TeamViewer Scams

TeamViewer Scams

by: Adam

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?

Is your Business COVID READY?

by: Adam

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

Covid - How it will change your busines

by: Adam

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…

CEO - Adam Oldfield workshop with Young Entrepreneurs

CEO - Adam Oldfield workshop with Young Entrepreneurs

by: FPM3

Tuesday July 9 2019 in Kitchener-Waterloo Once again I’m super excited to be supporting and Advising many of our future entrepreneurs located through the Kitchener-Waterloo area in the entrepreneur program. I’ve done this for several years and it is always a privilege to speak with young future minded business owners. I take great pride and sharing experience and further encouraging them how to be better sales people. I love even more hearing WHAT businesses they decided to try. I encourage everyone to try and make sure you will employ or give the opportunity to a young business owner trying to start up. Not only for the cost that you may be saving but even more so giving him a chance to mess up and learn from their mistakes.

Correct Your business Online Listings!

Correct Your business Online Listings!

by: Adam

10 years ago, creating an ad through traditional media involved creating a page in a phone book of one’s municipality. A set fee and a meeting would determine the size of the ad and how many phone numbers you would need to keep your business local. Maintaining this ad would involve paying a big chunk of money every month. If there was a mistake in the ad, such as a phone number discrepancy, then the business that commissioned the ad would have to deal with months or even years of people calling the wrong phone number. With today’s technological advancements and the rise of the internet, there are many online marketing options. Websites such as Google or Facebook allow both small and medium size businesses the instantaneous ability to update information. It could be an address, a phone number, or a featured ad that one wants to profile. Gone are…

5G or not 5G?  That is the question

5G or not 5G? That is the question

by: Adam

This quarter SPECTRUM Cambridge Chamber Magazine issue came out.  If you’ve been paying attention to the media recently you’ve noticed that Huawei has been making a lot of headlines. In the past year, the CEO daughter was held in Vancouver on suspicion of inside trading in Saudi Arabia. This whole ordeal has opened the eyes of many people in North America of just exactly what Huawei is doing. The bigger question is this Chinese technological advance company comes with some great features at a very low cost. the Huawei p20 is one of the most advanced cell phones with an amazing camera technology. Huawei is one of the culprits of how Nortel communications ended up going bankrupt. It’s a proven fact that Huawei stole the technology to create its own Chinese communication company. Protected under the republic of China Canada had no sanctions to sue them. This is the company…

Amazon - Jeff Bezo first video 3 years after it opens.

Amazon - Jeff Bezo first video 3 years after it opens.

by: Adam

Amazing to think that this man was just reading the numbers…seeing the bigger picture from the data and created a business model from it. Remember many tried during that time and failed during the dot com phase. Amazon did it different and better…he used the trick used in business for years. What did the customer want? Lesson here: 1. Market research 2. Build the sales model 3. Deliver 4. Grow business by repeating Step1 AMAZON LOGOS 

Microsites need love too!

Microsites need love too!

by: Adam

All websites, big or small, need love. That’s our philosophy here at FPM3. There’s always room for improvement, responsiveness, and redesign! When Wired Wash came to us with a tight deadline and a desire to make their landing page responsive and redesigned, we happily took on the challenge. By mixing up elements, highlighting their contact info and logo, we came up with a design that really showcased their branding and services! The result was a fully responsive splash page that made it easy for visitors to book appointments and make payments right there on their microsite. A website redesign can have a huge impact on your business. Stay on top of your digital A-game and see the results for yourself! Contact us today to see how we can give you a full website makeover.

SMARTPHONE EXPLOSION

SMARTPHONE EXPLOSION

by: Adam

ARTICLE IN THE CAMBRIDGE CHAMBER – SPECTRUM winter edition It’s coming to a point when most of our smartphones are reaching a capacity of which provide the most speed and the most features with security. But have we really maximized what we can actually do with our future smartphones? The fact of the matter is smartphones are mini-computers and packed full of features that demand a lot of battery power. In the recent months you might of heard that Samsung phones, and other products, have been exploding due to battery issues. It became such a massive problem with the Note 7 that it is now a law that you are not allowed to bring it on any public transportation in the United States, Canada or on any airline in the world. And doing so will result in fines of over $500,000 USD. Unfortunately Samsung isn’t the only one that has had…

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