Tapping Into The Information Superhighway’s Resources

You still insist on using the phone or a fax when electronic mail would be more efficient. You still journey to the library to conduct research when you could do it on-line from your desk. You still confer with colleagues only at annual conventions instead of keeping up with them every few days. Perhaps this approach works for you, but chances are that your competitors, customers and colleagues are making use of the information superhighway’s vast

Learning To Cope With Stress: The Malady Of Modern Society

“Work, work, work, work, work.” – Mel Brooks In his movie, Blazing Saddles, famed actor-director Mel Brooks plays a simple-minded sheriff who scurries from one task to another, all the while muttering his work mantra. While they’re certainly not engaged in the same types of activities such as rounding up errant citizenry, many entrepreneurs can relate to the sheriff’s feelings of being overextended. Running a business is no small feat, and business owners are often driven

A Step-By-Step Guide To Going On-Line

Step 1: Making the Investment Worthwhile Going online can be absurdly simple – some Internet service providers even insert disks with the software you need into business or computer magazines. But to make the investment worthwhile, you must have a purpose in mind. Understanding the Internet, setting realistic goals for your enterprise, recognizing the commitment entailed, and maximizing your efforts are four key steps your small business must take to ensure your Internet venture will be

Security On The Information Superhighway

Security on the Internet is a big issue but, at least for a small business, perhaps not as big an issue as it may seem. Large companies, which have their own computers to electronically coordinate information with offices around the world, have plenty to worry about with so many users in so many places. Because they have to make their machines easily accessible to their own personnel, unauthorized users have ample opportunity to try to break

Demystifying The Internet: Technology Makes A Global Leap

You’ve heard plenty about the burgeoning growth of the Internet, and know that big corporations are sparing no expense to jump on line. After all, not a day goes by without the media trumpeting a new cyberspace alliance, or plans to extend the reach of this much-hyped medium. But learning about an Internet news network under development, or an imminent virtual video games arcade or personalized electronic newspapers doesn’t answer the basic question small business owners

10 Easy Steps To A Friendly Voice Mail System

Just as a dress code, office design or responsive service gives customers an impression of a company, so does its phone system. “A well-designed phone system is fast, easy to use, cost effective and, most important, `caller-friendly,'” claims Maria DeMarco, director of California-based Pacific Bell Voice Mail. “Pinball phone systems drive callers crazy — torture by telephone is definitely passe.” The key, DeMarco notes, is keeping your caller in mind — whether you’re planning a simple
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