March App of the Month: Business Card Design 0.99c

Small businesses rely on first impressions, and professionalism so having business cards is a given. You can’t function without them. As technology improves it makes sense we can do everything on our smartphones. This app is awesome for new businesses or a quick change of image.

February App of the Month: Pivotal Tracker: Free

Good on both ipad and iphones. If you’re anything like us and you have a bunch of projects going on simultaneously; this is an awesome app to keep you on track. Plan projects, check your teams progress & a great drag/ drop tool to help you prioritise.

LMS Thinking Enjoy Summer BBQ

LMS Thinking Summer BBQ Feb012014

We’re loving the amazing summer we have here in Sydney. Had a great BBQ over the weekend – even managed some Kayaking!

January App of the Month: Wunderlist

Manage and share daily ‘to-do-lists’ to help you get organized in the New Year with a ‘Best of 2013′ function!

Bonus: It’s a FREE app.

Read more about Wunderlist here:

https://www.wunderlist.com/en/

2014 Boat Cruise – LMS Thinking Year Beginning Party

2014 Boat Party LMS Thinking Sydney Harbour

We started the year off in style by hosting an awards ceremony to celebrate our successes in Sydney to date.  The cruise around Sydney’s Harbour ended up being the perfect setting for these celebrations.

Thank you to everyone’s hard work over the last 12 months and congratulations to those who received recognition for outstanding performance in 2013.

December App of the Month: Pocket

“When you find something you want to view later, put it in Pocket.” This pretty much sums up this app, which is perfect for business and pleasure. Useful if you like to read a lot!

Bonus: It’s a FREE app.

Read more about Pocket here:

http://getpocket.com

 

Tim Kennedy Returns From South Africa

Tim Kennedy has returned back to the office after a seven day trip to South Africa!

He was named a special guest at the Annual Sales Awards in Johannesburg, and attended several networking events to meet fellow entrepreneurs.

Here are some pictures of Tim’s trip highlights!

Tim Kennedy South Africa trip

November App of the Month: Instasize

This app is perfect for re-sizing your photos that don’t fit into Instagram without the need for cropping.

Bonus: It’s a FREE app.

Read more about Instasize here:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/instasize-post-entire-photos/id576649830

 

 

October App of the Month:Trip It

This is an awesome app for travel management. Simply forward confirmations or sync up your email and all travel arrangements will be saved in one place. Perfect if you travel a lot or if you’re unorganized!

Better still, it’s free!

Read more about Trip It here:

https://www.tripit.com/uhp/mobile

September App of the Month: LogMeIn

It’s a free app that allows you to log in to your computer from anywhere!

Read more about LogMeIn here:

http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2012/01/logmein-launches-free-ios-app-fro-remote-computing/

 

August App of the Month: SayHi Translate

Instantly speak another language! It’s great for all the travel we do!

SayHi Translate: $1.99

Read more about it here:

https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/sayhi-translate/id437818260?mt=8

Enjoying the Beautiful 'Winter Weather' in Sydney

Sydney LMS Thinking Sales and Marketing

Our MD, Tim Kennedy was telling us how much he is enjoying being back in Australia and how amazing our ‘Winter Weather is…. it’s certainly not a bad place to work & live!

LMS Thinking Attend All Blacks V Wallabies, Bledisloe Cup 2013, ANZ Stadium, Sydney

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LMS Thinking Attend Sydney International Boat Show 2013

Sydney Boat Show

The 46th Sydney International Boat Show was held at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre & Cockle Bay Marina, Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia.

All of us hear at LMS Thinking had a great day at the Event.

July App of the Month: Square

Perfect for small businesses for taking card payments! No sign up or annual fees, you only pay if you use it. The popular app was founded by the creator of Twitter in 2010 and has been super useful in our NYC office!

Bonus: It’s a FREE app.

Read More About Square:
https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20130423145609-5799319-10-apps-to-boost-your-small-business?_mSplash=1

LMS Thinking Welcomes Tim Kennedy Back to Sydney

LMS Thinking Sydney

LMS Thinking’s MD Tim Kennedy travels back to Sydney, Australia this week after a 6 week stint in USA.

His American tour included speaking at industry events in Philadelphia, New York, Hoboken – New Jersey, Atlantic City and Dallas. Kennedy visited start-up businesses and conducted research of different US markets which LMS Thinking may consider expanding into in the future.

Winner of 'Business Owner of the Year' (USA)

Sales Awards Philidelphia Tim Kennedy LMS Thinking

We traveled to Philadelphia for the American Sales Awards Ceremony, held at the prestigious Kimmel Centre for the Performing Arts on Broad Street on June 29th 2013.

