Kirk McElhearn

Kirk McElhearn has been writing about technology and business for more than 15 years. He has written for national publications, has authored or co-authored more than two dozen books about technology, and writes for a number of publications and blogs. Find out more about Kirk on his blog Kirkville, or follow him on Twitter @mcelhearn.

Business Plan Outline

What Your Business Plan Should Include

Your business plan is what you prepare to explain what your business hopes to achieve and how you plan to accomplish your goals. When people want to get serious about investing in your idea, they need to see something concrete. Here's what your business plan should include.

Phishing Awareness for Businesses

Think Before You Click: Phishing Awareness for Businesses

There are many types of computer security threats that businesses need to be aware of, but one of the most serious is phishing. Know the risks and how to protect your business from phishing attempts.

The value of daydreaming

Letting Your Mind Go Free: The Value of Daydreaming

Science has shown that daydreaming for even a few minutes helps people come up with new ideas, and be more creative. Even daydreaming during meetings has benefits.

Why Your Business Should Go Paperless

Why Your Business Should Go Paperless

Businesses are built on documents. As these documents pile up, they take up space, and you spend a lot of time looking for the right one. As much as possible, it's a good practice to store digital versions of documents and shred the paper. Here's why your business should go paperless.

Let employees work from home

Why It’s Productive to Let Employees Work from Home

Should you let your employees work from home? Businesses that allow working from home have found that remote employees are more productive. Here’s why.

Password Manager

Stay Efficient and Organized with a Password Manager

As our dependence on online accounts has increased, so have the options for protecting our data. Password Managers provide you with the tools to create memorable passwords and to fill them in quickly and efficiently, when you need them.

Book Review Venture Deals

Book Review – Venture Deals, by Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson

Business Book Review: We look at "Venture Deals," by Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson. Why read Venture Deals? It helps you understand the term sheet, and can be your reference guide to funding.

Tablet vs Laptop

Tablet vs. Laptop: Pros and Cons of Replacing a Laptop with a Tablet

With the power and flexibility of today's tablets, do you really need a laptop? Can you do all or most of the work you need with a tablet? In this article, we look at the pros and cons of replacing a laptop with a tablet.