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Sage to Present a Free, Live, Online Group Demo/Q&A on Sage 50 Quantum

Sage to Present a Free, Live, Online Group Demo/Q&A on Sage 50 Quantum

 

  • Looking for a more advanced accounting/business management solution for your growing organization?
  • Considering a move to a higher end ERP system, but need an affordable solution?
  • Want to take a closer look at Sage 50 Quantum, but haven’t had the time?


Mark your calendar, because
here is your chance!

In just a short time, you can learn firsthand how Sage 50 Quantum can provide features you may be missing in your current accounting/business management solution. This exclusive, informative webcast will be presented by the software manufacturer, Sage.

Attend this Session and
Receive Two Free Gifts (see end of announcement)

Are you missing any of these advanced features in your current accounting/business management solution? Sage 50 Quantum has:

True FIFO Costing
Bill of Materials Revisions
Serialized Inventory
Multi Units of Measure
Workflow Process for Instant Visibility for Your Team
Advanced Job Tracking/Reporting
Customizable User Dashboards
Advanced Cash Flow Analysis
Sage Intelligence Reporting Tool for Advanced Reports, Scorecards, Dashboards
High Performance
Up to 40 Users
Easy to Deploy Add-on that Allows Secured Access to Key Info from Anywhere
And More!

 

Enroll today in this complimentary webcast to find out how Sage 50 Quantum can help you better manage your business with its vast functionality and affordability.  Sage 50 Quantum is a total business management solution that provides guidance, insights, and tools to help you achieve your business ambitions.

Are there others in your organization that would benefit by attending this webcast? Please feel free to forward this invite to others within your company to participate in this online overview.

This will be an informative presentation covering several topics.  Time will be allotted at the end of the presentation for Q&A.

Attend this Session and Get 2 Free Gifts!

Free One Hour Consultation*
Ebook-50 Excel Tips, Tricks

To get the free gifts, please reference 121 Business Software Consulting as the referring party when registering for the web event. (You must register and participate in the entire session.)

Thanks and hope you can join me for this exciting live web event!

Suzy

*Free One Hour Consultation for new clients who attend the entire session.

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Getting Started Guide for Sage 50 Intelligence Reporting

Getting Started Guide for Sage 50 Intelligence Reporting

From the “Sage 50 Insider”, August 2013
 

Download this quick reference guide to get up and running quickly with Sage 50 Intelligence Reporting. The guide contains installation and how-to videos, online training, a link to the Sage Intelligence Community, and many other free resources.

Download the Getting Started Guide Now

 

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Your Live, Online Guide to Sage 50 Success
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Sage 50 (Peachtree) Basic Training Videos

Sage 50 (Peachtree) Basic Training Videos

Get started using Sage 50 (Peachtree) by viewing the Basic Training Video Series.

 
Installing Sage 50 Accounting

 

video icon Preinstallation Checklist (1:55)
video icon Install Sage 50 on a Standalone Computer (2:27)
video icon Install Sage 50 on a New Server (2:56)
video icon How to Setup a New Company in Sage 50 (2:56)
video icon Install Sage 50 on a Network Workstation (2:56)
 
 
Sage 50 for New Users

 

video icon Sage 50 Accounting Tutorial Basics for New Users (1:32)
video icon Navigation and Help Resources Tutorial (2:44)
video icon List Views Tutorial (2:11)
video icon Accounts Payable Tutorial (8:24)
video icon Inventory Tutorial (3:05)
video icon Accounts Receivable Tutorial (8:53)
video icon General Ledger Reports Tutorial (4:41)
video icon Financial Statements Tutorial (1:59)
video icon Utilities Tutorial (7:40)
video icon Sage 50 Basics for New Users Conclusion (1:34)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7 Ways to Build More Profit Into Your Small Business

7 Ways to Build More Profit Into Your Small Business

From “7 Ways to Build More Profit Into Your Small Business” by Joan Nowak and Manta.com

As you prepare your business for success in the coming year, will you focus your time and resources on sales growth? While it’s important, it’s often not enough. For sustainable growth and profit with a lot more control, spread your efforts around – creating small improvements in ALL areas of your business. It’s the formula for a business that is simple, fun and profitable!

