Amanda Krill https://amandakrill.com Intuitive Alchemist Thu, 12 Dec 2019 01:12:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://amandakrill-com.exactdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/cropped-akfav.png?strip=all&lossy=1&resize=32%2C32&ssl=1 Amanda Krill https://amandakrill.com 32 32 Turning Your Creative Skills Into A Profitable Venture https://amandakrill.com/turning-your-creative-skills-into-a-profitable-venture/ https://amandakrill.com/turning-your-creative-skills-into-a-profitable-venture/#respond Thu, 12 Dec 2019 01:12:32 +0000 https://amandakrill.com/?p=6010 A lot of people have creative skills which they don’t often get a chance to use properly. Whether your job forces you to do tasks which don’t push your creativity, or you simply can’t find a role which is relevant to your skills, it can be frustrating to find yourself in this position. Of course, […]

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A lot of people have creative skills which they don’t often get a chance to use properly. Whether your job forces you to do tasks which don’t push your creativity, or you simply can’t find a role which is relevant to your skills, it can be frustrating to find yourself in this position. Of course, you could always start your own business to solve this problem, but this will bring another big question with it; how can you turn a creative skill into something profitable? To help you out with this, this post will be exploring some of the steps which can be taken to achieve this goal.

 

Testing The Water

 

It would be silly to leave your job and start working for yourself straight away, as you probably won’t be able to earn enough quickly. Instead, it makes more sense to test the water first, trying out the role you’d like to build for yourself. Websites like Upwork are ideal for this, giving you the opportunity to take on small projects to supplement your normal job. If you find that you don’t like running your own business, you could look at changing the work you’re doing, and won’t have invested too much time to do this.

Getting Some Support

A lot of people assume that the key to success is business is all about providing great service. In reality, though, if you don’t have a business-oriented mind, you will struggle to make your venture take off. Companies like UserZoom can help you with this, providing you with information about your potential customers, product, and the way it will be sold, along with helping you to test everything. While using a service like this can cost some money, it will be well worth it to ensure that you’re able to improve your business as quickly as possible. There are few types of company which won’t benefit from support like this.

Work Harder Than Ever

Nothing in life comes easily, especially when you want to do things all by yourself. It’s going to be a challenge to get your company off the ground, and a lot of people end up giving up when they’re going through a process like this. In reality, though, working hard enough will almost always result in good things; you just have to keep pushing yourself. This can be much easier when you’re working with other people, as their influence will ensure that you keep motivated and on the right track. As time goes on, you will be able to relax, and the size of your growing business will be enough to keep itself afloat.

With all of this in mind, you should be feeling inspired to look into the idea of starting your own business. This can be a tricky process, and it won’t be easy, but most people will be able to find success if they apply themselves properly. It’s never wrong to ask for help, even when you’ve chosen to do things by yourself.

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7 Marketing Mistakes To Avoid https://amandakrill.com/7-marketing-mistakes-to-avoid/ https://amandakrill.com/7-marketing-mistakes-to-avoid/#respond Tue, 10 Dec 2019 13:39:12 +0000 https://amandakrill.com/?p=6007 Marketing can help you to generate more customers, but it can also be a big waste of money if you’re not careful. To avoid the latter, make sure that you’re not making any of the following mistakes. Not knowing your audience You don’t want to waste time and money targeting people that aren’t interested in […]

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Marketing can help you to generate more customers, but it can also be a big waste of money if you’re not careful. To avoid the latter, make sure that you’re not making any of the following mistakes.

Not knowing your audience

You don’t want to waste time and money targeting people that aren’t interested in your product. Work out who your key demographic are and where you’re most likely to find them so that you can focus your marketing in the right place. Market research such as surveys and analytics could be useful for finding out this information.

Having no USP

It’s important that you also have a USP (unique selling proposition). This is a unique characteristic that helps you to stand out among your competitors. This USP should be at the centre of all your marketing. You can work out your USP by researching into your competitors and working out the areas that they’re not focusing on enough.

