Archive for October, 2012

Output SQL to CSV

A while ago, I posted a blog article about building CSV’s from SQL tables.  It was a very popular post, so I’m submitting it again.  I decided to go research if there were any things to do differently with the new SQL Server 2008. Turns out what I wrote before still applies. What drove me […]

Ask the 5 W’s when deciding on a CRM

When thinking about the right CRM ask the 5 “w’s” questions: Where are you going to use it, Why are you using it, When will you use it, What will you write about and Who is your audience. 1. Where – if you are selling GPS equipment to combine owners and you are outstanding in […]

Thursday Tip

Don’t forget to put your search words in quotes to get an exact result when searching in Google

Clearing and resetting the ACT and Google Contact integration

Over the past year or two I have had a love/hate relationship with my Motorola Android phone.  It has a memory leak and without rooting the phone I can’t clean out that bad file.  So, I keep resetting it to factory mode and reloading my contacts. Recently I started using the ACT and Google integration […]

Not seeing the forest for the trees

Everyone we talk to recently is still lamenting about how bad the economy is and how hard they are struggling to get in new business.  We are in the same boat.  So, it is important to us to do everything we can to get in new leads and quickly react to them.  In addition, we […]

When is a lead truly dead?

Well, once again my muse has come up with a great blog article topic.  I’ve been tweeting about not deadheading my cone flowers.  Turns out they are an excellent thistle seed source for Gold Finch.  Last week there had to be 50 or more of the lovely birds in my garden feasting on the dead […]

What’s new in Sage ACT 2013

What’s New in Sage ACT! 2013 ACT! is 25 years old.  That’s 25 years of serving the Contact and Customer Management needs for small businesses and sales teams.  The new version has fixed several outstanding minor bugs and issues, but to us the most important feature is the ability to run Smart Tasks on a […]