Growing Your Microsoft Access Business

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Developers who work with access database sometimes find it hard to track down new clients. Microsoft access is one of many data storage technologies used by businesses. Businesses running access databases increasingly need mobile apps that interact with their ms access data. An interesting post on LinkedIn aimed at Access Developers had some advice for finding more work. (See the post below in italics.)

It seems lately Access consultants are having a hard time finding work, here are some great tips to get your practice more work: 
1. Get a website: It's the first question I ask anyone calling me for help in getting more work. If you don't have a website you're not serious about finding work! 
2. SEO optimize the website using my 15 minute SEO optimization techniques. I will publish them next week. 
3. Your LinkedIn profile needs to scream Microsoft Access Developer in _____ and fill in the city or region you work out of. Spend at least an hour on your profile. 
4. Start advertising on Google for ONLY your city/region. Don't go nationwide at first, it takes a while to build an audience. 
5. Don't give up on Google advertising too soon. This is the number one issue people have, they will spend $500 or $250, not get a single call and just give up. A good campaign should spend at least $1,000. Before you scream bloody hell at me: An average client may spend up to $25k, so spending $1k a month to get at least one new client a month is a great deal in my book! 
6. Get business cards. 
7. Hand out business cards as if they were candy. 
8. Have demos of your work you can show off in person or using 
Hope this helps! For more great tips look at my prior posts on this group! 

Advertisement may be useful; however, adding custom mobile apps that integrate with Microsoft access may lead to new business opportunities, as well.

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Two of the most critical issues facing MS Access developers today are: how to move their legacy Access desktop applications to the web and mobile devices as today's users are demanding, and, how to extend the longetivity of their exisiting Access apps by adding web and mobile functionality. Join David Kates as he helps explain how things are done in Alpha for web and mobile develoment in contrast to what you are used to with Access. If you currently use Access, or have in the past, then this webinar will help you to become productive quickly with Alpha Anywhere.

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Richard Rabins
Richard Rabins

Co-founder of Alpha Software, Richard Rabins focuses on strategy, sales, and marketing. Richard also served as CEO of SoftQuad International from 1997 to 2001, when it owned Alpha. In addition to his 30 years with the company, Richard played a key role as co-founder, and served as president and chairman of the Massachusetts Software Council (now the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council), the largest technology trade organization in Massachusetts. Prior to founding Alpha, Richard was a project leader and consultant with Information Resources, Inc. (IRI), and a management consultant with Management Decision Systems, Inc. Richard holds a master's degree in system dynamics from the Sloan School at MIT, and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and master's degree in control engineering from University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He has served on the boards of Silent Systems, Legacy Technology and O3B Networks, and is co-founder of Tubifi

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