Issue 11 – November 2017

In this issue:

  • How The Cloud Could Have Averted Disaster For Hundreds Of Companies Affected By These Catastrophes
  • Free Report: If You Are Considering Cloud Computing For Your Company, DON'T, Until You Read This ...
  • Shiny New Gadget Of The Month: Security Cameras Just Got Cheaper
  • Mark Sanborn: Disrupt Yourself: Being The Game Changer
  • What's New In The News: Briefings

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Issue 10 – October 2017

In this issue:

  • You're Better Off Giving Your Employees A $1,000 Bonus Than Being Cheap With Technology
  • Free Report: What Every Small-Business Owner Must Know About Protecting And Preserving Their Company's Critical Data And Computer Systems.
  • Shiny New Gadget Of The Month: Picture Keeper Connect, The Best Way To Back Up Photos On The Go
  • MIKE MICHALOWICZ: A Diverse Team Is More Productive
  • What's New In The News: Briefings

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Issue 9 – September 2017

In this issue:

  • What Will You Do When This Disaster Hits Your Business?
    WE PRACTICALLY GUARANTEE IT WILL HAPPEN TO YOU
  • Free Report: 7 Most Critical IT Security Protections
  • Shiny New Gadget Of The Month: Building A Smarter Shower
  • Robert Stevenson: Adequacy Is Unacceptable
  • What's New In The News: Briefings

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Issue 7 – July 2017

In this issue:

  • "The Dirty Loophole That Lets Insurance Companies Refuse to Cover a Cybercrime Theft in Your Business"
  • Free Cyber-Security Audit Will Reveal Where Your Computer Network Is Exposed and How to Protect Your Company Now
  • Shiny New Gadget: Alexa, Who's Winning the Virtual Assistant War?
  • Andy Bailey: Do You Have a Business or a Job? How to Succeed as an Entrepreneur
  • What's New In The News: Briefings

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Issue 6 – June 2017

In this issue:

  • "How To Keep Your Employees From Leaking Confidential Information"

  • Free Report: What Every Small-Business Owner Must Know About Protecting and Preserving Their Company's Critical Data and Computer Systems

  • Shiny New Gadget: OctoGripper, the Octopus-Inspired Robotic Arm, Is Here

  • Darren Hardy: Goal Setting Doesn't Work (And Santa Claus May Not Exist)

  • What's New In The News: Briefings

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Issue 5 – May 2017

In this issue:

  • Use This 9 Step Checklist To Ensure Your Data Is Safe, Secure and Recoverable

  • Free Report: The Business Owner's Guide To IT Support Services And Fees

  • Shiny New Gadget: Surface Studio: All Beauty, A Little Brains

  • Dr. Nido Qubein: Believe You Can Be Extraordinary

  • What's New In The News: Briefings

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Issue 4 – April 2017

In this issue:

  • "7 Ways To Dodge A Data Disaster"

  • Free Report: If You Are Considering Cloud
    Computing For Your Company, DON’T, Until You Read This…

  • Shiny New Gadget: Thought Oculus Was King? Think Again

  • Mike Michalowicz: The Misnomer Of Failure

  • What's New In The News: Briefings

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Issue 3 – March 2017

In this issue:

  • Lucky Charm" Keeps Hackers Out

  • Free Report: Critical information you must know for protecting your company's network and data.

  • Shiny New Gadget: Handheld? Console? No, it's...Switch!

  • Robert Stephenson: Solve It By Sundown

  • What's New In The News: Briefings

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Issue 2 – February 2017

In this issue:

  • That Fake App Just Stole Your ID

  • Free report: 7 Most Critical IT Security Protections Must Have And You Can Do Them Today

  • Shiny New Gadget: Mevo Puts You In The Director's Chair

  • Geoff Smart: Smart Closing Technique, Step 2

  • What's New In The News: Briefings

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Issue 1 – January 2017

In this issue:

  • 3 Must Do It Resolutions for 2017
  • Free Report: What Every Small Business Owner Must Know About Protecting And Preserving Their Company’s Critical Data And Computer Systems
  • Shiny New Gadget: New Nintendo Classic
  • Geoff Smart: Understand Your Customer

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Issue 12 – December 2016

In this issue:

  • $1.5M Cyber-Heist Typifies Growing Threat

  • Free Report Download: The Business Owner’s Guide To IT Support Services And Fees

  • Shiny New Gadget: Your Desk Is Killing You: Varidesk

  • Andy Bailey: At The Office: Be The Adult In The Room

  • What's New In The News: Briefings

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Issue 11 – November 2016

In this issue:

  • 6 Questions To Ask Before You Move To VoIP
  • Free Report Download: The Ultimate Guide To Choosing The Right VoIP Phone System
  • Shiny New Gadget: Resist The Dark Side: Custom Lightsaber
  • Darren Hardy: Accomplish More By Doing Less
  • What's New In The News: Briefings

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Issue 10 – October 2016

In this issue:

