You can organize your Gmail account by using labels to filter your e-mails, storing important attachments on cloud-based services and preparing canned responses for certain messages, writes Dave Johnson.
As a business owner, you can maximize the value of Gmail by utilizing the signature function, filtering the messages in your inbox and bookmarking important e-mails, writes Kit MacLean. She explains 50 functions that can help you get organized and save time.
Maximize your chances at securing a bank loan by putting together a detailed application that explains why you need the money and explains your company's business model and financial situation, writes Dale Johnson. He provides a detailed guide to the information you need to present. Loans most likely to be funded are those that enhance a business's assets, Johnson writes.
If your customers aren't paying their bills, your company is seeking funding or you have too many other responsibilities to manage the money yourself, you may want to hire someone to take care of your company's finances.
New Orleans bar co-owner Brad Bohannan has mixed reviews of his experience with the Spike TV show "Bar Rescue," which overhauled his French Quarter bar in October for an episode that will air this season. The show turned Turtle Bay into Spirits on Bourbon, giving the business a new image. Bohannan said he was happy with the work, even though he thinks the show overstated his struggles and sales haven't picked up much since the overhaul. "It was an opportunity for me to get a ton of advertising," Bohannan said.
Foursquare has released a new, free mobile application that allows business users to monitor recent activity and post updates while on the go. The app is called Foursquare for Business. "[T]he ability to manage your Foursquare account from a mobile app when the consumer experience on Foursquare mainly takes place in a mobile app may be beneficial for businesses," writes Annie Pilon.