Category Archives: Work Smart

10 Common Sense Resolutions for Your Computer Business in 2013

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No matter how 2012 treated your computer repair business, let’s put yesteryear behind us and look ahead to what 2013 has to bring. The holidays were likely crazy for most of us, forcing many to juggle a hectic mix of client work and family matters. But I hope you had …

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My Guide to Staying Mobile as a Computer Technician – Part 2

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Staying mobile isn’t easy. But hopefully my previous article may have opened up some doors or at the very least provided you with some ideas to keep yourself out and about a bit more. The concept of staying mobile will allow you to concentrate more on everything important to you. …

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My Guide to Staying Mobile as a Computer Technician – Part 1

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My business and simply the way I work has changed dramatically over the past 12 months. To give a very brief overview of my current situation, I have a job involving 4 key sites and a number of ad-hoc locations, a business which looks after a number of residential and …

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Effectively Marketing Your Services with Free Advertising

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Craigslist, Backpage, Oodle, Recycler, Kijiji, Marketplace – they can be very useful for effectively marketing your services with free advertising. They’re effective marketing for professionals in any industry, when used properly. Even social bookmarking sites have their place in internet marketing. Not to be forgotten are local bulletin boards, which …

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Prepare Your Business for 2013

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It’s 2013, a new year has landed. Happy New Year Technibblers! We didn’t get wiped out in some Mayan prophesied apocalypse. We’re safe, at least until the next ancient civilization inspires another nutty induced hoax for the year 2020 or something. We’ll still get to enjoy time with friends and …

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Kill the Employee Mindset or your Business is Doomed

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Guest Post by Ronn Hanley: On paper my business is three years old. In reality, it began more than 30 years ago. The desire to own my own business isn’t new. I’ve always known that I have less control of destiny if I work for someone else. The problem is, …

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Serva: Network-Based Windows Installation Made Easy

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One of the age-old dilemmas that computer technicians have been trying to solve boils down to a simple matter of streamlining Windows reinstallation on the client systems. There was a time when using floppy disks to get Windows 3.1 or 95 installed was considered a chore. The CD brought us a sigh …

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Why Technology Alone Doesn’t Sell Itself

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If you build it, he will come. Or so goes the famous quote. I see this phrase as a metaphor guiding the recommendations of some solely profit-driven technicians in the computer repair and tech industry at large. Technology before purpose; technology above emotion; and the misnomer that technology sells itself.

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Mass Patch the Java Zero Day Exploit with Ninite Pro For Free

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A potent Java security vulnerability appeared earlier this week that allows hackers to run malware on systems that have the Java plugin installed in their web browser. Yesterday, Oracle released an emergency update to plug this security hole and in order to get this update you simply need to update …

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Bootable Windows 7 USB Drives – Add One to Your Tech Toolkit

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If you’re often searching for ways to optimize your tech methods, creating USB installation media is a good place to start. Leave those CD wallets behind and utilize a few USB flash drives, something you can carry around easier and something that will speed up those installations as well. The …

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