The One-Page Marketing Plan

I just finished reading a great book on marketing. It is called “The One-Page Marketing Plan” by Alan Dib. Despite its title, it took him 200 pages to describe the ‘one-page plan’! But when it was all done, yes, you can actually conceptualize your entire marketing plan on a one-page fill-in-the-blank form which is available […]

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FM Keyboard Shortcuts

There are a ton of available keyboard shortcuts for the FileMaker platform. If you become familiar with the more commonly used key commands, you can save yourself a lot of time while working with FileMaker. In fact, the most recent versions of FileMaker have improved their script workspace such that we have moved away from […]

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FileMaker Pro OS Requirements

Sometimes it is hard to keep track of which operating systems currently work with which versions of FileMaker. Between OSX, Windows, iOS, and FileMaker upgrades it is easy to get confused. If you ever need help, here is the page on the FileMaker site which will help you to sort it all out: “FileMaker Pro […]

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Get a starter pack!

Have you been thinking about getting a custom business application for your office? HighPower Data Solutions is offering three distinct packages to get you started on the road to business automation in a very inexpensive rate. 1. Starter package This package includes a free copy of the HighPower Data Suite ($150 value), the “Data Anywhere” […]

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Case Study: An App Created in FileMaker for Writers

So here is an interesting story about just how flexible FileMaker can be to build out great and useful applications. My brother is a FileMaker developer, having co-created with me the MagicBase Integrated Marketing System in FileMaker. He has sold hundreds of copies of this to people all around the world. It is a stand-alone […]

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FM Go! 16

With the release of FileMaker 16, please note that FM, Inc. has also released a new version of the Go app. In case you are unaware, FM Go! is the mobile version of FileMaker for on your iPhone or iPad. It is a very slick tool and is a wonderful way to take your data […]

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The Pumpkin Plan for Growth

In his entertaining book, “The Pumpkin Plan: A Simple Strategy to Grow a Remarkable Business in any Field”, author Mike Michalowicz shares several interesting ideas for growing a business. One of them is based on the famous Pareto Principle. Pareto was an Italian economist from a couple centuries ago who noticed a pattern that often […]

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New FileMaker 16 Features – Card Windows

FM16 has a number of very cool features. One of the more visual feature additions is a new type of window called a “Card Window”. A Card Window is an overlay window that appears on top of your current window. It has the option to dim the background window so that all attention is given […]

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FM Licensing Konfusion!

FileMaker, Inc, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Apple, is a mature organization which has been around for some 30 years. They have a lot of licensing options; many more than are typically displayed on their website. It can be pretty confusing to find the right software licensing program for your business. Factors to consider are not […]

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New Skillz!

We are happy to announce that we have added a couple of new people to the team who bring in some additional skills to the team. Because FileMaker can interact with so many other services, such as web services, API’s, Google, QuickBooks, WordPress, we have been seeking out individuals with these related abilities. Here’s what […]

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