Saturday, December 27, 2014


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An excellent tool for the individual that is looking for a simple and user-friendly way to manage his or her monthly expenses with a very common application, Microsoft Excel.  This tool is especially designed for individuals with no time or desire to learn a new application.

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Friday, December 19, 2014

Tis the Season to Purchase Computers and other Technology Gadgets

During this time of year, in the past, I was asked the following question quite a bit, "Which computer should I buy?"  Now the question is a bit different and it sounds like this, "Which desktop, laptop, or tablet should I buy?

This question used to take about 5-10 minutes to it still takes 5-10 minutes to answer...and you thought my answer was going to change, right (LOL).

The reason is that my response is still the same, however the person asking the question today has to do a bit more research to address my response...fortunately we have the Internet and Google searching to help us complete our research.

So let's take a look at my response that has not changed over time, even though technology has changed dramatically over the past 10 years.

Question:  "Which desktop, laptop, or tablet, should I buy?

Response: First ask yourself these four questions.  I know you are not supposed to answer a question with a question but it works here.

Q. 1] How much are you willing to spend (your budget) on this new piece of equipment?

Sample A. 1] I am able to spend between $400-$500 dollars on a new laptop .  I want a laptop because I need the portability of bringing it on business trips, as a tool for conducing presentations at off-site meetings and when I stop by a coffee shop for lunch

Q. 2] What is the intended reason/purpose for the purchase of this piece of equipment?

Sample A. 2] I need an updated laptop that will allow me to run the newest version of Microsoft Office.  I will be using the laptop to start my new business and to conduct meetings that will be held at the prospects/clients locations.  The laptop will need to be able to handle multiple applications open at the same time without slowing down how it works and to easily be able to pick up Free Wi-Fi connections (like at coffee shops).

Q. 3] Do you have a preferred brand that you are comfortable with purchasing this new piece of equipment?

Sample A. 3]  My preferred brand is Dell as I already have other devices from that vendor and I am comfortable from having used them at previous places of employment.

Q 4] Are you willing to invest a little research time into making an informed and prepared decision about the purchase of this new piece of equipment?

Sample A. 4] I am a person that always does research before making a decision on any investments that I make.  I check for customer comments; I check for brand/make/model rankings from customer-friendly product advocates (i.e. CNET)

You are probably saying to yourself that this seems to be a complicated response to such a simple question.  However, such a decision deserves this type of effort as the purchase of such equipment should be viewed as an investment that is being made by you toward a specific goal in mind.

For example, "I am purchasing this piece equipment for child entering into college"; "This piece of equipment will help my 5th grader do his/her homework"; "I need to be able to track my daily expenses using this MYPF Financial Tool that I just heard about"; etc...

If you treat your next technology purchase as an investment toward a particular goal or set of goals (such as the needs for the entire family), you will be pleasantly surprised by what you will get in return from your investment.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

The Return of Professor TAB...My Story (reposted)

Hello All,

My name is Professor TAB or Troy Anthony Burgher; otherwise known as the “Accidental Social-preneur of technology training” (I’ll share more about that later).  I am a former resident of the New York City Housing Development and that is where it all began!  Little did I know that I was about to embark on a journey that would become my career and life’s mission!  

It all started one hot summer afternoon after playing basketball with a few of my friends from the neighborhood.  Standing in front of the local community center stood a very distinguished gentleman wearing a suit and passing out flyers.  I am not sure what caught my eye the most…was it the fact that some unknown person was passing out flyers or that the individual was wearing a suit in 100 degree weather?  

