Business // Technology // New Zealand
Member since: 15 February 2010
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As an avid writer active in New Zealand Social Media I love sharing knowledge and helping clients find ways to work smarter and better understand their online marketing.
I consult through my company Spark Consulting which specialises in two areas; Biz::Shed - Online tools for business and Naturally Organic Marketing - making online marketing achievable for NZ Small to Medium business owners.
idea designing and out of the box thinking
Our goal is to help you; Save Time, Save Money, Work Smarter and Become more Profitable.
We do this by designing smart ideas both in online "Cloud Application" use & "Naturally Organic" online marketing strategies.
Our mission is to continually empower you; to get more from your IT applications and Online Marketing.
We do this by sharing knowledge with you & teaching you new skills.
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m | 021 332 404
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Thursday, 11 November 2010
Wednesday, 3 November 2010
Friday, 23 April 2010
Friday, 11 March 2011
1000 Pineapple Lumps & 100 Auctions for the Christchurch Earthquake Relief Effort
Seeing all the Kiwis get behind the relief effort as well as heaps of overseas people is a testament to how cool Christchurch will always be and how choice Kiwis are.
Tuesday, 16 November 2010
One Man on a bike for a cause - Cape Reinga to Bluff
Local Hamilton accountant Mark Campbell has an ambitious ride from Cape Reinga to the Bluff to help raise money and awareness for Te Whanau Putahi.
Wednesday, 10 November 2010
Hamilton Accounting firm boardroom hire assists SME businesses
Local Accounting firm, Accountants on London have just announced a new initiative to help local Waikato SME business owners promote themselves in this on-going tough economic climate.
Tuesday, 2 November 2010
Sir George Seymour College Opens its Doors across NZ
Sir George Seymour National College of Airline, Travel and Tourism is possibly one New Zealand's largest airline, travel and tourism training providers and on Thursday the 11th of November they are throwing open the doors for a Nationwide Open Day.
Friday, 1 October 2010
Local Business Owner Gets Big Name Speaker for workshop
Local businessman Murray Beer from Ibex Marketing has managed to get high profile New Zealand speaker John Morrell commonly known as the Referral Guru to deliver a customised workshop in Hamilton for SME's looking to generate quality referrals from their existing customers.
Wednesday, 25 August 2010
Nexus One Android phone - the weekend tour
I was given a Google Android phone the Nexus One from Digital Mobile corporate in Bryant Rd Hamilton to test over the weekend while I participated in the Auckland Google Barcamp.
Monday, 16 August 2010
Webmaster gets on the case for small businesses
Via Stuff/Waikato Times - By NICOLA BOYES - Waikato Times
Hamilton consultant Russell Masters has a theory.
Tuesday, 3 August 2010
Can NZ Business owners do their own SEO (search engine optimisation)
A large percentage of New Zealand Businesses now have websites but while the original intention behind having a website was to generate more sales or enquiries more often than not those goals do not get realised and owners are often in the dark as to "Why".
Tuesday, 27 July 2010
If you want you want your website to work smarter then you need a StartingPoint
"Before you start marketing your website you need a starting point to know where you are, only then will you know where you need to focus your attention."
A website marketing & online visibility analysis can provide an in depth review of your website complete list of specific actions related to your website marketing and online visibility sorted by importance to consider and work through.
Tuesday, 13 July 2010
Doing the basics in SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) to promote your website
So you’ve got a website…
Websites, not unlike retail shop fronts, need to be placed in high traffic areas to gain walk in customers browsing for the products or services that you sell.
Saturday, 10 July 2010
Digital Photos - Don't lose a generation
I had an interesting conversation with one of the owners of Recover My Files, a New Zealand data recovery lab specialising in photo recovery yesterday about how losing hard drives full of digital photos can erase the memories of an entire generation.
Thursday, 27 May 2010
Project Management within Google Apps
Manymoon is a social based team collaboration project management tool available in the Google Apps Marketplace to seamlessly integrate with your companies Google Apps account.
Sunday, 2 May 2010
Sharing Google Docs from Microsoft Outlook
As an avid user of both Google Docs from the Google Apps suite of applications as well as being fairly well immersed in my day to day use of Microsoft Outlook I was overjoyed to discover the "Harmony for Google Docs" app in the Google Apps Marketplace.
Wednesday, 21 April 2010
Google Local Business becomes Google Places - Can customers find you there?
Today, Google announced that its Local Business Center will now be known as Google Places and has added new features to the service.
Sunday, 18 April 2010
Gmail adds new Calendar Invitation Feature – Share your Free/Busy info
Google Apps mail and Gmail (Essentially the same thing) has a very cool new feature for inviting friends and clients to meetings and events.When you compose an email message, there's now an "Insert: Invitation" link right under the subject line.
Saturday, 17 April 2010
Spicing up your Yellow Pages Listing
If a picture is worth a thousand words imagine what a promotional video in your yellow pages listing would do.
Thursday, 8 April 2010
Spark Consulting getsCloud with Solve360 CRM
Solve360 blends the concepts of CRM and Project Blogs into a private, versatile hub where sales, support, operations and clients team up and stay coordinated. Securely publish individual Project Blogs to anyone with an email address so they can stay up-to-date and collaborate with your team on specific projects.
Tuesday, 16 March 2010
Do you plan your meetings or fly by the seat of your pants?
I am sure there is not one of us that needs preaching about the necessity of planning.
Friday, 12 March 2010
The Pipe - Fast Sales Pipeline Cloud App - 1st Screenshots released
Over the last 6 months we have been developing The Pipe a super fast Sales Pipeline Cloud App to fill a gap in our business.
Thursday, 11 March 2010
Getting things Done: Contexts for WebWorkers
I use task lists every day, in fact lists are my glue but when you sit in front of a computer with a list of stuff to do each day that continually gets added to it is so easy to not be as efficient in processing that list as we would like to be.
Wednesday, 10 March 2010
ntrofi – The Pasword Creation Tool & the best $24 I've spent
Being involved in so much online computing at Spark Consulting I was intrigued by a Waikato Chamber presentation by Tracy Filmer-Clark from ntrofi around password security and what we can do about it.
Monday, 15 February 2010
Zendesk - when the trial is over
As a freelance IT consultant for Spark Consulting I have spent a lot of time trying to find my workflow app in the cloud space to allow me a simple process for creating tasks from emails, allowing clients to create task requests without emailing me directly and to provide a collaborative area for me to communicate with clients in a project space, also outside of my inbox.