Friday, May 29, 2015

Springing Into The Criminal Summer Of Discontent!

Springing Into The Criminal Summer Of Discontent!
by Nick Ashton, CEO/CTO CommSmart Global

Violation of your property, your home, business, the place you live, sleep and in the case of your business, where you work every single day.

What are the safety factors against the major increase in burglary of residences and businesses during the Spring and Summer months?

Community law enforcement officers are constantly telling the homeowners and businesses of the issues and how they need to protect themselves.  In the majority of cases it falls on deaf ears.  Selective hearing kicks in, until it happens to those that have been ignoring the possibility and it has now become a reality.

It is a "YOU" problem!  It is YOUR house and goods and chattels, YOUR business and tools to do your daily job, so it is YOU that needs to protect those things that are precious to you and required to earn a living. 

It is gangs of adults (young men) who are cultivating relationships with much younger teens to train them to break-in to neighborhood residences whilst most people are at work.  Then at night, they turn their ill gotten criminal education and successes to vulnerable businesses.  It is the Fagan Syndrome, for those who read Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens.

They walk through neighborhoods wearing a backpack and looking like school kids just passing through.  Far from it! They are scouting the area and planning on the house which looks unoccupied and an easy target.  

They go to a target house front door, knocking or ringing the bell, when there is no answer, they either kick in the front door or go round back, breaking the glass sliding door. They are prepared to ransack your house and have garbage bags in the backpacks, which they fill with your personal possessions and will sell for drugs etc.  

Importantly who are buying the stolen property and continuing the criminal cycle? 

Are you ready for the nightmare?  

So you have an alarm system, all that tells you is that someone has got into your house and in most cases does not stop them.  It is a matter of time that the lowlife criminal has to glean valuables and disrupt your life.  It is same for a business burglary as well.  Police response times are growing and the thieves know this.

Law enforcement will come and take your report and the hopes of a satisfactory solution as it stands, is slim to none!

If you would only be proactive in protecting your property, not leaving valuables in your car.  Not leaving the garage door opener a computer/briefcase inside your vehicle.  It is anything of value to you that they want and you oblige all the time!

I do not know why I am telling you this, as you do not listen and only complain when it happens to you and it will.

Your community liaison officers are there to help, assist and advise.  It will only make a change if you put into action what they recommend and honestly, it is not expense to enact logic! 

Don't come crying to law enforcement when it happens to YOU!

Talk to me regarding how the Pied Piper Project will make a difference in your community.  This is solid advice amassed and proven over decades regarding the issues by professionals.  This is not trying to replace you community liaison officer or your police department, it is there to enhance your proactivity.

Pure protection for your neighborhood and community.


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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Who said running a business was easy?

Who said running a business was easy? 
By Nick Ashton, Client Partner,

Whoever it was, never launched or stepped inside their own business!
Many people have great ideas, but can never put them into action.  If they do, they fail and blame everyone else but themselves. 

The ideas flow, implementation is a wholly different entity.  Why do we always trust people close to us and hire them to take the reins for our own personal expansion and efforts? 

True professional assistance is required and this advice is important, as those professionals have walked in those exact business shoes before, having front-line experience, imparting the necessary tactics, solutions and success essentials.

Sales are the intricate nexus of all businesses!  Buyers though have changed dramatically and so should your sales managers and sales teams.  Buying something today is a whole different process than even last year and certainly has changed radically over the last 5, 10 and 20 years.

The buyer or potential client has the ability to be so well informed through the growth of the Internet and supposed social media.  In fact, in many cases they know more about your company than the majority of your staff.  This has to change!

Sales teams today are made up of “Hunters and Farmers”, not like the old fashioned days of department stores, the corner shop or the independent sales representative.  Ah, but it is more than just the growth of technology, it is the ability to mix the old ways and those new-fangled databased solutions, which believe it or not are easy to understand.  

We believe in team work!  Once you have accepted that, we can assist you and you are willing to explore, commit and accept the services, we will work hand in hand at an affordable fixed investment to implement successful change.

Our worldwide team has more than decades under our belts and do not preach from a set pre-written manuscript, we explore your original reasoning, planning and aspirations for the business you created, started and currently operate.  Talking with your current staff, clients and the input you make on our on-line company questionnaire/survey.

We get to know your staff from the ground up, every single one of them.  Also your client base, as they will inform us more than if they were talking to you.

It is a true commitment from you that makes all the difference as we can only work from your honest answers and pledge to increase your sales and profitability.

This complete information creates a picture that we analyze and report back to you with our steps for success.

Our informative seminars will give you an insight for some of the needed universal changes that are necessary for success in today’s marketplace.  It is not us preaching to you, this is an interactive seminar in which we all get to input our concerns and those steps to make the changes necessary, absorbing the facts, not fiction to allow us to assist you.

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