Sharon Sheppard runs the virtual office company – OutofhoursAdmin. Besides the business side of things I have often seen Sharon helping people on Twitter and Facebook – including me – with Excel and Word problems. Using Excel a lot myself I thought I knew it well but realised Sharon knows it inside out. So I thought I’d find out a bit more about how her business came about and her expertise in all things Microsoft. And of course I couldn’t let her go without giving us some helpful tips too.
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Password protection is becoming harder and harder. Generating passwords is one of those have-to-do tasks. These tips will help you generate clever and secure passwords.
Oprah endorsed the iPad in her TOP 2010 things to love. The iPad and other tablets have become an important aspect of productivity and working on the move.
Email Marketing is the process of delivering relevant, engaging and timely marketing messages to a specific list of recipients via email. It is a great way to target specific groups and it’s relatively cheap too. Follow these six simple tips to create and run a successful Email Marketing campaign.
I’m sure everyone will have heard about the problems with the Royal Bank of Scotland, NatWest and Ulster Bank in the past week. .Lessons are needed to be learnt from this and I’m sure some heads will roll too. I believe businesses can also learn from this complete failure as well.
I had the pleasure recently of interviewing Bill Liao, an Australian entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist based in Ireland.
Bill is co-founder of Coderdojo, co-founder of Xing.com, founder of WeForest.org and venture partner with SOS Ventures
There are so many questions that you need to ask before pressing ahead with your app development project that it is easy to overlook some of the most important ones. To some these will be obvious, but to others it could be the difference between a good and a bad experience. I cannot stress enough how important it is, before getting an app, to spend as much time as possible on the preparation and logistics of your app with your developer.
When you hear the word “App” mentioned, do you know what is being referred to? It could depend on the context in which the word was used, but if it is predicated by words like “iPhone”, “Android”, Smartphone”, or “Mobile” you would expect it to mean something very specific; in that context, the “App” would be a mobile device app that you would download from the iTunes AppStore or the Android Market and install on your smartphone.
Anne Brady of Dublin based practice, Anne Brady McQuillans DFK, was one of the first Irish accountancy practices to move completely to the cloud two years ago. In this interview, I ask about her experiences of moving the practice to the cloud and the operational benefits that it brings.
Crowd funding is a game-changer for entrepreneurs the cash-strapped world over. It could be the difference between failure and success for your start-up idea. In the last two years I’ve had considerable exposure to the world of crowdfunding and have been lucky to meet a number of crowd-funding CEO’s and experts.