Monthly Archives: July 2012

TED Talk Tuesday: Weird, or just different?

TED Talk Tuesday: Weird, or just different?

We love TED Talks here at Black Ink VA.  They’re informative, entertaining and inspiring.  We attended TEDx Providence in April 2012 and heard local leaders speak about things like sustainable business, art, invention, serving others, race and inspiration.  Derek Sivers has presented several thought-provoking TED Talks over the years. When I stopped to consider what his messageContinue Reading

OnlineRI:  Hope Street, Providence and Alex and Ani’s CEO

OnlineRI: Hope Street, Providence and Alex and Ani’s CEO

Our latest contributions to OnlineRI.com are up!   HERS Good Business | Alex and Ani’s CEO Talks About Giving   HIS Neighborhood Walk | Hope Street, Providence RI            

Friday’s Favorite:  Mashable Helps You Choose the Best Instagram Filter for Your Photo

Friday’s Favorite: Mashable Helps You Choose the Best Instagram Filter for Your Photo

Mark Zuckerberg and the good folks at Facebook may be the proud owners of Instagram and all its wonderful photographic magic, but I wonder if anyone there truly knows how to use each of the filters. Admittedly, I rarely have the courage to venture beyond Earlybird, 1977 or the occasional Toaster. This one’s too dark,Continue Reading

Is Your Business Connected?

Is Your Business Connected?

Welcome to Guest Post Thursday! We are fortunate to have excellent guest posters who know their biz to share information and resources with us. This week, Chris Sheehy from Sidewalk Branding Company explains next steps after your beautiful website is up and running!   Guest Post By Chris Sheehy | Sidewalk Branding Company Black InkContinue Reading

Black Ink Speaks Green

Black Ink Speaks Green

Perform a Google search for the word “green” and 735 million hits come up in milliseconds. Even the least tech-savvy person could stumble across a site detailing the basic steps of how to reduce, re-use, and recycle. How about, “how to cut back the waste at home or work”? Quite honestly the idea of goingContinue Reading

TED Talk Tuesday

TED Talk Tuesday

We love TED Talks here at Black Ink VA.  They’re informative, entertaining and inspiring.  We attended TEDx Providence in April 2012 and heard local leaders speak about things like sustainable business, art, invention, serving others, race and inspiration.  In a follow-up to his original “8 Secrets of Success”, Richard St. John gives us a reminder thatContinue Reading

Forget your smartphone? Never!

Forget your smartphone? Never!

In our modern world of life on the go, there is no better way to stay connected than with a tiny little device that has changed the course of human history — the Smartphone. They come in many shapes and sizes, but they all inherently perform the same way.  Emailing, texting, sending and receiving documents,Continue Reading

Friday’s Favorite:  Homesnap App

Friday’s Favorite: Homesnap App

It’s Friday’s Favorite time!  Have you ever been driving a neighborhood and spotted a house for sale that you just had to know about? Now you can – with a very cool new app called HomeSnap from Washington, DC-based online real estate firm Sawbuck Realty. The app allows you to take a picture of justContinue Reading

Your Integrity Is Showing; What’cha Gonna Do?

Your Integrity Is Showing; What’cha Gonna Do?

Welcome to Guest Post Thursday! We are fortunate to have excellent guest posters who know their biz to share information and resources with us. This week, Wendie Tobin from Verb and Verse explains copyright infringement, fair use, and why it all matters when sharing content online.       Guest Post YOUR INTEGRITY IS SHOWING;Continue Reading

Return on Investment for a “Green-ified” Office

Return on Investment for a “Green-ified” Office

Green and Save shared these great ROI Guides to a More Green Office, where they demonstrate ROI over 1-2 years, 2-6 years, and 6-10 years.   For example, did you know that you could realize a more than 300% Return on Investment by reducing paper?   Or that switching to compact fluorescent lighting could mean aContinue Reading