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SeedSpark Sessions

SeedSpark Sessions

By SeedSpark
SeedSpark Sessions is a podcast from Team SeedSpark, a group of managed IT pros, application development aficionados, and digital marketing masters digging into the latest and greatest in the world of technology and how these new tools are impacting the world of business.
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3 Lessons Learned from the Colonial Pipeline Ransomware Attack
The recent ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline has brought glaring cybersecurity issues into the limelight, showcasing the devastating impact that a ransomware attack can truly have. Today's show explores three lessons that business leaders should learn from the recent ransomware attack to ensure that they don't become the next Colonial Pipeline.  Learn more about SeedSpark: http://seedspark.com Stay up to date on the latest technology innovations and insights: http://blog.seedspark.com Follow SeedSpark! Twitter: http://twitter.com/seedspark Instagram: http://instagram.com/seedsparkclt Facebook: http://linkedin.com/seedspark LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/seedspark
06:27
May 19, 2021
What's the True Cost of a Ransomware Attack?
Ransomware attacks grew in 2020, reaching new heights and impacting millions around the world. Today, we're hitting the highlights of ransomware, covering what it is, why it's more dangerous than other forms of cyberattacks, and how you can defend yourself and your company in the digital world.  Learn more about SeedSpark: http://seedspark.com Stay up to date on the latest technology revolutionizing the digital continuum: http://blog.seedspark.com Follow SeedSpark! Twitter: http://twitter.com/seedspark Instagram: http://instagram.com/seedsparkclt Facebook: http://linkedin.com/seedspark LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/seedspark
07:50
May 18, 2021
Microsoft 365 - A Hub for Team Collaboration
More teams around the world are adopting a hybrid business model. However, without a space, how are employees meant to collaborate with each other? In today's work-from-home world, technology has stepped in to provide the opportunity for a new way to collaborate. Microsoft has driven innovation, creating new opportunities for collaboration in the digital space that bridges the gap between the home and the office through the power of Microsoft 365.  Learn more about SeedSpark, your business growth partner: http://seedspark.com Stay up to date on the latest technology revolutionizing the digital continuum: http://blog.seedspark.com Follow SeedSpark! Twitter: http://twitter.com/seedspark Instagram: http://instagram.com/seedsparkclt Facebook: http://linkedin.com/seedspark LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/seedspark
04:13
May 11, 2021
Meet Microsoft 365 - The Ultimate Productivity Platform
With so many new tools, platforms, and methods competing for our attention each day, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with the amount of options that are out there to help you keep your workday on track. Microsoft Office 365 provides you with all of the tools that you need to work, communicate, and collaborate with your team each day. With a subscription to Office 365, you immediately gain access to over 25 tools that work together to help you work smarter, not harder. Learn more about SeedSpark, your business growth partner: http://seedspark.com Stay up to date on the latest technology revolutionizing the digital continuum: http://blog.seedspark.com Follow SeedSpark on social media! Twitter: http://twitter.com/seedspark Instagram: http://instagram.com/seedsparkclt Facebook: http://linkedin.com/seedspark LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/seedspark
06:07
April 27, 2021
Workplace Trends in 2021 - How Remote Work, Hybrid Workplaces, and Technology Changed the Workplace in 2020
Microsoft has released their Work Trend Index for 2021, sharing data-driven insights into how companies around the world have shifted their strategies to work over the last year and how employee perspectives on work itself are changing throughout 2021. From hybrid workspaces to the goal of a better work-life balance, we're digging into the data and hitting the highlights of how companies, workers, and the idea of work itself has shifted and how it continues to shift each day.  Learn more about SeedSpark, your business growth partner: http://seedspark.com Stay up to date on the latest technology revolutionizing the digital continuum: http://blog.seedspark.com Follow SeedSpark on social media! Twitter: http://twitter.com/seedspark Instagram: http://instagram.com/seedsparkclt Facebook: http://linkedin.com/seedspark LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/seedspark