  • Could One Tiny Leak Wipe Out Your Entire Company?
  • Free Report: 5 Critical Facts Every Business Owner Must Know Before Moving Their Network To The Cloud
  • Shiny New Gadget: Hololens: Your New Reality?
  • Mark Sanborn: Dealing With The Dark Side Of Social Media
  • What's New In The News: Briefings

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Issue 9 – September 2016

In this issue:

  • Go Mobile Without Killing Your Data
  • Free Report: What Every Business Owner Must Know About Protecting & Preserving Their Network
  • Shiny New Gadget: FitBark Keeps you and Your Dog Healthy
  • ROBERT STEVENSON: The Future is Yours
  • What's New In The News: Briefings

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Issue 8 – August 2016

In this issue:

  • Betting The Farm Your Backups Are Safe?
  • Free Report: What Every Small Business Owner Must Know About Protecting And Preserving Their Company's Critical Data And Computer Systems
  • Shiny New Gadget: A Great Night's Sleep In The Palm Of Your Hand
  • MIKE MICHALOWICZ: 5 Ways To Build Raving Fans
  • What's New In The News: Briefings

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Issue 7 – July 2016

In this issue:

  • 5 Ways To Spot A Social Engineering
  • Referral contest: Help Us Out And We'll Give You A Brand-New iPod For Your Trouble
  • Shiny New Gadget: An Easy Way To Control The Family Net
  • Geoff Smart: Your Crystal Ball For Hiring
  • What's New In The News: Briefings

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Issue 6 – June 2016

In this issue:

  • Shadow IT: Ignore At Your Own Risk
  • Free Report: What Every Small Business Owner Must Know About Protecting And Preserving Their Company’s Critical Data And Computer Systems
  • Separating Yourself From The Start-up Pack
  • What If Your Smartphone Had Wings

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Issue 5 – May 2016

In this issue:

  • 10 Things You Must Do Now To Prevent A Costly Data Disaster
  • Free Report: The Ultimate Guide To Choosing The RIGHT VoIP Phone System For Your Small Business, Call Center Or Multi-Location Office
  • Conquering Connecting
  • All This… For Just Five Bucks???

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Issue 4 – April 2016

In this issue:

  • Which Flavor Of The Cloud Is Right For You?
  • Free Report: The Business Owner’s Guide To IT Support Services And Fees
  • Forget Something?
  • New Printer Fits In Your Pocket

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Issue 3 – March 2016

In this issue:

  • Relying On A Good Luck Charm?
  • Free Report: If You Are Considering Cloud Computing For Your Company—Don’t, Until You Read This…
  • 4 Phrases of Amazing Customer Service
  • New App Tames Expense Tracking

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Issue 2 – February 2016

In this issue:

  • A Backup Plan You’re Sure To Fall In Love With
  • Free Report: What Every Small Business Owner Must Know About Protecting And Preserving Their Company’s Critical Data And Computer Systems
  • SKILL…And WILL
  • Who Else Wants A Little Music With Their Light?

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Issue 1 – January 2016

In this issue:

  • Upgrading To Windows 10? Avoid Headaches, Downtime And Frustrations By Following This
  • Need Some Extra $ To Pay Off Those Holiday Expenses? How’s A New $100 Bill Sound?
  • The 5 Biggest Mistakes All Leaders Make
  • Who Else Wants A Little Music With Their Light?

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Issue 12 – December 2015

In this issue:

  • Missing Just One Of These Could Instantly Open Up Your Computer Network To A Cyber Attack
  • FREE Report: What Every Small Business Owner Must Know About Protecting And Preserving Their Company’s Critical Data And Computer Systems
  • FREE Report: The Business Owners’ Guide To IT Support Services And Fees
  • Think Through Social Media Actions In A Heated Moment
  • iTranslate Makes It Easier Than Ever To Speak With Interesting People
  • Year End Tips and Tricks

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Issue 11 – November 2015

In this issue:

  • Last Chance To Save Up To $25,000 In Taxes On IT Software, Equipment And Services
  • Don’t Let Your Phone Be Used Against You: 5 Smart Tips To Keep Your Smartphone Safe
  • FREE Report: The Business Owners’ Guide To IT Support Services And Fees
  • Tossing Your Video Cam To The Wind
  • Real Leadership Is Power With People (Not Over Them)
  • Cloud Computing And Your Company: What You Need To Know
  • The Lighter Side

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Issue 10 – October 2015

In this issue:

  • 3 Big Lies VoIP Salespeople Will Tell You To Get Your Money
  • Are You Using Social Media To Market Your Business? Why You’re Likely To Be Wasting Time And Money On False Marketing Metrics
  • Free Report: Choose The Right VoIP System
  • Amazon Echo: Siri For Your Home
  • Passion Is Powerful
  • Google Plus: For Geeks Only? What You Need To Know
  • Side Notes

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Issue 9 – September 2015

In this issue:

  • Cybercriminals Now Have A Bull’s-Eye On Small Business… Is Your Company’s Data At Risk?
  • Do You Accept Credit Cards? Watch Out For These 5 Pitfalls That Could Lead To Lawsuits
  • Referral Contest
  • Nest Cam: Keeping An Eye On Things While You’re Away
  • Turn Your Biggest Weakness Into Your Greatest Strength
  • Did Your Web Site Ranking Just Go In The Tank Because It’s Not Mobile-Friendly?

