Deciphering the writing

18 Jul

Part of the services I offer is the “Build a Database” service.

This includes capturing details of followers/friends (where possible) on FB / Twitter & placing these details in a basic format (more commonly excel). This can be from scratch or from an existing list of followers.

This usually doesn’t cause much of an issue as I (or one of my colleagues) am the one compiling the list from scratch & 99% of the time this is done electronically (straight onto excel).

However I have recently come across a number of small businesses which are run from home offices etc, where the owner / director is still keeping manual records. This is something I happily transfer to electronic however I have been astounded at the level of sensitive information people have lying about in their home-offices.

I’ve seen folders full of names & addresses; customers scribbled down in haste and with information so sensitive its astounding.

Collecting customer information is VITAL for small business, a basic database is essential for mail-shots/loyalty schemes and information such as this used correctly can breed customer loyalty & promote sales.

However you must never forget your responsibilty to keep this information secure.

If you handle personal information about individuals, you have a number of legal obligations to protect that information under the Data Protection Act 1998.

see :- Data Protection

Please email me with any request for quotes on how to transfer your paper files to a basic database easily if you are in SWLondon or Surrey.

Karin@Rocoja.co.uk

Rocoja – a Small Business supporting fellow small businesses.

Oh & PS – Try to make the writing easy to decipher – Pretty please 🙂

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2 Responses to “Deciphering the writing”

  1. rocoja 01/08/2012 at 10:49 am #

    Thank you for taking the time to reply – I will take your comments on board. I have to admit, I like to keep my blog posts short as I find in this day & age of Twitter & “Status updates” many people find reading longer paragraphs very tedious now. BUT I do understand your point. Thank you for commenting its really appreciated.
    Karin

  2. manage anger 24/07/2012 at 7:13 am #

    I do believe all the concepts you have introduced in your post. They’re very convincing and will definitely work. Still, the posts are too brief for starters. May you please extend them a little from next time? Thank you for the post.

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