How To Write a Good Business Message

Most places of work require us to send messages to our co-workers and bosses. While writing to your co-workers may be a little more relaxed then writing to your boss, there still should be a common theme in your business message. That theme should be professionalism.

Subject Line – Your subject line should be to the point and relevant to the message. With the amount of e-mails that your recipient gets in a day, they may delete a message that has a subject line that says ‘Hey!’ or ‘What’s Up?!’ thinking that it’s just a nonsense e-mail that you sent out. If the message was really about an upcoming project deadline, then you are risking their job. So if the message is about an upcoming project deadline, then write that in the subject line.

Also, avoid writing your whole message just in the subject line. I have seen people who write ‘Your upcoming project deadline is Monday’ and then when you open the message they haven’t wrote anything else. This screams unprofessional and it is very annoying to say the least. So if you want your peers to like you at the end of the day, take the time to write a small and pleasant message where a message should be written.

Double Check Your Recipient Address – Too many times an e-mail can get sent to the wrong person. That person may disregard the e-mail or not bother forwarding it to the right person, even if they see the mistake you made. Some people take a “It’s not my responsibility!” attitude, and the truth is you will be the one to blame for it. So, take the time to check that your message is going where you intend it to go.

Keep The Message to The Point – Don’t write in a bunch of irrelevant information when writing business messages. The person you sent it to has probably had to wade their way through many messages already, and if yours is all over the place it could frustrate them and annoy them, which is not what you want from your boss or co-worker. Keep it to the point and on topic.

Put All The Relevant Details In It – Do not leave out some important points that should be in the message because you assume the recipient already knows those points. They may need to forward your message to someone who does not know all the little details that you left out, and if it’s to someone higher up the cooperate ladder, they may think you do not know what you are talking about or don’t have a good grasp on what is happening. Always keep all relevant and important points in the message.

Leave Negative Comments Out – Even if you are writing to your best buddy down the hall do not include negative comments. Messages have a way of being seen by other people, and it will be hard to deny calling Maggie a lazy worker if it’s clearly written in a message by you.

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Atlanta, Geogia (PRWEB) June 11, 2013

Whether it’s for business or pleasure, even a minor mishap can ruin a trip. The following travel tips from will help insure a disaster free travel experience.

Don’t Overdo It

Don’t over-pack. With ever increasing airline baggage fees, lugging around hefty luggage can be tiring and expensive. Check the local weather and pack what “will” be needed not what “might” be needed.

Don’t over-plan, attempting to do so much that you end up too tired to enjoy it. Schedule at least a little down time. Sometimes the best memories start where the itinerary ends.

Arriving at the airport “just in time” can be a disaster. Printing a boarding pass at home doesn’t guarantee a smooth and speedy boarding procedure. Assume there will be security or other delays. Leaving too little time between flight connections can also be a gamble. Consider two hours between flights a minimum.

Electronics and How to Protect Them

Don’t end a vacation with a triple digit phone bill due to unexpected roaming charges. Reread phone plans and consider adjusting them prior to a trip.

Taking a laptop or tablet can be a fantastic way to share a vacation experience with friends and family through Skype and social media sites. If problems arise with accommodations or other travel details, access to the Internet can literally save the trip. Watching films on long flights and backing up photos are additional benefits. Be sure to password protect all sensitive information in case the laptop or tablet falls into the wrong hands.

If a new camera taken, be sure to practice with it and learn how to use the features BEFORE leaving. Know how it will be recharged on the road.

One risk of taking electronics is the potential for loss. More than 12,000 laptops are left behind at airport security checkpoints every week in the U.S. alone. The number of lost phones in the U.S. each year is about 30 million. Almost all “lost” items do get found by someone, unfortunately less than one-third of these are returned because finding the owner is just too difficult. Most finders, including the TSA, will return the items if there is a simple, secure way to connect with the owner.

For just a few dollars, Okoban tracker tags from add protection and security for laptops, phones, keys, cameras, passports, credit cards, luggage and other valuables. They connect finders with owners quickly, securely and privately, anywhere in the world. Finders simply enter the tracker tag’s Unique Identification (UID) code and the recovery location on the Okoban website. The system then immediately notifies the owner, anywhere in the world, with a secure email and text message of the found valuable and its recovery location.

Prepare for the Unexpected

Check insurance policies before departure. Know what is and is not covered in health, auto and homeowners insurance policies.

Have duplicate photocopies of passports, documentation, itineraries and reservations.

