Become a Consultant | Consultant Journal - Part 2

CPD for BC CPA accounting members

CPD for BC CPA members – learn about verifiable & unverifiable CPD (continuing professional development) for BC Chartered Professional Accountants.

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CPD online courses – Canada, US & International

Faced with professional demands for continuing professional development, busy practitioners, consultants and business owners are turning to both online CPD and traditional training options.

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How to choose Twitter name

Looking to set up your Twitter account? Here’s how to choose a Twitter name, handle or account – and what to do if the name you want is taken.

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How to sign up for Twitter

How to sign up for Twitter – find out the steps to creating an account, so that you can move forward with this free social media service

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Should I get a Twitter account?

Should I get a Twitter account? That’s the question a friend of mine asked recently. She was about to make a presentation at a conference and the organizers had asked for her Twitter handle

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Password Management apps make it easy

Password management apps can make your life much easier. Tired of trying to remember all your passwords? Stuck resetting every time your saved logins get wiped out? Turn to a password management app.

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Bite, snack and meal – original reference

Bite, snack and meal – this content chunking strategy comes from writer Leslie O’Flahavan, who created it in the 90s and popularized it in an Inc article. The strategy involves writing contents for the varying appetites of readers.

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What is free publicity?

What’s free publicity and what can it do for your business? The meaning of free publicity – not to mention the value – varies from company to company. Consider these tips for determining whether you should include this marketing tactic in your overall plan.

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Do you need a laptop for business?

Do you need a laptop for business? Take a look at your needs before you delve into the products available.

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How to use an iPad mini for business

You can use an iPad mini in your business – it’s not just for games and Netflix. The iPad mini turns out to be a valuable business tool.

For example, here’s the iPad Mini:

How to use an iPad mini for business

Combined with a Bluetooth keyboard, case and stylus, you can use your iPad to:

  • Take notes – use the Evernote app to jot down thoughts and points during meetings, when you’re standing in line or waiting for things to get started
  • Create, edit and collaborate on documents using Google Drive’s spreadsheet, document and presentation tools
  • Email – ’nuff said
  • Make video and voice calls – use FaceTime, Skype and other tools, along with your earbuds, to make calls from anywhere
  • Meet – whether you use GoToMeeting or just get creative with voice and video tools, you can run a meeting from anywhere
  • Access your files – DropBox and other cloud-based tools allow you to access your documents from anywhere
  • Present documents like you would on paper – just open up a PDF or other document on your iPad and swipe through it. Or bring along a presentation, report, whitepaper, video or other document.
  • Get the power of your phone without a tiny screen – you probably can’t go without your smartphone, but an iPad can give you that bigger screen and ease of sharing with a client that a phone makes difficult.
  • Gain portability – an iPad is easier to slip into your folio, purse or briefcase, without adding the weight of a laptop.

Do you use an iPad or other tablet in your business? Tell us how you use an iPad mini for business.

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