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We are a community group for mothers, currently in the Orillia to Gravenhurst, Ontario area, we focus on food, nutrition and health for our family. We draw on expert knowledge such as naturopaths, but best of all we learn and share knowledge from fellow mothers. Even if you have never cooked before we can help you get started. We want to encourage moms to cook and learn the importance of what they put on the table. We are REALISTIC and STRIVE to make a healthy lifestyle accessible to everyone, through education. Membership is FREE so sign up to follow us today! We work together to share knowledge of everything from recipes, nutrition, to how to plan ahead. We offer something for every lifestyle, from just the basics of cooking, spaghetti and pizza, to people looking to learn something new about nutrition, organics or even raw cooking. Never cooked before, let us help you get started, we offer some basic cooking lessons from a mom, to help get you started and then this group will help keep you going for a lifetime of providing healthy and nutritious meals for your family. We offer: Workshops, share recipes, and fun get togethers.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Salesforce experiment Part I

Now I know I said I was going to look at apps and cellphones first. But this weekend while I was working on applying for some freelance writing opportunities, I was trying to come up with a way to keep track of all the opportunities I found, contacts, what query letter or resume I sent out. So I started to think, well I could start a spreadsheet, but managing the organization of a spreadsheet is just work in itself.  Now I do have the contacts in my email already saved with minor details, but this did not have enough information or organization options for me. Also I have a white board in my office but that gets messy, and unreliable especially with children around who can erase the board. Then I thought about Salesforce. I do have to admit, I do have family that works for Salesforce, but I had heard about them and been exposed to them in Business school, before my family started working there.  But I was wondering could Salesforce also manage my personal contacts for Mateo to help me keep track of his swimming lessons, playgroups, daycare info?
Being the true believer that I am, that motherhood and being an entrepreneur both have qualities that help me be better at each role, I decided to start to find out if a business product could help with both roles.
I am going to download the free 30 day trial for now and look at the following criteria to judge the usefulness:
Entrepreneur role
  • Efficiency and ease of managing my contacts
  • Did it help me increase my prospects or leads
  • How easy was it to use and set-up
  • Affordability / Worth
Mom role
  • How easy was it to access and find the contacts when I needed it
  • Did it save me valuable time
  • Did it help me manage the cost of activities for Mateo
  • Affordability / Worth

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