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Synergy Client Solutions is a customer acquisitions company based in the South-West. We offer our clients a tailor-made service from campaign conception to client acquistion. The definition of Synergy is the combined power of a group of things when they are working together which is greater than the total power achieved by each working separately. There is no better way to describe what we do at Synergy Client Solutions. Our aim it to work together with our clients to provide them with powerful results. When Synergy Client Solutions was founded we were interested in appealing to clients who were looking to outsource their customer acquisition but who wanted a say in how it was done. We know how important customers are to businesses and we know that they usually have a clear idea about they want to interact with them.

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Synergy Client Solutions Celebrates Bristol Independents Day

Synergy Client Solutions raises a glass to independent businesses in Bristol as a day is set aside to celebrate them.

Yesterday might have been Independence Day in America but Bristol held its own ‘Independents Day’ to celebrate local businesses. Shops, cafes, restaurants and market stalls were amongst those who showed off their individuality yesterday. Tuesday saw traders from Old Market Quarter and Stapleton Road and members of the Bristol Independents campaign gather in Stapleton Road to promote the work being done by the local business community.

The main event took play on July 4th with cabinet members raising a special Bristol Independent flag from the Council House, College Green. Many traders and members of the local community attended. This was followed by a huge number of special events in shops and restaurants around the city. Synergy Client Solutions was also delighted to hear that the first 50 shoppers at 50 different independents businesses received a free special bag as a thank you for shopping local.

Synergy Client Solutions an independent customer acquisitions and marketing firm is very proud of the fact that Bristol independent businesses have managed to shine despite the economic downturn. Managing director of Synergy Client Solutions, Benjamin Jeanes was delighted that the event took place. He said, “We’re incredibly proud of our city and the fact that local businesses are supported by the local community and that they’re thriving. This was a great opportunity to celebrate independent shops and businesses but also for them to showcase what they had to offer.”

Synergy Client Solutions fully recognises the importance of people supporting their local businesses. Mr Jeanes said, “There is no better way to help your local community than to shop local. Using local services, shops and restaurants are a great way to get fantastic unique service and more attention to detail than some of these huge companies provide. Particularly where food in concerned these local businesses try to source their produce locally thus sporting local famers as well. Bristol has so much to offer, why not try something different?”

Monday, 25 June 2012

Synergy Client Solutions Looks Forward to Bristol Business Advice Event

Synergy Client Solutions is excited for the upcoming free-to-attend business event to be held in Bristol on June 28th

The ‘Save Money, Make Money’ event is being organised by London based firm Make it Cheaper, which has previously helped around 3500 firms in the Bristol area to lower their overheads and insurance costs. The conference is aimed primarily at fast growing firms in the creative industries, and is to provide information on how to make these companies more efficient and therefore more profitable. Other firms in Bristol are also involved in the organising of the event with Business West, Bristol Media and Sift Media all helping to make the event possible.

Among local entrepreneurs that will be attending the event is Doug Richard a previous BBC Dragon’s Den panelist who will also be speaking. In preparation for the event he has said that, “Firms are often obsessed with generating revenue and don’t pay nearly enough attention to cost-control. If that sounds like you then get along to this event.” This shows exactly what type of firm the event is catering to but alongside this information on how to cut bills, there will also be advice on how to build up networking for businesses.
The agenda for the evening is set to be:
16:00 - 16:30 Doug Richard Business Surgery ‘Retaining and Acquiring business’
16:30 - 17:00 Starting Local, Going National
17:00 - 17:30 Doing business in the UK
17:30 - 18:00 Refreshments
18:00 - 19:00 Doug Richard ‘21st Century business - Save money, Make money’

Although the event is free, SynergyClient Solutions suggests those interested book a ticket in advance to ensure entry. For more information on the event visit http://www.makeitcheaper.com/about-us/events.aspx

Synergy Client Solutions cannot wait for ‘Save Money, Make Money’, which will take place at Paintworks on Bath Road on Thursday, June 28 from 4pm to 7pm.

Friday, 22 June 2012

Synergy Client Solutions on the Traits of A Top Salesperson

At some point in everyone’s career they will be involved in a sales role. For Synergy Client Solutions sales are the lifeblood of what we do and we’re pretty good at spotting the personalities of a great salesperson, but they might not be what you think they are…

There are so many different veins of sales from retail to business to business. Pitching clients or investors is another form of sales too, the list is endless. The skills however, are the same. If you ask a good salesperson why they think they are so successful most won’t be able to answer, for some it will come very naturally. Basic traits are useful for success, after that all the skills can be taught and learnt.

