Are You Innovating? BeBizzy Break Podcast EP: 60

Are You Innovating? BeBizzy Break Podcast EP: 60

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We’re back from a short Thanksgiving week break for Episode 60 of the BeBizzy Break Podcast and we’re talking about why you should allow some time for innovation and not just running your business.

This is a very short episode of the podcast due to a lingering head cold, but the main points talked about are :

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BeBizzy Break Podcast : Episode 52 – Insecure Website Warnings & Dropbox Paper Updates

BeBizzy Break Podcast : Episode 52 – Insecure Website Warnings & Dropbox Paper Updates

In this episode we talk about upcoming Google Chrome warnings that will be displayed for website forms not protected by SSLs and a little about Dropbox Paper.

  • Dropbox Paper has released some updates
    • Users can now preview Dropbox Paper docuemnts before opening them. Very helpful for admins or project managers.
    • Usera can also now create folders on mobile devives and move Paper documents to them. Great for those of us who work on phones or tablets a good portion of the time.
    • And finally, users can now delete files on their mobile devices. A little less useful for many of us IT guys and creatives who NEVER delete anything, just archive it.
  • Google Chrome will now start displaying a “Not Secure” warning on webpages not protected by an SSL and including a form asking for passwords or credit card information.
    • This means that if your site requires or requests any of this, the warnings will be shown to potential clients and other visitors.
    • I believe this is an incremental step towards Chrome requiring all sites to have SSLs in the very near future, with the next step probably being that ANY form will need to be protected by an SSL.
  • This is a great time for you to get ahead of the inbound wave by activating an SSL on your site as soon as possible to take advantage of the extra search weight assigned by Google for sites with SSLs.
  • It’s also a great chance to take a look at current forms on your website and maybe change them to ask additional questions you may have ommitted due to not having and SSL in the past.
  • Keep in mind there are some obstacles beyond cost to purchasing and installing an SSL. More to come on that in a future episode.

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And as always, leave the technical stuff to us!

BBP : EP0031 – Case of the Googles

BBP : EP0031 – Case of the Googles

Host : Marv Dorner, BeBizzy Consulting

We’re talking about Google Keep, Google Docs, and Google Chromebooks today on the BeBizzy Break.

But first, we’re proud to annouce the launch of our newest website, Path To Pono. Contact Sandy Thompson with questions about recruiting great employees, developing leadership in your organization, and helping your family with substance abuse.

Now, on the Googles.

  • Google has finally brought Google Keep into the GSuite environement in the web version (desktop and browser)
    • Easily import Keep notes into Google Docs
    • Google Keep is the notetaking app available on all devices (Android, iOS and in your browser) that takes audio, handwriting, images and itemized lists. You can also color code, and tag notes for ease in search and identification.
  • Samsung Chromebook Pro – my next tech purchase (when it gets released)
    • Chromebooks allow you to live in the Google environement for documents, the Chrome browser, photos and more. And now there’s a reasonably priced great device called “Kevin” that even allows users to run Android apps on their Chromebook.
    • The device is convertable to a tablet, and even has a Samsung S-Pen for taking notes and other visual needs.
    • The Chromebook Plus is available for $449, with the Chromebook Pro being released in “Spring 2017” for around $500.

Have a great week, everyone. Spring is slowly on the way!

Don’t forget to send us any suggestions for apps to review or people to interview. And subscribe to the BeBizzy Break Podcast on iTunes and Stitcher Radio

And as always, leave the technical stuff to us!

BBP : EP 25 – Sara Hawkins’ Top 10 Things to Do For 2017

BBP : EP 25 – Sara Hawkins’ Top 10 Things to Do For 2017

Welcome to episode 25 of the BeBizzy Break!

Today we’re going to bring back Sara Hawkins to talk about some basic business, website and tech planning for 2017.

As always, please consult your lawyers, accounts and other professionals before acting on some of these topics. We discuss them in general and your situation may be vastly different that what was implied.

Top 10 Things To Do In 2017

1. Consider incorporating if you have not already

2. Get an EIN if you are a sole proprietor

3. Consider what big expenses you may need, plan for them

4. Create an expense tracking system

5. Create, Review, or Update Website Policies

6. Create or Update contracts you use

7. Do a year-end analysis of what you did well and what could have been better

8. Plan out when your legal filings are due and put them on your calendar for the year

9. Review the images on your website; get a subscription to stock photo site or use quality free sites like unsplash, new old stock, death to the stock photo, good free photos (owner of site shares pix), stocksnap.io, gratisography (Ryan McGuire of Bells Design), Life of Pix (LEEROY creative agency)

10. Create Guest Blogger guidelines or agreements

The interview ran about an hour, but there was just too much great stuff we didn’t want to stop!

Enjoy!

Don’t forget to send us any suggestions for apps to review or people to interview. And subscribe to the BeBizzy Break Podcast on iTunes and Stitcher Radio

And as always, leave the technical stuff to us!

BBP: Episode 15 – Scribblepost, IE Loses Bigtime, and President Trump?

BBP: Episode 15 – Scribblepost, IE Loses Bigtime, and President Trump?

Well, it’s the day after election day. Hopefully all of your candidates and measures passed, and if not, lick the wounds and get back to work, right?

BBP: Episode 15 – Scribblepost, IE Loses Bigtime, and President Trump?

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Today we are talking about Scribblepost, a wonderful task-management system that I’ve been using for a few months. Paul Berkovic joins in from Australia to talk about the app and how you can use it to manage your business and your day better.

We also spend some time on :

Don’t forget to send us any suggestions for apps to review or people to interview. And subscribe to the BeBizzy Break Podcast on iTunes and Stitcher Radio

And as always, leave the technical stuff to us!