Notify credit card companies of travel plans. For security reasons cards will often be placed on hold if purchases start to show up from distant areas or foreign countries. Check to be sure ATM cards will work while traveling.

Before arriving, learn basic words like “help” and “fire,” in the local language. Know the local equivalent of 911.

Be sure to protect valuables from loss with Okoban tracker tags from “Now, with Okoban and any lost cell phone or other valuable can find its owner,” says Gordon Burns, CEO of My Stuff Lost and Found. “Often, the lost valuable finds the owner before the owner realizes the item is lost,” says Burns.

The worldwide Okoban notification service, linked to the SITA/IATA World Tracer system, operates in 2,200+ airports, on 400+ airlines and in thousands of “frequent finder” locations, institutional lost and found facilities such as TSA, rail, maritime, coach, car rental and hotel companies.

My Stuff Lost and Found, founded in 2012, provides convenient worldwide online sales and service of Okoban’s sturdy tracker tags for laptops, phones, tablets, passports, luggage, cameras, pets and other valuables. is the online gateway to Okoban’s tracking service for valuables and free global lost and found service for life. Purchase Okoban online at

Goodbye Facebook Gifts, Hello GiftFly: An eGift Card Solution for Any Business to Start Selling Social & Mobile Gift Cards Anytime, Anywhere at No Cost…Instantly

Darien, CT (PRWEB) September 17, 2014

Digital gift cards are quickly becoming the most popular item for consumer purchases due to their convenience and instant delivery. Gift cards are a huge source of year-round revenue. And yet, big box retailers win the largest piece of these sales, leaving a huge gap. Tens of billions of dollars are spent at the larger retail outlets, mainly because of their widespread availability. GiftFly closes this gap by taking any business from local to national in seconds.

As of August 12th, Facebook ended their Gifts program. Many consumers found this to be an easy-to-use solution for their gifting needs, while businesses saw it as a powerful opportunity to increase their branding. At any rate, the departure of Facebook Gifts left a void in the world of social and mobile gift card sales.

GiftFly to the rescue.

“Now more than ever, customers will want to buy gifts from their favorite local merchants. We know our friends and family will really love these places. Now, any small business can compete with the big boys, right from a smartphone, tablet or computer. Distance does not matter. In 60 seconds, a merchant can be “live” selling an eGift card that any customer can personalize, purchase and deliver instantly. Merchants get paid the next day,” says Cory Perkins, CEO and Founder of GiftFly.

The premise is simple. GiftFly allows anyone, anywhere to give a gift card to virtually any local business. First, a customer chooses a friend via Facebook or email and designs their personalized gift card with any amount of money (up to $ 250). Then, after finding the business, they can send the online gift card to their friend’s Facebook account, email address, or mobile device in seconds.

Once the GiftFly is received, customers can easily redeem it at participating merchants using a QR Code on their smartphone, or through funds deposited into their PayPal or bank account.

“We wanted to create the most efficient way for shoppers to send and use gift cards while helping out small businesses dealing with the hassle of plastic cards,” says Natasha Miller, Director of Marketing of GiftFly.

Two types of cards are available: the cash card, which goes directly to the customer’s PayPal or bank account, and the merchant card, which is directly deposited into the bank account of the merchant on the next business day.

All of this is done for the lowest cost available to the business- plastic cards and expensive upfront fees are replaced by a completely free app. The GiftFly app lets employees scan codes, check the sales history of gift cards and even refund cards.

Once a business owner signs up at, even more tools are available. These include real-time sales information, the capability to manage discounts and refunds, print signage and create their own promotions. The welcome kit comes with a sign, window decals, magnets and pens to help promote their new, 24/7 product.

GiftFly also collects the email addresses of gift card senders and receivers, in an attempt to maximize social media and email marketing potential. A GiftFly merchant can access customer information by logging into their dashboard and download the contact list to add to or build their customer database.

GiftFly was created as a solution to the largely broken plastic gift card industry: although gift cards have been the #1 gift in the U.S. for the past seven years according to the National Retail Federation, up to 60% of gift cards go unused each year. Since the explosion of plastic gift cards in 1995, that equals $ 403 billion in merchandising opportunities lost.

Combine those statistics with the rise of digital wallets, digital debit cards, PayPal, bank account apps and other mobile solutions and it is fairly clear— plastic gift cards are on their way out.

