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Growing our businesses and our stories one day at a time


Building our businesses and our stories
one day at a time

New Year Bonus: Password Protection

Password protection is a big deal with the recent LastPass data breach that has prompted media outlets to tell readers to find alternatives. And it's 2023 now, so it's a good time to visit what you're doing with passwords and protecting yourself online in the new...

January Focus: Memento Mori

Memento mori is a Latin phrase that means "remember you must die." This first blog post of 2023 was published on January 3. According to my Grandiloquent Word of the Day 2023 calendar, today is Memento Mori Day. That reminder and the arrival of a new year focused me...

September Focus: LinkedIn

It's been a long time since I've blogged because I haven't had the energy to blog on a regular basis. My body gave me pneumonia this spring and I'm still dealing with the aftereffects. The good news is that the infection is gone and I'm still able to get things done...

Beware of LinkedIn phishers

Beware of LinkedIn phishers who can come in a variety of guises. It's easy for them to learn what business you're in, and then they use fake accounts to connect. When they do, they'll try to set up a relationship with you so they can get your data. In my case, I get...

Don’t use Gmail for your business

Don't use Gmail for your business. I see businesses use Gmail all the time, and it has to stop. Why? After all, Gmail is available for free and Google is a massive company. So, what's the problem? There are several problems that you may not have thought about before....

About Eric Butow

Eric is the owner of Butow Communications Group (BCG) in Jackson, California, which offers online marketing ROI improvement services for businesses. Eric has authored or co-authored 43 books and has also developed and taught networking, computing, and usability courses for Ed2Go, Virtual Training Company, California State University, Sacramento, and Udemy.

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As TikTok Teeters…
This article Eric wrote for talks about the state of TikTok and its major competitors as of August 31, 2020.

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