Real Estate Agents, Stop Calling Me Darn It

Ok, I need to vent. And you, my fine readers, can listen, or rather read. Or not. Whatever. First, I am an ethics lawyer. In my profession, we have a lot of very serious rules. Failure to follow them can get us in a lot of trouble. So I am having a lot of trouble […]

Office 365 Tech Support Makes Me Want to Bang My Head on my Desk

I Hate Office 365 Tech Support   Understand, I don’t use the word hate lightly. There is very little I hate. I don’t like calamari, for example. But I don’t hate it. So maybe I should say I dislike Office 365 tech support. But I really really dislike it. Why? Because it is useless. They […]

Moved to Office 365 Small Business Premium

Office 365 – Everything in the Cloud I have been using Office 365 for my email since it was called BPOS, so for about 2 years now.  This month I decided to go from my $4 per month hosted email solution to the full Small Business Plan. The Business plan is $12.50 per month, or […]

Time is Up – You Can’t File – How To Get a Federal Tax Filing Delay?

How to Get a Free Federal Tax Filing Delay I am not a tax professional. But I am sure familiar with tax form stress. So I thought I would tell you how easy it is to get a federal filing delay. Keep in mind. Filing for a delay does not mean you get away without […]

How Not to Market your Marketing Company

At Lowenthal & Abrams our receptionist takes all phone calls. This means that she can protect everyone from sales calls. And there are a lot of sales calls. However, since I handle aspects of the firm’s marketing, I am often willing to take calls from marketing companies because I feel I can always learn something, […]

Completing a 1099 Misc for Independent Contractors

How to complete a 1099 Misc Online I have been in business for myself for just a few months, since October 2012 to be precise. My focus has been on my firm, Lowenthal & Abrams, and not on consulting, so I haven’t worried about drumming up business, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have any. […]

Presentation – Social Media for Attorneys – Estate and Elder Symposium for PBI

I decided it was time to rework my social media presentation, here is the result. The start addresses concerns for the elderly. The rest of the presentation focuses on how attorneys should use social media for marketing.  This is the powerpoint in preparation for my talk tomorrow and next week at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. […]

Mobile Banking – Depositing Checks by Smart Phone

Mobile Banking by App – Depositing Checks I mentioned a while ago that I picked a new bank  that has a smart phone app. I finally got around to installing and using the app a few weeks ago and I wanted to tell you about my experience. I had a number of checks I had […]

Resolve to Backup your Data

It is absolutely crucial that attorneys, law firms, business people, everyone really, have proper backup protection for their data. That protection should include the following: 1. External hard drive to back up both important files and the hard drive image 2. Cloud based backup for important files, and possibly the hard drive image. I use […]

ABA releases 2013 Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide

I have made many friends during my time as an attorney, but there are two who have taught me an incredible amount and to whom I feel especially close. They are Sharon Nelson and John Simek of Sensei Enterprises. I consider Sharon a mentor, and so when she told me she had released the 2012 […]