For many small businesses and entrepreneurs, email is at once a blessing and a curse. It's a great way to communicate with clients and keep a record of conversations, but there are challenges. Traditional email clients — the program you would use to check email — installed on your computer and made checking email remotely a challenge. And for those that get more than 2 emails a day, how do you organize them all?
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It’s a shame that people with dyslexia must struggle when there may be an easy fix within reach of anyone with a computer. It’s all about changing the font. Some fonts are simply known to be easier for people with dyslexia to read.
Most parents are not very educated when it comes to new technologies, internet use or social networks, which can often be a problem when it comes to your children’s safety online. It’s understandable that you should trust your kids in most situations, but unconditional trust that they will always do the right thing without you guiding or monitoring them, can put your kids in danger in both real and online world.
WordPress is easily the most widely-used and powerful blogging platform available, and a large part of its success is due to the wide array of plugins that are offered to those who use it.
On the one hand, plugins can provide a great deal of functionality and can benefit your site in quite a few ways, helping you to combat spam, getting Google to index your page and improving your page's overall load time.
There is no doubt that these are all great advantages, but there are some cases where you should think twice about using certain plugins.
HootSuite is a tool for social media management that we've talked about and referenced many times. I am a Certified HootSuite Solution Pro, which means that I have been trained on not only how to use HootSuite, but how to help business owners understand how they can use HootSuite to manage and monitor their social media accounts.
Have you ever wondered how so many other business professionals are able to get so much done with their Android phone or tablet? Chances are, they've found some apps that you haven't, and that's allowing them to be far more productive, even when they're out of the office.
Marketing is becoming more and more technical. If you need to set up a website, you need to learn Wordpress, and in some cases develop some of the more complicated features of a site using a programming language like PHP and a database such as MySQL. If you need to create interesting social features that go beyond simple social bookmarking buttons, you need to learn how to program those features.
Imagine being able to connect with friends, create status updates that can be as detailed as blog posts, check into and recommend local restaurants, find great news stories and share them with connections, upload images and even create short video snippets.
I am, by most accounts, an email power user. I send and receive hundreds of messages a day, and do so from multiple devices. I have custom signatures and email templates, and can conduct business and transactions via email with ease. My entire business is run on and depends on email communication. So you can imagine my distress when suddenly, irrevocably, that was all taken away.