So, I left my friends to inquire and to satisfy my curiosity.  I asked the gentleman why he was passing out flyers and he informed me that it was to announce a new business program at the local community center.  He mentioned that it was a course that taught people how to become business owners and entrepreneurs.  I am sure that I heard of the word entrepreneur before, but asked the gentleman to explain what it meant.  He proceeded to tell me that it was simply an individual that went into business to sell a product or service rather than with partners or employees; a kind of one-person operation.  The gentleman would also go on to state that the class taught people how to make money doing something that they like to do, like a hobby, but would get paid for the things they sold or services they offered.  We talked for about 30 minutes and he invited me into the center to meet the instructor (and business owner) of the training program to talk more about the class and to see if I would register.  It was really a no brainer…once the gentleman mentioned that I could make money doing something that I like to do, like one of my hobbies, all I needed to know was where to sign up.
We proceeded to enter the community center where I would meet the instructor and owner of the business program. He was also dressed in a suite and shared more information about the program. Wow…two people in the middle of the center dressed in suits…that was a rarity in our community. 

I was a bit embarrassed as I was sitting there still sweating from playing basketball just 30 minutes before meeting both gentlemen.  Wishing I had showered and changed my clothes before entering the community center.  I could tell he was able to see how uncomfortable I was and reassured me that everything was OK.  He appreciated the fact that I stopped by and did not let that stop me from inquiring about the business program.

We continued our conversation, discussing my hobbies and how they could be developed into a potential business.  At the time I was caught up in the world of “hip-hop” music and working with computers.  Imagine if I would have been able to combine, back in 1994, the two hobbies into one career…anyway, I shared how interested I was in the program and I signed up right on the spot.  The classes were held during the evening and the next one would occur later that night. So I had time to go home, take a short nap, eat and prepare for my first class on entrepreneurship.  I was very excited and anxious to begin learning how to make money doing what I loved to do (either with music or using computers).

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The New - MYPF Learning Program

What is MYPF?
MYPF or Manage Your Personal Finances is an E2P* Learning Program designed by TAB Training & Consulting, LLC to address two issues that face many individuals which are financial responsibility and computer literacy.  The MYPF Training Program course introduces basic Microsoft Excel concepts through the development of creating, managing and analyzing a personal budget.  The end result is a more effective, efficient and productive user of technology which translates into increased employment, career advancement opportunities, and individuals better equipped to becoming successful business owners and entrepreneurs.

What is My Vision for the MYPF Learning Program?
My vision is to provide individuals with the necessary and essential skill sets and information to become technologically self -sufficient.  Individuals will then possess the ability to quickly put into practice the skills and knowledge gained as a result of our project-based training programs and services

Take the First Step - Try Out the Demo Module - TODAY!
There are four modules within the MYPF Series, of which, the Demo Module is the first to be launched.  It is a “data-entry” based introduction to the program that will allow YOU, the user, to see how various Microsoft Excel concepts can be combined to create a personal financial management tool.  The demo module is approximately a 15-20 minute exercise that combines basic, intermediate, and advanced Excel elements  that walk you through how YOUR monthly finances can be documented to help YOU make future financial decisions like planning a vacation or purchasing your next home.

Try out the


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The "Manage Your Personal Finance" (or MYPF) Learning Program has Launched!

IT'S  OFFICIAL !!!!!!!

"Manage Your Personal Finances" Learning Program

My "MYPF - Program Launch" web page is now accessible to the general public! 

Please take a moment and check out my newest learning program (based on my *E2P
signature learning process) or by visiting my web page,, and clicking on the tab (at the top of the page) labeled as "MYPF Program Launch.

The MYPF - Demo Module will provide a "sneak peak" of my Microsoft Excel-based tool for managing one's personal finances while also learning key Excel elements & concepts that can also be used in the workplace.

Stay tuned for an upcoming short video as well as other posts on what I believe to be a revolutionary learning program that can and will help anyone from the novice/beginner user to the more seasoned user of Microsoft Excel.

