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Our Mission - to deliver custom Web, IT Consulting, Photo, Video, and Training services that are specific to our clients' needs and which enable our clients to exceed their objectives.

We are based out of Monument, Colorado and intend to stay small so that we can know and personally take care of our clients. We partner with other professionals to extend our capabilities to serve our clients, and we often work through our partners to help them serve their customers.

Recent blog posts

slepping-emailHow many emails do you receive in a day? How many do you open? How many lead you to do something?


Like pointless PowerPoints, endless emails are time wasters and and a burden. Just as I spent years creating ineffective PowerPoint presentations before learning how to do better; I am working this spring to improve my emailing skills for my benefit and for my clients.


And so should you.


I write 10-20 emails per day. Since leaving HP/Agilent, I communicate more via email than through any other medium. Whether proposing a service to a potential client, asking for permission to proceed, or explaining what went wrong, emailing is a critical skill that I need to keep working on.


Geoffrey James gives six helpful tips for "How to Write a Convincing Email" in a recent Inc. magazine article.  Of his six tips, I am working on two of them this month.

 

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hunting"No matter how good your product is, customers aren’t just going to magically start knocking at your door. There are two main reasons for this: First, the initial version of your product is almost certainly wrong. Second, your customers don’t know they should be looking for you--and even if they do, they're probably too busy to try your product. This is why you need to go hunt."

 

Bastiaan Janmaat writing in Fast Company

http://www.fastcolabs.com/3015583/open-company/looking-for-customers-be-a-hunter-not-a-gatherer

When the phone is ringing regularly, as it has been for me lately (thank you all very, very much), it is easy to move from actively looking for new business to letting the business come to you.  This works well - until the phone stops ringing.  If you are just starting up your endeaver, you need to become a hunter.

Of the six items on Bastians list, two stike me as being especially helpful for getting back on the trail of hunting for business.

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