Firstly curiosity is key. Without a hunger for knowledge and information you’re going to find it hard to learn about new services or products. Showing an interest in customers is important to build a relationship with them.

Contrary to the stereotype of salespeople being pushy the best are actually very modest. They focus instead on putting the customer first and finding out what their needs are, that’s the way to ensure a high level of customer service and a quality sale.

Most great salespeople don’t suffer from self-consciousness, they’re comfortable to put themselves out there and have fun. They push the boundaries to achieve their goals and a very comfortable being in various situations.

The very best salespeople are incredibly committed and competitive. At Synergy Client Solutions we obviously have targets that we strive to meet but most great salespeople don’t need targets set by other people. They work to their own personal targets for a sense of achievement. They tend to be people who can see a bigger picture and aren’t discouraged by a single bad day. Most have a personal reason for success whether it is their family or wanting a good lifestyle. They keep those goals in mind and use that as motivation.

At Synergy Client Solutions we work with some of the best salespeople in the country, these skills are the ones that we find most frequently amongst our associates. They’re incredibly coachable and self-motivated which make them a great bunch to work with. We look out for these traits in people because we know that they are going to help us reach and surpass our clients’ goals.

For more information about our customer acquisitions services please visit http://www.synergyclientsolutions.com

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Synergy Client Solutions Asks: Is it Worth Your Time?

Have you ever found yourself being lumbered with a huge number of tasks and you don’t know which one to devote your time to? The managing director at Synergy Client Solutions definitely has. Here is his advice on what to prioritise.

 It’s Monday morning and your inbox is full of requests for your expertise. There simply isn’t enough time to do it all but how do you decided what to take on, and what to decline? Benjamin Jeanes, managing director of Synergy Client Solutions believes that there is a clear way to work out what is worth your time and effort.

Mr. Jeanes says, “When you get to a more senior level in a company there is naturally going to be a greater demand on your time. Trying to take on too much is actually something that can damage your reputation as you’re not likely to devote your whole attention and do it as well as you can. I approach the problem by asking myself three questions.”

1. Am I the right person for the job?
You may well be capable of doing the job but is there someone who actually has greater expertise in the area than you? When you’re a team leader or a director you might be the obvious person that people approach but there might be someone else better equipped and with more time than you.

2. Do I have enough information?
At Synergy Client Solutions I sometimes find people approach me with a question and they simply don’t provide me with enough background information to answer it well. I can give a superficial answer, or a broad answer but to go into more detail I’m going to have to ask them or others for more information or do more research myself. Be firm with people, if they want your advice they need to provide you with all of the tools to answer it in the most informed way you can. Insist on this before you even start to tackle a question.

3. Is this the right time?
We all have a certain part of us that wants to get thing ticked off on the checklist. This question is particularly important to ask yourself when it’s a small task or request. Is it distracting you from a more complicated or time–consuming piece of work. Is it going to put something else under unnecessary time pressure. For example at Synergy Client Solutions we might be just about to start a new campaign and be at the busiest part of training and preparation. Then is not the time to take on something else. Politely find out if the request can wait and find a time that is right.

If the answers to these three questions is no then you shouldn’t take on the task. Find the right person, insist all the right information, and don’t let it get in the way of the things you’re already doing.

Synergy Client Solutions is a customer acquisitions company based in the South-West. We offer our clients a tailor-made service from campaign conception to client acquisition. For more information please visit http://www.synergyclientsolutions.com

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Synergy Client Solutions Impressed at Value of Britain’s Properties

Synergy Client Solutions was impressed to learn that Britain’s properties are worth a total of £5 trillion, with the South West being the third most valuable region.

Property in Britain has always been a valuable investment particularly in the south of England. A report by the website PrimeLocation.com has calculated the property wealth of the UK’s counties and regions. Bristol-based Synergy Client Solutions was thrilled to learn that as a region the south west was the third wealthiest with total property valued at £488.3 billion.

Synergy Client Solutions, a customer acquisitions company, was unsurprised to learn that there was a clear North-South divide. The website also counted the property wealth per head of the UK’s counties and the top ten spots were exclusively taken up by those in the South of England.

When the total property wealth for the UK’s regions was calculated the figures were staggering.

