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Episode 72 - Mind Mapping To Solve Business Problems

Mind Maps Make Meetings Better (and more productive) Every have to take meeting notes? How about use the meeting as problem solving method? And everyone sits in a room to defend their business silo, but no one wants to talk about the primary issue that needs to be addressed? Well using mind maps might be the way to draw out the best solutions from the group. Subscribe to the BeBizzy Break Podcast on iTunes and Stitcher Radio. What is Mind Mapping Way of visually getting...


Episode 71 - Shared Inboxes

Does your business have a shared inbox? Most small, and nearly ALL large businesses have generic email inboxes that are logged into by two or more staff members. Sometimes it can get messy when everyone, or in some cases no one, log into the box to handle customer requests, questions, or just to clean it out. Subscribe to the BeBizzy Break Podcast on iTunes and Stitcher Radio. Why would you need a shared inbox? Current and potential clients like to have generic email inboxes...


Episode 70 - Landing Pages

Landing Pages You’ve probably heard of landing pages. You may even HAVE a landing page. But you also might not know why you have it, what it’s doing, or even how to fix it if you’re not seeing results. On today’s Episode 70 of the BeBizzy Break Podcast we talk with the Landing Page School Podcast host Nicholas Scalice and find out what you might, and might not, know about landing pages. Subscribe to the BeBizzy Break Podcast on iTunes and Stitcher Radio. First, some tech...


Episode 68 - Bluestacks

Bluestacks Quite simply, Bluestacks runs an Android emulator on your computer by basically creating a new phone on your computer. You set it up like a new phone or tablet with your Google account, you get access to the Google Play store, and you install the apps you wish to use. Why Would I Use An Emulator Instead of My Phone? So why would you use an Android emulator instead of just pulling the phone out of you pocket or purse and using that? Some of the reasons would include...


Episode 67 - Should You (and your customers) Delete Facebook?

BeBizzy News and Notes Should You (and your customers) Delete Facebook? Some Background On The Facebook Issue Facebook data of 50 million usersFirst, let's look at how to get your Facebook data SettingsNow if all that information scares you, you're not alone. And thousands are deleting their Facebook accounts including Elon Musk, WhatsApp founder Jan Koum (who sold his company to Facebook for $16 billion), Jim Carey and more. here and click deactivate your account So what does this...


Episode 66 - Samsung Galaxy S9

Before we get into the main portion of the podcast, I have a few smaller items to talk about; a cautionary tale and two reasons to back up. Cautionary TaleBackup Reminder OneBackup Reminder TwoSamsung Galaxy S9 Review of a pretty cool team of influencing users, I received mobile devices with line of service from Verizon. No additional compensation was provided nor did I promise a positive review. All opinions are my own. By the way, many of us meet every Friday @ 2pm CT on Twitter...


Episode 65 - Google Pixel 2 XL vs. Samsung Note 8

Google Pixel 2 XL vs. Samsung Note 8 Weeks ago, I promised a comparison between the Google Pixel 2 XL vs. the Samsung Note 8 smartphones. I purchased the Pixel 2 XL prior to Christmas in 2017, and as a #brandpartner for Verizon wireless, I was given a Samsung Note 8 a few weeks ago to test and talk about. I've finally got a few weeks under my belt of using the phones at the same time to do basically the same things, and I'm finally ready to give my impressions. The Basics First of all,...


Episode 64 - Make Sure You Have Backup Systems

Always have a backup system! Ever been in a position where your data is corrupted to the point of not being able to do work? Or how about a critical piece of hardware doesn't work and you're dead in the water? Back in my tech support days, a guy called in and said he was losing $1000's of dollars a day because his internet connection was down. We went around and around trying to get him up and running, and had to run a technician out because it appeared to be a line issue. Again he...


BeBizzy Break Podcast : Episode 63 - Upcoming Changes for Google Mobile Results

Episode 63 - Upcoming Changes for Google Mobile Results Added as a Verizon Brand Ambassador Will be getting some equipment from Verizon to review and provide feedback.My initial phone from Verizon is the Samsung Note 8 I'll be comparing very soon to my Google Pixel 2 XL. review is that if you could combine these two phones you would have to perfect...


BeBizzy Break Podcast : Episode 62 - My Three Words for 2018

My Three Words for 2018 Several years ago I read a post by Chris Brogan, a recognized marketer and social media evangelist, regarding his three words. Each year he selects three words that will guide him throughout the year’s business landscape and pull him towards his goals. I’ve done the exercise for several years as well and have enjoyed the thought process, and have achieved success… well, some of the time. Last year’s words were : traction, focus, and education. My web hosting...