So where do you start? Here’s the formula I recommend.

Planning. You don’t need a 50 page business plan. But you do need some clear, measurable goals with specific ‘actions’ you need to take to achieve them. Written goals and a simple action plan provide you with focus and clarity. So take the time to write down what you WANT (results or outcomes) and what you need to DO (actions) to make it happen.

Products/Services. When was the last time you actually thought about the products or services you offer? It’s more than just ‘what price should I charge’. Which ones are most profitable, which produce the most sales? Do your products and services still meet the needs of your target customers or do they need a facelift? Technology, competition and your customer needs change over time – make sure your products and services keep up!

Promotion. Sales don’t just happen. So what are you doing to attract new customers and keep existing ones coming back and referring others? Most owners associate promotion with marketing for new customers – and invest few (if any) resources on current customers. Big mistake. Make sure your plans also include tactics to turn your current customers into raving fans – who spend more, buy more often and refer other quality people to your business.

Processes. Streamlining and standardizing procedures make daily operations easier, efficient and more effective, whether you are there or not. They are also a key to increased profitability. As you plan for the coming year, make systematizing your business more of a priority. Start with just a few. Focus on those that save you time, increase sales, or fix problems that consistently erode profit.

People. No business operates successfully in a vacuum – we all need help from others. While we often associate people with employees, building a strong network of contractors, vendors and alliance partners for your business is equally important. Your needs will vary based on your business – but most small businesses have an opportunity to improve in this area. Have a method for hiring or developing new relationships with people who are committed to your customers and the success of your business.

Personal Development. As you grow and improve, so will your business. We are all familiar with the phrase, knowledge is power, but it also translates to earnings or income. And it doesn’t require a lot of time or money – just a commitment to learning and building skills and knowledge. Here’s a few things to consider:

•Invest 15 minutes a day reading and you will read about 12 books a year.
•Turn drive time into learning with audio books.
•Attend interactive workshops or webinars to improve knowledge gaps or simply get new ideas.
•Meet with and build relationships with other successful business owners so you can share information and learn.
•Work with a mentor or business coach who can help you find hidden opportunities, provide shortcuts to results and accountability to get more done.

Profit. You don’t need to be an accountant or financial guru, but you do need to track and understand the numbers that drive your business – beyond just sales. Here’s a few others to consider: average sale per customer or transaction, number of leads, revenue per employee, average accounts receivable, gross profit margins, customer retention rates and net profit. Monitor them and focus on activities that help to improve them – especially gross profit margins and net profit. If you keep them at the center of what you do, your small business will continue to serve your needs and the needs of your people and customers.

Remember, little improvements in ALL these areas will put more profit on the bottom line and in your wallet. So take the hybrid approach: bring together all the key elements that drive success – and you too will have a business that is simple, fun and profitable.

More from “7 Ways to Build More Profit Into Your Small Business” and Manta.com

 

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Sage Solution Provider
Your Live, Online Guide to Sage Peachtree Success
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21 Shoestring Marketing Secrets That All Small Business Owners Need to Know

21 Shoestring Marketing Secrets That All Small Business Owners Need to Know

From “21 Shoestring Marketing Secrets That All Small Business Owners Need to Know” by Jessica Swanson and Manta.com

Unfortunately, many small business owners believe in the motto, “it takes money to make money” in the world of small business. The good news is that nothing could be further from the truth.

There are twenty-one shoestring marketing secrets that will provide you with the right frame of mind so that you can begin the process of building a thriving small business without spending a dime on marketing.

1. Low-cost. In today’s internet and social media age, there are now more low-cost marketing options than ever before. Not only is it possible, but absolutely doable to substantially grow your small business on a shoestring budget.

2. Commitment. If your marketing is going to eventually take hold, then you need to make a strong commitment to see it through until it sticks. Don’t give up in the early stages.

3. Patience. The fruits of your marketing labors don’t happen overnight. You need to plant your marketing seeds and tend to them regularly before your marketing garden blooms.

