized will allow us to achieve.

I don’t know about you but my life can feel hectic and getting organized is key. It means paying attention to the way I work and creating systems that make work more efficient, less stressful and more enjoyable.

Continue reading To keep your business moJo you need to get organized!

Urban Container Gardening

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Garden DecksOne of our family hobbies is gardening.  We love it and will find any excuse to dig in the dirt.  We grow organically  in containers.

Living in a condo in New Jersey presents us with many gardening challenges including the rules.  While we are lucky and the
rules permit a gardenGroundhog 4 feet out from the deck, the critters that abound  and love our veggies and the salad bar they provide present yet another gardening challenge.

Deer, groundhogs (yes they do climb trees, this one is munching mulberries), bunnies and other critters prevent us from growing in the ground without protecting our crops and fencing is the only solution and we are not happy with that so…The solution is container gardening Continue reading Urban Container Gardening

How to Keep your businenss Mojo going.

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As a small business owner, I know a little something about trying to balance life and work.  I also know just how hard it is to motivate yourself every day and keep your clients, family and yourself on an even keel.

Can someone do this for meSome days it is really hard to keep yourself from throwing in the towel and getting a paying job, but you know in your heart of hearts that that won’t really work for you.  You left that behind to do what you love right?  So, why after a year or so do you start feeling like you made a mistake?

Once  the rush of actually getting a business off the ground and trying to make a go of it has faded into the daily grind of running your business it can become very, very hard to stay motivated. Especially since you probably don’t have the cash to hire help just yet.

Additionally, your spouse, while supportive at fist,  is starting to get nervous about the actual money being deposited into the bank account and may start to become, shall we say, less than supportive.

So, what is the answer?
Continue reading How to Keep your businenss Mojo going.

Why you want to get organized and why you should

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It is a brand new year and it seems that almost everyone longs to get organized.   Many of the people I work with say that is their number one work goal for this year.

Paperwork ControlDid you ever really stop to think about why you want to get organized?  Life Hacker’s Walter Glenn, says that we long to get organized because we want to achieve the goals that getting organized will allow us to achieve.

This got me thinking…I am a very organized person and I like being organized because.

Learn Microsoft Office for FREE!

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The credit for this resource goes to Gizmo’s freeware!

I have loved Gizmo’s freeware for ever, today I love them even more.  They have shared a link (which I am sharing with you) to download of Microsoft Office training manuals for FREE.  Here is the

Here is the link: :http://www.microsofttraining.net/microsoft-training-manuals.php

The manuals are wonderful and offer detailed, step-by step instructions for learning every Office application you can think of.

Excel, Access, Project, PowerPoint, Outlook…you get the idea. Manuals are available for versions 2003 – 2010 and all are free and worth the download.

You can also download from the same site, Office Keyboard shortcuts for versions 2003 – 2010 and Quick Reference Guides for 2007 and 2010.

Now you have no excuse for not knowing how to use the Microsoft Office programs.

Once again, here is the link http://www.microsofttraining.net/microsoft-training-manuals.php

Oh, by the way, I have added the link to my page under free business tools:)  Thanks again Gizmo.

Recommended Google Reader Replacement

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Google reader is going away as of July 1, 2013. For many of us this means finding something that we like as much to read our daily RSS feed . Ifcheck in on facebook, twitter and other social accounts and post while we read our email well…sign me up.  Especially if it is free!

Enter NetVibes – My favorite replacement so far.

NetVibes
Widget View

Netvibes is a combination of a start page like igoogle and a reader. It  integrates your facebook and other social accounts  It is pretty much an all-in-one dashboard that can be customized and organized anyway that makes you happy!

There are two ways to view your stuff.

The Widget view is tabbed pages. Each tab can be added and labeled and you can customize the layout of the page too. It is great to be able to organize your feeds and social media by topics.

The second way to view your stuff is by using the Reader View.

Reader-View
Reader View

This give you a list of your feeds and a menu of choices to the left of the feed.

If you looking for a good replacement for iGoogle and Google reader by all means sign up and give it a spin it is FREE!

What if you never had to remember or change another password?

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Swiping and touching are already ways in which we navigate smart phones and tablets.

What if that same technology could recgnize you and replace that long list of passwords we all have?

DAVID TALBOT recently wrote an article featured in technology review that talks about using a ring attached to your arm with a wrist strap.

This ring, sends data as “voltage bursts” which are captured by the phone or tablet and identifying you by the code in the ring.

This device is currently a prototype at Rutger’s University, Winlab.

“The technology consists of a battery-powered ring with flash memory that holds a code, and a signal generator that transmits the code as tiny voltage spikes. Touch screens-—already designed to detect voltage changes from fingers touching and moving across the screen—pick up those spikes, and software on the phone reads them as password-like data”.

The only thing you would have to remember is your ring each morning! The downside, it that if someone aquired your ring they could access your devices until you reset your code. However, it is much eaiser than that list of passwords.

Listening is the first step in effective communication