Category Archives: SME

Basecamp – What is it and how will it benefit me?

Basecamp allows for an entire project to be stored on one page so as nothing gets lost and your team always knows where things are.

Some basic features include:

  • Every project has a place for a name and description
  • Discussions, decisions and feedback are centralized
  • Tasks in need of completion are kept in one place
  • Every draft, idea and concept saved on Basecamp for easy referral
  • Daily Recap report straight to you inbox everyday
  • Missed a day? With Basecamp, you have the ability to see exactly what you missed on a day to day basis
  • You are in complete control of who can see which projects
  • Supremely easy to use calendar, it’s the one place for every date!
  • Assigned someone a task? You’ll be updated upon completion!
  • Keeps your projects safe from start to finish!

For more information, click here.

No matter how many projects you have, Basecamp simplifies everything and keeps everything organized. A useful tool for any business!

Introducing 4Sync!

Introducing 4Sync! -Its features & tips on how to get started

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Being a busy nation we often get stressed trying to remember where we have certain files saved, be it a USB key at home or a file on your work computer. How would you feel if you could access all your files whenever you want, wherever you want? If you find yourself with numerous devices it would definitely be beneficial to you to have all your files saved in the one place. This is where 4Sync comes into play.

Below is a list of the main features of 4sync:

  • 4Sync allows you 15GB of free online storage
  • You will be given a “Tweet it” option which allows you to share pictures, videos and music on Twitter
  • The ability to sync across all devices which have an internet connection and a file synchronization history will also be available
  • Working with your files offline is also a brilliant feature for those times when your internet is acting up!
  • You will also be able to share and edit your files

Wondering how to get started? Here at 4pm we have compiled a list of 6 simple tips on setting up your 4Sync account:

  1. The first step is simple, sign up to get started at www.4sync.com. Here you will enter the required information which is your email address, password and last name.
  2. You will then be asked to verify your email address after which you will receive a confirmation e-mail
  3. Next you must download 4Sync from www.4sync.com. You can do this by clicking Install and Next
  4. You will then be given an option to choose a default installation. Basically by choosing this option it makes things a lot easier for you by allowing you to set up 4sync in a regular way. There is also an option for a custom installation which allows you to choose the folder in which 4sync will be added to
  5. You will then be offered options and you will be able to uncheck them accordingly.
  6. Then click Finish! Now you are  set up and ready to get saving and sharing your files.

You can begin by simply opening your 4Sync folder where you can get adding or deleting files, sharing pictures and videos on Facebook and Twitter or whatever you choose to do first. So what’s the catch? There isn’t one!

When you sign up you get 15GB of storage completely FREE. So say goodbye to DropBox , SugarSync and Skydrive as 4Sync is the way forward!

 

 

 

 

 

Acquaint Anywhere is here!

Have you ever been on a viewing or valuation and wished you could access your contacts or properties?

Well now you can with our new mobile product, Acquaint Anywhere. Get Acquaint Anywhere for only €15 per month or €20 per month if you don’t already have a VPN in place.

Click here to see a demo of Acquaint Anywhere.

Benefits include:

  • Secure access to your data, on the move 24/7
  • Smartphone, tablet, laptop and PC compatible
  • SMS and Email contacts
  • One click dialing of Contacts
  • Diary and Task Management

To celebrate the launch we are currently offering our existing clients a free trial until 1st April 2013, call today on +35315252177 or drop us an email at charlotte@4pm.ie

 

10 New Years Resolutions For SME’s

 

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1) Learn to delegate and do more of it

There are so many things to do when you’re running a small business, it’s easy to delude ourselves that we need to do all of them. Delegation is the key to a healthy work-life balance.

2) Promote your business regularly and consistently.

Too often the task of promoting a small business slips to the bottom of the to-do list in the press of urgent tasks. If you want to attract new customers, you have to make promotion a priority. Make a New Year’s resolution to create a marketing campaign and complement this with a stylish and functional website.

3) Make business planning a weekly event.

Planning is vital if you want a healthy, growing business. This  lets you take stock of what worked and what didn’t work, and helps you set new directions or adjust old goals. Not only will this help you avoid costly mistakes and stay on track, but you’ll feel more focused and relaxed.

4) Learn something new.

Learning something new will add to your skills and add a new dimension of interest to your life – another important part of achieving a healthy work-life balance.

5) Join a new business organization or networking group.

There’s nothing like talking to other business people for sparking new ideas, refining old ones, and making contacts. Integrating social media and forums to your website will streamline such activity.

6) Put time for you on your calendar.

All work and no play is a recipe for mental and physical disaster. So if you have trouble freeing up time to do the things you enjoy, write time regularly into your schedule to “meet with yourself” and stick to that commitment. If you won’t invest in yourself, who will?

8) Set realistic goals.

Goal setting is a valuable exercise – if the goals lead to success rather than distress. Make a New Year’s resolution that the goals you set will be goals that are achievable, rather than unrealistic pipe dreams that are so far out of reach they only lead to frustration.

 9) Drop what’s not working for you and move on.

All products aren’t going to be super sellers, all sales methods aren’t going to work for everyone, and all suppliers or contractors aren’t going to be ideally suited to your business. If a technique or a product or a business relationship isn’t working for you, stop using it. Don’t invest a lot of energy into trying to make the unworkable workable. Move on. Once you find this put your efforts in promoting this online and putting into place systems that will allow you to maintain focus and maximise ROI.

10) Purchase a CRM system to streamline your operations.

Whatever your industry a CRM system is integral to the success of your customer communications and will ensure ROI. There are many out there but my advice is to choose when that is industry specific and has been tried and tested by your peers. I would recommend Acquaint CRM for all the above reasons please see our online demo.