What Customers Say Can Affect you Business
Want to Find Out How Your Business Rated ? One of the oldest adages is ‘The Customer is always right.’ Is it still true in the context of todays’ social media? Lets take a look at the effect of what customers say can have on your online profile. Lets further look as to how this can have an effect on your business.
When chatting with your customers, it goes without saying to listen to what they have to tell you. If they are raving about your service or product the it is the right time to simply tell them you are on YELP, Google +, and TripAdvisor. They already know what to do! You don’t have to ask and some of the fine print in the social websites discourages fishing for ratings. So, encouraging them to rate your business on YELP.com
Google PLus and Google.com
is really not necessary. When you ask customers directly about how you are doing, or did, be prepared for feedback. there are always some customers who Continue reading
Social Media Fundamentals
Social Media Fundamentals – How To?
Today we’re going to look Social Media. Social media seems to be today’s buzz. The hottest newest marketing thing, but really it is something you been doing all along. You interact with people, you engage them, you talk with them – remember that phrase talk with them – you mix all that up and people do business with the people they trust. This is important. This is the way business has been done for a long time.
Now for the question that is always going to be asked. A question that is going to be asked and seems to be asked over and over again is What’s in it for me?
What’s in it for me?
I’m doing fine. If your business is great and you want to keep it just the way it is, then maybe you would be best to move along because you don’t need to change. Yes, for some businesses this can be totally ignored. That is a personal choice and small businesses, especially in smaller towns, or smaller markets just Continue reading
Virus Scam Microsoft is not calling
Beware of the Scam Calls that come in telling you that they are from Microsoft and your computer is either infected, or about to crash. They have a story that tells you about how they are Microsoft and your computer has come up on their screens and blah blah blah. This is a complete and total scam. So please listen up.
Linkedin – Who Needs it and why?
Why Use LinkedIn ? This is a question that is asked quite often. Some believe that LinkedIn is only for those looking for a job. Often people think they are too busy to take the time to create a good profile. On and on excuses go and why argue. Everyone gets to make their own choices. So lets take a look and why utilization of LinkedIn is such a valuable tool for today’s business people. Whether you are fully employed, secure and happy with your job, or a job seeker LinkedIn can help you. Whether you are an independent consultant, a Realtor, a plumber, a programmer, a health care professional, an actor or a recent graduate, LinkedIn is a tool to help further your career and those to whom you are connected.
In today’s world it is not uncommon to look up or Google someone to see what Continue reading
Why Use Yelp?
Why Use Yelp ?
Why Use YELP ? you might ask as many have. Lets watch YELP as it enables you to share your insights so others will have an inside guide to places to visit and even places to not visit. My wife and I have used YELP all across the nation and have had stellar results in locating wonderful restaurants, parks, monuments, museums, and more. Often locating places we might never have known about, or even considered. This is a really wonderful experience. Sharing our experiences on YELP gives some of our experience to others.
What is YELP?
YELP is an online urban city guide that allows people express their opinions about businesses and share those opinions with the world. Many use YELP to locate great restaurants or businesses based upon the reviews of others. Everyone can participate in sharing their knowledge about businesses, places, and locations where they have experiences.
Why Use Yelp ?
It is more than a good idea, it is a life enhancing reference to help make decisions the simply increase the quantity and quality of life’s adventures.
YELP.com is rated as the 137th busiest site in the world and the 30th busiest site in the United States. YELP Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange.
In brief, open source software is software which meets the following criteria:
- Unrestricted redistribution. Open source software can be redistributed either for free or at a profit.
- Source code. The source code (i.e. “blueprints”) for the software must be made available.
- Derived works. The source code can be used to produce derived works.
For the complete details of what open source is, please refer to the open source definition as provided by the Open Source Initiative (OSI):http://www.opensource.org
OpenOffice.org is OSI-approved as conforming to the open source definition.
As software has been a sizable investment for many companies it is quite important that we address the open source software programs and their capabilities. Imagine being able to do all things required to run your home or business. Well you don’t have to imagine for long as the software is here and available now. The savings per PC are nice however, when you multiply the savings throughout an office the savings are huge.
Open Source Programs and Open License Software
Recommended by The Web Game
- WordPress – for creating websites
- Open Office – for word processing – spreadsheets – presetnations – data bases
- Gimp – for photo manipulation
- Filezilla – for FTP (File transfer Protocol)
- Android – for cell phones and tablets
- Audacity – for audio manipulation
- CutePDF – for creation of PDF documents
- VLC – for playing movies and media
This list is always under update and is part of our support for Open Source which delivers wonderful function software for all applications without the cost of licensing.
As Always, Charley
OpenOffice.org Writer is a full-featured word processor. It features unique tools such as the Navigator and Stylist. These make changing the formatting throughout a large document easy as 1-2-3.
OpenOffice.org Calc is a full-featured spreadsheet. It has a vast number of statistical and scientific functions. It can
create pivot tables, charts and more.
OpenOffice.org Impress is a full-featured presentation tool that allows the user to create and modify diagrams and pictures right within the application.
OpenOffice.org has support for various databases, including open source databases such as MySQL and PostgreSQL. This combination allows users to do tasks that used to be done with Microsoft Access.
OpenOffice.org Draw is a powerful drawing tool. It has support for both vector and bitmap images. With the Connectors tool you can create complex diagrams and
OpenOffice.org has a one-click PDF export feature that lets you create PDF files. This feature
makes exchanging documents in a standard read-only file format a simple task. The creation of PDF files normally requires third party add-on tools. With OpenOffice.org this feature comes built-in.
OpenOffice.org can export presentations and drawings to the Macromedia Flash format (.swf). You can view your presentations in any web browser with the Flash plug-in. Now recipients do not have to install any special viewer in order to view your presentation.
All these features coupled with a zero price tag make Open Office a very intelligent choice for the future.