Randy Kemp
Market to the Right Customers to Increase Seasonal Business

Market to the Right Customers to Increase Seasonal Business

Business is much like the weather. It can be hot or cold or maybe just mild. To keep business as steady as possible throughout the year, small businesses need to execute a smart and tactical marketing plan to rake in the customerswhen things are hot and draw in others when business starts to cool off. Knowing how and when to target niche customers can make all the difference in weathering the…

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Take the Money and Run

Take the Money and Run

Take the money and run is a song by the Steve Miller Band.  But it can be a song about getting caught in a social media romance scam from Nigeria.

It started when an attractive woman on a popular social media network, sent me an email and some photos. For the record, the photos were fully clothed and very respectable. This person was very cute, with red hair and white skin. Let‘s give her a…

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Mobile Unified Communications?

When in an office with a computer and fixed IP phone line, it’s very easy to access all the data you have at hand and share it with others who need to see it. A workforce that’s mobile, though, can be a huge headache in terms of Unified Communications (UC), though, unless the corporation as a strong UC solution in place. Otherwise, users simply end up jumping between fragments of fixed-line and…

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Switching to Android? Why You Won’t Miss Your iPhone

Switching to Android? Why You Won’t Miss Your iPhone

Since their beginning the debate has raged: Android or iPhone?

Apple got the jump on the smartphone industry with its release of the iPhone in 2007, but Android quickly followed a year later with the HTC Dream, also known as the T-Mobile G1. What most people don’t realize is that Google’s Android team had been secretly working on a different design with a keyboard and smaller screen that was…

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Moving to South America? That’s radical!

Moving to South America? That’s radical!

South America first Español: Centro Histórico de Quito, Iglesia de...

Español: Centro Histórico de Quito, Iglesia del Sagrario (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A former business partner and friend needs some advice. But he casually mentions going to South America. Time to give him some thoughts to think about:

Let’s first talk about South America. That’s radical. Why? Are you involved with someone down there? If I were relocating to South America, I…

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How to solve a Skype connection problem.

How to solve a Skype connection problem.


Skype (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

During the years 2005 – 2007, I took two years of Spanish, at the College of DuPage. But I forgot a lot. Now that I am relearning it, software like DuoLingo and Fluencia are very helpful. Yet nothing takes the place of real human exchanges. In a language exchange forum, I connected with someone from Mexico. We are exchanging conversations in Spanish and English…

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The Good, The Bad, and The Scary Of Wearable Technology

The Good, The Bad, and The Scary Of Wearable Technology

In Isaac Asimov’s “I, Robot” novels, he shows us a world where technology supersedes established social norms. In his books, nudity is fine as long as it is viewed remotely. As in his fictional worlds, mobile technology and the Internet are changing our culture.


Tragedies related to cyber-bullyinghave hit the headlines but the more subtle influences to our world may be more important. Microchips…

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Social Media Infographics for the Fourth of July [infographic]

Social Media Infographics for the Fourth of July [infographic]

Courtesy of: SurePayroll

The above infographic was suggested by Jamie Flynn TFF-DealingWithAngryCustomersD1_opt The above infographic was created by Dave Landry Jr TFF-M6-SocialMediaEtiquette_opt (1) (1) The above infographic was created by Dave Landry Jr Most of us have been angry customersourselves. That is, until we worked customer service and experienced verbal brutality that can come with customer service first-hand. Isn’t it interesting how working customer…

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What to Consider Before Switching to VoIP

What to Consider Before Switching to VoIP

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This image was selected as a picture of the week on the Farsi Wikipedia for the 13th week, 2011. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

When you plan to develop in-house communication system, the aim must be to add systems and techniques into an existing system. You cannot implement a totally alien technologyin real time basis as it requires study and time to learn the features. The process of…

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Thought experiments for expats

Thought experiments for expats

Do you know what a thought experiment is? According to Wiki, it says, “A thought experiment or Gedankenexperiment (from German) considers some hypothesis, theory,[1] or principle for the purpose of thinking through its consequences. “ So I’m looking at Ecuador and Panama for retirement. A friend is looking at Uruguay. Let’s do some thought experiments.

Thought Experiment 1 Downtown Buenos Aires, from the Sheraton Hotel.

Downtown Buenos…

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