Try out the


*E2P (E-squared-P) is my signature process that places focus on providing individuals with the knowledge and tools to become more Efficient, Effective, and Productive users of technology. E2P process is dedicated to demonstrating the importance of computer and technology literacy as it relates to building and developing one’s human capital. 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

PASS THE WORD - My November 2014 Monthly Bulletin of Business Events

Why wait until January 2015 to start something new?
Take advantage of my "End-of-Year" Special to begin
working on your personal finances for 2015
by learning Microsoft Excel TODAY!
Visit for more information.

Click here to view and/or print the PDF version of my bulletin above.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

PASS THE WORD - September 2014 Monthly Bulletin of Events

School's you have some extra time on your hands?
Why not take time for yourself and learn more about
your computer/laptop or a Microsoft Office application?

Click here to view the PDF version of the bulletin above.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Friday, July 18, 2014

Conquer your fear and anxiety of technology and computers!

Are you frustrated with technology and computers?  Do you want to become a more efficient, effective, and productive user of technology and computers?  Contact me to learn more about TABTutors for me about TABTraining for community-based me about TABVirtual for entrepreneurs and business owners.  I provide simple and applicable solutions using Microsoft Office applications to relieve the stress and anxiety associated with technology and computers.

Contact me TODAY for a free consultation!
Phone: 704-490-6143
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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Technology Literacy…Is Still a Very Important Skill Set in the Workplace!

An Excerpt from 7/13/14 TABRadio Broadcast
Technology & Computers for the Beginner/Novice User

"Since January of 2014, I have gone on a personal and professional quest to research the importance of technology literacy in the workplace...and it truly amazes me how individuals today still take for granted the importance and necessity of technology literacy skills in the workplace. I came across article after article about the importance of being computer literate in the workplace, the importance of basic computer skills and the importance of computers skills as an office professional.  Therefore I am re-focusing my training & consulting efforts to educate individuals on how to become more efficient, effective and productive users of technology with a strong focus on the Microsoft Office Suite applications.  After-all, how can you ignore this statistic….according to Microsoft, 1.1 billion people (or 1 in 7 people on the planet) use Microsoft Office.  Today’s broadcast will discuss how the very applications that sit on desktops at many places of work offer individuals more options and a greater ability to become successful employees in the workplace…the catch is enhance one’s technology skill sets, identify the issues and obstacles they face, and to begin integrating these new skills sets with the experience each individual possesses to minimize, if not, eliminate these obstacles.

I am starting with the workplace during this broadcast and I will discuss how to achieve e-squared-p at home, professionally, and academically on future broadcasts." 

Click here to listen to the 30-minute broadcast

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Sunday, May 25, 2014

E-squared-P is the Key to YOUR Technology Success!

What is E2P you ask?

 E2P (E-squared-P) is my signature process that places focus on providing individuals with the knowledge and tools to become more Effective, Efficient, and Productive users of technology. The challenges with some computer training programs is the inability to address the specific needs of the individual, schedules that are not convenient to most working individuals, and the lack of support necessary for individuals to truly put into practice the new skills learned. 

The E2P process is dedicated to demonstrating the importance of computer and technology literacy as it relates to building and developing one’s human capital.  The process is designed to incorporate the specific needs of the individual while providing the necessary support and "real world" scenarios that show how to implement the newly acquired skill sets.

I have attributed my success , as a student, as an employee, as a trainer, as an entrepreneur and as a business owner,  with being directly related to the development of my human capital and to the continued pursuit of becoming a more efficient, effective and productive user of technology. 

The E2P process can be tailored to help YOU achieve such success becoming a more efficient, effective and productive user of technology.

Call me to set up an appointment for a FREE consultation and to learn more about the E2P process!
(704) 490-6143

Friday, April 4, 2014

Enhance Your Microsoft Excel Skills...during Financial Literacy Month!

What better time to start enhancing your knowledge of Microsoft Office Excel than during the month of April which is "Financial Literacy Month."  Apply your newly acquired Excel skills to plan for a future vacation, to manage your personal budget, or to enhance your employment opportunities!