4. Branding. Your clients and customers need to have a clear picture in their minds as to who you are and how your product or service can solve their most pressing problems

5. Consistency. Marketing is much like breathing. It’s the life of your small business and should be a regular part of your daily business activities.

6. Domination. If you want to explode your small business profits, then you must dominate a small part of your market. You need to become the “go-to” person in your particular niche.

7. Customer-focused. Your primary job is to clearly identify the problems that your prospects face and offer them the obvious solutions.

8. Identify your target market. It’s crucial that you know exactly who needs your product or service. Mass marketing doesn’t work in today’s business environment. Not only does it force you to water down your marketing message to please the masses, but it’s much too expensive for the shoestring marketer.

9. Elicits confidence and trust. Create experiences and situations that boost the level of confidence from your prospects. At the end of the day, people buy from those whom they like and trust.

10. Massive visibility. Since your prospects are exposed to over 4,000 ads every single day, you need to ensure that your small business is utilizing as many marketing platforms as possible. Your prospects should come across you in as many places as possible.

11. Repetition. Research suggests that prospects need to encounter your small business between seven and twelve times before they are ready to purchase. So, put yourself in front of your target market over and over again.

12. Ease of use. If your sales process, marketing materials or any other part of your business is too complicated, your customers will become confused. Confused customers simply don’t buy.

13. The WOW Factor. What are you doing to get noticed? How are you different than your competition? The fastest way to small business failure is to blend in with the crowd.

14. Quality. If your product and/or services aren’t top quality, then you won’t get repeat business. Your long-term success depends on satisfied customers who spread the word about your business and purchase from you repeatedly.

15. Education. Position yourself as an expert and educate your prospects as to why your small business can offer them the remedy to their most pressing pain points.

16. Relationships. Create real relationships with your prospects and customers. Answer their questions, solve their problems and help them if they’re stuck. Your prospects want to know that there’s a real person in front of your small business.

17. Increasing the lifetime value of customers. Over 20% of your existing customers will purchase from you again (since they already know and trust you), so create additional ways for them to make purchases.

18. Automation. We’re living in a fast-tracked society that doesn’t work using old-fashioned marketing methods. So, embrace automation tools such as landing pages, email autoresponders, shopping carts, customer management software, etc.

19. Tracking your results. It’s essential to your overall survival that you have a clear understanding what works and what doesn’t work when it comes to your marketing. Use link tracking software to track your ROI (even if your only investment is your time).

20. Flexibility. Things change quickly and you must be willing to adapt. When the next “great” marketing platform emerges, be willing to jump on board and embrace it with excitement. If you are a flexible marketer, you’re always miles ahead of your competition.

21. Everything that you do. Marketing isn’t just about your advertising campaigns. Every single interaction that you have with your prospects promotes your small business. So, be careful how you answer the phone, respond to your emails and treat your customers because all of it makes an instant and lasting impression on them.

So, there you have it, twenty-one Shoestring Marketing strategies that will literally transform your small business from “just getting by” to “flourishing.” And, the best part of all is that you can do it all on a shoestring marketing budget.

More from “21 Shoestring Marketing Secrets That All Small Business Owners Need to Know” and Manta.com

 
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Sage Solution Provider
Your Live, Online Guide to Sage Peachtree Success
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Your Business Attitude is a Choice. I Choose Optimism.

Your Business Attitude is a Choice. I Choose Optimism.

From: “Your Business Attitude is a Choice” by Harvey Mackay

Optimists outperform pessimists on the job by as much as 50 percent. Which do you choose to be?

When you wake up every day you have two choices. You can either be positive or negative; an optimist or a pessimist. I choose to be an optimist. It’s all a matter of perspective.

You can whine because you have so much work or be grateful that you are your own boss and in control of your own destiny. You can complain about your lack of an IT department, or be excited about learning the tech you need to know. You can grumble about your unengaged employees or do everything in your power to make them succeed. You get the idea.

More from: “Your Business Attitude is a Choice” by Harvey Mackay

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