If my 13 year old can do it...

My daughter is doing an online course for school. She had to submit her assignment by email.

Problem: she had to email 2 large files - both were over 10 MB (megabytes).

For you non-techies, a MB is big, 10 MB is very big.

Try sending emails with attachments that are 5 MB or higher, and you usually run into problems - your recipient doesn't get your email, or get's the email body, but without the attachment.

So I suggested she use the file sharing system in BuildIT. She did, and it was a piece of cake.

Here's how:

1) She launched a free test drive, then 2) uploaded the files to BuildIT, then 3) sent her teacher a "sharing link" to the files.

The cool thing is, she can even see now IF and WHEN her teacher downloads the file to view the assignment.

(Sometimes, a little BIG BROTHER can work in your favor - like seeing if one of your subcontractors or vendors has viewed the contract drawings you sent them in order for them to provide a price.)

I was amazed at how easy it was for her, not only to create the test drive, but to do the steps to upload the large files, then send the sharing links. Within minutes, the task was done... and I wondered if I should hire her to do customer support for BuildIT full time !!

So if you have any hesitation about launching a BuildIT test drive, and you don't have a teenager handy, give me a call, and I'll walk you through the setup. I'll even help you get your contact details and logo uploaded, and your first job and schedule polished off. You'll have lots of time to "play with the system" later, but for now, let's both get the job done, so you can be on your way.

C'mon, if a 13 year old can do it, you certainly can too !

Cheers!

 Scott Hutchinson (a proud father of one clever daughter !)
 scott@builditsystems.com
 1 866 585 5050 ext 1

What's BuildIT Worth !?

Good question.

Years ago, when we first launched BuildIT, we met in an office, threw some numbers up on a whiteboard, and came up with a price.

We've made adjustments since then, up and down.

And after 8 years of building our customer base, and seeing customer after customer succeed with the program, we now have an answer.

Actualy, it's a compilation of answers.

BuildIT's worth is determined by YOU. and here is what YOU are saying:

  • "my business is a million times better" (okay, a slight hyperbole there, but we get the idea)
  • "the email spam filtering is worth the price of admission"
  • "having each key person on my team able to access job and schedule information - pays for itself"
  • "BuildIT helped me create a schedule in under an hour, for a fraction of the cost of buying a complicated scheduling software product"
  • "We could not be doing the volume of work we are doing without BuildIT"
  • "Thanks to BuildIT, we are in the process of having our most profitable year ever"

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OK, we agree, it comes across as bragging, but these are your words, not ours.

Occasionally, we get someone test driving BuildIT who tells us they "can't afford" the program.

Think about it.

What they're really saying is, "I don't see a massive return on investment".

While no one can predict success with any system or product, our track record speaks for itself. And these same folks that are balking due to the subscription price can try BuildIT for free for 15 days. And to eliminate risk altogether, we offer a 30 day money back guarantee on the subscription. So, they've essentially got 45 days to determine if their hunch of "not worth it" is correct, OR if they actually do come out ahead. 

In other words, they really only lose if they don't try the system risk free to see if they get the rewards.

Seems simple to us !!

Let's just hope those that fail to do anything to improve their business, especially in these tough economic times, and who don't see the worth in systems like BuildIT... are YOUR competitors !

 Scott Hutchinson
 scott@builditsystems.com
 1 866 585 5050 ext 1

Put up to $8000 in your customer's wallet (USA)

It's a tough slug out there right now.

You need to take advantage of all the tools out there, not only to make $$ and improve efficiency, but tools to help YOUR clients buy YOUR product.

Check out the new Federal tax credit - up to $8000 for qualified first time home buyers.

http://www.federalhousingtaxcredit.com/

I've only seen a link to this on one customer's website. I would suggest that homebuilders make this prominent on their home page... today. It just may help you unload some inventory.

$8,000 Home Buyer Tax Credit at a Glance

:: The tax credit is for first-time home buyers only.
:: The tax credit does not have to be repaid.
:: The tax credit is equal to 10 percent of the home’s purchase price up to a maximum of $8,000.
:: The credit is available for homes purchased on or after January 1, 2009 and before December 1, 2009.
:: Single taxpayers with incomes up to $75,000 and married couples with incomes up to $150,000 qualify for the full tax credit.

For more information:

http://www.federalhousingtaxcredit.com/

 Scott Hutchinson
 scott@builditsystems.com
 1 866 585 5050 ext 1