Giving Away $1,000 With AT&T’s My Business Cares #ItCanWait Campaign

it can wait assembly heritage academy prize from my business cares and AT&T

A little while ago I had the pleasure of presenting a $1,000 donation to a local school thanks to AT&T’s My Business Cares #ItCanWait campaign. I also got to personally thank the small business owner that made it possible! Plus we did an assembly at the winning school, Heritage Classical Christian Academy in Missouri, to educate students about how dangerous distracted driving really is.

The campaign is still going on, so keep reading to find out how a school you care about can win $1,000.

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Dealing with the Heartbleed exploit: You need to change ALL of your passwords soon

For years we’ve assumed that the lock icon in your browser and the letters “HTTPS” mean your Internet traffic is safe from any potential spies or snoops.

Unfortunately, with the public announcement of a new website vulnerability, known as Heartbleed, this may not necessarily have been the case for the past few years.

The end result of this is that you need to change every single one of your passwords, though perhaps not right this second. Keep reading to learn what this all means and exactly what you can do about it to stay safe.

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Three cloud apps to help you work more efficiently

The cloud is more than just a name for a new type of service. It’s a whole new way of doing business. Cloud apps help us to work smarter, do more remotely, without losing track of files no matter what device you or your co-workers are using. Here are three of my favorite cloud apps:

1. Associate

I got my start in media on the radio where the golden rule is that you can never have “dead air,” which means you’re never broadcasting silence. That can be a hard rule to follow sometimes where you’re actually in a studio where equipment can fail, guests who call in can lose their connection, or someone in the studio changes the levels on the music so nothing happens when you hit “play”.

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The Cocoon Slim Backpack – Fits Up to a 15″ MacBook

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My Cocoon Backpack in Action!

This is absolutely my favorite bag right now. I’m getting ready to go to SXSW later this week, and the Cocoon Slim Backpack is DEFINITELY coming with me! The design is so smart: the Cocoon holds everything in safely but it’s only 3.5″ inches deep even when I have it totally packed. That picture above? That’s all my random stuff – external hard drive, laptop charger, glasses case, etc. etc., all strapped in so it’s easy to find and not getting damaged no matter how much it gets jostled around.  Keep reading for more pictures!

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Write Without Distractions: Try Ommwriter to Boost Your Productivity

ommwriter app to reduce distractions boost productiivty

We’ve all sat down to write something…only to realize an hour later that somehow sixty minutes got sucked into a Facebook/RSS/Flash Sale black hole, never to be seen again. Time to get your productivity back on track! Try Ommwriter, an inexpensive app for Mac, PC and iPad that keeps you away from distractions in an environment that’s actually designed to boost your concentration.

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5 Key Words for Success in Entrepreneurship

There are five words I think every entrepreneur needs to know.

If you’re just starting out, I hope these five words will give you a solid foundation to build your business. But if you’ve already started a business, I think you should still take a second to take a step back, try my different techniques, and use this week to get re-centered on your goals and dreams for your business.

Here are my five words I think all entrepreneurs need to think about this week.

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My Guide to the Best Tablets and eReaders at Staples

Today it’s cheaper and easier than ever to get into the tablet game, but the one you choose is going to depend on exactly what features are most important to you and your family’s needs. If you just need something for reading books and magazines, an eReader might actually be your best bet, and they start at under $70. If you’re looking to work and play on a portable device, then you’ll love some of the newest tablets out there.

But how do you choose the right one for you?

Check out my guide for the best tablets and eReaders at Staples!

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