About GiftFly was founded in early 2012 with the mission to replace plastic gift cards with the best digital gift on earth – a custom online gift card for the local places you love. GiftFly is based in Darien, CT and is privately funded. GiftFly is available in Europe as

Software Company in Perth Offers Services to Signage Services Industry

Perth, Western Australia (PRWEB) September 17, 2014

Anahata Technologies Pty Ltd has been in operation since 2010. The company is based in Western Australia and offers customized ICT solutions to Perth, its environs and Europe. The customized software is designed, developed and implemented by Anahata to provide a platform that is cost-efficient, affordable and reliable all through its lifespan.

Stiff competition in the Signage Services Industry as well as expensive and often unreliable ICT solutions in the sector has made it difficult for SMEs to compete. Anahata has ventured into this market segment by supplying an ICT solution the delivers an affordable and precise business tool. Clients are thus able to improve workflows and enhance productivity through proper management and accountability.

Anahata is an MYOB developer and Certified Oracle Partner. By having such certifications, the firm is able to deliver customized solutions that are compatible with MYOB AccountRight (desktop) as well as MYOB AccountRight Live (Cloud). In doing so Anahata uses MySQL, Java, Java Enterprise Edition and Oracle Database to develop the customized ICT applications.

A major hallmark of the customized ICT solutions delivered by Anahata is quality control. The company achieves this by undertaking a continuous integration process. This involves the testing and enhancement of the ICT solutions through the request for enhancement by clients.

For additional information, visit the official company website at

About Anahata Technologies Pty Ltd

Founded in Perth, Western Australia in 2010 by Pablo Rodriguez Pina, Anahata Technologies Pty Ltd is an Australian privately owned software development company specializing in the analysis, design, implementation and support of cost-effective, custom built software applications.

Anahata’s preferred delivery approach is an iterative, agile, customer centric software development process where business analysts and developers work with the customers to gather requirements and an understanding of the current business processes, and to design and deliver a software solution that not only meets the business’s needs, but also is desgiend to improve business productivity.

During development, a continuous integration process allows customers to test the application regularly as it is being built. Upon implementation, customer’s staff are trained on the usage of the new system.

A key target for software developed by Anahata is quality. Quality is achieved by leveraging agile processes and tools, where customers can engage in the development process to define the scope of development iterations, tasks and prioritize goals.

Web based and manual code review processes along with comprehensive unit tests and integration testing ensure that delivered projects meet quality expectations of the customer.

Anahata offers its customers a 3 month warranty and support period where users can have unlimited phone or email consultation. Customers can access an online task and issue management system to log requests for enhancements (RFEs) or report any defects encountered during the testing or production stages. Anahata seeks to be the most customer centric of all Perth software companies.

Anahata’s preferred technological choice is to deliver cross-platform solutions based on open standards and open source technology that ensure stability, compatibility, and security over a long application lifespan. This enables a reduction in upfront and ongoing licensing fees.

Anahata is an Oracle Certified Partner and delivers custom software solutions based on Oracle Technology, such as Java, Java Enterprise Edition, MySQL or Oracle Database. The Perth software company is a also certified MYOB developer partner providing Custom Software solutions that can integrate seamlessly with any MYOB software package such as MYOB AccountRight desktop or MYOB AccountRight Live (cloud).

Anahata partners with a number of local companies to deliver integrated turn key solutions including hosting, infrastructure, barcode printing, mobility and RFID scanning amongst other technologies.

As a cross-platform software vendor, Anahata can deliver solutions for the Mac platform and integrate with existing Mac Applications. The Perth software company is experienced in developing Patient Record Management Systems running on the Mac Platform and integrating with medical applications such as Genie.

Anahata is also experienced in embedded device development using cross platform technologies to deliver embedded applications that run on low resources devices such as Intel Atom or ARM processors. These embedded devices can connect to external sensors via CAN, USB, ethernet or similar. An example of embedded development is a mining vehicle activity monitoring application for a local mining company.

Once a project has been delivered, Anahata works with its customers to promote the developed solution or the customer’s business in general on the digital media providing services such as search engine optimization, content writing or email marketing.

Anahata Technologies in Victoria, Australia

In May 2013, founder and director Pablo Rodriguez Pina appointed Joana Lopez Castrillo as Regional Manager for Victoria and started offering software development and consultancy services to medium and large companies based in Victoria as well as the local Victorian governments and universities.

Anahata Technologies India Pty Ltd

In 2013, director Pablo Rodriguez Pina established the fully owned subsidiary Anahata Technologies India Pvt Ltd aimed at providing software development and database development services.

In November 2013, Pudattu Vijay Simha, a senior software engineer and employee of Anahata Technologies Pty Ltd was was appointed director of Anahata Technologies India Pvt Ltd to manage operations in India. Anahata Technologies India Pvt Ltd is based in the city of Hyderabad state of Andrah Pradesh.