BeBizzy Break Podcast : Episode 61 - Performing a Social Media Audit

Host : Marv Dorner, BeBizzy Consulting Guest : Donna Amos, Solopreneur Solutions How To Get Started Performing a Social Media Audit This is the perfect time of year to do a social media audit to prepare for next year. Where is Your Traffic Coming From? Now that you’ve audited the general items of the individual to make sure everything looks and feels the same, it’s time to start looking at Google Analytics for indicators that visitors to the website are coming from the various social...


BeBizzy Break Podcast : Episode 60 - Are You Innovating?

Host : Marv Dorner, BeBizzy Consulting We're back from a short Thanksgiving week break for Episode 60 of the BeBizzy Break Podcast and we're talking about why you should allow some time for innovation and not just running your business. This is a very short episode of the podcast due to a lingering head cold, but the main points talked about are : Stephen J. Dubner talks to economistsGoogle's 80-20 Formula - It Can Work For YouWhy Did Google Abandon 20% Time for Innovation?


BeBizzy Break Podcast : Episode 59 - Your Technology Is Good Enough

Host : Marv Dorner, BeBizzy Consulting On Episode 59 of the BeBizzy Break Podcast, we talk about the passing of another geriatric internet property, Compuserve, a renewal of the browser wars with Firefox Quantum, and why your technology is good enough. Tech News Compuserve Forums Firefox QuantumYour current tech is good enough Smartphones There's really no big leaps forward in phone features Computers Talk about no huge leaps forward, computers have remained pretty constant for...


BeBizzy Break Podcast : Episode 58 - Overcoming WordPress Objections

In this episode we talk about how overcoming WordPress objections, the iPhone X, Skype and an update on my Pixel 2 XL phone. BBP : Episode 58 - Overcoming WordPress Objections Happy Birthday to us! Today is BeBizzy Consulting's 9th anniversary. Happy to be around and serving our clients in website design, hosting, marketing and search engine optimization for many years and looking foward to the future! Tech News The iPhone X, 10, whatever hits the streets on November 3rd, so buckle...


BeBizzy Break Podcast : Episode 57 - Google Pixel 2 XL

In this episode we talk about the newly launched Pixel 2 XL android smartphone, and why you should get one. BBP : Episode 57 - Google Pixel 2 XL The Pixel 2 XL is the anxously awaited android smartphone from Google. It runs a stock version of Android O(reo), and is loaded with a lot of great features. Here's the specs Google Pixel 2 page at the Google Store There have been discussions of screen burn-in, a bluish tint and a few other things. Screen burn-in article from USA TodayBluish...


BeBizzy Break Podcast : Episode 56 - Capterra

In this episode we talk about how Capterra can help you find the right software solution to manage your business. BBP : Episode 56 - Capterra Tech News Windows 10 Fall Creators Update released on Oct 17 As always, running updates has certain risks, as talked about on last week's podcastMake sure you have plenty of time to run the updates, possibly a couple of hours.Always back up and know there's that small chance the backup may fail and you'll either have to revert back, or it could...


BeBizzy Break Podcast : Episode 55 - Have You Updated Today?

In this episode we talk about managing your passwords and updating technology to stay secure. BBP : Episode 55 - Have You Updated Today? Tech News Yahoo Email Hack - Now up to 3 Billion accounts, apparently every yahoo account. - announced by the new owner, Verizon No credit card information in the breach, but Suspect part is that the new intelligence was just recently obtained AFTER the deal closed to buy Yahoo. Equifax update - there's a good chance the company will have to pay...


BeBizzy Break Podcast : Episode 54 - Equifarked

In this episode we talk with Sara Hawkins about the Equifax breach and what you can do now. BBP : Episode 54 - Equifarked Tech News And now to the even bigger issue in the last several days, the Equifax breach.


BeBizzy Break Podcast : Episode 53 - Scott Wild Talks About Planning a New Website

In this episode we talk with Scott Wild from NISC about the budget and organizational steps in planning and developing a new website, the upcoming iPhone, and Twitter Night Mode BBP : Episode 53 - Scott Wild Talks About Planning a New Website Scott Wild, the Onboarding & Employee Engagment specialist at NISC and owner of the Wild Trivia Tour, joins the podcast to talk about planning and budgeting for a new website. Scott and I have done several podcasts and other projects together in the...


BeBizzy Break Podcast : Episode 52 - Insecure Website Warnings & Dropbox Paper Updates

In this episode we talk about upcoming Google Chrome warnings that will be displayed for website forms not protected by SSLs and a little about Dropbox Paper. BBP : Episode 52 - Insecure Website Warnings & Dropbox Paper Updates DropboxGoogle Chrome will now start displaying a "Not Secure" Don’t forget to send us any suggestions for apps to review or people to interview. And subscribe to the BeBizzy Break Podcast on iTunes and Stitcher Radio. And as always, leave the technical stuff to...