Password Headaches? Some Simple Advice to Ease the Pain

Cloud applications are like banks: Your money is much safer under lock and key at the bank than it is under your mattress because anyone can "hack your house."   Bank security is as good as it gets, but like a bank, your data is only as secure…

Automate Collections With InvoiceSherpa

In today's connected world, new online services are popping up each day to improve the connections between you and your customers. One connection that is critical is the payment connection, and we found a cool app called InvoiceSherpa to help…
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Nearby Now & ServiceTrade Can Improve Your Local Search Results

Consumers no longer turn to the yellow pages, newspaper ads, or direct mail to find the best service contractors. Instead, they turn to Google to answer the question "Who should I call?"  To address this change ServiceTrade is happy to announce…

Cloud Computing & Service Contractors - A Perfect Match

Service contractors need the cloud, but over and over again we see companies that are confused or unsure about how moving to the cloud will affect the operations of their business. Change is scary.  As human beings, we are wired to avoid change,…
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What is Great Customer Service Worth? About 20% and $41 Billion.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock recently, you know that Uber is a taxi service start-up that connects drivers with folks who need a ride. As a business, Uber connects riders and drivers (just as a taxi service does) and they collect…
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Is your website mobile friendly? Simple test to avoid Google penalties

 If you expect customers to find you online, they must be able to find you online.  Sounds like circular logic, but it is true.  Google is always shifting their rules to make their search engine more valuable to users and advertisers.…
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What is an Inspection Worth?  About 2X What You are Being Paid!

I recently went to Vegas, but I was not there to gamble away my kids' college funds.  Instead, I was participating in the annual western region meeting of the National Association of Fire Equipment Dealers (NAFED).  During the meeting, an…
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Selling Services? Consider Adding Fine Wine and Artisanal Cheese

As the Internet shrinks the world and arms consumers with information on how much things should cost, the service contractor’s service area will shrink as well. Customers will have information on which contractors are nearby, and they will…

How Good Software "Learns" to Help Service Contractors Over Time.

Operating a business in a vacuum is a handicap.  There's a limit on information you can gather about smart business practices when you are swamped with managing the details of your enterprise.  How helpful would it be to have "partners" in…