You have 7 seconds

You have 7 seconds

It’s said that humans decide whether they like each other within the first seven seconds of meeting.

Whether right or wrong, that all important first impression has won and lost interviews, contracts and first dates all over the world.

Unfortunately, winning people over within the first few seconds is even more challenging in today’s digital world.

The way you represent your company online has the power to make or break a relationship…  way before you’ve had the chance to show them how good you are.

From websites to blog posts, social media updates to online contact forms, today’s customer has a huge amount of information at their fingertips to help them decide who they want to buy from.

But that’s just the start. Once they do choose to buy from you, it’s important to show them they made the right decision.

Your IT set up plays a huge role in how customers see you. If you’re not able to keep up with demand, answer their enquiries quickly or show them you care, you can’t expect them to stick around.

Fact: Old out of date IT setups kill sales and damage retention.

Any time you want us to assess your current setup and identify potential upgrades or easy wins, we’ll be there. Just call us on 01732 617744 or drop us a line at [email protected].

Do you use Chrome?

Do you use Chrome?

Do any of the devices in your business use the Chrome browser?

I’d be surprised if none of them did… it is the most used browser in the UK (two thirds of people use it).

We’ve noticed a flurry of security alerts over the last few months about extensions that can be added on to Chrome. Most of them are helpful and innocent.

But a small number of them have been used to steal, then sell sensitive user data from people’s computers.

It’s important you establish none of these extensions are in use on any of your devices.

Would you like us to do a review for you? Just call us on 01732 617744 or drop us a line at [email protected].

An Excel trick so clever you could lick it

An Excel trick so clever you could lick it

Excel. A critical app. But also one that can make you fall asleep. Especially when you’re using it to try to present data to other people.

Did you know there’s a way to share data in a more dynamic way?

It’s called Microsoft 3D Maps. And it’s so beautiful you could lick it.

Watch our brand new video about it:

Dave in accounts has a password disaster

Dave in accounts has a password disaster

So you probably know that cyber crime is a massive threat to businesses everywhere.

You probably also know that poor password practice is a major contributing factor in data breaches and hacking attacks…

… if not THE major contributing factor.

If you’ve already got your password procedures sorted and you’re confident you’re doing everything possible to keep your business safe, that’s great.

But if you’re among the thousands of business owners and managers who keep winging it, now’s the time to change.

Because it only takes Dave in accounts to keep using the password “ManCity123” to put your business at a shockingly high level of risk.

We’ve written a brand new guide called “5 terrifying password stats that prove your business is at risk”.

Click here to download it, instantly

And if you are concerned about any aspect of passwords in your business, just contact us.

There’s nothing to be ashamed about. Frankly, we’d rather more people did call us before something bad happened to them.

Call us on 01732 617744 or drop us a line at [email protected] to arrange a time to talk on the phone.