I am so confident that Microsoft Excel will enhance an area of your life (personal, professional or academic) that I am offering the following sales promotional during the month of April.  I'll even throw in a FREE 30-minute phone consultation on what Microsoft Office Excel can do and how it can benefit YOU!

Outlines of the material covered in the standard virtual sessions are
available upon request.  If you are looking for customized virtual training
sessions, then please contact me for a general 15-minute consultation.

Click here to view or print a copy of the flyer above.  
Please feel free to share with family, friends and co-workers.

“For the frustrated individual that wants to become a more
 efficient, effective and productive user of technology/computers, 
TAB Training & Consulting, LLC is the training provider that offers simple 
and applicable solutions to enhance one's human capital through technology literacy."

For more information on the services offered by TAB Training & Consulting, LLC, please visit my web site:

Thursday, January 30, 2014

10 Basic Things You Should Know When Using Microsoft Excel

Below is a list of 10 basic commands/features in Microsoft Excel that you should not not only know how to use, but also when to use, as an efficient, effective, and productive user of technology.
  1. Sorting (Single & Multi-Level Sort)
  2. Conditional FormattingMS_Excel
  3. Sum (Formula)
  4. If (Formula)
  5. Text Wrapping
  6. Hyperlinks
  7. Filters
  8. Format Painter
  9. AutoSum
  10. Hiding Columns, Rows & Worksheet Tabs
Other than modifying an Excel workbook design, these are truly 10 things that can transform an Excel workbook into an efficient, effective and productive tool for even the most novice of technology users.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Inspiration & Motivation for Small Business Start-up Owners & Entrepreneurs

I'd like to share with you an individual that I met last June (2013) and has since become a very important part of my professional world.  From the day that I first met this individual, as a referral from another business associate, I have been inspired and motivated in ways that reminded me as to why I initially became interested in entrepreneurship some 20 years ago.

His name is Jason Owens and I consider him to be a very good friend and we have developed a special business kinship over these past 8 months; that I hope continues to grow and flourish. He has just written a book that I think you will enjoy.  

It is called "Finding my Voice".  

It is about the lessons he learned in his long journey to find his purpose.

  I highly recommend it. You can get your copy here

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Customizing the Ribbon in Microsoft Excel

Excel TAB-Tips_02B

Did you recognize either of the two identified objects above?  If you haven’t taken an “E-squared-P” training class with Troy A. Burgher, then you probably will not recognize this awesome time saving feature.
This cool feature in the Microsoft Office 2010 and 2013 Application Suites allows for the creation of Custom Tabs and Groups on the Ribbon.  

Check out this video link to see how to customize the Ribbon.


For more information about other tips…visit

Saturday, January 18, 2014

My MOS 2013 Certification Journal_012014

I have created an outline (see below) with my projected hours of training and the daily implementation of newly acquired skill sets into my everyday life [personal & professional] that I plan to follow in preparation of the six certification exams necessary for acquiring the MOS 2013 Master Level Certification. I will ultimately be using the skills and projects created from my certification preparation as material to use in future training opportunities through TAB Training & Consulting, LLC.

Training Prep Outline:

Projected Prep and
 Study Hours
Microsoft Excel Expert (2 exams)
Microsoft Word Expert (2 exams)
Microsoft PowerPoint (1 exam)
Microsoft Outlook (1 exam)

The next step is create a check-off list of of subject matter that needs to be covered, studied and practiced as I prepare for the first application certification exam – Microsoft Excel.  Not only will I be preparing for the exam, but I am also preparing project-based exercises for my business as training tools.

I will share a summarized version of the my study check-off list, much like the check-off lists that I create for my daily workload as a full-time employee.  I find them very useful in ensuring that I complete all necessary tasks associated with the many processes that I must follow in order to complete my daily activities.  This check-off list also provides documentation that I have completed all steps associated with any given tasks for auditing purposes.

Signed - Still very excited about MY Challenge

Troy A. Burgher