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Using Instant Messaging for Business
Luck Meets Preparation
A Sensible Approach to Work Life Balance
Cyber-Quick Tip
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August 2007

Dear Client,

Welcome to INNOVATE!, an administrative resource for small business owners. INNOVATE! is a product of Cybertary, a professional Virtual Assisting company. In these monthly emails we will be giving you numerous resources and tips you can use in your business, your home, your office and your life!

Welcome to our August Newsletter. The weather is heating up so stay inside, stay cool and read our articles this month. We help prepare you to build your business and ways to create that work life balance. Also, we provide you some insight on instant messaging.
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Instant Messaging 

When and How to Use It for Business
The world of Instant Messaging (also known as IM) has long since extended itself beyond the angsty chit chat of teenagers. In fact, it's made its mark in the business world, and small and large business alike are finding value this real-time communication technology. 
You may be wondering now how Instant Messaging works and how your business could utilize this technology tool.  Here's some knowledge that might help you figure out if IM is right for your business.

Luck Meets Preparation

Be Prepared for the Wild Magic of Growing a Successful Business  
by Patricia Beckman, Founder and CEO Cybertary
Because the Cybertary business has seen success fairly quickly, I get a lot of questions from new entrepreneurs like, "How did you do it?" or "What's your secret to success?" At first, I found myself stammering a little for an answer that felt authentic. It's not that I had any doubt about the hard work I had put into the business, it's just that there was this critical bit of "magic" that happened along the way as well - and both have been instrumental in Cybertary's success. 

A Sensible Approach to Work Life Balance


By Lorraine Rinker, Principal Careerist - Rinker & Associates
Work-life balance is a popular goal with many people today.  Most will tell you that it is not an easy thing to accomplish, if ever.  It does not happen over night, over a week, or over a month.  It is actually a process that reaches far beyond looking at achieving a "50-50 play/work" lifestyle.  It's about looking at the long term sustainability of yourself in terms of your physical and emotional health.

Cyber-Quick Tip


Force Outlook Menus to Fully Expand Every Time
Any drop down menu in Microsoft Outlook is automatically set up to appear in a shorter form, with the most used commands showing and the others hidden. These other commands can be seen by clicking on the arrow at the bottom of the menu, which expands the menu to full form. However, clicking on the arrow constantly can become a little annoying. To solve this problem, set up Outlook to show full menus all the time.

Here's another practical tip for using Microsoft Outlook:
  1. In the Outlook menu bar, click on Tools and select Customize.
  2. In the Customize dialog box, click the Options tab. Under Personalized Menus and Toolbars, click on the check box next to Always show full menus.
  3. Click on Close, and now menus in Microsoft Outlook will fully expand all the time.

Bonus Tip:
Keep in mind that setting up the menus this way in Outlook will also automatically apply to all other Microsoft Office programs you have installed.

Preview of Upcoming INNOVATE! Newsletters...


  • Time Blocking: Put Balance Back into Your Life
  • Online Banking 
  • Taming Desktop Chaos 
  • Quick Tip - Back-to-School Tips for Parents

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