06:02
April 20, 2021
Top 5 Cybersecurity Threats to Businesses in 2021
Cybersecurity attacks become more complex each year, experimenting with new ways to try and tap into the personal data of people and businesses around the world. Here are the top 5 cybersecurity threats that are targeting small- to medium-sized businesses in 2021. Learn more about SeedSpark, your business growth partner: http://seedspark.com Stay up to date on the latest technology revolutionizing the digital continuum: http://blog.seedspark.com Follow SeedSpark on social media! Twitter: http://twitter.com/seedspark Instagram: http://instagram.com/seedsparkclt Facebook: http://linkedin.com/seedspark LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/seedspark
05:39
April 13, 2021
What Are Social Media Phishing Attacks and How You Can Fight Back
Social media is a major part of the way that we work, meet, and play digitally in our busy modern lives. Unfortunately, attackers are taking advantage of platforms in an attempt to gain access to personal information through malicious posts, fake accounts, and social engineering. On today's episode of SeedSpark Sessions, we are explaining phishing on social media, how it's done, and how you can protect yourself online. Learn more about SeedSpark, your business growth partner: http://seedspark.com Stay up to date on the latest technology revolutionizing the digital continuum: http://blog.seedspark.com Follow SeedSpark! Twitter: http://twitter.com/seedspark Instagram: http://instagram.com/seedsparkclt Facebook: http://linkedin.com/seedspark LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/seedspark Too Cool Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
05:18
April 6, 2021
The Art of Password Theft: Common Hacking Tactics and How to Protect Yourself Online
Your password is the first line of protection against those trying to hack their way into accounts containing your sensitive private data. This episode of SeedSpark Sessions explains some of the common tactics that criminals use to try and gain access to your data and shares simple steps that can be taken to boost your protection and keep yourself safe in the digital world.  Learn more about SeedSpark, your business growth partner: http://seedspark.com Stay up to date on the latest technology revolutionizing the digital continuum: http://blog.seedspark.com Follow SeedSpark! Twitter: http://twitter.com/seedspark Instagram: http://instagram.com/seedsparkclt Facebook: http://linkedin.com/seedspark LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/seedspark Too Cool by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
06:51
March 30, 2021
David R. King - The World of Mergers & Acquisitions in Business
Welcome back to another episode of SeedSpark Sessions! This week, SeedSpark's Director of Managed Services, Anne Seymour was joined by Florida State University's Doctor David R. King. King is the Department Chair and Higdon Professor of Management at Florida State University, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate business strategy. He has a broad depth of knowledge on the M&A industry, innovation, corporate entrepreneurship, technology, and more. Anne, a Florida State University alumnus herself, sat down with Doctor King to share more on mergers and acquisitions, specifically focusing on items to consider when planning a transaction, the emotional impact of an acquisition on small to medium sized businesses, the impact of COVID-19 on the industry, and more. Follow SeedSpark! Twitter: http://twitter.com/seedspark Instagram: http://instagram.com/seedsparkclt Facebook: http://linkedin.com/seedspark LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/seedspark
24:28
March 23, 2021
Email Spoofing - What It Is, Why It's Done, and How to Protect Yourself
Email spoofing is a clever method that online attackers use to try and trick users into sharing some of their most sensitive data, potentially putting everything from account access to your entire identity at risk. We're sharing more about email spoofing, covering everything from what it is and why it's done to how you can stay safe and secure during your everyday emailing.  Learn more about SeedSpark, your business growth partner: http://seedspark.com Stay up to date on the latest technology revolutionizing the digital continuum: http://blog.seedspark.com Follow SeedSpark! Twitter: http://twitter.com/seedspark Instagram: http://instagram.com/seedsparkclt Facebook: http://linkedin.com/seedspark LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/seedspark
