Periodically, you may need to send a fax to one of your contacts. You no longer have to have a fax machine to send a fax. You can use the Google Chrome web browser and an online fax service to do so. An online fax service is necessary, as there is no "Fax" add-on to Google Chrome or any existing Google application (such as Gmail or Google Voice).
The Microsoft Exchange server lets you store and share emails, calendars and other data with any Exchange account holder in your business. Exchange features full support for the Microsoft Outlook email client. Often, Outlook contacts are stored on the Exchange server as a Global Address List (GAL) that contains all the contact information for everyone in your business. To export the GAL to Microsoft Excel, you first need to move it to a Contacts folder in Outlook.
Microsoft Excel 2007's conditional formatting feature allows you to format cells based on certain criteria. As an example, you might want the row color to change based upon a credit or debit on a balance sheet. Use Excel's conditional formatting feature to look at a specific cell in the row, determine if it's negative or positive and format the row based on the results. Doing this offers a quick, visual reference for locating fields based on their value.
Education and training are essential parts of boosting the productivity of your employees. Adobe Captivate 6 enables you to create your own interactive lessons, tutorials and tests on virtually any task or subject you can imagine. With Captivate, you can create text or image slides and also embed videos or screen captures you produce on your computer. However, if you want to embed videos from online sharing sites such as YouTube in your Captivate slides, you must use a third-party plugin utility because the Adobe program does not offer native support for embedding external clips.
When starting a business, you may choose from several types of legal formations, including the S corporation, which is often preferred because of the legal protection and tax benefits it provides. For example, shareholders can elect to have income and losses from the corporation pass through to their personal income tax to avoid the double taxation of a C corporation. The Internal Revenue Code limits the amount of losses an S corporation shareholder may claim in a given tax year. Three primary loss limitations are those placed on the stock basis, at-risk activity and passive activity.
A URL represents a website address. A URL that ends without a slash is usually one used to designate a file. A URL that contains a slash typically represents a directory structure, though not always. Whether or not a trailing slash in the URL will matter for search engine optimization, or SEO, linking issues, depends on what it represents, and whether or not it returns an "OK” status from the Web servers it is directed to.
A company's sales force mighty be organized into two units: inside sales and outside sales. The inside sales force, sometimes referred to as remote sales, services their customer base through telecommunications technologies such as the Internet and phone. The outside sales force have traditionally been the road warriors, meeting with clients face-to-face. Both types can be effective in generating sales and providing customer service, but you have even greater success at both by pairing your inside and outside sales reps.
All iPhone 4 devices have a camera that allows you to take still and video images. The images you capture on your phone are always saved in an album of photos called the Camera Roll. Although you cannot create a new album directly on your iPhone 4, it is possible to add picture folders from your computer to your phone using the iTunes sync process. Your iPhone will hold as many photos as the remaining memory will allow.
Adding data handling capabilities to your application or website can make it more user-friendly and enable you to store information obtained from users. MySQL, a free software application, helps you build applications that manipulate data tables. After setting it up, you can manage passwords, remember user settings and even display products for sale on a Web page. MySQL's MySQL Workbench helps you use MySQL productively.
A tax identification number identifies either a person or a business for tax purposes. If you want one for your business you can apply for a federal employment identification number. While a sole proprietor without employees has the option to operate using his own social security number, a business that operates as a corporation or partnership or hires workers must apply for an EIN through the Internal Revenue Service.
Radio frequency identification technology is similar in concept to storing information in magnetic strips on the back of a card, but uses radio transmitters to allow them to be read at a short distance. Unlike a magnetic card, which must be removed from a wallet to be used, RFID chips can be read at a distance without taking them out. This convenience must be weighed against the security issues caused by RFID, which can also be altered or copied at the same distance.
White space appears as empty area within an Excel 2003 cell and it can be created by text or formatting. Textual white space consists of manually entered extra spaces or lines within the cell. Excel 2003 does not have a dedicated formatting method of entering white space, but you can simulate this cell padding using a combination of vertical and horizontal centering along with specific cell height and width.
Individuals who have a creative flair for organizing pictures and memorabilia may enjoy becoming a scrapbook distributor. You can then help others select the right scrapbooks and creative framing for their pictures and keepsakes. It is best to start out part-time until you've developed a large enough customer base. You may want to visit arts and crafts shops in your area to get an idea of the types of scrapbooks that are available. Also, set your office up in your home, as you may be able to deduct it for tax purposes, according to the IRS.
Employers looking to hire new employees look for specific skills and qualities in new workers in hopes of creating or maintaining an efficient, professional and productive workplace. Some of the most important employee skills in the office or workplace are often rooted in how people work and communicate with one another and how research and planning is done in the workplace. Examine your best qualities and skills before entering a job interview, so your best skills stand out for a prospective employer.
Even if you have the funding for a bar and an innovative idea, licensing restrictions can stand in your way because communities often hesitate to hand out permits to sell intoxicating drinks. In many cases, you have to negotiate the purchase of an existing license to open a bar. What class of license you need to apply for depends on the type of establishment you run.
Used wisely, Craigslist becomes a valuable resource to your business. The site is not just for individuals; many companies across the world use the site to post jobs or advertise services. Craigslist boasts "more than 700 local sites in 70 countries," giving you plenty of places to post. But with so many options, choosing the right city to post in may seem like a game of chance, like throwing darts while blindfolded. Removing that blindfold reveals which US cities see the most Craigslist traffic.
Great businesses begin with a problem and offer the solution. For example, Etsy.com founder Rob Kalin saw a need for an eBay type marketplace that linked independent artists with audiences eager for affordable, unique, homemade clothing, jewelry and art. Service voids exist everywhere and the most successful businesses are able to tap into those needs. However, in the absence of "the next big thing," many entrepreneurs enjoy tremendous success simply doing what they love.
EBay puts your products and wares in front of a wider audience than local advertising can. Attracting new buyers requires good photos to show the quality and condition of your sale items. Improperly sized photos won't show your products at their best, possibly causing you lost sales as a result.
The food concession stand business is a versatile part of the food service industry. A variety of different concession stands can be found at street corners, fairs and at sporting events. With any business, there are associated start-up costs and fees. One of the largest expenses you will encounter is acquiring the stand. Renting is an affordable alternative to purchasing a concession stand.