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Tips for raising funding for your Business Online [ infographic ]

31 Jan

Via technology-in-business.net


8 Jan

In this day and age we count on our mobile phones to stay connected with friends and family. But their cost in both time and money can be high.

I’ve got a secret stash of info and shortcuts to optimize your usage and save you time and money.

Send texts via e-mail

Does your phone not support multimedia messaging? Maybe you nearing your monthly text-messaging limit? Simply send your photo or text message via e-mail.

Just open a new e-mail message. In the To: field, enter the 10-digit telephone number (without dashes). Then enter the appropriate domain name for the recipient’s carrier.

AT&T: @txt.att.net

Sprint: @messaging.sprintpcs.com

T-Mobile: @tmomail.net

Verizon: @vtext.com

Standard charges apply for the recipient. If you’re e-mailing from a cellphone, you’ll pay for data usage.

Block messages

Perhaps you don’t like text messaging. So why pay to receive unwanted texts? You can either block texts or set up filters.

AT&T users must register for Message Preferences at mymessages.wireless.att.com. Sign in and you’re given options to block specific types of messages. You can also allow and block messages from specific numbers.

Sprint lets you block messages from specific numbers. Log in to your account online. Click My Sprint, then My Online Tools. Under Communication Tools, select Block Text Messages.

Some plans may not provide this option. Or, you may want to block all billable messages. In that case, call *2 for customer service.

T-Mobile lets you block messages based on type. Log in to your account online and click My Account, then Change services. Select the blocking features you would like. Click Change Services.

For Verizon, log in to your online account. Select Preferences and choose Text Blocking. Block specific addresses or types of messages.

Skip the formalities

Hate listening to your friend’s obnoxious voice mail greeting? Then skip it. When the greeting starts, enter the appropriate code for the recipient’s carrier.

AT&T: #

Sprint: 1

T-Mobile: #

Verizon: *

Check your account

Don’t know if you used your monthly minutes? Unsure how many text messages you have left? A quick call will tell you. Just use these shortcuts.


*MIN# (*646#) for minutes used

*DATA# (*3282#) for text usage

*BAL# (*225#) for account balance

*PAY (*729) to make a payment


*4 for billing information

*3 to make a payment


#MIN# (#646#) for minutes used

#MSG# (#674#) for text usage

#BAL# (#225#) for account balance


#MIN (#646) for minutes used

#DATA (#3282) for text usage

#BAL (#225) for account balance

#PMT (#768) to make a payment

Navigate your voice mail

Checking your voice mail can be a chore. My shortcuts will help you out when you’re listening to a message. Speed it up, slow it down, save it and more.


1: Rewind

2: Pause

3: Fast forward

4: Slower

5: Message date and time

6: Faster

7: Delete

9: Save

0: Help

(#): Skip

(*): Exit


1: Message date and time

2: Reply

3: Fast forward

4: Replay

5: Rewind

6: Forward message

7: Delete

8: Call back

9: Save

0: Help

(#): Skip

(*): Cancel


1: Rewind

11: Replay

2: Pause

3: Fast Forward

33: End of message

4: Slow

5: Message date and time

6: Speed

7: Delete

9: Save

0: Help

(*): Exit

(#): Skip


1: Rewind

11: Replay

2: Pause

3: Fast forward

33: End

44: Slower

66: Faster

7: Delete

9: Save

(#): Skip

Text a landline

Both Sprint and Verizon provide text-to-landline services. Your text message is converted to a voice message and delivered. Simply enter the landline number as you would a mobile number.

Sprint provides this service at no charge; the message counts the same as any other. Verizon however charges 25 cents per message. There is no charge to message recipients.

Linkedin Tips and queues for Business

6 Dec

Linkedin Tips and queues for Business

A lot of people use Linkedin. A lot. To the tune of 187 million plus. So with these kind of numbers its obvious you need to be on Linkedin. As the premier business community online I can’t think of a better social media outlet for you to join.
That being said I’m going to break down a few tips here for my readers.

Let’s start with 10 words NOT to use on your Linkedin profile:
•Extensive Experience.
•Track Record.
•Problem Solving.
You wouldn’t say you were messy or irresponsible right? So stop using words that amount to nothing more than wasted space. Across seas these three word choices were found to be ditch-worthy as well:

These words sounded good on our resumes when we were young and the internet was in its infancy. However these days we have to get ahead-and fast. Scrub your Linkedin profile clean of these words. Get out in front of the ball folks. If you are recruiting, outsourcing, or just plain need help- you attract the best by being the best.
•Skip these two words/terms as well: Dynamic and Communication skills.

Now here’s a few way to make that Linked in Profile Irresistible:

Update your Photo.
Nothing works as well as a new photo. Just make sure its professional. Also not a group shot or blurry or that tee you don’t wear to work.

Update Your Summary as Well.
Change what’s there. Add the biggest accomplishment(s) for 2012. The Summary is the place to get the word out folks.
Didn’t do one before- DO IT NOW.

Showcase your Recent Volunteering Experience.
Actions speak louder than words folks. Let people see who you are when you aren’t in front of the camera. Haven’t volunteered much lately? Time to start. is a good place to check.

Build that skills list.
Time to change it folks. The Linkedin Skills Search Box will help you by narrowing down what you type in and showing you similar terms and how popular they or others are.
Edit that profile. And don’t forget to include those skills you used volunteering (see last post).

try the Endorsement Feature.
Linkedin has added a cool feature dubbed Endorsements. Use it to give a “thumbs up” to the exceptional people within your network. At your page bottom you will see faces by your skill list- well they gave you a thumb up too. Nice feeling right?

Follow a few new “thought leaders”
This new feature let’s you follow the executive thought leaders- think Henry Blodget. Their posts will show up on your page and will show you the big topics in the year to come.

I will add more Linkedin tips soon folks.


“The toughest thing about success is that you’ve got to keep on being a success.”
-Irving Berlin

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Next up

5 Aug

Get ready for a great simple article coming tomorrow that will outline and show you the only three steps you have to do to be successful in your business.
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