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Mullet for May

Like many, COVID-19 has inspired my sense of community, company-mission and importance of team. That combined with too much social isolation and you end up with…a mullet!  I threw out the challenge to the Pod last week: let’s raise some money for the Rapid...

The journey of 20 years

Twenty years into this business that I named Smart Dolphins and I continue to learn something new almost every day. A journey like this is interesting in that the landscape changes as we travel. We need to adapt to what the new realities demand of us at any given...

Ergonomics for working from home

As the risk of injury increases when you perform repetitive motions and potentially work in awkward and uncomfortable positions, we would like to share some tips on remaining healthy. Symptoms of injury may appear suddenly, or they may appear gradually over weeks,...

Improve the performance of your personal computer

So, you are working from home, and using your personal computer to connect into the office. Are your programs taking a long time to load? Are your clicks not registering? Is typing slow to show up?  Below is a list of quick and easy ways you can troubleshoot on your...

Don’t let your guard down

The email shared above made it through our spam filter, and it would probably get through yours. Unfortunately, there is only so much you can do technologically to block spam, phishing and spear phishing emails. Here are a few ways that you can protect your team from...

Increase your home Internet speed

Are you working from home right now? Chances are, you could be getting a better connection out of your home Internet connection with these simple tips. First things first, get a benchmark of what your current Internet speed is. Go to speedtest.net and perform a quick...

Covid-19 Community Business Outlook Survey

My crystal ball has never been that trustworthy, but I could sure use a little clairvoyance right about now. How about you? We all wish we had a better sense of what the future holds for our business community, as we all go flying through this Covid-19 crisis....

Microsoft Teams: The Game Changer

Smart Dolphins has been pumped about Microsoft Teams for a while now. I am sure many have heard some of the fanfare, so I won’t repeat the general propaganda here. What I would like to offer is my view on Teams from a leadership perspective. We are encouraging our...

Password-protect your Zoom Meetings

As many businesses have experienced, Covid-19 forced us to quickly make a shift in the way that we conduct business. By mid-March, we moved all our in-person training sessions online. While we have been using Teams internally with great success and have provided...