06:21
March 9, 2021
Microsoft Integrations and Automation - How Technology is Shaping the Future of Work
The pace of work is moving faster than ever before, sped up by the breakneck pace of technology advancements constantly iterating, improving, and revolutionizing the way that people get work done each day. As one of the world's leading business technology and productivity platforms, Microsoft is powering companies in every industry to communicate, connect, and collaborate more easily than ever before. Now, Formstack has launched a Power Automate integration, connecting their Formstack Platform of dynamic forms and documents directly with the world of Microsoft. We sat down with Brandon Batton and Gabe Caldwell to talk more about the tech, but now we're joined by Anne Seymour, Brandon Billstrand, and Zak Pines to discuss the true impact of this technology on the workplace.  Get to know Formstack! https://formstack.com Learn more about SeedSpark: http://seedspark.com Stay up to date on the latest technology revolutionizing the digital continuum: http://blog.seedspark.com Follow SeedSpark and Formstack! SeedSpark Twitter: http://twitter.com/seedspark Formstack Twitter: http://twitter.com/formstack SeedSpark Instagram: http://instagram.com/seedsparkclt Formstack Instagram: http://instagram.com/formstack
21:08
March 2, 2021
Microsoft Integrations That Make a Difference - SeedSpark x Formstack
SeedSpark and Formstack are coming together, maximizing the power of data in today's modern workplace! After a few months of hands-on time with Formstack's tools and Microsoft integrations, we've found a few standout ways that Formstack is changing our workflows and helping us pass benefits along to those that we serve. From Forms and Documents to digital signatures, let's explore a few of the ways that Formstack is helping #ReimagineYourWork! Get to know Formstack! https://formstack.com Learn more about SeedSpark: http://seedspark.com Stay up to date on the latest technology revolutionizing the digital continuum: http://blog.seedspark.com Follow SeedSpark and Formstack! SeedSpark Twitter: http://twitter.com/seedspark Formstack Twitter: http://twitter.com/formstack SeedSpark Instagram: http://instagram.com/seedsparkclt Formstack Instagram: http://instagram.com/formstack
06:37
February 16, 2021
Formstack's Microsoft Integrations - How Formstack and SeedSpark Are Building a Better Way to Work
Last week, SeedSpark and Formstack announced a new partnership alongside Formstack's integrations with Microsoft Power Automate! This week, we're sitting down with Formstack's Director of Partnerships, Gabe Caldwell, and SeedSpark's Lead Application Developer, Brandon Batton, to share more about these new integrations and the many ways that our team is coming together to you reimagine your work.  Get to know Formstack! https://formstack.com Learn more about SeedSpark: http://seedspark.com Stay up to date on the latest technology revolutionizing the digital continuum: http://blog.seedspark.com Follow SeedSpark and Formstack! SeedSpark Twitter: http://twitter.com/seedspark Formstack Twitter: http://twitter.com/formstack SeedSpark Instagram: http://instagram.com/seedsparkclt Formstack Instagram: http://instagram.com/formstack
21:26
February 9, 2021
Why Backup Internet is Important for SMBs
Backup internet may seem like overkill for a small business, but it's important to consider the cost of downtime and the loss of opportunities that lacking a connection can bring on a company. Today's episode of SeedSpark Sessions digs into the importance of staying connected and how a supplemental internet connection can ensure that you never lose contact with your team or your clients.   Learn more about SeedSpark, your business growth partner: http://seedspark.com Stay up to date on the latest technology revolutionizing the digital continuum: http://blog.seedspark.com Follow SeedSpark! Twitter: http://twitter.com/seedspark Instagram: http://instagram.com/seedsparkclt Facebook: http://linkedin.com/seedspark LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/seedspark
04:54
February 2, 2021
7 Types of Phishing Attacks - Identifying Threats & Protecting Your Data
While there are plenty of software solutions providing cutting-edge email security, understanding how to identify and defend yourself against phishing scams is an important part of keeping your data safe online. This week's episode of SeedSpark Sessions digs deeper into the various types of phishing, how to identify them, and how to protect yourself online.  Learn more about SeedSpark, your business growth partner: http://seedspark.com      Stay up to date on the latest technology revolutionizing the digital continuum: http://blog.seedspark.com      Follow SeedSpark! Twitter: http://twitter.com/seedspark   Instagram: http://instagram.com/seedsparkclt   Facebook: http://linkedin.com/seedspark   LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/seedspark
