Monthly Business Newsletter
As we move into the summer vacation season here, we'd like to offer a few basic business tips to ponder if you get some time.
How You're Different
Give a Little Bit Extra
Just Say No
Make It Right
Take a look in the
Take Some Me Time
Be sure that all of your employees are aware of your company policies related to these tips, so they are implemented properly every day with every customer and potential customer.
If you have more than one computer that you use to run your business, you need Windows Live Mesh. With a few minutes of setup on each computer, you can have all of your business files automatically and constantly synced between multiple computers.
Most business managers have more than one computer that they use to run the business. For example, a desktop at the office and a laptop that they travel with and use at home. One of the biggest hassles is keeping the files you need available and up to date on both computers.
With Windows Live Mesh installed, you simply select the folders you want to keep synced between any number of computers, and it happens. You don't need to know how or why it works, it just does. Any time you change and save a shared file, the changes are sent to the other computers that are connected to your network or the internet.
With Windows Live Mesh, all transfers are encrypted, and you can sync up to 200 folders, each up to 50 GB in size and containing up to 100,000 files.
You can even sync to Microsoft's free 5GB Sky Drive so you have access to your files from anywhere. It's like a free, automatic backup service. (This part of Live mesh is very similar to the free version of Dropbox. Dropbox retains older versions of files for added security, but is limited to 2GB of on line storage, and does not offer direct computer to computer syncing. If you want to share all your files through an on line storage site, Dropbox is an excellent product).
Live Mesh also allows you to remotely control any Windows PC. You just log into the remote computer using Live Mesh, and you can see and control the remote computer's desktop. So, when you finally take that long vacation you've been dreaming about, you can recalculate your breakeven using your copy of Numbers Cruncher on the office computer with your laptop right on the beach.
Windows Live mesh works on Windows Vista, Win7, Mac OS X 10.5 or later, and some mobile devices.
We know that not everyone has Numbers Cruncher for calculating their breakeven and other numbers critical for setting their prices, so we have created a quick business cost calculator on the NSPG web site.
This simple calculator takes your selections from a series of choices, and returns estimates of several values that are critical to setting your profitable prices.
The numbers that it returns can be plugged directly into our our order form for printed Flat Rate Price Books. You can also use it to get a quick look to see if the numbers you're using are realistic for your actual costs.
This free calculator is designed for a simple one person owner/operator business and includes several financial assumptions with that in mind.
If you need a more complete and more flexible way to calculate your key costs and pricing numbers, you should use Numbers Cruncher.
The added benefit included with your Numbers Cruncher purchase is a complete Numbers Review by an NSPG Flat Rate expert. We can help you spot where you may be spending too much or too little based on our experience with thousands of businesses.
A recent survey of economists shows that they expect the economy to grow by 2.5% down from predicted growth of 3.2% in January. The spike in gas prices and reduced government spending has slowed the overall economy, so the recent steep gas price drop may help spur a bit more economic activity. Overall expectations are still for slow growth and very little improvement in the employment rate until demand increases.
The Chinese have announced another large stimulus
package that will accelerate their economy. This
may improve demand for goods and help improve the world
economy. China saw rapid growth with their last
stimulus package (8.5%), so this one is expected to be smaller
and have a somewhat smaller effect.
We are seeing service
industry materials price increases over the next few
months from 6% to 12%.
We are seeing service industry materials price increases over the next few months from 6% to 12%.
Call 800-841-8542 now so we can answer your questions
NSPG, Inc. PO Box 1168, Manahawkin, NJ 08050