5 Levels of Free Grant Money for U.S. Small Businesses

Business Grants

Free grant money for small businesses is available from several levels of government and the private sector. Sometimes, the term for the money is “business hardship grants.” Another term is “economic relief payments.” Many types of local business-to-consumer companies are eligible for grants. In addition, … [Read more…]

How to Add Audio to Google Slides

Audio Icon in a Slide

Based on our research, there are two interpretations of “adding audio” to Google Slides. They are: Inserting audio files into one or more individual slides Recording a voiceover on top of a Google Slides presentation In this post, we’ll focus on the first interpretation. Embed … [Read more…]

How to Make Google Slides Vertical

Google Slide - 8.5 x 11

There are several reasons you may want to change your Google Slides from the default 16:9 horizontal aspect ratio into a vertical format. For example, you decide to use Google Slides to design a PDF brochure. Another example is that you want to give a … [Read more…]

How to Add Video to Google Slides

Insert Video Google Slides

There are two types of videos that can be embedded in Google Slides and then played back within a slide in Slideshow mode. The first type is a YouTube video. The second is a video file that was previously uploaded to Google Drive. Add a … [Read more…]

Using Google Translate Within Google Sheets

Google Translate Sheets

If you want to translate the complete contents of a webpage or a blog post — such as from English to Spanish — the Google Sheets GOOGLETRANSLATE function is a great way to create a first draft translation. A Google Sheet also helps you to … [Read more…]

How to Make a Line Graph in Google Sheets

Lake Shasta Water Level Line Chart

To give you a concrete example of how to make a line graph in Google Sheets, we are first going to show you how to extract some real-world data from The State of California Department of Water Resources. Specifically, we’re going to use a Google … [Read more…]

What is Google Domains and how do you use it?

Connect a Google Site to Google Domains

Google Domains lets you purchase one or more custom domain names for your business (yourcompany.com) or for yourself (yourfirstnamelastname.com). .Com is only one of over 330 top-level domains — a.k.a. domain endings. Other popular endings include .org, .net, .info, and .us. Many new technology companies … [Read more…]

How to Merge Cells in Google Sheets

Merge Cells Vertically

There are a number of reasons you would want to merge cells in Google Sheets. One reason is that you need to add headings and an image to an instructional sheet such as on this one, which explains how to copy and use a Google … [Read more…]

What is Google Workspace Individual?

Man Working on Google Workspace Individual

Google Workspace Individual is different from Google Workspace [for teams]. “Individual” is designed for use by any of the more than 1.8 billion Gmail users who need to add business functionality to their Gmail account. You can look at Google Workspace Individual as a paid … [Read more…]

How To Find a Google Workspace Partner

Many small businesses do not have the in-house resources needed to properly implement and support Google Workspace. These companies often seek help from a Google Workspace Partner. There are a lot of companies that advertise Google Workspace services, but not all have Member status in … [Read more…]

A Brief History of Google Workspace

A Brief History of Google Workspace

It took less than a decade for Google to dominate the internet search engine market. Today, Google’s business productivity suite, Google Workspace, has over 6 million customers. It all started in the mid-’90s when Stanford graduate Larry Page noticed something the other internet search engines … [Read more…]

What is Google Tables and What is it For?

Google Tables is a product that originated in Area 120. No, Area 120 is not a place in the Nevada desert where aliens are studied. It’s the name for Google’s in-house incubator. Tables was launched in September 2020. It can be viewed as a middle … [Read more…]

Google Spaces: The Slack & Teams Alternative


At the 2021 Google I/O, Google announced that Rooms in Google Chat will be rebranded “Spaces” and will get a number of enhancements. Spaces appears to be a viable alternative to Slack (which is in the process of being acquired by Salesforce) and Microsoft Teams. … [Read more…]

How To Strikethrough on Google Docs

Google Docs Strikethrough: Mac Keyboard

There are several reasons you would want to strikethrough text in a Google Doc. One of our favorite use cases is to strikethrough completed items in a meeting agenda’s bulleted list. One way to strikethrough text is by using a keyboard shortcut while editing a … [Read more…]

Pageless Google Docs Are Here

Man With Pageless Document

Updated: March 1, 2022 Google announced a host of planned Google Workspace features at Google I/O 2021. One of the more interesting announcements was Pageless Google Docs. When you think about it, page breaks on digital documents were designed to accommodate hardcopy printing. Also, in … [Read more…]

How To Create a Google Account Without Gmail

Many people have a need for a free Google Account. However, they don’t want or need a Gmail address. This includes longtime users of a personal email service from Microsoft, Yahoo, AOL, Comcast and others.

Just a few of the reasons you may want to create a Google Account (without Gmail) are:

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Google TV vs Apple TV: Which Is Better?

Google TV vs Apple TV Form Factors

With the ongoing move from cable TV to streaming, many people are trying to decide which device to connect to their TV—Apple TV or Chromecast with Google TV (think of Chromecast as the hardware and Google TV as the software).

In a business environment, it’s important for employees and visitors to be able to wirelessly display a presentation on on a big screen in a meeting room.

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Google Drive Videos: 6 Business Use Cases

Drag & Drop Video to Google Drive

If your organization uses Google Workspace, you may have discovered that when you upload a video to Google Drive, it’s not simply a stored file—the video can be played inline.

What’s more, Google Drive uses the YouTube engine to play uploaded videos. When playing a Google Drive video, the interface has the appearance of a slimmed down version of the YouTube player.

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