Anahata Technologies India Pvt Ltd specialises in Oracle Java development and offers software development and custom software development services to companies worldwide.

Anahata Technologies India Pvt Ltd provides business process outsourcing services to companies worldwide helping a wide range of businesses (from small family owned businesses to universities or global companies) reduce business process costs.

Anahata Technologies in Europe

Since 2013, Anahata Technologies offers services to any country within the European Union and has presence in Spain and Croatia.

In November 2013, founders and directors Pablo Rodriguez Pina appointed Goran Lochert, a Senior Software engineer and employee of the custom software company as Europe Regional Manager to manage projects for customers based in Europe.

For more information about Anahata, visit our website or type or Perth software development companies in your favourite search engine.

Anahata Technologies Pty Ltd and Thermal Building Inspections Pty Ltd

Since 2013, Anahata is the official software developer of Building Inspections Perth company Thermal Building Inspections.

In close collaboration with Thermal Building Inspections staff members, Anahata and Thermal Building Inspections have developed a tailored made Business Management System also known as TBI BMS which allows TBI staff members to quote, book, and produce foto featured reports and Building Integrity certificates within the application.

The system is a cloud based solution developed on Java EE 7 with a desktop (JavaFX 8) frontend deployed via Java Web Start allowing staff members to login either from within TBI office as well as remotely. Via Java Web Start, version upgrades are rolled out in a way transparent to the user.

The system, developed with technologies such as GlassFish v4, Eclipselink, Context And Depency Injection, Enterprise Java Beans and a number of in-house Anahata libraries ships with a cloud based document management system which allows users to upload photos asynchronously, view inspection photo thumbnails or access generated Building Inspection Reports and Building Inspection Certificates.

TBI BMS uses Docmosis, a document generation library for java which allows users to edit email and document templates using LibreOffice and can produce documents in a number of formats such as Word, Libre Office, PDF or HTML.

The BMS comes with an error detection toolkit which monitors application logs for application errors and reports errors on the server or the client to Anahata’s engineers.

Thermal Building Inspections is a Perth based Pre-Purchase Building and Termite Inspection specialist. Using the latest Infrared Inspection technology, the Building Inspection Perth team can assess any current or past Termite activity. Thermal Building Inspections offers a wide range of Building Inspection services for both residential and commercial premises in Perth. Inspections are offered at highly competitive prices and all Inspection packages are conducted in a single visit.

Thermal Building Inspections can also conduct Pest Inspections utilizing the latest Thermal Imaging Technology. All Inspections are conducted in accordance with Australian Standards AS4349.3/AS3660 General Timber Pest Inspection. Pest damage is not always obvious and may require a specific diagnosis as to whether there is any Pest activity. A non-invasive Thermal Pest Inspection gives you peace of mind that you’re not going to be sharing your home with any unwanted housemates before purchasing your next property. Potential residential and commercial customers can view more details about the service on TBI’s web site or by searching ‘termite inspections perth’ or building inspections perth

65% of Workers Rate Their Boss as Less Than Inspiring

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) December 9, 2011

The Global Institute for Inspiration (GII) commissioned a survey in the United States and the United Kingdom to determine how workers perceive bosses when he comes to inspiration. The survey was conducted by the research specialist DigitalMR global digital marketplace.

With an unemployment rate sitting near 10 percent in the United States, people are doing everything they can to find a job – or keep their current ones. On the other hand, it is a difficult time for employers as well; many are doing everything they can to keep their best talent feeling inspired to not jump ship at the first signs of an economic recovery.

The latest findings, based on a survey of 21 – 28th of November, with the Global Institute for Inspiration (GII) showed that 35% of workers find their inspiring boss. This is important in light of recent research by href=”” onclick=”linkClick(this.href)” GII account that showed organizations with higher levels of inspiration also have significantly higher levels of employee satisfaction, commitment and trust -. a need to maintain a competitive advantage in an economy

The international market research company DigitalMR conducted the survey. Of the total 8851 respondents, the vast majority of respondents to the 4590 US and 4261 UK seem to share the same general impression of their bosses … not great.

In an earlier survey in 2010 of 1,000 Bosses, when asked how they rate on a scale of inspiration between 1 and 10, 1 being the lowest, 82% gave themselves a 7 or more .