Marketing offline only

You can’t survive as a modern business without an online presence. Make sure that you’ve got a website and social media pages at the very least. Other marketing strategies like SEO, PPC and video marketing can also be worth looking into. That isn’t to say that you can’t still use offline methods like flyers and events – but you should still be combining these with digital methods.

Ignoring return customers

It’s not just new customers that you should be targeting with your marketing. You should also target your past customers and existing customers as you may be able to encourage them to do business with you again in the future. There are many marketing methods that can help you to encourage return customers including loyalty discounts, mailing lists and social media marketing.

Not tracking performance

If you don’t track the performance of your marketing, you won’t know how successful it has been. With digital marketing strategies such as PPC and SEO, you can usually read analytics to get an idea of how successful a campaign has been. You can also survey new customers to find out how they came across you. This can then allow you to identify the most successful forms of marketing so that you can make these your focus.  

Doing it all yourself

There are some forms of marketing that you can do yourself such as social media marketing and email marketing. However, there are other forms of marketing that are better handled by professionals. For instance, you’re best off hiring search engine optimization services to handle SEO – doing it yourself requires a lot of time and expertise. Similarly, you shouldn’t design your own website.

Outsourcing it all

On the opposite end of the spectrum, it’s also important not to outsource all your marketing. It may save you time, but it will cost you a lot of money. As previously mentioned, certain forms of marketing like social media marketing and email marketing can be easily DIYed.  

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How To Lead Your Remote Workforce https://amandakrill.com/how-to-lead-your-remote-workforce/ https://amandakrill.com/how-to-lead-your-remote-workforce/#respond Mon, 02 Dec 2019 13:07:06 +0000 https://amandakrill.com/?p=6002 One of the greatest modern developments is giving people the freedom to work remotely. But what is the best way to lead such a diverse and dispersed team? Here’s some advice on how best to lead your remote workforce. Know Your Employees No matter how remote your team is, or how large the time difference, […]

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One of the greatest modern developments is giving people the freedom to work remotely. But what is the best way to lead such a diverse and dispersed team? Here’s some advice on how best to lead your remote workforce.

Know Your Employees

No matter how remote your team is, or how large the time difference, you should never lose contact with your workforce. Each person on the other side of that screen is an individual with their own ambitions and dreams. Take time to work out what their key strengths are. Spot someone who’s a good leader themselves? Why not make them a Senior and let them lead their own small team. While you might not have the capital at hand to fund training, you could encourage staff and offer your own management advice when possible.

Be Technologically Adept

It is essential to maintain good work portals and solid IT infrastructure that inspires your team to work their hardest. You are also handling a large amount of sensitive data for your remote workforce, like their personal details and bank records, so be on top of your IT and reassure them that their information is safe. Investing in safety techniques like web isolation will keep your workforce and yourself protected, as a separate server safely checks all coding while your PC remains secure.

Invest in Management Training 

It doesn’t matter if you’ve been a manager for twenty years or two months, times always change and training is the best way to stay ahead of the changing needs of your team. As most of your communication is conducted via email, it has never been more important to get your leadership techniques right. Why not invest in some tailored training designed specifically to get the most out of your remote workforce. Here are some free online courses to give you some inspiration.

 

Communicate With Honesty 

It takes someone with confidence to admit when they’re wrong. Employees will have more faith in you as a leader if they see you as a human. This is especially important when the only time they hear from you is via email. If you think they’ve done a good job, tell them honestly, and specifically why you are so impressed. Likewise, if you’re disappointed, take the time to provide useful feedback, and they’ll respect you enough to work on it the next time around. 

Make Yourself Available

Take the time to make yourself available to your remote workforce. Confirm once you’ve received an email. Encourage them to share ideas and be involved in the company, and create an hour a day where you can share ideas with people across time zones. Convey that you’re listening and are engaged with your responses, and you’ll find that people will be more willing to approach you with ideas.

