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School is in Ready For A Hectic Life? Quick Tips to Stay in Control

So the beginning of the week is here not only meaning a new week of work but also the start of another school year. If you’re like me and every other hard working woman professional then I’m sure you can relate to feeling overwhelmed with the demands and responsibility of career, and family life. As usual I’m always on the look out for apps that simplify my chaotic life. 

ReQall- was a free app that I use to like very well because you could use voice commands to record any tasks, reminders, and whatever else you needed to remember throughout the week. But since SIRI, i honestly love just using my iphone calendar and reminders because SIRI has made it possible to do all of those things seamlessly.

Got Tweens? Then you know household chores are team effort.  Check out Homeroutines, it’s not free but for $3.99 and synching on multiple devices it’s pretty cool. Easily create the chore list and details then every person in the family can complete with a star. The great thing is that the checklists can automatically restart.

Have you ever tried Food on the Table? One of my biggest challenges is figuring out what in the world to cook. This cool site is free online meal planner that helps organize your weekly meals andeven better,  tells you where to get the best deals on groceries in your area. Sweet!

So now your totally in the know with everything in your calendar, the house is in order, and the fam is fed. Now you can do work!

Hopefully some of these tips help out. If you find anything useful please share!



QR Codes the Small Business and Franchise Trend

I wanted to share this write up because I expressed my love for QR codes in a blog way back when. I totally agree that QR codes are growing popularity in small businesses and franchises because lets face it along with everything else digital it’s inexpensive to implement. Enjoy the article!
For franchise businesses and locations, making the most of current trends in social media sites and technology advances are a great ways to reach broader audiences online.  Social media outlets are significant franchise resources.  With this in mind, the buzz around Taco Bell’s recent QR Code promotion with MTV is a testament of the latest movement in social media towards the smartphone market. Many franchise industry experts are giving special notice to the merits of QR Codes.

While this type of marketing and franchise development services have generally been used by big-name corporations and larger businesses, their merits are being recognized by smaller businesses and franchises as well. The general public is creating a movement towards the digital market and these franchise resources are an excellent option for smaller businesses because they are relatively inexpensive to generate.

Since QR Codes can be printed on most anything, they are great option for smaller businesses looking for ways to bridge the gap between their physical location and an online presence for their customers.

A franchise website, Facebook page, Google Places account, or even a Yelp listing can be linked to a QR Code; by simply scanning whatever the code is printed on with their smartphone, customers are able to quickly access the linked webpage, increasing visibility for large and small businesses alike. Franchise development services such as QR Codes are quickly growing in popularity because of their ease and low cost.
Using QR Codes as franchise resources allows the codes to be updated with new information and locations, making it easier to promote locations without expiration dates like regular printed coupons.

A restaurant chain in Michigan used QR Codes to promote a new outlet opening, including the codes in ads, on posters and in newspapers around the University of Michigan campus. The franchise received about four thousand scans, which stands as a true testament of the viral power of these simple black and white squares. Cost is kept low because the codes can be generated at a low cost and the only additional cost comes from paying for whatever poster, pamphlet, or other printed material the code is being placed upon.
With the general public becoming more and more digitized, many franchise internet marketing experts maintain that QR Codes are destined to become one of the newest staples of marketing for franchisees and business owners alike.
Hope you enjoyed now scan away!
Tanesha White

QR Code Bologna… Not so much

Hi All,


I was reading some pretty cool facts about QR codes. I know being in the retail automotive industry you try to adopt these new technologies and you have to ask yourself is this just another fad? Well the QR code bandwagon is here stay and all I can say for automotive is you’ve got to be patient. Qr codes are uselful for bridging the gap between offline and online and well Hello! That usually has been a struggle for dealerships to transition this in there marketing. Just like every other technology that comes into play people have adopted it and it becomes mainstream.

Here were some of the stats that I came across:

the latest comScore figures on QR codes reveal that this is far from happening. The company reported that more than 14 million mobile phone users in the United States scanned a QR code in June 2011 alone. The typical scanner would be 18 to 34 years old, male and have a total household income of more than $100,000. And contrary to what people believe, more than half of those 14 million scanned the QR code at home!

The rising numbers on QR code usage is attributed to increasing smartphone use. Nielsen estimated that as of December last year, a third of US mobile phone users would be using a smartphone, while Coda Research Consultancy predicts that by 2015, around 2.5 billion people would be using a smartphone.


Now with figures like that who could argue the value of a QR code. Just like any marketing do your A-B testing and watch your analytics.

Stay True,

Yours Truly

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