“There is a huge disparity between how bosses perceive themselves versus how their direct reports perceive when it comes to being inspiring. No boss wants to be seen as less inspiring,” says Terry Barber, CEO of Global Institute for Inspiration (GII) “nofollow” . “To meet this need, we are launching workshops and team experiential leadership development designed to equip today’s boss to behave as an inspiring leader and not just an effective manager.”

Other survey results:

Young workers aged 16-34 were 16% more likely to find their boss inspiring than their baby boomer colleagues.
Women were 10% more favorable than men rated their boss as inspiration.

href=”” onclick=”linkClick(this.href)” GII has established an inspiration to the national index (NII) for the first time. NII for the United States is a sad 8.78% and a little darker for the UK to 0.62%.

Contact Terry Barber href=”” onclick=”linkClick(this.href)” World Institute for Inspiration (GII) to tbarber (at) giinspiration, 678-427-1107 for more information. Download the full report at href=”” onclick=”linkClick(this.href)”

About GII:

GII is a learning and research consulting firm that specializes in helping organizations improve workplace and inspiration of consumption, resulting in higher levels of engagement, innovation, and advocacy . Co-founder Terry Barber, CEO based in the United States, the GII head.

About Mr. digital:

DigitalMR is a specialist agency which provides a holistic approach to market research based on the Web. It specializes in research using social media, especially web-listening, and online communities to enhance its business consulting approach. The agency has developed new methods of online discussion groups alongside tools such as video diaries, bulletin boards and online ethnography . DigitalMR is headed by founder and MD, Michalis Michael and has offices in London, UK, Nicosia, Cyprus, and Columbus, Ohio, United States.


clear = “all” Announces Its New 65 Inch Network Digital Signage System To Celebrate The New Season

(PRWEB) September 12, 2014

Recently,, a top company in network advertising players, has released its new 65 inch network digital signage system to celebrate the new season. aims to provide a one-stop network advertising solution for all the customers worldwide.

As a leader in the network advertising industry, offers many high quality network advertising players to customers worldwide. The aim of is to make their website the best platform for international clients to get high quality digital signage products. Now, a large proportion of the company’s items are offered at promotional rates. This is a great opportunity for those who want to buy high end digital signage products without spending too much.

The wonderful 65 inch network digital signage systems offered by are popular for their great performance. More importantly, all of them are provided at cost-effective prices at the moment. Worldwide clients don’t have to pay exorbitant amounts of money to get excellent advertising machines. All orders placed before September 30 are eligible for the special offer.

Furthermore, is also well-known for its s great pre-sale and after-sale service. The supplier is striving to offer all kinds of cost-effective advertising machines at affordable prices.

About is a well-known digital signage technology company with the eligibility of production, installation and maintenance of digital signage products. The company has much experience in the industry, and its customers are provided with the best resources and professional tips. It aims to offer all kinds of high end digital signage products for the global market.

For more information about the business and its digital players, visit

DeskAlerts Release New Infographic Revealing Secret To Increasing Employee Newsletter Engagement

(PRWEB) June 25, 2013

DeskAlerts is an innovative employee notification software which helps businesses to rethink their communication strategies to reduce loss and disinterest. In its new infographic, produced using data compiled from Executive Board, SHRM and Ragan, the corporate communications specialists have studied the most effective ways to increase the number of employees who actually read company newsletters.

The inforgraphic’s top tip is to cover news that interests the employee in the newsletter, rather than news that is about the company by default. Employees want to read content that means something to them, which calls for creative content writing that can link key business messages to employee activities, wellbeing and interests.

Its second top tip is to go digital to increase readership. The infographic confirms that many businesses are now choosing to deliver their newsletters electronically such as via email or online delivery rather than relying on printed methods of communication.

The third important point for business heads to consider is that two way communication can be a powerful motivator. It suggests adding a talk back section to the newsletter to encourage discussion.

Paula Jordan, Senior Lead Consultant said, “We know the importance of getting business critical information to the workforce as easily as possible and understand that for information to be of value, it must be received, read and digested by the recipient. Company newsletters are a vital communication channel and one that can be used in conjunction with other corporate communication methods such as our DeskAlterts desktop alerts service to deliver important information to key colleagues.”

DeskAlerts is a one-way, web-based alert notification system. It allows users to send alerts to specified recipients in the form of a pop-up window. The DeskAlerts software automatically tracks and stores alert activity with centralized storage for instant reporting upon user receipt.

About DeskAlerts: DeskAlerts is the only alert solution that works in technologically and geographically diverse networks. It is a completely web-based solution that can be used to send desktop alerts and news updates to any employee within your organization, improving communications and productivity with a more efficient communication strategy than traditional email alone.