3 Things you can do in your business when your internet is down

3 Things you can do in your business when your internet is down

3 Things you can do in your business when your internet is down

Most businesses nowadays is internet based, so when your internet goes down it can be quite a challenge to say the least.

There are times this will happen and for the most part there is nothing you can do about it. Why not use that time productively whilst you wait patiently (so to speak) for your ISP (internet service provider) to give the all clear?

Relocating to the closest coffee shop is an option. However, if it’s not on the cards, what else can you do with this new found time?

#1 Re-strategise your business

This might be the opportune time to re-strategise your business. Grab a pen and paper and brainstorm new possible services or even re-align your current services. Devise possible upcoming promotions or define ways of streamlining your business.

Mind map your marketing plan for the next year, build your social media calendar with collateral or take the time to build a list of possible clients you would love to work with.

#2 Tidy up and Organise

Now’s your opportunity to take the time to tidy up your desk, re-organise your digital filing system. We know you’ve been putting it off, so now is the ideal time to take stock of what is on your computer, organise your desktop and even prepare your receipts sheet in time for the next tax year.

#3 Get writing

This is the perfect time to get writing. Start planning and writing your blog content for the next 3 months. Fortunately you don’t need the internet to do this. Or start writing that book you’ve been threatening to start the last 2 years. If there comes a point in your writing that you do require research, make a note and keep writing.

In conclusion

At those times when the internet is down, see it as a saving grace. You have now been given some breathing space to relax and to reassess your business, to reflect on how far you’ve come, to show gratitude for your many accomplishments that enabled you to reach this point. It’s an opportunity to make this time productive and your business better.

Securely sharing Passwords with your Virtual Assistant

Securely sharing Passwords with your Virtual Assistant

Securely sharing Passwords with your Virtual Assistant

There will come a time to share passwords with your Virtual Assistant. Yikes, I know! We’re all very aware of security measures when it comes to this kind of thing and we certainly don’t want to make any part of our business vulnerable.

The great news is there is a fantastic tool called LastPass! This nifty little app will not only make your life easier, but also give you the reassurance you’re looking for.

With LastPass you can share login details without ever sharing the actual password. If you want to you can provide the password through LastPass, however, there is no need to do that.

Let’s take you through a brief overview on how to do this.

How to use LastPass

  1. Go to LastPass and download
  2. Create an Account
  3. Then go to your browser, click on the LastPass icon and select your Vault
  4. Select the “Share” icon next to the website that you want to share
  5. When you hover over the site link in your vault you will see 3 icons, select the people icon, this is to share
  6. Enter your Virtual Assistant’s email address and request to share
  7. Your Virtual Assistant will get the notification and then she’ll be able to access that website without ever having seen the Password!

This is a quick walk through on how to share a password via LastPass. LastPass will also prompt you automatically to save information for any website where you’ve entered. Your Virtual Assistant will never see your data.

You can also upgrade your LastPass account to Premium so that you can sync across all your devices. If you still feel you require further instructions LastPass conveniently offers a User Manual on their website.

The key thing to remember is that LastPass is convenient, safe and reliable. Now you can safely share passwords with your Virtual Assistant. She can get on with your tasks and you can get on with life!