Take on board these concepts and you’ll be surprised at the positive response from your remote team. Be a great leader to your employees from across the world and reap the benefits for your business too.

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Why Business Owners Should Fear Auditors https://amandakrill.com/why-business-owners-should-fear-auditors/ https://amandakrill.com/why-business-owners-should-fear-auditors/#respond Sat, 30 Nov 2019 01:41:51 +0000 https://amandakrill.com/?p=6000 You’re minding your own business one day and you get a tap on your shoulder. It’s one of your employees. They tell that there are two people at the front desk who would like to see you. You go downstairs and greet them. After exchanging pleasantries, they introduce themselves as auditors. If you know a […]

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You’re minding your own business one day and you get a tap on your shoulder. It’s one of your employees. They tell that there are two people at the front desk who would like to see you. You go downstairs and greet them. After exchanging pleasantries, they introduce themselves as auditors. If you know a thing or two about auditors, you’ll know they love to catch business owners with their hands in the cookie jar. They make unannounced visits because they know every trick in the book. Even with just a few days of advanced warning, some businesses can put on a brave face to save their skin. But they do this for a living, and if there’s something not right, you better believe they will find it. What can auditors do to you, you might ask? They will report back to governing bodies and institutions about the nature of your dealings and the quality of your workplace. Creating detailed reports, you will be held to account at every turn. So be aware!

No sloppy accounting

Absolutely every single dollar and penny has to be accounted for in your business. If you haven’t gone public with an IPO, you will still be audited but in smaller ways. You’ll be audited for tax and profit. They want to know if you’re paying your fair share of tax according to your performance reports. If you are a publicly-traded company, everything is going to be inspected. Accounting especially a hot topic since the ‘cooking the books’ accusation recently emerged of General Electric. Accounting is important because it assesses the health of the company in all major financial areas. Financial auditors look at accounting reports and will demand answers to all kinds of questions. Have you been paying the right amount of corporation tax? Have you planned your debt payment schedule? Are you accurately reporting on profits? Do you know how your current reserves will be used in the future? How will your performance affect shareholders and or stockholders?

For the future

The way the modern commercial world is heading, commercial energy efficiency is soon to become a hot topic like no other. It’s going to be one of the most important topics for any government in the world. There has always been pressure from certain groups, to push businesses to become more concerned about waste, energy efficiency and climate-conscious. In this day and age, it’s not just about upholding a standard but a public relations matter too. Any business found to not care about energy efficiency in their own office buildings will suffer from consumer backlash. That’s why learning a thing or two from the AABC Commissioning Group will benefit your building internals. Everything from heating systems, materials, designs, technologies and procedures will be discussed and taught to you. Commercial energy auditors will begin to make more appearances as the years go on. 

Auditors are like investigators. They look at the internals of a company with a magnifying glass to make sure all is well. They care about the rules and standards, so every business is modernizing in unison. 

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Your Business & The Internet: A Match Made In Heaven https://amandakrill.com/your-business-the-internet-a-match-made-in-heaven/ https://amandakrill.com/your-business-the-internet-a-match-made-in-heaven/#respond Fri, 29 Nov 2019 03:26:12 +0000 https://amandakrill.com/?p=5994 OK, picture the scene. It’s some time in the early 1900s, the internet doesn’t exist, and you’re trying to run a business. You’re not really in a prime location within the city, so people rush past your store without really taking a look to see what goods or services you offer. You put your head […]

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OK, picture the scene. It’s some time in the early 1900s, the internet doesn’t exist, and you’re trying to run a business. You’re not really in a prime location within the city, so people rush past your store without really taking a look to see what goods or services you offer. You put your head in your hands and think, man, if only there was another way that I could sell all of this stuff. Surely it’s easier than this?