07:54
January 26, 2021
Cloud Storage: What It Is, How It Works, and How It Can Improve Your Workflow
In the last 10 years, cloud-based storage solutions have become a huge part of the way that data is shared, stored, and used in our daily lives. Joseph Atkins, SeedSpark's Technical Operations Director, shares insights on the world of cloud storage and how it has grown from experimental tech to the powerhouse of productivity that it is today. From managing our most significant digital memories to acting as the foundation of data storage for businesses around the world, the power of the cloud is helping engineers create a framework of the future that will help bolster and build industries for decades to come.  Learn more about SeedSpark, your business growth partner: http://seedspark.com Stay up to date on the latest technology revolutionizing the digital continuum: http://blog.seedspark.com Follow SeedSpark! Twitter: http://twitter.com/seedspark Instagram: http://instagram.com/seedsparkclt Facebook: http://linkedin.com/seedspark LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/seedspark
30:48
January 19, 2021
Tech to Help Crush Your New Year's Resolutions
New year, new you! If you're setting resolutions for the year ahead, you may want to make technology into your plan for success! From changing personal habits to building new ones, here are several ways that you can introduce technology and set yourself up for success in the year ahead! Learn more about SeedSpark: http://seedspark.com Stay up to date on the latest technology revolutionizing the digital continuum: http://blog.seedspark.com Follow SeedSpark! Twitter: http://twitter.com/seedspark Instagram: http://instagram.com/seedsparkclt Facebook: http://linkedin.com/seedspark LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/seedspark
05:19
December 29, 2020
Making the Most of Technology During the Holiday Season
Technology comes in handy throughout the year, but there are plenty of ways that it can help make your holiday season even brighter! As we find ourselves in the middle of the holiday season, let's check out some of the ways that tech you already have can lend a hand and bring your family together this holiday season. 🎄 Learn more about SeedSpark: http://seedspark.com Stay up to date on the latest technology revolutionizing the digital continuum: http://blog.seedspark.com Follow SeedSpark! Twitter: http://twitter.com/seedspark Instagram: http://instagram.com/seedsparkclt Facebook: http://linkedin.com/seedspark LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/seedspark
04:01
December 22, 2020
IT Tips and Tricks - Dodge Your Technical Difficulties!
Technology issues are a common part of our modern digital lives, but these simple steps can help you dodge the technical support queue and get up and running faster the next time something goes awry. While there is no easy one-step solution for every issue, these are a handful of ways to handle your next problem to save time - and potentially money - on your technology. Learn more about SeedSpark: http://seedspark.com Stay up to date on the latest technology revolutionizing the digital continuum: http://blog.seedspark.com Follow SeedSpark! Twitter: http://twitter.com/seedspark Instagram: http://instagram.com/seedsparkclt Facebook: http://linkedin.com/seedspark LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/seedspark
05:14
December 15, 2020
Google Workspace vs Office 365 - Why Microsoft is the Clear Winner
In the business world, there are plenty of choices when it comes to finding a better way to work each day. For many, the choice comes down to Google Workspace and Microsoft Office 365, two families of software that are providing plenty of value for each person. At SeedSpark, we believe in Microsoft and stand by its status as the better option that provides more versatility for those that are seeking to accomplish more throughout their work week.  Learn more about SeedSpark, your business growth partner: http://seedspark.com Stay up to date on the latest technology revolutionizing the digital continuum: http://blog.seedspark.com Follow SeedSpark! Twitter: http://twitter.com/seedspark Instagram: http://instagram.com/seedsparkclt Facebook: http://linkedin.com/seedspark LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/seedspark
04:14
December 1, 2020
Why Does Your Website Need an SSL Certificate?
