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Five Gmail productivity hacks for 2015

Five Gmail productivity hacks for 2015

Time is at a premium for every small business owner and, for all its benefits in modern communication, email is one of the major drains on your schedule. If you’re feeling choked by the amount of time you spend dealing with email on a day-to-day basis, try some of these Gmail productivity hacks to give your schedule a new lease of life in 2015.

Customize your email address and harness filters

Did you know that, if you use Gmail, you can customize your existing email address? Whether you have a regular @gmail.

Define: Online backup solutions

Define: Online backup solutions

When it comes to backing up your important business data, there are many options available to your company. One of the increasingly common choices is to use online or cloud-based backups. Despite the popularity of these systems, there is still confusion over what exactly online backup is and the benefits it can bring businesses.

Office 365 101: Subscription versions

Office 365 101: Subscription versions

For many business owners, cloud solutions have become a must-have. While there are cloud solutions for pretty much every business process these days, one of the most commonly integrated is cloud productivity suites like Microsoft’s Office 365. This business-oriented platform has a lot to offer, and like everything else from Microsoft, there are a number of versions to select from.

Pin tabs in Chrome

Pin tabs in Chrome

Google Chrome is one of the most popular browsers in use today. With steady updates, fast speeds, and the ever useful tabs, it’s difficult to imagine working without it. For users who have the same tabs constantly open, did you know that there is a useful feature in Chrome that allows you to ensure that these tabs are always available?

What is Chrome’s Pin Tab feature

When using Chrome’s tabs, you will notice that tabs open from left to right.

5 Free or affordable business platforms

5 Free or affordable business platforms

The holiday season can be stressful and expensive for everyone, employees and business owners alike. While it is great to start a new year, it can be tough to justify or find the funds for new expenses, even if there is a real need. Instead, you may want to look for cost saving tools that can help improve business operations for less.

Gmail 101: Unthreading messages

Gmail 101: Unthreading messages

Gmail has become the main email client for many small to medium businesses around the world. While most businesses have their own email addresses, Gmail is quickly becoming the standard program used to display emails. Because so many of our emails go back and forth over one subject, the platform threads them together into one message.

New work-oriented Facebook coming soon

New work-oriented Facebook coming soon

At work, the Internet is both a great tool that enables more efficient work and a massive distraction to many, especially those who are active on social media. Check with any employee and you can probably guarantee that they have accessed Facebook while at work.

5 Commonly tracked sales metrics

5 Commonly tracked sales metrics

With the steady increase in the adoption of business intelligence suites and solutions by small to medium businesses, managers and owners have been able to take advantage of better data. One business function that has really benefited is sales. There are so many sales-related metrics to employ, it can be tough to actually pick the ones that work for your business.

What exactly is OneDrive?

What exactly is OneDrive?

Businesses who subscribe to Microsoft Office 365 gain access to a number of programs, one of which is OneDrive for Business. At first glance, this would appear to be the same as the OneDrive that personal users also access. However, despite sharing the same name, they are two different programs.

Establish a business presence on Google

Establish a business presence on Google

It has become pretty much essential that most businesses now have an online presence. While a simple website used to suffice, the new requirement is that you need to be easily found by existing and potential customers. One of the easiest ways to ensure this is to “Get on Google”. The question however is: How do you do this? To help make things easier, why not use Google’s Google My Business?

What is Google My Business?

If you have used Google for even a short while you will know that there are numerous ways you can find and search for a business.