Cut to the end of 2019, and there are very few businesses out there that haven’t embraced the online world. Selling is easier, buying is easier, finding the location of stores is easier… and guess what? You don’t even need to leave your home to have those products that you want in your hands, sometimes less than 12 hours after purchasing them. It’s great, huh? Here’s how you can improve your love affair with the internet as a business owner…

Google, Google, Google…

When you think about buying something from a store, the first thing that you do is head to Google. There are a few things that you check out: does it have enough reviews to be a legitimate and trustworthy business, are the reviews positive, and are there any competitors that are cheaper or provide a better service? When you’re a business owner, you should use this platform to make your company look as good as possible, as it pulls in a lot of trade.

You can do this by replying to reviews – especially the negative ones – so that your business looks engaged and interested in customer feedback. Keeping your contact details and address up to date on search engines is also vital, as customers who struggle to get in touch with you may just head elsewhere. On top of this, add an eye-catching description of your store, to ensure that those potential customers are interested from the get-go.

Remember that social media is key

Social media is something that we all use in 2019. Even your Grandma probably has a Facebook account, even if she’s still posting private messages as statuses and wondering why Janet isn’t replying. Social media platforms such as Instagram and Facebook are home to all types of people with all types of interests – see more here if you’re interested in its quirks! – meaning that you’re highly likely to find your audience there.

Having business accounts that post regularly across them all is key, as this will garner up some interest in your brand (and remind people that it exists). Think about your audience here and what posts they would be interested in: go for memes if you have younger customers, and ask questions related to your brand or goods for those who are a little older (they love to comment!). A/B testing will help you to distinguish your audience if you’re not quite sure who they are.

Perfect your website

The next port of call for those who are interested in your business is your website. OK, they’ve checked out your Google reviews, they’ve found your social channels, and now, they want to go directly to your site to purchase something or ask you a question about your goods or services. Now that you have your customers on your website, you really need to do all that you can to keep them there, as some people only hang around for a matter of minutes.

The most important thing is that your site is easy to navigate, and that the basics can be found easily. For example, don’t hide your ‘contact us’ button on some difficult-to-find page, as this tells your customers that a) you don’t want them to contact you, and b) that your willingness to help them is going to be pretty lacking. Make sure that a few pages are easily accessible: your online store, your contact forms, and believe it or not, your about page. A good ‘about us’ page gets people hooked!

So…

If you’re not exactly a tech whizz, and you believe that you can function without a brilliant online presence, then think again. As the world and its technology evolves, the world of business evolves with it, and you don’t want to find that you’re lagging behind and losing out on trade as a result. Smash your search engine details, get your social media up to scratch, and make sure that your website provides an unbeatable user experience. You’ll soon see those profits soaring up!

Good luck!

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Explain To Your Clients Why You Work Remotely https://amandakrill.com/explain-to-your-clients-why-you-work-remotely/ https://amandakrill.com/explain-to-your-clients-why-you-work-remotely/#respond Thu, 28 Nov 2019 15:02:59 +0000 https://amandakrill.com/?p=5991 “Dear Client, our team works remotely.” “What do you mean, remotely? Don’t you have an office?” “No, we have a virtual office for most of our processes.” “Wait a minute. I want to hire professionals, not a bunch of kids who work in their PJs.” And there it is again, the cruel cliché about remote […]

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“Dear Client, our team works remotely.”

“What do you mean, remotely? Don’t you have an office?”

“No, we have a virtual office for most of our processes.”

“Wait a minute. I want to hire professionals, not a bunch of kids who work in their PJs.”

And there it is again, the cruel cliché about remote working options. While large companies can quickly reassure their clients by promising that there will always be someone in the office, small businesses struggle to be taken seriously. Flexible work options have nothing to do with your professional services and the support you can provide your clients. However, more often than not, startups and SMEs need to establish their credibility by addressing the remote issue and explaining how it works in their virtual office. 

We want to minimize waste

You can remind your clients that businesses have played a significant role in the environmental crises we are currently facing. You have chosen to reduce your impact on the planet to a minimum by embracing the full green potential of a remote workplace. Indeed, your work arrangements allow you to minimize waste in your day-to-day business. Because you don’t need to sustain a physical location, you can cut down on energy waste, ensuring you can achieve zero carbon footprint. Additionally, your employees don’t need to commute every day back and forth between their home and the workplace, which reduces gas emissions dramatically. Finally, your virtual office situation means you can go paperless in most things, saving a considerable number of trees in the process! 

