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This website is part of the charitable activity of the Sandringham Enterprise Centre Limited

A Charity registered in the U.K.  Charity No. 1142804

A Company Limited by Guarantee in England & Wales  Company No. 7424061

Our registered Office:  3, Woodview Road, Marham, Norfolk, PE33 9JX

 

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Tools for

your office

Back up your work - ALWAYS!

 

Below are links to free back up resources for your files. 

 

Create a business critical information folder, or folders, and use the online resources below to save your work automatically.

 

When your business hard drive fails - you'll be so glad you did!

 

SugarSync

 

You can get a free 5Gb account with SugarSync, which will allow you to download a simple piece of software, choose your folders to back up and as their contents change, so will your SugarSync stored files.

 

Elephant Drive

 

The offer from Elephant Drive is a free 2Gb storage account in the cloud. The control panel, after downloading the software, is very intuitive and helps you track the back up and restore processes easily we think.

 

Hitachi

 

This Japanese giant offers a free 3GB remote storage account. Quick download and easy to use interface.

 

(beans tip: why not back up your folder to two remote servers, that way you are doubly insured...)

Free productivity resources for your business:

 

Libre Office:

 

This is the SEC production environment of choice. Free to download Libre Office offers you wordprocessing, drawing, spreadsheet and database creation in one easy, free package.

 

You can still open and save documents in Microsoft formats for sending to customers or colleagues and create pdf's with one click.

 

Kicksend:

 

Send very large files to customers or colleagues in three easy steps.

 

Wiggio:

 

A free shared workspace, filestore, calendar and wiki. We use this for our board business at SEC. Great!

 

Glasscubes:

 

A very similar shared workspace and project manager, based in the UK. Glasscubes offers you a free account for 2 users and 1 Gb of online storage space.

 

Linkedin:

 

Create a profile - network across the whole of your specialism.

 

Skype:

 

Skype user to Skype user is always free (great for video conferences with partners). Buy a Skype-in number too. Get your phone message alerts sent to your email address.

 

QR Codes:

 

Get a free QR code for your business.

Use it on your business card, mailshots or letterhead. Get your business web details or promotion onto mobile devices with ease.

 

 

 

 

 

The SEC QR code.

Search for QRcode on appStore or Android Marketplace for free scanning software.

beansTIP: Why not have a mobile formatted page with an introductory offer for smartphone users on your business web site?

 

Or print it in your flyers, but link the QR code to your contact details and phone number?

 

Running a workshop? QR code the link to the session times and venue details...