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Business Tech WeeklyBusiness Tech Weekly is a podcast devoted to helping small to medium size businesses stay on top of the latest and greatest in the world of technology.

Each week, Cliff Ravenscraft and Andy Traub share applications and online tools that are available to help you become more productive and efficient in the way that you run your business. They also share some of their personal goals and random success stories in running their own internet based businesses.

If you like this show, you may also like the Podcast Answer Man, Virtual Assistant, and Social Media Serenity podcasts. Of course we invite you to please check out the complete list of our podcasts.

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In this episode, Cliff and Andy discuss the following:

  • Are we still using DropBox?
  • Tony Rinkenberger said that Box.net is also an option: http://www.box.net/pricing
  • Box.net does have DropBox style syncing: http://www.box.net/features/boxsync
  • Andy’s thoughts on Google’s People Widget
  • Why is Cliff’s Google Apps account not getting these new features?
  • New GMail look and feel – Does it add too much white space?
  • Check out Social Media Serenity episode 097 regarding BufferApp.com.
  • QuietWrite.com is a web based approach to giving you a nice place to write.
  • Five things you should know about Google Apps Security – http://goo.gl/aExoi
  • Thoughts on http://PayWithATweet.com

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In this episode, Cliff and Andy discuss their thoughts on the following:

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In this episode, Cliff and Andy discuss the following:

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In this episode, Cliff and Andy discuss the following:

  • How our podcast possibly saved April’s life
  • What is DropBox? – http://gspn.tv/dropbox
  • Where do you draw the line between sales call and consulting?
  • Cliff’s new APC Back-UPS XS 100 Uninterpretable Power Supply – http://goo.gl/iKSUk
  • Cliff explains why Andy was right!
  • An email from someone who has been encouraged to follow his passion!

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In this episode, Cliff and Andy spend a great deal of time answering Daniel’s request for advice on things he should do “right now,” after giving his two week notice and moving into self employment.

Here are some of the things we suggested:

  • Pray without ceasing.
  • Don’t expect your business to look the same in a few months.
  • Be willing to change!
  • Surround yourself with a group of trusted advisers.
  • Decide what your FOCUS is & STICK TO IT.
  • Don’t get caught up in a circle of bartering
  • Don’t work with desperate people.
  • Listen to The Strangest Secret
  • Hire a CPA
  • Create a budget
  • Ask yourself where do I want to be in 5 years and do something every day that take you that closer to picture of your future self.

John Wilkerson called in some valuable feedback regarding battery backup.

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In this episode of Business Tech Weekly Cliff and Andy discuss the following:

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In this episode of Business Tech Weekly, Cliff and Andy share a list of a few things that they have purchased for their businesses and how they have been an investment that leads to bigger and better things for the growth of their business.

The items Cliff shared

The items Andy shared

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In this episode of Business Tech Weekly, Cliff and Andy discuss the following:

Learn how to do on-line surveys from Andy! Simply head over to http://www.andytraub.com/learn/library and look for the tutorial titled “Surveying To Get Better Clients. It’s only $19 if you use coupon code “GSPN” in the shopping cart!

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In this episode, Cliff and Andy cover the following:

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In this episode, Cliff and Andy discuss the following:

Andy’s connection for Adobe Connect 8

Johnathan Holt – Reseller
holt@clarix.com
585-899-5300 ex. 157
http://clarix.com

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In this episode of Business Tech Weekly, Cliff and Andy discuss the following:

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In this episode Cliff and Andy discuss the following:

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In this episode, Andy and I talk about how we are both at the beginning stages of setting up affiliate programs for their own digital products. Andy share the following information about DigiResults.com.

Andy’s Notes On DigiResults.com

  • Great for handling affiliate payments b/c they get paid instantly through PayPal
  • Cost is 5% of transaction and .50 cents for each transaction.
  • Does discount codes very well
  • Hosted download option – at no extra charge.
  • Create quick access link for free downloads to a specific email address

I mentioned that my main concern is that the only method of payment that he sees is PayPal. Yes, it does offer credit card processing through the PayPal shopping cart as an option, but I have had experience where people are known to abandon a shopping cart when faced with any sort of PayPal login screen. E-Junkie allows you to bring direct credit card processing through either PayPal’s Website Payments Pro or your Authorize.net account if you have one.

There will be more talk on this topic as we both continue this journey.

Any also wanted to share this blog post: http://goo.gl/E6DX9

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In this episode, we learn that GMAIL has provided an update that allows you to only display labels in your sidebar if they contain unread messages. This could be helpful in eliminating the need for multiple inboxes.