The team shares a secure platform

You rely on cooperative platforms to maintain communication with your team and store your on-going projects. Your business model is built entirely on the premises that you can function without a physical office. As such, you’ve made it your priority to work with professionals who can help you to learn more about managed IT services and secure data network. You rely on experts to keep your system up-to-date, safe, and monitored at all times because it is an integrated part of your day-to-day processes. 

Our daily standup keeps everybody updated

You don’t need to sit in the same room to organize catch-up. You have a daily meeting with your remote team. While it lasts only a handful of minutes, it’s important to make it useful, purposeful, and informative, while keeping things relaxed between coworkers. While office teams sit together, very few know what their colleagues have been up to. Your team, on the contrary, is au fait of everything, so that if a client gets in touch with an update about a cooperative project, your people can explain not only what they’ve been working on but also what each of their colleagues stands with their activities. 

We value family time for everyone

Comparatively speaking, sick days are less frequent with remote teams. Indeed, because employees have the freedom to organize their days to suit their needs, they can spend more time with their friends and families. Maintaining their work/life balance is crucial because it keeps them grounded, relaxed, and happy. They’re less likely to struggle with high stress and depressive disorders. 

Hopefully, this gives you a few arguments to back your remote working decisions and reassure your most conservative clients. 

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Looking ‘Bigger’ As A Freelancer https://amandakrill.com/looking-bigger-as-a-freelancer/ https://amandakrill.com/looking-bigger-as-a-freelancer/#respond Tue, 26 Nov 2019 13:26:10 +0000 https://amandakrill.com/?p=5988 As a freelancer, you are used to doing everything yourself. And from the outside, some companies questions capabilities based on that. Although that is changing, and more companies are choosing freelancers, it still pays to look larger. Giving the impression you have more than one person isn’t about lying to clients about it, or setting […]

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As a freelancer, you are used to doing everything yourself. And from the outside, some companies questions capabilities based on that. Although that is changing, and more companies are choosing freelancers, it still pays to look larger. Giving the impression you have more than one person isn’t about lying to clients about it, or setting up alias email accounts – it is about how you handle things. 

Phone Calls

There are going to be times when you need to do the groceries or pick up the kids, and a client needs to call you. You can handle this two ways – one by having an ‘office number’ that puts the client directly through to your mobiles, learn more about cloud phone services. And the second is to hire a company that can take your calls when you are busy. This might sound like overkill, but when someone else is handling your calls, you can pick up messages and return them when you aren’t busy. You’ll automatically look like a larger organisation. 

Automation

If you are having a meeting, you can also be live-tweeting. But what you can do it set up your social media to be posting while you’re busy. You will be getting the job done in two places at once. Almost like you have a team that is managing your social media – almost. 

Chat Bots

When people send you messages on social media, or via your website, you could be on call and answer everything personally. Or you can set up something like Zendesk and have everything dealt with by a bot. Of course, there will be occasions that you will need to step in and take over, but for the most part, simple questions can be handled by automated chatbots. 

Virtual Assistants

Once you get the right assistant, it will be like you have cloned yourself. They have a huge range of skills, and can really give you room to do client work and have those all-important face-to-face meetings. And while you’re closing a deal, they can be handling everything from your emails to booking travel and a whole lot more. 

Tools

Find tools that you can use to give you a more professional look. This might be something like Bidsketch, which will help you create stunning client proposals in no time at all. Evernote, Trello or Asana, so you can show the client boards of progress and your planning capabilities and delegation. 

Design

Interestingly the cleaner and slicker your website the more likely more prominent companies (and anyone really) is likely to hire you. When a website is well put together, it looks like you either have the money to have a professional company design it for you or that you have the skills in-house to do it. There is a lot of information online about how you can put a fantastic website together without any coding skills at all. 