We are very proud to announce our Managing Director Tim Kennedy was not only there to present and award but also won ‘Business Owner of the Year’.

Congratulations Tim!

June App of the Month: Penultimate

Penultimate ($0) Remember before technology using pen & paper! Sometimes we miss it, it’s useful for making notes, sketches etc but with digital power for sharing and saving instantly.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/penultimate/id354098826?mt=8

May App of the Month: Things

Things ($19.99) Easy to use, well designed task manager. Simple features and easy to follow! Works well on iPhone for on the move tasks.

http://www.businessinsider.com/20-best-ipad-apps-for-business-2010-5?op=1

LMS Thinking's MD was Named a Keynote Speaker at the East Coast Sales Conference in Atlantic City

Tim Kennedy

Our MD – Tim Kennedy was a Keynote Speaker at the East Coast Sales Conference in Atlantic City last weekend. The Event took place at the famous Revel Atlantic City Hotel, Resort & Casino on March 23rd, 2012

April App of the Month: Evernote

Evernote ($0) So valuable for us, we use to store notes, to-do lists, ideas and goals (to name a few!) We can all share between our devices too – which is perfect!

http://techland.time.com/2013/04/15/50-must-have-ipad-apps/slide/evernote/

Tim Kennedy Speaks on Creating Competition

Tim Kennedy Speaking in New York

LMS Thinking’s MD was back in the US last week and was invited to speak at a sales conference on how to create healthy competition within the workplace.  ’Building impulse and encouraging competition can really improve overall productivity in your business’ claims Tim Kennedy.

March App of the Month: Bento 4

Bento 4 ($4.99), Super useful organisational app. Good for business and everyday life. http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2379131,00.asp

LMS Thinking Attends AmCham Business Briefing in Sydney

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There were 140 attendees from leading financial institutions, with guest speaker Steve Tucker, CEO of MLC.

February App of the Month: iExpenseIt

iExpenseIt ($4.99). Very detailed app, good for expenses and budgeting. Takes a little time to set up, but very beneficial none the less!

http://www.howstuffworks.com/tablets/10-ipad-apps-for-personal-productivity.htm#page=2

LMS Thinking Confirms Launch of Australian Operations

LMS Thinking Sydney Expansion

Monday, 4th March will see LMS Thinking open their first Australian branch in Sydney. Managing Director, Tim Kennedy is excited to return to his native country after running his business abroad for 11 years.
‘I am so excited to be expanding my business to Australia, I left over 12 years ago to travel the world with the intention of only being away for 6 months. I started my business in the UK 11 years ago and finally have the opportunity to take it home’ says Tim Kennedy.

LMS Thinking Attends Knicks Game at Madison Square Garden

New York Knicks LMS Thinking

LMS Thinking Attended the Knicks vs. Magics Wednesday Jan 30, 2013 at Madison Square Garden.

Tim Kennedy Travels to South Africa

Tim Kennedy in South Africa LMS Thinking

LMS Thinking Managing Director, Tim Kennedy travels to South Africa to speak at industry conferences. Starting the trip in Johannesburg before travelling on to Durban and Cape Town, he spoke on Business Development and encouraged entrepreneurship. South Africa have recently launched a campaign to promote entrepreneurship to 20-30 year olds, many of who were in attendance at the events. ‘I was very excited to return to South Africa, it has been almost 3 years since my last visit. The ambition and drive behind many of the conference attendees was incredible and I was honoured to be asked to speak especially as Cape Town is one of my favourite cities’ claims Tim Kennedy.

LMS Thinking Attends Outsourced Sales Awards in London

The Royal Festival Hall played host to the Annual Outsourced Sales Awards in London last weekend. LMS Thinking attended the event where their Managing Director Tim Kennedy had the honour of presenting the award for ‘Most Profitable Sales Business 2012′. ‘The atmosphere was amazing, the venue was phenomenal and it was such a pleasure to present such a fantastic award’ said Tim Kennedy.

LMS Thinking have attended the Outsourced Sales Awards for the last 6 years running.

January App of the Month: Pocket

Pocket ($0) Our favourite free app! Lets you save web content offline, so you can read later. So good for when we are travelling!

http://mashable.com/2013/05/22/ipad-apps-free/

Tim Kennedy Hosts Clients in Aspen, Colorado

LMS thinking Aspen Colorado

LMS Thinking MD, Tim Kennedy travelled with business partners and clients to the slopes in Aspen, Colorado for the firm’s end of year R&R.