Andy says that YouTube is revamping it’s focus on “Channels.” Check out this story: http://goo.gl/WnIZT

Andy says if you want better customers, you need to get real. Authenticity is easier and it sells. Faking it is hard and you’ll eventually get found out.

Check out these videos that Andy Produced:
Talk at my church – http://goo.gl/71yTW
Video from the supermarket at 11pm – http://goo.gl/2cevl

Cliff mentioned episode 204 of Podcast Answer Man that includes a panel discussion titled “How To Become A Thought Leader And Influencer With Your Audio Podcast. Here’s a link: http://goo.gl/e4SYc

Elsie sent us a link to an amazing episode on productivity and workflows from the folks over at the Mac Power Users Podcast. Here’s a link: http://goo.gl/IrAJo

Andy shared that he’s been pretty happy with some new themes that he found. Details can be found on his site at http://www.andytraub.com/themes.

Cliff has sold 7 of his 20 spots for his Podcasting A to Z course in May and hasn’t officially begun to market the class yet. For details, contact cliff at Cliff@PodcastAnswerMan.com.

Be sure to check out Andy’s weekly webinars at http://AndyTraub.com/learn

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In this episode of Business Tech Weekly, Cliff and Andy cover the following:

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In this episode of Business Tech Weekly, Cliff and Andy discuss the following topics:

  • Firefox browser gets a speed update
  • Chrome 11 beta gets speech recognition
  • Some Sites May Soon Look Different On An iPad
  • Cliff talks about http://Woopra.com
  • Can you manufacture a viral launch with http://LaunchRock.com?
  • Are you Shipping?
  • Andy’s newest product to be announced next week.
  • Andy’s mentioned in an e-book: http://www.Andytraub.com/sxsw
  • Andy’s Social Media for Restaurants coming soon!

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In this episode of Business Tech Weekly, Cliff and Andy Discuss the following:

  • Time Zone Converter Tool – http://gspn.tv/timezoneconverter
  • How social media connected And with a community member in Nashville.
  • Andy’s digital product with Dan Miller and Pierce Marrs at “The Sanctuary”
  • Google Docs adds comments functionality to their documents.
  • Google Docs Viewer now opens even more file formats.

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In this episode, we covered the following topics:

  • Google completely disabled access and lost all content for 150,000 gmail users. Full Story: http://goo.gl/XWnEy
  • Andy talked about Seth Godin’s “Poke The Box” book.
  • Jim asked if he should create his own content or refer to others. Link to conversation: http://goo.gl/jqBp4

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In this episode Cliff and Andy talk about the following topics:
– Is Google Voice crossing their phone lines? – http://goo.gl/KxMq0
– Optimizing your workspace. – http://goo.gl/QeIdT
– Andy’s optimized workspace. – http://goo.gl/Z31Xq
– Lifehacker says TweetDeck is the best. – http://goo.gl/pjcPX
– Brent Green’s question about Kindle v/s iPad – http://gspn.tv/kindle3review

Cliff shared the following technology tools that made his business vacation a success.
– DropBox
– HighRise
– Google Apps Mail
– Google Spreadsheets
– Quicbooks Online
– MacBook Air
– Virgin Mobile MiFi Device
– DC to AC Power converters
– iPhones, iPods, & iPad
– E-Junkie.com & WordPress Website
– GPS Tom Tom App!
– CashTrails Expense Tracking Application.

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In this episode, Cliff and Andy discuss the differences between shared hosting, dedicated servers and Virtual Private Servers. They discussed the signs that appear when a business has grown to a point where shared hosting just isn’t enough for the needs of the business.

We also talked about Vimeo giving more sweet stuff to Plus members. They now allow for custom URL’s for video, huge upload options, and they now default embeds to HD.

Andy was inspired by Seth God’s statment, “Don’t overestimate your tools. Your business is NOT so much about your tools but it IS about what you do with those tools.” More here: http://goo.gl/2v5Ly

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A few weeks back, I had sent out a link to http://gspn.tv/moolala and said that this service looks very appealing but almost seemed too good to be true. Well, in this episode of Business Tech Weekly, Andy Traub and I talk with Jon Dale who is the co-founder of this new social coupon sharing website.

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066 Business Tech Weekly – Meet Our New Intern

by Cliff Ravenscraft on January 27, 2011

in Business Tech Weekly


This week, Andy Traub is out of town on a business trip. Cliff introduces Parker Lillie, the new gspn.tv intern. In the episode Cliff shares the plans to help Parker launch his own online brand around a niche that he is passionate about. Listen to this episode to find out how they plan to turn a passion into a profitable business with an initial investment of only $83.40.

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