The bottom line is always to be as professional as you can be, and ultimately you land the clients you want.

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Organise Your Life With These Quick Tips https://amandakrill.com/organise-your-life-with-these-quick-tips/ https://amandakrill.com/organise-your-life-with-these-quick-tips/#respond Tue, 26 Nov 2019 13:19:08 +0000 https://amandakrill.com/?p=5984 Life can be a mixture of chaos, stress, and responsibilities. As a young adult, it can be difficult to find your flow and often you can be left trying to juggle far too many plates. Today though, whether you need help with business services, managing emails, or organising your home life we are here.  Here […]

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Life can be a mixture of chaos, stress, and responsibilities. As a young adult, it can be difficult to find your flow and often you can be left trying to juggle far too many plates. Today though, whether you need help with business services, managing emails, or organising your home life we are here. 

Here are some essential tips and tricks you need to know today to make your life easier. 

  1. Organise emails 

A myriad of emails can be a mammoth task to go through and it can become difficult to keep on track of important things. Organise your emails by project or team and create separate inboxes and this will make all the difference as you can focus on one thing at a time. 

  1. Tackle the worst first 

First is the worst, second’s the best, third’s the dirty donkey… If you have a whole bunch of tasks to do, it is always a good idea for you to tackle the hardest, or worst, one first. By not giving yourself time to overthink a hard task you will be able to complete it much easier and get on with the rest of your day without a cloud looming overhead. 

  1. Work on your own time 

The idea of working hours is slightly archaic these days because everyone has a different time of day when they feel productive and ready for action. It is incredibly important for you to know what time of day is the most productive for you and choose this time to go over a particularly taxing task. It will make all the difference and make your life much easier. 

  1. Outsource it 

Never do a job that someone else could do much better. One of the common misconceptions we have when organising our life is to do it all alone and this isn’t the case. You should actually always outsource a task if you don’t know how to do it yourself because you will save time and the job will be done right the first time. For example, if you needed IT assistance you can read more here, or if you needed a deep clean at home and a clear-out you can hire someone to help you. 

  1. Uncluter your desk

If you are trying to get more organised in the workplace the worst thing you can do is keep a cluttered desk. To allow you to think clearly and get more work done it is a good idea to organise and declutter your desk every day. Get rid of any post-it notes that are looming on the desk and make sure to get rid of any loose paperwork that you no longer need. A clear desk will make all the difference and will allow you to stay organised. 

  1. Make your list the night before 

Whether you are planning for another day at the office or a day at home running errands, it is crucial to always write a to-do list the night before so that you can work on the tasks first thing in the morning. It’s always better to write a list the day before because it will save time in the morning and allow you to just jump right in. 

 

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Avoiding Technology Problems In Your Small Business https://amandakrill.com/avoiding-technology-problems-in-your-small-business/ https://amandakrill.com/avoiding-technology-problems-in-your-small-business/#respond Sat, 23 Nov 2019 15:30:09 +0000 https://amandakrill.com/?p=5917 Small business owners become tricks of all trades. They will know how to manage accounts, ordering, shipping, delivery, how to head a meeting, hiring, firing, and so much more. But they can’t be amazing at everything. Sometimes avoiding technology problems can get tricky. There are some technical problems that are particularly common for small businesses. […]

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Small business owners become tricks of all trades. They will know how to manage accounts, ordering, shipping, delivery, how to head a meeting, hiring, firing, and so much more. But they can’t be amazing at everything. Sometimes avoiding technology problems can get tricky. There are some technical problems that are particularly common for small businesses. Here is some information about what to look out for. 

Security risks

While you might consider your business too small to be a target to hackers, you are wrong. You have a wealth of valuable information that people can use. You might have personal details like name and address, payment details, confidential communications between you and your clients, and of course, company information. If the data falls into the wrong hands, it can be detrimental. So having the right IT security in place is essential. 