1. South East (£1.6 trillion)
2. London (£1.0 trillion)
3. South West (£488.3 billion)
4. East (£482.5 billion)
5. West Midlands (£367 billion)
6. East Midlands (£336.1 billion)
7. Scotland (£322.1 billion)
8. Yorkshire & Humberside (£300 billion)
9. North West (£253.9 billion)
10. Wales (£223.3 billion)
11. North East (£162.9 billion)

A representative of Synergy Client Solutions believes that the figures are encouraging. “At Synergy Client Solutions we’re relieved to see that property is still such a strong market. Of course we’re particularly delighted that our home region where we're based in Bristol is doing so well but generally around the country things are looking positive.

As a company that specialises in utility-funded home insulation sales we’re aware of the quality of homes in our region so it’s no surprise that the value of property is going up and up. Property has always been a solid investment in the UK and we hope that it will continue to be a great financial security to people around the country.”

Friday, 1 June 2012

Synergy Client Solutions Confident Bristol Will be Crowned Green Capital

With just 8 days left before Bristol finds out if they have been named the Green Capital of Europe in 2014, Synergy Client Solutions expresses their confidence in the bid.

Synergy Client Solutions is pretty proud of their home city of Bristol. The direct sales company specialises in utility-funded insulation schemes in and around Bristol so it comes as no surprise to them that it is considered one of the Greenest cities around. The city’s bid took a further boost in recent days when deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, offered his support to Bristol. Mr Clegg said that winning the award would be a ‘fitting tribute’ to all of the hard work that has been put into the environment and sustainability in Bristol in recent years.

Bristol has been shortlisted for the European Green Capital award once before back in 2010 when they narrowly lost out to Stockholm. This time round there are just three cities in the running, Bristol, Frankfurt and Copenhagen, though 19 cities put themselves forward.

The managing director of Synergy Client Solutions, Benjamin Jeanes, feels that Bristol is in with a fantastic chance. “You only have to live or work in Bristol to see all the effprt that has been put into sustainability in the area. I travel around the country often and nowhere do I see the mass-effort and projects that we see in our city. I’m certain that the Bristol bid has a great chance of winning this year. There is some stiff competition from some incredible cities but at Synergy Client Solutions we’re quietly confident.”

The team fronting the bid will do their final presentation in Brussels next Friday, 8th June. Synergy Client Solutions will be keeping their fingers crossed that Bristol will be the winner this time round.

Synergy Client Solutions is a customer acquisitions company based in Bristol. We offer our clients a tailor-made service from campaign conception to client acquisition.

Monday, 21 May 2012

Synergy Client Solutions Recommends Top Business People to Follow on Twitter

Synergy Client Solutions helps you to make the most out of your time on Twitter! Forget following the celebs, the most important thing is to be following smart and influential business people. By keeping tabs on the updates from successful business people you can help improve your career by getting top tips and advice. Here are Synergy Client Solutions recommendations:

Guy Kawaski: @guykawasaki:
Synergy Client Solutions believe it’s not for nothing that he shows up on practically every list of who to follow. As a columnist for Entrepreneur Magazine, managing director of Garage Technology Ventures and an author he has a wealth of experience. Expect plenty of great anecdotes.

Tony Hsieh – @zappos:
Synergy Client Solutions understands the importance of teamwork in the work place and Tony Hsieh tweets many useful tips on how to strengthen your team.

Michael Michalowicz – @tpentrepreneur
The ‘Toilet Paper Entrepreneur.’ His tweets place great emphasis on helping fellow entrepreneurs to become successful. Useful if you’re looking for help!

Alexandra Levit – @alevit
Wall Street Journal Columnist and a fantastic author of many business books. Her tweets contain helpful and invaluable advice and links to great articles by other people.

David Garland – @therisetothetop
Strives to empower and energise entrepreneurs, while adding an element of entertainment at the same time. He describes himself as a ‘Sarcasm Expert’!

Justin Fox – @foxjust
Director of Harvard Business Review group and author. He’s incredibly witty and has a sharp business writing style. Very well informed and writes on interesting topics.

Richard Branson – @richardbranson
The man behind the Virgin brands, and 212th richest in the world! He’s a prolific tweeter but don’t make that let you think that it isn’t useful stuff. Frequently tweets great advice for budding entrepreneurs– you don’t want to miss out.

Benjamin Jeanes, managing director of Synergy Client Solutions is a big fan of Twitter. “Twitter has been an incredibly useful tool for companies like ours. We realise how important it is to be following the right people, and these business people are a great starting point to help your and your company get the best out of their Twitter account, stay inspired and in the loop.”