Entry #1: Cut Those Unhealthy Attachments

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One of the great things about the rise of cloud-based software apps—aside from Angry Birds—is the huge improvements in productivity tools we now have at our disposal.

We moved away from using “legacy software” like Microsoft Word and Outlook, which means we also cut out confusing email attachments (you know when you’re collaborating on a proposal and everyone emails their updated file and you save 8 versions… then later on you can’t remember which files you can delete & which one is the most accurate?), non-compatible file types, version updates—I could go on.

Now, we use Google Apps and Google Drive for email, calendars and document management—the file synchronization, integrated version control, and real-time multi-user document collaboration make for huge productivity gains: no more ‘document_v3_dec20_final.doc‘ email attachments—and no more wasted time!

Hope this helps,

Chris Strom
Chris Strom LLC
Phone: 303-960-9228
www.cstrom.com

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About Dan Gallo

I'm a small business lifer, starting/running businesses since I sold seeds door-to-door at age 7 in The Bronx. I've played guitar and enjoyed the game of baseball since I was 5 (born a NY Yankees fan). Just prior to marrying Kim in 1983 I became a Christian. We have two sons; Daniel's a musician & social media expert with a smart, insightful sense of humor, and Adam who recently graduated from Brooklyn College double majoring in Creative Writing/Literature and Anthropology. Adam now works in the non-profit sector. Since 2002 one thing we love to do together is go on service/missions trips to Belize. We've collectively spent 60+ weeks in Belize with this missions organization http://twaw.org. I started my 1st company in January 1985, and other than selling a company in 1999 and running it for a multi-billion dollar parent company for 2 years before buying it back, I've been self-employed. I sold my last company, Mentor Communications Group, in '04. After 2 years w/ the acquiring company I started The Allasso Group, LLC doing Small Business Consulting, Fund Raising/Capital Raise-up Campaigns, Sales Strategy, Outsourced Sales Agency, & Marketing Programs (Social Media, SEM, etc.) since April 2006. Notable projects: Hired as Small Business Advocate and Social Media Director for IBM's "Supplier-Connection" - Feb '12-Dec '13. Hired as COO to help turn-around late stage start-up software company myVRM. Jul12-Dec '13 Hired as CEO of CoupleWise.com, a Health2.0 app, to write business plan, raise seed capital, & complete & launch application. Oct15 - Current I enjoy helping turn-around struggling small businesses, and launching new business ventures. Contact me with any opportunities.
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