Digitising your business - painlessly!
"typical knowledge worker spends about 2.5 hours per day, or roughly 30% of the workday, searching for information"
Early 4WD landrovers were simple strong vehicles - they broke down but you could usually fix them with spanners and fencing wire.
But modern day cars need sophisticated tools.
Small business (and modern life) are like that now: we need modern sophisticated tools to help run them.
Luckily many of these tools (Cloud Collaborative Software or Business Apps) are available, cheap and usually easy to implement/use.
consult with you to:
- save you time and money with business apps;
- implement cloud software tailored to suit you;
- automate and build business efficiencies;
- stop double-handling;
- automate the mundane.
be there to train people:
- in new software;
- to find information fast
And provide on-going instant support
Maximize your workflow with guidance from an expert.
Evernote Certified Consultants (ECCs) are recognised professionals with comprehensive Evernote training.
Their hands-on guidance can help you and your team work more effectively and productively.
BENEFITS OF WORKING WITH AN EVERNOTE CERTIFIED CONSULTANT
- Custom-designed workflows tailored to you and your team
- Guidance on best practices for deploying Evernote across your company
- In-person or virtual training to get you up to speed quickly
Boldacious Digital is a professional web design company that builds websites for small to medium businesses.
We have been building websites since 1998 (last century!). Things have changed so much since then.
We specialise in working with people and businesses in remote areas.
We have lived and travelled all over Australia and, although now living in Mareeba, ran Boldacious from a tent for about 8 years.
We understand the issues of living and running a business in remote areas.
What is Evernote (and why you need it)
It is your corporate (or personal) memory.
Basically it's a filing system of folders (called notebooks in Evernote) with notes inside them; and each note can have multiple tags that they can be searched under.
But ... you don't need a filing cabinet and filing clerk to organise everything; you don't have a DRIVE x where all files are but no-one can find them; and you don't have 17 versions of the same docs with different file names.
And it's all available to anyone (with the correct access credentials) to access anytime, anywhere with any laptop/computer, smart phone or tablet.
And you can store audio, video, webpages, images, google docs, pdf's, word docs hand written notes - anything that can be stored electronically.
"With the evolution of open ecosystems, apps that would have previously competed, now integrate and work together. This comes as a result of the expectation that data will flow in and out of their apps, fostering collaboration and communication. Gone are the days where software was kept on servers, inside operations on lockdown from your potential competitors. Today, refusing to collaborate in marketplaces fuelled by open APIs holds the potential to withhold a world of opportunity."
The businesses that will thrive in today (and tomorrow's) world are the ones that embrace these open ecosystems.
Xero themselves integrate with 500+ other business apps. So they are walking the talk.
I mention Xero because it has grabbed the lead in accounting software from MYOB in a few short years. Started in 2006 in NZ, "Forbes identified Xero as the World’s Most Innovative Growth Company in 2014 and 2015."
They have achieved this domination, partly because it really is beautiful software, but also because they understand that the future of businesses and software in particular is in open systems.
And this opening up of business ecosystems levels the playing field for small business. Previously only big business could afford an integrated computer system that did everything they wanted it to - they paid big money for this. And small businesses (generally) had a few different systems that did not talk to each other so there was lots of copying and pasting and shuffling data around manually - with all the inevitable errors and time-wasting.
Now, partly because of these open eco-systems, but also because of the rise of smart phones and tablets the world of software has changed exponentially.
Think of everything you do with your phones these days!
There are thousands of new software programs coming out every week now - some brilliant and some doomed to fail.
I think most small business owners know that cloud-software is the answer but are overwhelmed by the sheer number of solutions available and the research that would be needed to go into finding out which ones suit their business, and which ones are safe.