SSL certificates are an important element in modern online security, ensuring that the websites that you visit each day are backed by industry standards that help protect your information and your data. We're diving into the purpose behind these certificates and why it's a measure that any company with an online presence should take. A small investment can go a long way in winning the trust of clients and keeping your data secure in the digital space.  Learn more about SeedSpark, your business growth partner: http://seedspark.com Stay up to date on the latest technology revolutionizing the digital continuum: http://blog.seedspark.com Follow SeedSpark! Twitter: http://twitter.com/seedspark Instagram: http://instagram.com/seedsparkclt Facebook: http://linkedin.com/seedspark LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/seedspark
03:34
November 24, 2020
Why Microsoft Teams is a More Secure Choice for Company Communication
In today's work-from-home world, ensuring that your communication platform is secure helps provide peace of mind and keep your most confidential data out of the hands of malicious hackers. Today's episode of SeedSpark Sessions digs into some of the most important security features that Microsoft brings in their communication and collaboration platform - many of which are built into the very foundation of the software itself.  Learn more about SeedSpark, your business growth partner: http://seedspark.com Stay up to date on the latest technology revolutionizing the digital continuum: http://blog.seedspark.com Follow SeedSpark! Twitter: http://twitter.com/seedspark Instagram: http://instagram.com/seedsparkclt Facebook: http://linkedin.com/seedspark LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/seedspark
04:27
November 17, 2020
Why Some Companies Never See a Return on Technology Investment
In the world of business, companies around the world collectively invest billions of dollars into revitalizing their technology and developing new software solutions powered by AI. For many of these companies, they see little to no return on investment - why? In short, technology is only one piece of the equation. When paired with the right business processes and training, technology is foundational in building the future of your business - but only when it's used to its fullest potential.  Learn more about SeedSpark, your business growth partner: http://seedspark.com Stay up to date on the latest technology revolutionizing the digital continuum: http://blog.seedspark.com Follow SeedSpark! Twitter: http://twitter.com/seedspark Instagram: http://instagram.com/seedsparkclt Facebook: http://linkedin.com/seedspark LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/seedspark
04:07
November 3, 2020
5 Social Engineering Awareness Tips to Keep You Safe Online
Social engineering attacks are on the rise, potentially putting your data at risk - if you don't know the warning signs. Today's episode of SeedSpark Sessions covers five major signs of social engineering attacks to help you identify malicious messages and keep yourself protected in the digital space. Learn more about SeedSpark, your business growth partner: http://seedspark.com Stay up to date on the latest technology revolutionizing the digital continuum: http://blog.seedspark.com Follow SeedSpark! Twitter: http://twitter.com/seedspark Instagram: http://instagram.com/seedsparkclt Facebook: http://linkedin.com/seedspark LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/seedspark
04:07
October 21, 2020
Modernizing a Modern Business - Meet the Transformation Continuum
Transforming a business goes beyond technology. The key is implementing the right technology, leveraging the tools that make the most sense for each unique situation for each individual client. It's that factor that helps modernize modern business, ensuring that business processes are optimized and technology is running at peak performance to bring the most value to the workplace each and every day. This podcast is the story of SeedSpark and WB Moore, a partnership that continues to leverage the power of advanced technology, in-depth training, and automation to help their team work smarter each day.  Learn more about SeedSpark, your business growth partner: http://seedspark.com      Stay up to date on the latest technology revolutionizing the digital continuum: http://blog.seedspark.com      Follow SeedSpark! Twitter: http://twitter.com/seedspark   Instagram: http://instagram.com/seedsparkclt   Facebook: http://linkedin.com/seedspark   LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/seedspark
04:06
October 6, 2020
Outlook on Mac Finally Gets the Makeover It Deserves
Microsoft is launching a new version of Outlook for Mac, packed with tons of enhancements! A new design, more fluid functionality, and plenty of quality of life improvements are revamping users' workdays to create an experience that goes beyond just getting the job done. Today we're hitting the highlights, explaining the features and sharing screenshots of what's coming soon from the Microsoft team in Redmond, Washington!   Learn more about SeedSpark, your business growth partner: http://seedspark.com   Stay up to date on the latest technology revolutionizing the digital continuum: http://blog.seedspark.com   Follow SeedSpark!  Twitter: http://twitter.com/seedspark Instagram: http://instagram.com/seedsparkclt Facebook: http://linkedin.com/seedspark LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/seedspark
05:06
September 29, 2020
Digging Deeper with Your Data – Meet Microsoft Power BI
With companies and employees generating an incredible amount of data each day, many teams are leaving opportunities on the table by not leveraging the true power of their organization's data. Through Microsoft Power BI - aka "Business Intelligence" - teams around the world are able to capture, analyze, and visualize data that helps every member of an organization make smarter data-driven decisions that can help elevate the future of their entire team.  Learn more about SeedSpark, your business growth partner: http://seedspark.com Stay up to date on the latest technology revolutionizing the digital continuum: http://blog.seedspark.com Follow SeedSpark! Twitter: http://twitter.com/seedspark Instagram: http://instagram.com/seedsparkclt Facebook: http://linkedin.com/seedspark LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/seedspark
09:20
September 15, 2020
Microsoft is Shutting Down Internet Explorer - Here's What It Means for You
After a rocky 25 year history, Microsoft is finally moving on from Internet Explorer. While it's been surpassed by Firefox, Google Chrome, and even Microsoft's own Edge browser, many users still rely on IE for everything from browsing the web to running custom web applications each day. Thankfully, Microsoft is gradually winding down support and security updates over the next year while also introducing additional compatibility modes that will create a seamless transition for many users and teams around the world as they move into the modern age of internet browsing.  Learn more about SeedSpark, your business growth partner: http://seedspark.com Stay up to date on the latest technology revolutionizing the digital continuum: http://blog.seedspark.com Follow SeedSpark! Twitter: http://twitter.com/seedspark Instagram: http://instagram.com/seedsparkclt Facebook: http://linkedin.com/seedspark LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/seedspark 
05:03
September 1, 2020
What is Windows 10 in S Mode and Should You Use It?