Integration

When new technology is released, they aren’t always implemented easily with older systems. This can cause issues. In some cases you might end up with double the data, information might ‘go missing’, there might be new file types made, and files can be moved. There is the potential for a range of inefficiencies that occur. If you plan ahead, you can have management techniques in place, or you can hire a company to tackle this for you and ensure a smoother transition. 

Backup

From time to time, there might be files that get deleted or corrupted. If you haven’t taken steps to back up your system fully, then you are going to file this under a disaster. If you have the right backup and recovery in place, you will find that even when the whole system goes down, you can be back up and running fairly quickly. Eliminating downtime is essential in all business, and you can’t neglect backing up. 

Waiting

There is nothing worse than waiting until something breaks before you hire a company to take care of it. You can work with an IT management company so that they can monitor all of your systems. Which means that they can see incidents arising and take steps to manage them before they are an issue. Not only that but typically when something does go wrong, they are on standby and can have it fixed quickly too. Getting in front of the issues, rather than mopping them up is the best plan of action here. 

Planning

Fail to plan, you plan to fail – as the saying goes. If the decisions makers are tuned into how their It system works, and understand the basics, then they can work with a team to make sure that the technology and the business are working in unison. Imagine how efficient a system could be if everyone was on the same page. 

The bottom line is that if you work closely with your chosen IT to support, you will be able to avoid more of the issues that will impact your business, than you might think. 

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Smile Brilliant Review: The cariPRO™ ELECTRIC TOOTHBRUSH https://amandakrill.com/smile-brilliant-review-the-caripro-electric-toothbrush/ https://amandakrill.com/smile-brilliant-review-the-caripro-electric-toothbrush/#respond Wed, 20 Nov 2019 19:37:06 +0000 https://amandakrill.com/?p=5906 Some people have nightmares about showing up to school naked. Others about falling from terrifying heights. Mine has always been that my teeth were falling out. There’s plenty of reasons why this could be a nightmare – I’ve looked into the symbolism, but none of those seem to apply. I think it’s just because I’m […]

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Some people have nightmares about showing up to school naked. Others about falling from terrifying heights.

Mine has always been that my teeth were falling out.

There’s plenty of reasons why this could be a nightmare – I’ve looked into the symbolism, but none of those seem to apply. I think it’s just because I’m super vain about mine.

I’m the kid who flossed every day, without fail (still do.) I’m the kid who brushed her teeth 3x a day (still do.) And I’m the kind of person who never misses a dentist appointment.

Even with all of those things, my teeth are super tight, and plaque is always a problem for me. I worry about my teeth staying bright and white. AND I worry, especially as I get older, about my gums.

So, when I got a chance to try out the cariPRO™ ELECTRIC TOOTHBRUSH, I jumped at it.

There are so many things I love about this toothbrush.

1.

After using it twice, my teeth felt like I’d just been to the dentist. Literally. Like I said, my teeth, are really tight, and plaque forms quickly, in spite of all my efforts to prevent it. Especially on my lower front teeth. After only two uses, the plaque was gone. No joke.

2.

It has five different options for level of clean:

  • clean
  • white
  • massage
  • gum care
  • sensitive

I’ve tried them all, but clean is my favorite. I seriously feel like I just left the dentist every time.

3.

It has a super cool interval function. Each of the cleaning settings runs for 2 minutes. So, when you brush, you think of your mouth as being in four segments. You start on one, doing the front, back and gums – and in 30 seconds, it pauses, indicating that it’s time to move on to the next. At 2 minutes, it shuts off all by itself.

This is great, because I have no actual sense of time, and I may think I’ve been brushing for the appropriate amount of time, but it’s only actually been 30 seconds. (lol)

Long story short…I’m in love with everything about this toothbrush. My teeth feel cleaner. In just two weeks, they are whiter. And I almost feel like, why do I even need to go to the dentist (kidding Dr Aube…I’ll still be in every six months.)

You can grab one here. It’s worth it, definitely.

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