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Issue 8 – August 2015

In this issue:

  • Protect Your Servers From Heat Exhaustion
  • How To Avoid Runaway IT Projects That Empty Your Wallet
  • Free Report: IT Buyers Guide
  • A New Way To Save Handwritten Notes
  • How Great Leaders Inspire Their Employees To Higher Commitment And Performance
  • How To Backup Your Smartphone
  • Are You A Walking Dead Fan?

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Past Winners

The Winner of January's Trivia Challenge Quiz is Jeff Boldt from Leader Printing in Madison, SD.

He was the person drawn from all our responses last month. The question was: The very first Apple logo featured what famous person sitting under a tree, with an apple about to hit his head?

a) Sir Isaac Newton b) Wayne Newton c) Elvis Presley d) Mark Zuckerberg

The correct answer was a) Sir Isaac Newton


The Winner of June’s Trivia Challenge Quiz is Nancy Sonnenburg from Jones Optometric Clinic in Brookings, SD.

She was the person drawn from all our responses last month. The question was: Which of the following worldwide computer viruses caused an estimated $5 billion worth of damage?

a) Code Red b) ILOVEYOU c) Melissa d) Cryptolocker

The correct answer was b) ILOVEYOU


The Winner of May’s Trivia Challenge Quiz is Tyler Gross from Sioux Valley Federal Credit Union.

He was the person drawn from all our responses last month. The question was: How many dimples are there on a regular golf ball?

a) 336 b) 294 c) 418 d) 377

The correct answer was a) 336


The Winner of April’s Trivia Challenge Quiz is Steve Sheehan from Evolution Powersports in Watertown!

He was the person drawn from all our responses last month. The question was: What does the “V” in DVD?

a) Video b) Volume c) Vertical d) Versatile

The correct answer was d) Versatile


The Winner of March’s Trivia Challenge Quiz is Stacy Berg from Sioux Valley Cooperative in Watertown!

She was the person drawn from all our responses last month. The question was: According to US govern-ment statistics, as of December 2015, which Internet browser had the highest overall usage share around the world?

a) Safari b) Chrome c) Internet Explorer d) Firefox

The correct answer was b) Chrome


The Winner of February’s Trivia Challenge Quiz is Rita Wishard from Wishard Insurance in Watertown!

She was the person drawn from all our responses last month. The question was: Who of the following does NOT come from Nintendo®?

a) Mario b) Donkey Kong™ c) Sonic the Hedgehog™ d) Princess Peach™

The correct answer was c) Sonic the Hedgehog™


The Winner of January's Trivia Challenge Quiz is Tigh Leibel from Plains Commerce Bank in Sioux Falls!

He was the person drawn from all our responses last month. The question was: The first Star Wars movie was which book in the series?

a) First b) Last c) Sixth d) Fourth

The correct answer was d) Fourth


The Winner of December's Trivia Challenge Quiz is Greg Archer from Einsphar Auto Plaza in Brookings!

He was the person drawn from all our responses last month. The question was: Which popular Christmas song was actually first written for Thanksgiving?

a) Jingle Bells b) Winter Wonderland c) Let It Snow d) Deck The Hall

The correct answer was a) Jingle Bells


The Winner of November’s Trivia Challenge Quiz is Kevin Even from Starmark Cabinetry in Sioux Falls!

He was the person drawn from all our responses last month. The question was: Which Company built the new online reporting platform that will replace snail mail and phone calls in the 2016 Iowa Caucuses? a) Google b) Microsoft c) Apple d) Facebook

The correct answer was b) Microsoft


The Winner of October’s Trivia Challenge Quiz is Colene Reiser from Mills Property Management in Brookings!

She was the person drawn from all our responses last month. The question was: At the end of the Pixar Movie Toy Story 3, who owns Woody? a) Hannah b) Sid c) Andy d) Bonnie

The correct answer was d) Bonnie


The Winner of September’s Quiz is LeRoy Gunderson, CPA.

He was the first person to correctly answer my quiz question from last month: What were the first featured menu items at McDonald’s? a) Hamburgers b) Hot Dogs c)  Grilled Cheese Sandwiches d) Tacos

The correct answer was b) Hot Dogs


The Winner of August’s Quiz is Dave Neale from William Neale & Co.

He was the first person to correctly answer my quiz question from last month: What is the hottest place on earth: a)Wadi Halfa, Sudan, b) Death Valley, California, c) Tirat Tsvi, Israel, d) Timbuktu, Mali

The correct answer was b) Death Valley, California

The Grand Prize Winner of last month’s Trivia Challenge Quiz is Vickie Pallesen from Peterson Motors in Watertown! She was the person drawn from all the responses to my quiz question from last month:

Daylight Savings Time was originally dreamed up by whom, and why?

a) Sir Isaac Newton
b) Franklin Delano Roosevelt
c) Benjamin Franklin, as a joke (no kidding!)
d) Thomas Edison

Now, here’s this month’s trivia question for a $25 AMEX gift card!

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