Once You Do This – Your Stress Level Decreases!
It’s really amazing the level of STRESS people experience every day. You can actually hear it in the person’s voice (if you just listen for it). And judging by today’s fast-paced world – it doesn’t look like stress levels are going to subside any time soon either.
That’s precisely why I decided to write today’s blog post. This story is about how I discovered a FREE little tool that literally changed the way we conduct business. And how you can do the same thing and take a little “stress” out of your life while you’re at it.
It seems like just yesterday – that when a person had a “problem” with their computer or HairMax software – we had to actually picture the problem in our mind. And through a series of questions, we would guide a salon owner or receptionist toward a solution. Sometimes that would be rather quick – or sometimes it would require a “on-site visit” which was expensive and incredibly time-consuming.
Well, through a stroke of luck, I found a product called Logmein.com and our whole world changed. Instead of diagnosing a problem through a series of questions, we could actually log into a salon’s computer (using the Internet) and fix the problem for them!
This not only allowed us to solve the toughest problems in a matter of minutes, but it also opened the door to train people remotely, to give people guidance of how to better utilize HairMax, etc. Quite frankly, we couldn’t run our business today if it weren’t for logmein.com.
So, how does this help you?
Well, logmein.com has a free product called logmeinfree.com. This little product will allow you to easily access your salon computer from home. So, when you want to just get out of the salon at the end of the night and go home. Go ahead. With a username and password, you could log onto the Internet and access your salon computer from the comforts of your own home!
Now, this is also helpful when you want to do payroll at the end of the week or check on the sales (when you didn’t stay until closing) or to change your passwords in the system. There are many times when you just want to get a report or change something simple and you don’t want to have to get in the car and travel to the salon.
Or, how about this one? It’s a snowstorm and you want to contact your clients in the morning to reschedule their appointments. A username, a password, and 2 mouse-clicks gets you there! I hear it all the time – salon owners can never find the time to use the computer when they’re at the salon. It’s always being used (even when they have more than one). Well, this little product solves that problem!
So, the next that you have 15 minutes of free time in the salon, log onto the Internet and type . You’ll come to their web site and select the dropdown menu called “Products”. Select “Logmein free”. Then simply type in your email address (this will be your username) and a password. When you go to login, it will say that you’re not a current user and you can select “create an account”.
Then select the product group called “Logmein Access”, click continue, and the rest is pretty self-explanatory. It will ask you to download some free software, etc. Once the account is established, then logmein will send you an email to your email address (asking you to verify that “you are you”). Essentially you’re just clicking a link.
Then, log back into logmeinfree.com. Type in your username and password, and you will see “add this computer”. You will select this (assuming you’re on the salon computer) and that computer will be added to your account. Now, if the salon computer doesn’t have a “windows password” already established, logmein would require you to set up a “computer access code” so that you can protect your computer.
Don’t worry it will prompt you every step of the way. Just make the computer access code something simple like hairmax123.
Now, these directions might be slightly off if you’re using Windows 7 or Windows Vista but in either case it will only take you a few minutes to set it up. Once you’re home, you can log onto the Internet, type in www.logmeinfree.com, type in your username and password – and you’re in!
P.S. The Logmein Free product will give you full-access to your PC. But if you want to remotely print out of HairMax, you would need their Logmein Pro package. The cost of this is around $70.00/year. I would start out with the free product and then upgrade later if you decide that printing is necessary. Remember that all reports out of HairMax allow you to view them without printing.
Best Regards, Steve Sampson
HairMax Salon Software is a product designed to be the best investment your salon has ever made. It is not only the easiest and most powerful salon software on the market. It is from a company dedicated to becoming the ultimate VALUE source to the industry.