Thirty years ago, the concept of a paperless office was utterly unheard of. Having to use paper to record and send information was thought the only option. For businesses, this meant stacks of paperwork, faulty printers, messy handwriting, and jam-packed file cabinets were a necessary evil for everyday busywork.
Picture it: Gohlke Pools, circa 2014.
The struggle is real.
When you own a pool and spa business and offer recurring service or maintenance to your clients you’re setting your business up for success by creating a recurring revenue stream. But what some businesses fail to think about is the order processing time it takes to create, manage, and invoice all those recurring orders. How much time does your staff spend on manually writing up or creating work orders each week? Or even worse, how many hours does your team spend invoicing and then manually processing each customer’s credit card payment. One. By. One. Nobody has time for this!
It’s a new year and everyone’s talking about their New Year’s resolution. You may have even set one for yourself or your family. But did you set one up for your business? Maybe you haven’t thought about goal setting in your business because you’re not sure what goal to set, how to measure the success of it and how to keep employees on board. In this blog post I will provide you two great business goals and discuss how you can measure the success of your goals within Evosus®!
Chances are, once the holidays roll around and temperatures start to drop, your employees probably start to resemble the cat in this gif to the right. While space heaters are nice and staying warm is wonderful, that coziness coming from under an employee's desk might just cost you big time. I recently learned that space heaters eat up a huge amount of power and should not be plugged into an extension cord or power strip. Doing so is a serious fire hazard.
When reading that news article it made me think about an important question: what would a business do if — Heaven forbid — their business caught fire or a winter storm caused a power outage that damaged their server and they didn't have a data backup in place? Would their business survive? A few years back an Evosus® client was upgrading their Windows version and the tech formatted the server hard drive then loaded the new version of Windows without having a backup. Their database was lost permanently. With no working backup, they had to restart their business from the ground up.
Every business, regardless of the industry they are in, should protect their business with a data backup & disaster recovery plan. Yes, even you...
Microsoft has issued Windows Standard Server 2012 R2 and Windows Datacenter Server 2012 R2 to no longer be on their Mainstream Support after October 9th, 2018. We know this can be confusing, but Evosus is here to help you understand what this could mean for your business.