Tag Archives: small business tools

5 Tips to Utilize Google Apps for Your Virtual Office

Coworking spaces are all the rage right now.  Companies are looking for cost effective ways to house coworkers in separate locations.  Consultants are finding coworking spaces a great place to network and get clients.  Individuals workers are finding similar communities that are a “hive” of activity for small businesses.  Google for Work (Google Apps) can […]

You’re Using Your CRM For Sales, Now How About Vendor Management

  You have your CRM implemented for sales, now it is time to leverage that investment.  You can use your CRM for other activities besides tracking sales. CRM’s act as big virtual file cabinets and also document your workflow.  As companies move to SaaS (Software as a Service) applications, it becomes important to manage vendors […]

Are You Growing With Your Customer’s Needs? It May Be Time To Up Your Game.

The good news is your company is growing! You are getting lots of qualified leads that are turning into projects. Your team is juggling those proposals and running the projects. Are you still tracking all of this information in spreadsheets? To really increase productivity and make sense of your workflow, you will need to arm […]

5 Important Reasons to Move to the Cloud

At Gizmo Global we see different reasons why people are moving to the cloud. Some companies don’t have clarity on why their business should move to the cloud. There is lots of discussion on saving money by using shared services but why would you move your company’s data to the cloud? 1.  Drive cost efficiencies […]

Customer Relationship Management in a crowded market

Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software means many different things to different companies.  Some use it to manage leads and sales, others use it to manage customer interactions, it can be used for very specific purposes also, such as HR or vendor management.   Large Database – A CRM like Salesforce is a large database that […]

Tech Trends you can’t afford to ignore for 2015

The new year is upon us and it is time to look at trends for 2015!  The top two trends will require a significant amount of change management in an organization so we will focus on that.   WebMail – This year you will see more companies moving to webmail than ever before.  Google for […]

What does Microsoft’s change in strategy mean for the average small business?

    Microsoft has been slow to adopt to a cloud strategy for its email and office suite.  After seeing double digit percentage declines during the first two quarters of this year, things are changing.   This is GREAT news for those SMBs who have been hesitant to migrate to Google.     Web Mail and […]