Author Archives: axbean

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Hoop Dreams? Selling to the Government

    Love paperwork? Get Certified and Start Selling to the Government. So after you read my blog post, Want to sell to the government? Cra, cra, you went ahead down the darkened staircase and gave registering with the government a try.  Going through the treacherous process, where there were moments where even hardened warriors […]

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Editing on Periscope, Check it out

Editing a video on Periscope Robert is creating and editing a Microsoft Excel training video and wanted to let you all in to see the making of one of our videos on Periscope. The finished video is a visual companion of a blog post titled “What you see is not what gets printed.” Got only […]

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Want to sell to the government? Cra Cra

Selling to the government worth the frustration? Photo credit vid.io Here’s a thought that I had a while back that I’m hoping won’t be the biggest time waster for my small business is selling our services to the government. It sounds so easy, just register and you will get to bid on projects and generate […]

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Excel In 2-D

The many sides of Microsoft Excel How many of you realize that Excel in its basic form is a two-dimensional bit of software and that human error can be prevented if treating Excel as such? While Excel can be user-friendly with its ready-made templates and the litany of tools, all that freedom doesn’t mean you’ll […]

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What you see is not what gets printed

What is seen on screen doesn’t always match the printed version I know that no software program is perfect, but there are times in Microsoft Access that there’s a lingering feeling that there has been hidden roadblocks purposely put in the program to make you want to continually hit your head against the wall. One such […]

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Introvert and the dreaded sales

A Business introvert is never have to do sales. Yeah right. Okay, I admit it, I’m a full blow introvert. And here I am running a business when I rather work behind my laptop. So of course, the one thing I dread more than any part of running a business is going out and promoting […]

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Marriage of Construction and Data

Industry entering the 21st with data analysis Originally I didn’t think of how much data technology is used in construction. Recently we spoke to Tracy, Senior Contract Services Officer with the State Department of General Services, who informed us that actually there is quite a lot of data mining and analysis in the construction field […]

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Mini story on Excel vs Access

Excel is popular but ignoring Access may not be so smart The more I know about Access, the less I understand why Excel is so popular. Let’s say you want to add more accessories to your wardrobe, so you’re choosing between two closet organizers: Excel The Expensive and Access The Easy. Now all of your […]

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Downtown parking using Excel

Using basic Excel to find a downtown parking space Heading to downtown Sacramento to get some lunch. My inner Excel turns on as I enter the rows and columns of numbers and letters. Using my memory of past visits with finding not only the closest parking space, different meter times and the time of day. […]

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Mr. Bunny Does Data Analysis

Using Mr. Bunny to explain how data analysis works Getting myself more familiar with what Access and Excel can do for businesses. I know there will be a time when someone will ask “what’s the deal with information technology and why is it so darn special?” So with my, ahem master art skills, I created  […]