Based halfway between Durban and Pietermaritzburg in Kwa Zulu Natal, our passion at Braving Technology is to help small and medium sized businesses to expand their world through understanding how technology can help them reach their target audience and increase sales using Social Media and the Internet.
We achieve this in the following ways:
Over the past few months I have been repeatedly asked to help people (many of them senior citizens, but not all) for help with computers, creating a website, Microsoft Office and Social Media.
I am passionate about technology and have great patience with people who want to learn. Taking the plunge and learning to use Social Media or to start a blog is a scary prospect.
My goal is to remove the fear and ease people gently into the wonderful world of technology.
Dave is bringing a multitude of skills and a wealth of experience to Braving Technology.
His first career was as a hard news photographer on the Vaderland, The Star and The Rand Daily Mail during the tumultuous 70's and early 1980's. Arrested and jailed several times as he was covering political riots and other events he saw it all.
I help you to use technology without fear to streamline your administration systems, connect with your customers and suppliers and close more sales.
From helping you to understand your business and creating a detailed plan to ensure you don't make costly mistakes, I will help you implement the right systems for your business.
Understanding why you need a website, what the purpose of YOUR website is, how to create a marketing strategy using newsletters, the need to have new great content, interacting on the right Social Media platforms and then analysing what does and doesn't work is how I can help you.
Using Google applications and Sage Online Accounting to streamline your administration and financial systems and ensuring that your files and data remain safe.
Training your staff to use these systems is vital to the successful running of your company. I can assist you with training via Skype, or if you live in Kwa Zulu Natal South Africa, one on one sessions or small group workshops.
I started Braving Technology after numerous technololgy challenged friends and family asked for help to set up blogs, websites, and to help them with all their basic computer questions.
A lovely story was told to us at an Early Childhood Development Conference last year. A teacher in Hong Kong handed a 3 year old child a book. The child took the book and brushed her hand across the cover a couple of times and then handed the book back to the teacher declaring “It’s broken!” This child had never seen a real book before and assumed that what she had been given was some sort of Smartphone or Tablet.