Chris' work has been fantastic for our business. He has the ability to quickly grasp what you need to deliver better services and products. He is innovative and at the same time very thorough in his approach. Thanks so much Chris for all your valuable time and advice
Putney Breeze developed Smartech’s “Sales Quote System”. The application is hosted on our server with FileMaker Server 15 software and is used by our administrative staff for monitoring and reporting on inbound inquiries, quote status of leads and invoice status of our projects in progress. The data is linked to customer details and history. Putney Breeze is a pleasure to work with and I would recommend Chris’s work to other people.
Tools N All is an innovative on site supplier of manufacturing and construction tools and specialist equipment. Efficient and effective utilisation of delivery vehicles and inventory management is central to Tools N All’s operations. Putney Breeze developed Tools N All’s “Mobile Invoicing and Despatch System”. The application is hosted by FileMaker Server 15 and is used on our mobile devices for creating and despatching orders, obtaining POD signatures, invoicing, monitoring inventory and reorder levels. Importantly the system automatically calculates gross margin by product by customer by month by year. Our invoicing history is linked to customer information and product sales history. We also can access an automated a top 20 customer by date report for any date range. Chris is a very positive and encouraging person who is a pleasure to work with and would recommend him to others without hesitation.
Negotiating Tactics from the streets of Hong Kong
Hong Kong has been a trading hub for hundreds of years.
I love walking along the street markets just off Nathan Road. In the street markets all across the Asian continent you can observe some key business principles at play in an open market place. There are two […]
How small business lessons leads to big business success.
Alex Malley the CEO of CPA Australia conducts an excellent interview of John Borghetti, the CEO of Virgin Australia.
As a migrant to Australia at a the age of seven, John had to learn a new language and adjust to a foreign culture. After working hard and saving […]
Daniel Pink on Staff Bonuses and Motivation
Do you wonder why bonuses sometimes just don’t work? In many cases no matter how big the carrot you give your staff, they can’t seem to break through and achieve the results that you desire. Daniel Pink is the author of “To Sell is Human”. Daniel is considered a […]
Business is a Social Science – Simon Sinek
I recall as kid growing up with a father who studied science but spent the majority of his working life as a marketer, he would say to me “you have to understand science so you can understand the mechanics of how things work, but you must also […]
Book Review: Organize for Complexity by Niels Pflaeging
Niels has written a great book on simplifying organisational complexity and the relationship organisational planning has on performance.
Interestingly I actually see in Niels concepts in action when I work with high performance businesses and organisations in both large and small/medium businesses. However Niels is the first to […]
Is Your Marketing Remarkable? Seth Godin
Getting ideas to spread with remarkable marketing
Seth Godin shares how to make your marketing remarkable. Is there anything worse in business than to have a great product or idea and not be able to spread the idea to the masses who could benefit from your innovation. Seth Godin gives […]
10 Deadly Business Owner Mistakes from Chris Catto
1. All Sales No Delivery
Sales are the first element of business, without sales you don’t have a business. However when a business fails to deliver on its customer promise; late delivery, absent functionality, over promised service coupled with underwhelming reality; the buyer feels cheated. The […]
Planning your sales and marketing effort can be a frustrating exercise. If you talk to your website developer and they’ll tell you about the critical importance of your website, if you talk to your printing provider they will tell you how important printing collateral is; your graphic designer will tell you how important the […]