Annual renewal agreements seem convenient right?. You sign up for a software service or a subscription, give your credit card and there are no worries. The first year might even offer a discount on that sign up cost. However, let the subscriber beware! I learned the hard way on a couple accounts that I signed up for and this is isolated to me specifically, however I wanted to identify this is pretty-much in the small print of most annual renewal contracts you might have been signing up for. For starters these annual renewal fee software/streaming services give you a discount to get your financial information. A lower price at the beginning and a discount if you pay for the year in advance. However come that 365 day renewal you realize you don’t need that service anymore or you no longer want to keep going with your subscription. Specifically in one…
Is your Business COVID READY?
We haven’t even finished with the economic impact of the coronavirus infectious disease outbreak aka covid-19 but I can assure you Covid-20 will be coming and when it arrives… are you ready? The next phase of our virus shutdown will be much swifter and the likeliness of how we operate our business will be critical to keep alive in the economy. Bottom line: It’s time to rethink your strategy for your website update. FPM3 has been working remotely with online meetings (from home) since 2015. FPM3 is a complete paperless remote operation. Over the past 5 years it was a transition. A slow learning stage giving staff time to adapt working from home and most important the process of getting used to working from home. Our original intention was for productivity, cost savings, environmental reasons and keeping staff. This process of remote working gave the flexibility for staff at FPM3…
Covid - How it will change your busines
I’m writing to share the vision that the world of small business has officially changed. It’s not going to ever be the same. As each day that passes, and we find little things are better. We don’t need as much, we don’t need to go to the office. This is going to change the situation for all of us for the future. How? Simple, we are going to be living in the new online ordering, virtual office, drop shipping environment. Homemade… ordered online… delivered. 3 simple things. Businesses everywhere are changing how they do things. Being efficient AND ensuring that we are safe working at home. We have accepted the video call. It has been here for years. In 2003, skype was one of the first video calling systems… today there are many to choose from. Google and Microsoft are fighting to get back into the game with MEET and…
17 years but who's counting!
I have had the pleasure for several years of teaching at mohawkcollege media sales to radio students. I was reflecting this weekend thinking 17 years I have been in the ad agency world. And I am still reminded of what happened in 2009, the great recession that almost wiped out my entire operation. I was featured in influence magazine and I thought I would share this article as I believe it is relevant for those who are in business to understand to be successful could lead to failure… It’s hard to believe that we made it another year and we have managed to be here through all the years. There were some rough times… many…but we got through it. The great thing, is after all these years, we are stable, solid and love what we do. I’ve had and still have some fantastic staff that we remain in contact even…
ROTARY CLUB - Guest Speaker - Adam Oldfield
President and CEO of FPM3 is the guest host of the Rotary Club of Hamilton; speaking about the future of technology and what we can expect to see and buy of the future. The shape of our future when it comes to everyday life; work, home and the future economic expectations of how it will impact the economy. Adam has had his work published in the CHAMBER OF COMMERCE – Spectrum Magazine each quarter and can be heard on 900 CHML TechTalk every Friday with Bill Kelly at 11:30am. Adam Is also the President and CEO of Vacu-Man Furnace and Duct Cleaning and is a Professor for Media radio sales at Mohawk College.
A Picture is worth a Million views.
It’s amazing… my family went for a trip to Quebec about 3 years ago to experience the waterfalls and further to take on the french culture. It’s amazing to see that 1 picture of chicken and poutine from St. Hubert. Google has advised me that I’m now in the top viewed photos on Google Maps! If you need photos of your fries, gravy and cheese or a partially eaten chicken….give me a call. Apparently I have the photographic eye for it. #sthubert #quebecpoutine #millionviews
Professor Adam Oldfield returns to Mohawk College
It’s official, Adam Oldfield is returning to Mohawk College as Professor of Radio Sales to enlighten, educate and further train the future sales leaders of tomorrow. As a graduate of Mohawk College, and further entrepreneur of several companies, Adam Oldfield has always had a passion to help and support the future sales leaders in media. This will be the 6th year that Adam is taking the part-time position to assist and further shape the minds of some amazing sales people. “The art of sales is to sell yourself before you can sell any service or products”…states Adam and to showcase his passion of sales and business we are excited to have our President share his knowledge and experience to Hamilton’s young minds.
Black Friday is coming ! Are you ready?
Excited about the coming black Friday deals? All the latest tech and more. Where are you going to get the best deals? Amazon, Best Buy or the local retail…this is the most popular day of sales in the year! However, Online sales are going to be bigger than local retail for the first time ever. The bigger question is do you have the credit allowed to buy all the amazing things on this sales day?
Remove anti virus android apps immediately!!!
Don’t you love those pop up ads from those security app you downloaded? There a millions of options on the Google Play store to choose from…the biggest question is which of those are safe? It’s like buying hand sanitizer with the flu virus built right into it… every time you think you’re cleaning it’s just making you sick. Android devices continue are challenged with the challenge of once again being a perpetrator of how phones are getting their information send to hackers and even more done through Google Play store that people download software for the very purpose of protection. It was announced that several antivirus apps have been compromised and recently removed from Google Play app store due to the fact that they have installed malware on millions of Android phones that cause havoc in addition to battery drain. Attached is information of those apps that are…