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The 5 Best (And 5 Worst) Uses Of QR Codes

by Peter North - on Aug 4th 2011 - 18 Comments

QR codes (an abbreviation of “quick response codes”) were invented in 1994 by a subsidiary of Toyota Motors. They were originally designed to track car parts during the manufacturing process, but it quickly became clear that the technology could be re-purposed for a wide variety of uses. Despite being around for over a decade,...

6 iPad Productivity Apps For Business Users

by Luke McKinney - on May 26th 2011 - No Comments
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The iPad 2 is the very image of modern technological business mastery: combining ideas, information, productivity, communication, then making a lot of money, then doing it all again but even better. Waving a touchscreen around instead of clunky computer is the fantasy of being a mover and a shaker instead of a sitter and a typer, and...

Top iPad Productivity Apps For Business Travelers

by Luke McKinney - on May 9th 2011 - No Comments
Businessman Talking on Cellphone

The iPad 2 is even more suitable for business travelers than it is for Apple fans who love shiny white things, and that’s more suitable than an engaged man in a tuxedo store. The airport image of the businessmen bent over their laptops, pecking away at keys as they cluster around the only electrical outlet in the whole wing, is...

6 iPad Business Apps To Track Expenses

by Luke McKinney - on Apr 26th 2011 - 2 Comments
Calculating Expenses

The iPad 2 is an excellent tool for tracking expenses, which is good, because it is one. It’s also very useful to track your use of time, and again, there’s a potential Doctor Who recursive loop possible there because it can suck up masses of that stuff too. Let’s be honest: it’s really cool, and you wanted to...

iPad Business Apps For Social Media Management

by Michael Kwan - on Apr 10th 2011 - No Comments

Running a business is a lot of hard work. This is true if you’re the sole owner of a one-man show or if you happen to be middle management of a multinational corporation. There are so many factors that come into play and, in recent years, social media has come to earn quite the critical role. Sure, you could go to the Facebook...

Top iPad Apps For Small Business Owners

by Michael Kwan - on Apr 6th 2011 - No Comments

When the Apple iPad first hit the scene, people weren’t sure what to make of it. Soon enough, the public started to recognize the tablet as a good way of surfing the web, playing games, and watching videos in a more casual way. That said, the iPad also happens to be a useful tool for small business owners. Yes, it’s more...

A Comparison Of 10 Press Release Distribution Engines

by Thursday Bram - on Mar 31st 2011 - 3 Comments
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The number of press release distribution engines keep rising. Each one promises to get your press release in front of hundreds of thousands of readers, for a price. The features that each press release distribution engine offers can vary dramatically, though. Some will do everything from write your press release to hand-pick journalists...

5 Ways To Extend Chrome As Your Business Browser

by Luke McKinney - on Jan 9th 2011 - No Comments
Woman Typing

Stand-up comics and grandparents might decry the Internet as an infinite distraction. They might be right, but for many jobs, an Internet connection is as essential as getting to work in the first place. And just as you improve your commute, finding the fastest and easiest way rather than walking uphill in the rain (both ways), you should...

10 Ways To Get Office Supplies Delivered

by Thursday Bram - on Nov 23rd 2010 - No Comments
Boxes Around A Globe

When you’re managing an office, the time it takes to actually leave the office may be put to better use. If you’re willing to sit down and make a list of what your office actually needs, rather than wandering the aisles of a local store, you can have your office supplies delivered as you need them. That sure beats driving...

15 Places That Offer Business Card Scanning Services

by Michael Kwan - on Sep 23rd 2010 - 3 Comments
Business Card

Even though we are moving toward an increasingly paperless society, the single best way to exchange contact information in person is still to swap business cards. This is particularly true of larger events where you will meet and greet with a great number of people in a short span of time. The trouble, then, is trying to organize all...