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November 2014 - In This Issue:

 

Happy Thanksgiving!  As we celebrate our truly American holiday this month, take some time to offer thanks for all of the blessings that we enjoy.  If you are considering embarking on your own business, consider some of the truths that you may not have learned in Business School.  Want to be more efficient with your emails?  Try our CyberTip for a useful tool.  And as we approach the holiday season, please enjoy our light-hearted suggestions on how Santa may save time and money with a Cybertary.

Thank you!  
 
Thankfully Yours,
Cybertary

The Hidden Truths of Running Your Own Business

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When I embarked on the life of an entrepreneur after a corporate reduction in force during the Great Recession of 2008, I admit to being terribly na´ve about running my own business.  After all, I had an MBA and had been in the corporate realm for over 30 years - how hard could it be, right?  I want to share some of the issues entrepreneurs routinely face that you won't hear about in b-school.

 
If Santa Had a Cybertary...

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The holidays are upon us, as well as the ever-busy jolly ol' St. Nick. So what would make Santa's 2014 holiday season even brighter? Well, Mr. Claus can break with tradition of having to do everything himself by hiring a Cybertary!  Here is how Cybertary can help the red-clad one. 

 
Cyber Quick Tip -
Boomerang for Gmail

 

Schedule Emails to Send Later, Email Reminders and Email Tracking

 

Boomerang for Gmail lets you take control of when you send and receive email messages.

 

Send an email later

 

With Boomerang, you can write an email now and schedule it to be sent automatically at the perfect time. Just write the messages as you normally would, then click the Send Later button. Use the handy calendar picker or text box that understands language like "next Monday" to tell Boomerang when to send your message. Boomerang will take it from there.

 

Remind you if you don't hear back

 

There are times you need to make sure you follow up within a specific time frame after sending a message. You can select to only be reminded if nobody replies, or regardless. This way you won't let messages slip through the crack and will never forget to follow up with people.

 

The best follow up reminders

 

Want a cleaner inbox, but don't want to lose track of important messages? Use Boomerang to take messages out of your inbox until you actually need them. Just click the Boomerang button when you have an email open, and choose when you need it again. Boomerang will archive your message. At the time you choose, we'll bring it back to your inbox, marked unread, starred or even at the top of your message list.

 

For mobile and Android!

 

Have you ever been out at dinner and remembered that you need to do something when you get to the office tomorrow morning? Now you can write an email while you're on the go, and have it arrive exactly when you need to be reminded - like 8AM the next morning.

 

Published by Baydin, Boomerang for Gmail is touted as an effective productivity tool to help you tame your inbox.   There are 4 subscription levels, Basic (Free), Personal ($4.99/mo), Pro ($14.99/mo) and Premium ($49.99/mo).    There is also a group subscription available to support teams.  Check it out at http://www.boomeranggmail.com/

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