Your Business Quick Tip Newsletter
Vol 19 No #191 – 17th November 2020
- Outlook Tip You’ll Love – Unsubscribe Rule
- Don’t Get Hacked! How To Protect Yourself Webinar
- Take Control / Build Your Website Webinar
- Home Productivity Tip One – Google Shared Calendar
- Home Productivity Tip Two – Many Tomato Plants From One
1. Outlook Tip You’ll Love Unsubscribe Rule
You probably know about rules by now – it’s an inbox function that looks for things you specify in received/sent emails; then preforms the action you tell it to – put in folders, delete, respond.
I don’t know about you, but every day I handle 60 – 80 promotional type emails This tip will automatically move all those promotional emails into a folder allowing you to give the priority ones attention. This has saved me 10 -15 minutes minimum daily.
- First create a generic folder for incoming promotional email.
- Next create a Rule:
- For incoming emails
- Have the word ‘unsubscribe’ or ‘manage your preferences’ (etc) in the body of the email
- Move it to the promotional folder you created.
Gmail automatically categorises emails into five Tabs – Primary, Social, Promotional, Updates & Forums.
2. Don’t Get Hacked! How To Protect Yourself Webinar
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How can you trust that the email you get from a familiar company or person you know is actually from them? It could be a disguised virus ready to attack your computer and network.
Did you know 46% of cyber-attacks are on small businesses? Is your company like so many others, unprepared and particularly susceptible to hacks and breaches?
Did you know cyber criminals are using Covid-19 and we have experienced a 30+% jump in new phishing, scams and virus attacks since February?
This webinar will help you protect yourself and your computer system.
We will cover the ways you can stop cyber-attacks. Topics include:
- The different types of threats and what they attack
- The hype and reality of Cyber Security
- Your three tiers of prevention
3. Take Control / Build Your Website Webinar
Are you held hostage by your web designer? Is it costing too much or taking too long to make changes?
Are you thinking of starting a new business?
Today’s Website software is easy to use. However, there are some basic rules and tips to make your website easy to find (by Google) and easy to use.
This Webinar will cover
- The different Website design software and their pros and cons
- The items and issues you should consider in setting up / working on your Website
- What you need to know to create and/or maintain a Website
Webinars Presented By Steven Mayo-Smith
Steven is an independent business consultant, working with a range of business on their technology transformation and growth strategies. He led the Digital and Health High Impact Programmes for New Zealand Trade and Enterprise. Previously Steven held the CIO roles for Livestock Improvement Corporation, Radius Health and Auckland District Health Board. He is a judge for the NZ Hi-Tech Awards and the CIO100.
4. Home Productivity Tip One – Google Shared Calendar
For many, one of the most hectic jobs is keeping track of schedules and the many commitments of an entire family. Appointments. Travel. Sports. Meetings. Things to do. The problem is – everyone keeps different diaries / software. With the holiday and vacation season upon us, keeping track is so important.
Why not consider creating your own family Google calendar to share?
In your Google Calendar,
- Share click on the three dots to the right and select share
- New – create a new calendar in Settings>Add calendar > Create New
You might remember back in August I wrote that we created a Google calendar for our motorhome and shared the calendar with our six children. This allows them to book use of it/ see if it’s free. Each calendar can have it’s own colour so in a flash you can tell who set the item. In the image below, you can see the motorhome is yellow; Debbie’s is red and Steve’s green.
A few family ideas:
- Highlight school holidays for 2021 so you can see in a snap when something might conflict
- Add committee meetings, parties, school meetings, planned time off of work, etc
- Birthdays of friends and relatives
- Important work dates
- Add on a To-Do list
- Schools, day care – events, fundraising, holidays, teacher only days…..
5. Home Productivity Tip Two – Many Tomato Plants From One
Tomatoes – There are two growing forms of tomato plants
Determinate – grow to about a metre tall and bear fruit at the same time. So you don’t prune too much – you’ll lose tomatoes.
Indeterminant – these plants continue growing and should be staked as they’ll exceed 2 metres. For best results they should be pruned to keep one, maybe two primary stems
You prune the small shoots that sprout in the V where the stem and branch meet. These shoots are called suckers.
How divine is nature?