When you're searching for affordable entry-level laptops, you'll notice an interesting twist on Microsoft's operating system - Windows 10 in S Mode. Today's episode of SeedSpark Sessions focuses on the differences between Windows 10 and Windows 10 in S Mode to help you choose which is right for you!  Learn more about SeedSpark, your business growth partner: http://seedspark.com Stay up to date on the latest technology revolutionizing the digital continuum: http://blog.seedspark.com Follow SeedSpark! Twitter: http://twitter.com/seedspark Instagram: http://instagram.com/seedsparkclt Facebook: http://linkedin.com/seedspark LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/seedspark
05:52
August 25, 2020
Meet the Microsoft Family - The ULTIMATE Productivity Software for Your Business
Finding the best tools to boost workplace productivity can be a challenge. With so many different pieces of software competing for our computers, Office 365 still stands out from the competition. With tried and true tools like Word and Excel alongside new additions like Teams and To Do, Microsoft has created a collection of programs that work together to create a simpler way to work, life, and play each day.  Learn more about SeedSpark, your business growth partner: http://seedspark.com Stay up to date on the latest technology revolutionizing the digital continuum: http://blog.seedspark.com Follow SeedSpark! Twitter: http://twitter.com/seedspark Instagram: http://instagram.com/seedsparkclt Facebook: http://linkedin.com/seedspark LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/seedspark
06:21
August 18, 2020
Microsoft Edge is Finally a Browser Worth Your Time
Originally meant to replace Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge was originally seen as a vehicle to install Google Chrome or Mozilla's Firefox. Now, Microsoft has relaunched Edge after rebuilding it entirely on Chromium. With features, performance, and functionality that finally rival the tech sector's leading browsers, Microsoft Edge is finally a browser that can directly compete - and win - against Google Chrome. Learn more about SeedSpark, your business growth partner: http://seedspark.com Stay up to date on the latest technology revolutionizing the digital continuum: http://blog.seedspark.com Follow SeedSpark! Twitter: http://twitter.com/seedspark Instagram: http://instagram.com/seedsparkclt Facebook: http://linkedin.com/seedspark LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/seedspark
06:57
August 11, 2020
5 Ways Office 365 Boosts Your Business' Productivity
Microsoft's Office 365 productivity suite has grown to become a staple of communication and collaboration in companies around the world. Today we're sharing five ways that Office 365 can benefit the way that your team works. It's not about changing your business' processes, it's about using the technology we have at our disposal to work smarter.  Learn more about SeedSpark, your business growth partner: http://seedspark.com Stay up to date on the latest technology revolutionizing the digital continuum: http://blog.seedspark.com Follow SeedSpark! Twitter: http://twitter.com/seedspark Instagram: http://instagram.com/seedsparkclt Facebook: http://linkedin.com/seedspark LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/seedspark
07:58
August 4, 2020
Working Remotely for Good - Transitioning to Working from Home 24/7
With 2020 being a year unlike any other, working remotely has been at the forefront of the minds of employees and business owners around the world. While SeedSpark is back in the office - practicing proper social distancing, of course - our team has adopted a hybrid approach. While some employees are in the office and others are local but remote, others have made much larger transitions. Nichole Nowell, SeedSpark's Client Relationships Manager, moved to Massachusetts to be closer to her family while still staying on with our team here in North Carolina. Nichole shares more about her experience with remote work technology, the benefits of her new schedule, and how she believes that future workplaces will be defined by the changes we're experiencing now.  Learn more about SeedSpark, your business growth partner: http://seedspark.com Stay up to date on the latest technology revolutionizing the digital continuum: http://blog.seedspark.com Follow SeedSpark! Twitter: http://twitter.com/seedspark Instagram: http://instagram.com/seedsparkclt Facebook: http://linkedin.com/seedspark LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/seedspark Too Cool by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
11:31
July 28, 2020
Shifts in Microsoft Teams - Supporting Frontline Workers Around the World
