Ransom Wear: Protect Yourself

Crypto Ransom ware Locks

Ransom ware is dreadful stuff.  Ransom wear is a virus (basically) that encrypts the contents of your computer. The hackers then request money to unlock it. When I say ‘the contents of your computer’, it is highly possible that it will operate across your computers harddrive, any attached drives (USBs, portable drives etc) and networked […]

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Unsolicited Commercial Email And Your Business Obligations

Anti Spam Legislations

With Canada introducing their new anti spam law (CASL), I thought it would be worthwhile reviewing what a business needs to be aware of when using Email Marketing. Spam Spam, whilst it is a lunch meat, tends to be used as a catch all phrase that means unwanted or junk email or messages that are unwanted (think […]

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Images: Can I Use This Image

Marketing Images

Images are an integral and very important part of any website.  Images help set the look and feel of the site; as well as being a great way to deliver information to your readers.  One of the questions I’m often asked is “can I use this image?”  The answer is quite simple – you can […]

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Chrome sends your passwords to Google?

Secure passwords

On twitter the other day, I saw the status “WTF? #Chrome now *by default* sends all of your passwords to #Google so now I have to change all my pwds. FFS Google”.  Being concerned about privacy and a Chrome user, I checked it out and the complaint was that Chrome shares passwords with Google by […]

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Apple Accounts Held To Ransom – Securing your accounts


Many apple device users woke up to find their accounts held to ransom.  I can only imagine how I would have felt if that was the case for me!  The question is, HOW did this happen?  I’m not going to focus on how to recover your devices or accounts, there’s enough information around on this […]

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LinkedIn: Breaking The Code with Melonie Dodaro


LinkedIn is certainly a very powerful social network, or perhaps I should say professional network, when used correctly. Today, I have the great pleasure of being the host on DAY 3 of the Virtual Blog Tour for Melonie Dodaro, author of the brand new book, The LinkedIn Code: Unlock the Largest Online Business Social Network […]

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Getting The Best Support Possible: Help Your Provider Help You

Help Yourself

I was initially going to call this article, “How Best To Work With Your Techie”, but after speaking with a number of small business owners, I’ve decided that calling it “Getting the best support possible” was more appropriate. As a service provider, we are often challenged in providing top notch support because we simply can’t […]

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SEO and Video: Does it work?

Video and SEO

SEO and Video – how many times have you heard that using Video is great for your Search Engine Optimisation?  For a while that was all I heard!  I was asked an interesting question by one of my clients today and I thought I would share my answer – it was a good question.   […]

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Good Service Provision: 3 Tips for Service Providers

Good Service Provision

Good Service Provision (or dare I say excellent service provision) is as much based on delivering good service as it is on choosing the right client. Today I’m going to address some of the less discussed, but equally practical tips that a service provider should consider when delivering work. I’m not going to address the […]

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Blogging – SEO and your Business

How Do I Improve My Search Engine Rankings?

Anyone who asks me how to raise the position of their website in the Search Engines will tell you that I will always say “You need to be blogging”.  Yes, there are other things that need to be done, but the quickest thing a Business Owner can do to start improving their Search Engine rankings […]

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