My Hummingbird arrived!

I get excited when I know one of my purchases from the incomparable Heather Kraafter is on it’s way. This time was different. There is usually an overload of pomp and circumstance that makes anyone who knows me (husband in this case) sick to death of the artwork until it does arrive. Once he sees the artwork, then he gets it.

This time I forgot. It all happened in passing; I said I want that and Heather said it’s on it’s way. No ceremonial grandeur or ornate formality as I’d displayed before when awaiting the arrival of Heather’s great artwork. Until my husband saw Hummingbird, he was clueless that I was expecting anything.
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Using App Launcher Customizer for Google – Events

App Launcher is a great Google extension that helps keep your most used URLs at your fingertips. Excellent organizer that will help you navigate the New Google Plus.

Sending a Private Message in the NewG+

Tutorial for Google Plus construction of a Private Message and where to find the person you want to send the message to. 1:36

Sarah Hill’s “5 Reasons to Teach Customers to Dial the Video Phone”

This is such a great article Sarah Hill from Veterans United put together.  I’ve shared in on Google Plus but just re-read the full article again.  Makes so much sense for your office staff (or you as an individual owner) to know this.

Excerpt from her article:
Sarah Hill articleCan you SEE me now? Sadly for many customers calling businesses, the answer is no. Right now, your customers have the ability to video call your business. But most businesses don’t know how to answer the video phone, so this is what the customer sees: a black screen. Here are 5 reasons why your brand might want to learn to dial and answer the video phone.”

Read the full article to get the 5 Reasons here: 5 Reasons to Teach Customers to Dial the Video Phone

Read more from Sarah Hill on her blog at and on Google Plus, and watch for her video interviews representing Veterans United

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Does Your Business Exist? Is it On The Map?

I’ve just started my journey with Google Plus Business Pages and Google Maps.  I avoided the process until now because it was different – unfamiliar.  I wasn’t ready to do it right so just didn’t.

One of the things you want to do is get your business on Google Maps. It is important so people can locate you in search and on mobile as they are looking for your service or product in a particular area or location.  It’s easy to do but you do have to have some knowledge and if you don’t, get some help.

Read on and you’ll see there are people who know how.

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