Microsoft Teams has become a basic part of team communication for companies around the world. For frontline workers, Shifts in Microsoft Teams is able to keep your entire team up to date on the weekly schedule, allows collaboration between coworkers, and ensures that every shift knows what they're facing when they walk into work each day. In this episode of SeedSpark Sessions, we cover the benefits of the tool and how it can take your organization to the next level.  Learn more about SeedSpark, your business growth partner: http://seedspark.com Stay up to date on the latest technology revolutionizing the digital continuum: http://blog.seedspark.com Follow SeedSpark! Twitter: http://twitter.com/seedspark Instagram: http://instagram.com/seedsparkclt Facebook: http://linkedin.com/seedspark LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/seedspark Too Cool by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
05:12
July 2, 2020
How CEOs Use Social Media - An Interview with SeedSpark's Chad Jenkins
Nailing down an audience can be a tricky task for social media marketers. How do you connect with a company's leaders - the decision-makers that your team wants to connect with? Instead of playing the guessing game, let's ask one. Chad Jenkins is a lifelong serial entrepreneur with a passion for finding new opportunities. We talk more about his favorite platforms, the content that he searches for, and the perception of other businesses in the digital space.  Learn more about SeedSpark, your business growth partner: http://seedspark.com Stay up to date on the latest technology revolutionizing the digital continuum: http://blog.seedspark.com Follow SeedSpark! Twitter: http://twitter.com/seedspark Instagram: http://instagram.com/seedsparkclt Facebook: http://linkedin.com/seedspark LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/seedspark Too Cool by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
13:30
June 19, 2020
Building Better Branding - Graphic Design, Modern Marketing, and How They Can Boost Your Business
In our fast-paced digital world, marketing and design are constantly evolving. From new mediums to innovative design technology, designers are constantly searching for the latest ways to evolve a brand and to help reach an ever-growing online audience. Taylor Dolinger joined SeedSpark as a Graphic Designer, then going on to become Director of Marketing. She explains her history as a graphic designer, how the craft has and continues to evolve, and why branding is more important for a business than ever before. We hope you enjoy this episode of SeedSpark Sessions!     Learn more about SeedSpark, your business growth partner: http://seedspark.com   Stay up to date on the latest technology revolutionizing the digital continuum: http://blog.seedspark.com   Follow SeedSpark!  Twitter: http://twitter.com/seedspark  Instagram: http://instagram.com/seedsparkclt  Facebook: http://linkedin.com/seedspark  LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/seedspark   Too Cool Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
12:35
June 12, 2020
4 Reasons Why Businesses Should Be On Social Media in 2020
In our digital age, social media is a direct link to millions of people around the world who are constantly learning, sharing, and discovering. For companies on the fence about getting started with social media, creating an online presence is an opportunity to connect with existing clients and reach new ones both locally and around the world. Learn more about SeedSpark, your business growth partner: http://seedspark.com Stay up to date on the latest technology revolutionizing the digital continuum: http://blog.seedspark.com   Follow SeedSpark!  Twitter: http://twitter.com/seedspark  Instagram: http://instagram.com/seedsparkclt  Facebook: http://linkedin.com/seedspark  LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/seedspark Too Cool by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)  Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0  http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
05:25
June 5, 2020
5 Tips to Improve SEO in 2020 (and Beyond)
Search Engine Optimization, otherwise known as SEO, is a fundamental part of digital marketing for modern businesses striving to make the most out of the power of technology and the connectivity of social media. This week, I talked with our web development team to create a list of five fundamental tips that improve SEO ranks and drive more traffic back to your business.  Check out our blog for more information: http://blog.seedspark.com/blog/seo_2020 Follow SeedSpark!  Twitter: http://twitter.com/seedspark  Instagram: http://instagram.com/seedsparkclt  Facebook: http://linkedin.com/seedspark  LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/seedspark Music Attributions: Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