LMS Thinking Scours Florida for New Office Space

LMS Thinking Florida Expansion plan

Leading up to LMS Thinking expansion into Florida, Managing Director Tim Kennedy travels to Miami and Fort Lauderdale to inspect a range of office locations and meet clients. The firm have grown rapidly since opening in New York earlier this year and have plans to move into Florida in the 1st quarter of 2013.

LMS Thinking Survives Hurricane Sandy

LMS Thinking Hurrican Sandy

As the East coast is hit by the worst Hurricane it’s ever seen, LMS Thinking attempt to carry on business as usual. The firm’s head office in the financial district was hit by a blackout but the firms Disaster Recovery Plan meant they were back up and running within days. ‘Most businesses are still struggling to commence trading since the Hurricane hit, we are very thankful for our wonderful team who have enabled us to implement our recovery strategy efficiently. We’re really grateful for the help we received from our neighbouring businesses’ says Tim Kennedy.

LMS Thinking Attend NFL London 2012

NFL international series 2012 LMS Thinking Attend

LMS Thinking attend the annual NFL game hosted at Wembley Stadium. For the second time in recent history, the New England Patriots played a regular season NFL game in London. Instead of facing off against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Patriots this time face off against the St. Louis Rams.

Attending the game at Wembley has become an annual tradition for the firm. ‘We love the energy that the team and their supporters bring to the UK. The competition is huge and we love to get involved’ says Tim Kennedy.

Tim Kennedy Speaks at Leadership Conference in New Orleans

New Orleans Leadership Conference

LMS Thinking’s Managing Director, Tim Kennedy was named keynote speaker at New Orleans Leadership Conference.

LMS Thinking Travels to Tokyo, Japan

LMS thinking Tokyo Japan Conference

Tim Kennedy of LMS Thinking attended a 3-day conference in Tokyo. Topics covered included, Financial Strategies, International Markets, Emerging Markets and Business Development.

The Grand Palladium Resort & Spa Hosts LMS Thinking in Jamaica

Jamaica LMS Thinking

LMS Thinking travelled with colleagues, suppliers and clients to Montego Bay, Jamaica for the mid-year R&R. Although there during Hurricane season, the damp weather did not hinder the spirit of the group. The firm enjoyed the trip so much they plan to return in 2013 (but perhaps a little later in the season).

LMS Thinking Makes the Move to New York City

View from Tim's Apartment in New York

Tim Kennedy relocates to New York to open his first US branch of LMS Thinking.

The Countdown is on to the INAA Hair & Beauty Awards

INAA Scottish Hair & Beauty Awards 2012

The countdown is on to the INAA sponsored Scottish Hair & Beauty awards hosted in The Hilton, Glasgow on May 27th 2012. Last year saw our own Zak Coldicutt, winning Mens Stylist of the Year. Good luck to all the nominees this year!

 

To the Boat Race we go…

View from LRC for the Boat Race

April 7th 2012, the 158th Boat race between Oxford & Cambridge universities took place, with LMSThinking in attendance at the London Rowing Club; what a great view to watch Cambridge win one of the most eventful races in history.

 

Pencil Presents its' Debut

Pencil Presents

Supporting another business venture, LMSThinking owner Tim Kennedy is looking forward to “Pencil Presents” debut evening in Village Underground, Shoreditch. Aiming to support upcoming talent in the music industry, “creating a musical playground” commented the Pencil team.

 

LMSThinking attends team building exercise

Greg Batsleer, leads LMSThinking owner Tim Kennedy and a small group of managers, with a group session where the goal was to overcome public speaking and expand comfort zones. The session ended with the group singing in a Hilton Hotel in Central London!

LMSThinking heads Down Under…

LMSThinking heads Down Under

With plans to expand to Australia in the next 18 months, LMSThinking owner Tim Kennedy is heading Down Under for a Business Development trip. With stops including Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney, Mr. Kennedy will meet with various potential clients & customers.

Dragon James Caan meets LMSThinking at Industry Awards

Dragon' James Caan and Tim Kennedy

James Caan, formerly one fifth of the Dragons Den panel, attended an Industry Annual Awards Ceremony, that saw him speak in front of 3000 entrepreneurs. Relieving the tale of his rise to wealth and success, through the years of hard work.

Heading to NYC for December!

LMSThinking heading to NYC for Business Development

LMSThinking is heading to ‘The Big Apple’ for business development this month. With plans to go Stateside in 2012, a trip to NYC is a must!

NFL Time Again in London!

NFL time again in London!

Wembley Arena will see the 2011 game between Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Chicago Bears. It’s that time of year again where LMSThinking loves to get involved in the NFL!

One More Thing….

One More Thing...

