I have been using Evernote since 2012; loved it so much that I upgraded to Evernote Business in April 2015. I started helping people with Evernote early 2015, have now completed the Evernote Certified Consultant course and am an official Evernote Certified Consultant. Maximize your workflow with guidance from an expert. Evernote Certified Consultants (ECCs) are recognized professionals with comprehensive Evernote training. Their hands-on guidance can help you and your team work more … more . . .
Boldacious automates and streamlines business tasks to save you money
Evernote Certified Consultant
Evernote is your corporate brain.
All your information quickly and easily 'findable' in one central location.
Accessible anywhere, any time on any device (with correct login & password!)
Save time & money - great team workflow with no email!
WORK SMARTER – AUTOMATE
Are you still running on spreadsheets and diaries?
You know there is a better way, but you don’t have the time to research and implement it.
- stop double-handling;
- save you time and money with business efficiencies;
- find the right cloud software tailored to suit you;
- automate the mundane.
WEBSITES & SOCIAL MEDIA
Boldacious builds websites for businesses in rural & remote areas.
We understand the frustration of slow and intermittent internet speeds.
We build in efficiencies so you can have remote teams updating your website (or your cousin in a city!).
"To the people at Boldacious web design,
I'd like to thank you for the great job you did on my website.
I was really impressed with the way you made everything look just as I'd imagined.
The really user-friendly and apparently simple layout was exactly what I wanted, without too many bells and whistles.
It certainly built my sales up.
I've never worked with computer folk before who seemed to really care about the people they were dealing with, not just the technology.
So thanks again, and I have been lauding your praises to friends who are considering getting websites developed."
Boldacious WebDesign 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 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.
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.
For instance I have a Windows laptop, android phone and tablet, my partner, Cate, has the same except mac, and my daughter, Zoe the same but windows - we have various notebooks - some we all share and others just Cate and I share. But we can all read them on any of our devices, anywhere. Cate is in Canberra at the moment with her new grandson, and she had to go to the bank today to discuss a loan she has –she needed some paperwork to show them - she had all the data she needed on her iPhone in Evernote.
And you can allow access to different notebooks to all employees, just some, or external people and give each of them the ability to edit or not.
WHY DO YOU NEED IT?
Studies now say that now very few people will stay in the same job for more than a year (or maybe 2). High turnover is just a fact of life now which means that you need new people to be able to get up to speed with your company as quickly as possible. Also when people leave you want their knowledge of your customers and products to stay with the company so their replacement can access that knowledge easily and quickly.
Research shows that salespeople spend 31% of their time searching for the correct information AND 81% of sales and marketing executives say that searching for the correct information is their number 1 area for improvement.
In the modern world people are connected online most of their lives - they need more than paper to be convinced of anything - they need videos, audio etc.
Recent studies have shown that in the workplace 80% of emails are a waste of time, and that emails take up 28% of workers' time.
Evernote solves all of these issues and it is one of those programs that most people find easy and intuitive to use.
Now for some practical examples - say I am working on a project - I am collaborating with these people here. So I set Evernote up so they can see everything I'm doing. I can send one person a "workchat" which is an internal texting method, then we can look at the same image or text and discuss what we need to discuss (no email) Or I can setup a tag so everyone on the team will see the tasks they need to do tomorrow morning. (no emails)
This team (management) over here don't want to know how we got the project to work or how much work it took - they just want to see where we're up to on every Friday afternoon. Evernote will do that (no emails)
I've got some great ideas for the project that I found on facebook (it was for work - honest!) I can add a webpage to Evernote very easily and then annotate and share that with my working partner. We can both annotate the same page together.
And if Matt starts working on a similar project to mine (he's not aware that our projects are similar) then Evernote will find what I'm doing and ask Matt if my work is worth him looking at.
This is just a very brief overview of how Evernote van help your business to succeed, grow and profit.
It takes some planning to setup efficiently but then is very easy and intuitive for your employees to use.
It is relatively cheap, very secure and very robust.
"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 fueled 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.
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based in Mareeba (near Cairns)