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Ericka Chickowski

Ericka Chickowski

Self-described tech geek Ericka Chickowski also writes for Consumers Digest, the Los Angeles Times and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

Building a Business on Storytelling and a Spoken-word GPS

Broadcastr pins people's stories to a map of the world, creating a collective living history.
Technology

Five Tools for a Smarter Business

Smaller companies can enjoy the benefits of business intelligence software without the overhead. Here are a handful of resources that make it happen.
Project Grow

A Business Plan Tool That Helps Size Up Your Odds of Success

Enloop pushes the emotional clouds out of the startup process to give entrepreneurs a clear view of their business plan.
Project Grow

Ways to Back Up Your Smartphone

You know how important it is to back up your business computers--but what about your smartphones? Here are some of the best services and apps for preventing loss.
Project Grow

Six Tips for Surviving a Cyber Security Threat

How to thwart threats to your company's computer system.
Technology

Cybercriminals: A Look at Their World and Their Threat to Business

A disturbing look at the far-reaching depths of the cybercriminal network--and what you can do to make sure the bad element stays out of your company.
Technology

Apple's iPad or the Samsung Galaxy? Small-Business Users Debate

The Samsung Galaxy Tab is one of the first real credible tablet challengers to Apple's iPad. But are its more limited apps a hindrance or an advantage?
Marketing

Why You Shouldn't Wall Off Your Web Content

Content gates hold you back from connecting with customers, says marketing strategist David Meerman Scott.
Project Grow

The Pros and Cons of Cloud-Based Amazon Web Services

In this month's Can't Live With/Can't Live Without column, two business owners explain their opposing views on the remote computing service for web sites.
Marketing

Business Owners Weigh In on Facebook Messaging

Don't be a Zucker. Facebook's new e-mail messaging system might help you better manage your contacts -- or waste your time.
Marketing

Using Online Video to Market Your Business

Use online video to market your business. Here's to hoping you don't have a face only a mother could love.
Technology

MacBook Air: Early Adopters Debate Its Merits

Business users of Apple's new MacBook Air say it's the unit they've been waiting for. But it's price can be a deterrent.

Website Analytics Tool Omniture: Love It or Loathe It

Omniture, a website analytics tool, has legions of fans who use it to understand user behavior metrics and site stats.

Time to Run

Mobile apps that'll track your billable hours.