Steve Jobs co-founded Apple with school friend Steve Wozniak in 1976. Initially based out of Mr Jobs’ family garage in California, the firm has grown into the world’s most valuable technology company.

Sometimes you have to save the best for last. Steve Jobs regularly did that when launching products. Having unveiled a raft of new gadgets, just as guests were getting ready to leave, he would utter the now famous words “One more thing…”

When he did so, there was always a mischievous smile. It was part of his genius as a showman.One more things have included the Powerbook G4, iPod touch and Facetime video calling.Steve Jobs’ successor, Tim Cook opted not to do a one more thing at the launch of the iPhone 4S in October 2011. It is unclear if the tradition will continue after Steve Jobs, meaning we may have seen the last ever one more thing. (BBC.CO.UK)

As firm fans of Apple, LMS Thinking join the millions who mourn Steve Jobs.

Barack Obama tweet: “There may be no greater tribute to Steve’s success than the fact that much of the world learned of his passing on a device he invented.”

 

Steve Jobs…. Here's to the Crazy Ones

Ibiza Glow Launches!

IbizaGlow, The heavenly way to tan

October 2011 sees the launch of Ibiza Glow! Working alongside LMS Thinking, the product will launch shortly.

inaa.com Shortlisted for the Guild Awards of Excellence

INAA.com, through to the final of Guild Awards of Excellence

INAA.com has been recognised for its’ passion and excellence in Digital Marketing, now through to the final; inaa.com needs your vote!
http://www.beautyguild.com/awardsofexcellence.asp

The INAA.com Scottish Hair & Beauty Awards

The inaa.com Scottish Hair & Beauty Awards with TOWIE favourites Lauren and Mark.

Social Networking; Taking over the world?

Social Media is not about Technology

Social Networking trends are constantly evolving, with their part in business, being a major part. Take a look at this video, and you’ll see the effects it’s having:

LMS Announces Business Development trip to Miami

Miami Skyline, the first stop in LMS's BD Trip to States

Tim Kennedy announces business development trip to States, with 3 of his top business partners. With stops in Miami, Boston, NYC and Toronto.

Lauren's Way Tanning Range Can the power of Essex brand lure British girls away from the Sunbeds?

 

Met with Lauren and her management team yesterday in Glasgow to discuss possibilities of Lauren utilising LMS to assist her launching both her self tanning range and her soon to be released Hair clip-in’s.

 

 

LMS at INAA.com Scottish Hair and Beauty Awards

TOWIE Girls with Scottish Hairdresser of the Year Zak Coldicutt in NewID Studio's Glasgow

LMS attends the INAA.COM sponsored Scottish Hair & Beauty Awards, where NewID Studios, Glasgow saw it’s very own Zak Coldicutt win Scottish Hairdresser of the year.

Zak is pictured with TOWIE favourites Lauren and Nicola Goodger.

TOWIE's Lauren Goodger enjoying an E-Lite!

Lauren Goodger, TOWIE favourite enjoying an E-Lite Cigarette!

The Scottish Hair & Beauty Awards, 12th June 2011 saw TOWIE favourites Lauren Goodger and Mark Wright attend the ceremony and after party. Lauren is pictured here enjoying an E-Lite!

Johnny Depp E-Liting?

Johnny Depp E-Liting?

Mr Depp follows the craze of the E-Cigarette, in his new release “The Tourist” with Angelina Jolie due out this month. Hope it’s an E-Lite Cigarette next time Johnny!

X-Factor Favourite smokes an Electronic Cigarette following live showdown

Matt Cardle turns to Electronic Cigarettes after X-Factor Semi-Final Stress

Matt Cardle, the contestant that’s tipped to take the X-Factor crown showed signs of stress following the live showdown on Sunday. He exited the studio, jumping into his transit, smoking an Electronic Cigarette.

Munster rules against Australian Wallabies!

Thomond Park, Wallabies Vs. Munster

Attending Thomond Park to watch his Australian counterparts, Tim Kennedy watched Munster beat the Wallabies 15-6. Next stop Florence on November 20th, to play Italy.

Makeover Studio Looking Good!

NewID Studios, Glasgow

NewID Studios, Glasgow featured in Business7 newspaper this week. With Tim Kennedy talking franchise opportunities, and goals for the group.

www.business7.co.uk/business-news/2010/11/12/makeover-studio-is-looking-good-106408-22710578/

NewID Glasgow Launch Unveiled!

NewID Glasgow Launch Unveiled!

NewID Glasgow unveils opening plans for their first Scotland branch.

Enoch Square will host there innovative make-up and hair studio, scheduled for November 1st opening.