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What is GDPR? Is It Important? Should You Even Care?   I'm guessing by now your inboxes are creaking at the seams with emails from all those lists you have previously joined asking, and in some cases begging and pleading, to stay in touch by re-consenting to those very same lists. Ironically all this spam has been generated by the European Communities anti-spam legislation the General Data Protection Regulation. Yep, that's what GDPR stands for, but what does it actually mean to you? (Other than early onset of repetitive strain injury caused by responding to all those emails...

Google Analytics Data Retention Controls   You probably received an email from Google the other day. Google emailed their Google Analytics customers with a long email about GDPR and data retention controls. They advised that you need to "review these data retention settings and modify as needed" before May 25th when GDPR becomes enforced. If you're like me you probably ignored it...

When In the Shed Secretarial opened its virtual doors 18 years ago, I was bombarded with advice on time management and how to be more efficient and productive. Very quickly, I tried (and mostly discarded) every tip in the book, thinking them all more bother than they were worth. Why was that?  What was I doing wrong? It turns out that productivity tips are like shoes - you have to try on an awful lot before you find the perfect fit. Here are a few of my old favourites, the old comfortable ones that get me through the day.   Location, location, location. If you’re...

Why You Shouldn’t Be Blogging (and what you should be doing instead!)   You run a small business. You’ve heard somewhere that you should be blogging. You aren’t sure why. You aren’t sure what you should be blogging about and if you’re completely honest you aren’t sure what blogging is.. (or why it’s even called blogging!) I’m going to be controversial here and say that No, you should not be blogging…. There, that shocked you didn’t it? Before you heave a sigh of relief, put down your metaphorical pen and paper and reach for the biscuit tin and TV remote keep reading…. Don’t blog ……but do create content. Hmmm….creating content…that sounds even...