Holiday Update

December 19, 2014 Timothy Uncategorized

The Arkansas SBTDC will be closed from Friday, December 19, 2014 until Monday, January 5, 2015. We’ve scheduled a few posts to appear during the holiday period in our physical absence. As the ASBTDC is a university sponsored program, we are closed when the university is closed. We apologize for any inconvenience. If you are […]

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Free Audio Recorder Apps

December 16, 2014 Timothy Mobile Apps

This past week the need to record audio during a meeting at the Arkansas SBTDC brought up the question “What’s a good mobile app for recording audio?” Normally for most audio work at the desktop we rely on the tried and true Audacity, a free open-source audio recorder and editor. Audacity even has a portable […]

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Eight Tips to Reduce Smartphone Theft

December 10, 2014 Timothy Mobile Apps

Its the Holidays and we know what that means. Thieves. Not just any thieves, but thieves looking for the latest smartphones and tablets. With crowded stores and busy restaurants its easy to accidentally forget a device. However your overlooked device isn’t likely overlooked by opportunistic thieves. The Popular Science article that inspired this post mentions […]

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Android, iPhone, Security,

Microsoft Closes Clipart Library

December 3, 2014 Timothy Online Presence

Microsoft has closed its reknown clipart library at Office.com. The next time you decide to search for clipart within Office, you’ll be directed to Bing, Microsoft’s search engine. Any clipart you installed on your computer with Office remains available. Only the extra clipart located on the Office.com website is being affected. Clicking the “Find more […]

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Machine to Machine (M2M) Basics

November 25, 2014 Timothy Internet of Things

Last month we introduced readers to the concept of the Internet of Things (IoT). A big part of IoT is machine to machine (M2M) communications. The ability of one machine to exchange data with another machine and triggering one or more reactions is key to increasing modern productivity. M2M Uses M2M technology has been around […]

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IoT,

Preparing Your Online Business for Cyber Monday

November 21, 2014 Timothy Mobile Marketing

After Black Friday, the next most important small business date is Monday, November 24, 2014 — Cyber Monday. Depending on your niche, Cyber Monday may actually be more important. With that in mind, is your business prepared for Cyber Monday? How do you know? Tips for Preparing for Cyber Monday 1. Check your server(s). Unless […]

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online marketing, online presence,

Small Business Saturday 2014

November 11, 2014 Timothy Uncategorized

Save the date! Small Business Saturday 2014 will be on Saturday, November 29. That’s just two days after Thanksgiving. Are you ready? Small Business Saturday Tips 1. Develop a Holiday goal. What do you most want to accomplish this Holiday season? Increase sales? Increase customers? Build your email list? Decide on your goal and how […]

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marketing, online marketing,

Secure Messaging: How to Encrypt Email and Text Messages

November 5, 2014 Timothy Mobile Apps

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has announced a new Campaign for secure and usable crypto. By that, EFF means they are evaluating and promoting the best, most secure means to encrypt your email and text communications. With modern business thick with competitors and governments, both foreign and domestic, spying on everyone for advantage, this is […]

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apps, Security,

How to Share and Import Google Analytics Dashboards

October 28, 2014 Timothy Online Presence

Earlier today, one of my colleagues at the Arkansas SBTDC asked about a Google Analytics report I had emailed to them. I explained that I could share the dashboard settings with them and then they could change the date ranges to extract the data they needed to write some reports. I copied the URL for […]

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Google, online presence, SEO, tools,

How to Fortify Your Website Against Hackers

October 21, 2014 Timothy Online Presence

Another week, another hacked company. Today its Staples. Last week it was Home Depot. Next week you? Every year the Arkansas SBTDC gets one or more calls from small businesses whose websites have been compromised. Most often its a WordPress site and other times one of the popular shopping carts. In all cases these penetrations […]

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Mobile Payments, Security, WordPress,

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