05:28
May 22, 2020
Building a Website in 2020 - Why Our Web Developers Choose WordPress
After becoming a thriving industry over the last 30 years, having a robust web presence has become a staple expectation for modern businesses. SeedSpark partners with businesses throughout their unique digital transformation, designing and developing websites that connect companies with the online world. Joe Pease, a web developer with over 10 years of experience, joins us to talk more about why WordPress provides all of the tools that a team needs to create comprehensive website solutions for businesses across a variety of industries.    Learn more about SeedSpark, your business growth partner: http://seedspark.com   Stay up to date on the latest technology revolutionizing the digital continuum: http://blog.seedspark.com   Follow SeedSpark!  Twitter: http://twitter.com/seedspark  Instagram: http://instagram.com/seedsparkclt  Facebook: http://linkedin.com/seedspark  LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/seedspark   Music: Too Cool by Kevin MacLeod  Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4534-too-cool  License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
14:41
May 15, 2020
Why WordPress is the Best Website Builder in 2020
SeedSpark's web development team agrees that WordPress is, by far, the standout leader in website builders in 2020. From intuitive plugins to SEO optimization, WordPress provides developers with the tools that they need to design a website based around a business' brand and the way that they work. Learn more about SeedSpark and get in touch with our team at http://seedspark.com. Stay up to date on the latest technology revolutionizing the digital continuum: http://blog.seedspark.com   Follow SeedSpark!  Twitter: http://twitter.com/seedspark  Instagram: http://instagram.com/seedsparkclt  Facebook: http://linkedin.com/seedspark  LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/seedspark
06:03
May 7, 2020
Parenting During a Quarantine – Balancing Work and Life in a “Work from Home” World
Addy Emery, SeedSpark's Director of Sales, sits down on this week's episode of SeedSpark Sessions to discuss what it's been like maintaining a balance while working from home during the coronavirus pandemic. From striking a work/life balance to staying active indoors, Emery shares plenty of tips for navigating the strange new normal that we find ourselves in during 2020.  Twitter: http://twitter.com/seedspark Instagram: http://instagram.com/seedsparkclt Facebook: http://facebook.com/seedspark http://seedspark.com
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May 1, 2020
EIDL and PPP - Help for Small Businesses Impacted by the Coronavirus
SeedSpark CEO Chad Jenkins joins us to speak more about the options presented to small businesses grappling with financial difficulties in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. EIDL and PPP are two options that can be incredibly beneficial to business owners across the country.    PPP Resources: https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/paycheck-protection-program-ppp  EIDL Resources: https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/economic-injury-disaster-loan-emergency-advance  Forbes Coverage of the Difference Between Each: https://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/2020/04/09/what-you-need-to-know-to-about-applying-for-a-covid-19-economic-injury-disaster-loan-eidl/#6625380c4a50   Learn more about SeedSpark, your business growth partner: http://seedspark.com  Stay up to date on the latest technology revolutionizing the digital continuum: http://blog.seedspark.com   Follow SeedSpark!  Twitter: http://twitter.com/seedspark  Instagram: http://instagram.com/seedsparkclt  Facebook: http://linkedin.com/seedspark  LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/seedspark   Music courtesy of BenSound: Learn more at bensound.com
18:23
April 15, 2020
Working From Home - Running Remote Meetings
Joe Pease, SeedSpark's Digital Marketing Manager, joins us to talk about our first digital "All Hands" meeting. This monthly company-wide meeting is already hectic in-person, but how is it now that our company is working remotely as a result of the coronavirus? We cover what worked well and what could be improved to better connect and collaborate out of the office. Visit us online and learn more about our services and the SeedSpark team! http://seedspark.com
12:54
April 8, 2020