Business is going great, so great you find yourself overwhelmed, particularly with peripheral tasks that take time away from generating a profit. You need help, but you either work out of your home or in a tight–spaced office. You have no budget to hire permanent employees, provide them with a desk, computer or phone, let alone pay benefits. Why not consider a virtual assistant (VA)? Find out more by clicking here, or on the icon to the left.
Dyin’ to write a little ditty for your darlin’? Ballad for your baby? Once the province of professional musicians and composers, music writing and recording just got a little easier for regular folk, thanks to songwriting apps and software that can help you turn your tunes into radio-worthy melodies in record time. Click here to check out my latest piece for Connected Rogers about songwriting software that helps you write like a rock star, or click on the icon to the left.
You’ve got a great idea for a small business, but how do you know if there’s a market for your product or service? Research. That is, gathering and analyzing data: the viability, placement and price of what you’re selling; demographic characteristics; information about your competitors; expectations of daily revenue; and industry trends that could change it all, for better or worse. To read all about it, check out my latest piece in Connected For Business Magazine by clicking here, or on the icon above.
Calgary’s Rahul Sood has been tinkering with computers since he was 11 years old. That fascination led him to launch his own company, Voodoo PC, designing custom-made PCs that sold upwards of $50,000. When HP bought him out in 2008, he stayed on as chief technology officer. Two years later, he moved to Seattle to join Microsoft. Then, late last year, he left what he called his “dream job” to get back in the game as head of his new start-up Unikrn. I asked him about the gadgets and gizmos he can’t live without for Connected For Rogers’ My Stuff column. To read it, click on the icon above or here.
When you not only care to send the very best, but care to send anything at all, why not make it personal? Check out my latest piece for Connected Rogers, which features five sites to help you design your own customized Christmas cards and calendars. Click here, or on the icon to read it.
Vikas Gupta, CEO and president of Toronto-based TransGaming, which specializes in video-game portability technology, tells me about his favourite gadgets and gizmos in my latest piece for Connected For Business. To read all about it, click here or on the icon to the left.
When Bob Ianson went to work at Woodward’s department store in 1975, he had no idea bedding would literally become the fabric of his life. When it came time to take his bed and bath shop beyond brick and mortar, the curve was steep. Click here or on the icon above to read my latest piece for Connected For Business.