Keep Your Friends Close And Your Business Contacts Closer…

  Are you guilty of not keeping in touch with family friends, extended family, old colleagues, or school mates? We all love our family and friends but sometimes life gets busy and sadly touching base with them falls down our priority list. Occasionally we’re lucky enough to find friends who are understanding and we can easily pick up where we left off with them, even though it’s been years since we saw them and perhaps…

Identifying Opportunities: Waving Goodbye to ‘What-Ifs’

  Do you know when we know we’ve missed a great opportunity? When it’s passed us by, with that pesky feeling of hindsight mischievously and knowingly grinning at us as we reflect on the ‘If Onlys and ‘What Ifs’. What if we had developed that relationship with that interested possible client more? If only we had made time to go to that networking event where lots of other local small enterprises picked up new business….

Businesses’ Secret to Surviving Brexit

  “Brexit”. It’s become the buzzword of 2016 hasn’t it and will probably be added to the Oxford Dictionary soon, in fact I’ve just added it to my computer’s dictionary now! It’s no wonder people from all walks of life are familiar with the term, given that business confidence in the UK economy has dropped by almost double since the historic EU Referendum on June 23rd. The BBC reported that, according to a YouGov and…

Goal Grin: How Integrated Systems Mean You Always Rock Yours

  If you were ever sporty you’d know the pleasing power of utter contentment when that football you kicked smashed into the net or that basket ball you strategically threw soared through the hoop, gliding into the basket. If you were ever musical or into acting you’d know the blissful feeling of fulfilment at performing a masterpiece in front of a cheering crowd. As a parent you probably relive this amazing, adrenaline high of accomplishment…

The ideal CRM to house your business data is out there…

What do you expect when you start up your own business? You may expect it to be a stressful hard slog, require blood, sweat and tears and then some, and maybe (if you’re realistic) you anticipate that your new venture might not generate a profit during the first 18 months (unless you’re blessed with a bit of leprechaun luck). But you might also imagine your start-up to be rewarding, something your passionate about, enjoy and…

Business vision is key to creating effective CRM systems

Every Power Pack CRM that we build starts in the same place – the business vision. Without knowing where the business is going there is no way of fully understanding how to create the system that is going to underpin the processes and automation within that business. CRMs and other business systems are only as good as the design they are built on. They’ve got to be treated like a satellite navigation system – it…

The Hidden Gems within YOUR business

You have them and they can improve the way your business operates. Organisations collect data all the time, mostly without realising. Products, customers, processes. The major failing is that they often don’t make use of any of this massively useful information! Why not? Because it’s generally sitting inside a black box, which people are unable to open or interpret. If business owners took the time to delve inside their black box they could make dramatic…