The Four Day Work Week Bill & What It Means

There has been so much chatter lately about the bill that congress is trying to pass for a four-day work week. Now, you may be thinking “Oh, that’s great!”, not necessarily for a lot of people. It’s a very fine line of who’s all for it and who’s all against it.    It’s probably now...

Why Reputation Management is Important to Your Business

Whether you own or manage a small business, Fortune 500 company or multi-location firm, you need to maintain a positive online reputation to establish your thought-leadership brand and gain better online recognition. Online reputation management allows you to do just that. Reputation management is the practice of safeguarding the online reputation of an individual, company...

The What, Why and Benefits of Consultative Selling

Consulting selling is a sales technique in which the salesperson acts as a consultant to determine the customer’s needs. Rather than trying to sell a product, consultative selling focuses on establishing a relationship of trust between the salesperson and the customer. Consultants have been referred to as value-added vendors, need-satisfaction sellers, and professional sellers over...

Starting A New Job & When To Ask For Time Off

It’s coming up to summertime and vacations are being requested, but what do you do when you just started a new job? Perhaps you have a yearly summer beach vacation you take with your family and need the time off. You don’t have to abandon your travel plans because you’re a new employee. Here we...

Best Tips & Practices on How to Land Your Interview

Whether you’ve been recently laid off, changing career paths or just starting out looking for a job, here are some tips and tricks to land that interview.  All of us will be there again, as we have all been there in the past. It’s difficult to talk about yourself in an interview. What should I...

Good Compensation Plans, Happy Staff

There are a lot of different topics and opinions on how one should compensate their employees. No matter if you are a small business owner or a large corporation, you need to make sure your employees are well compensated for. Compensation is key in keeping key employees and driving them to be more productive and...

Modern ERP Consulting & Why It’s Valuable

PLANNING, IMPLEMENTATION, MIGRATION   WHAT IS ERP CONSULTING? Accounting, human resources, sales and inventory management are all considered part of enterprise resource planning (ERP), which is a set of integrated and integrated business applications used to manage and automate numerous business functions. Additionally, depending on your ERP choice, you may be able to take advantage...

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Once upon a time, ERP solutions were used strictly as back-office IT systems for large companies who focused on supporting the centralization and integration of work for certain business functions. That is, until recently.  ERP systems are swiftly becoming the operational core of organizations worldwide- small, midsize, and large- unlike before, where a significant number...

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By now, we are sure that you have heard about it on the news, or maybe have seen it during your weekly grocery run, empty shelves in supermarkets across the country. The omicron wave, supply chain issues, and extreme weather conditions have strained several major grocers, and this crisis is starting to hit businesses everywhere...

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In an increasingly globalized and multi-path supply chain, accountability is everything.  Many businesses are most likely familiar with the term “lot traceability” and its relation to creating transparent and accountable commerce worldwide. But what exactly is this important concept, and what implications does it have for today’s manufacturing operations? While the key concepts of lot...

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Today is not a day to worry about your calendar and your to-do list; it’s a day to unplug cherish time with your family and friends. From our team to yours, we wish you all a wonderful and happy Thanksgiving. In light of today, our MCDA CCG team also want to express our appreciation for...

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Until recently, Operational Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT) have worked separate from each other in many industrial establishments. However, modern advancements towards Smart Manufacturing Methods and increasing recognition of collaboration benefits propels industry leaders to close this gap. Businesses that master this cutting-edge convergence ahead of their competitors will see significant advantage and substantial...

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What would you do if you walked into your workplace one day and found the following message:  “YOUR FILES ARE ENCRYPTED – IF YOU WANT TO RESTORE YOUR DATA YOU MUST PAY” This is a ransomware attack. These messages always include a second line demanding payment within a very short timeframe, typically with Bitcoin to...

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Automated business systems are implemented to effectively streamline operations, speeding them up while simultaneously providing real time measures and progress.  As the digital revolution continues to advance and accelerate how we conduct business, manual efforts have gradually become our worst enemy. For those companies still relying on paying their suppliers manually, their inefficient practices continue...

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How many times have you looked at an advertisement and thought, “How did they think that was a good idea?” Well, more often than not, you are not the only one with that same thought. Below we have compiled a list of, in our professional opinion, the worst marketing failures in the last decade, as...

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Automating your business processes is a critical step in scaling growth and expansion. There are so many different opportunities that arise through automation. There are still a large amount of business specific tasks that need individual attention to continue prospering. Business process automation helps those individual minds focus on their specific talent areas instead of...

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When you miss deadlines, you lose customers.  This fact is evident across all industries and throughout various sectors, whether you are in the business of delivering food, shipping products, or performing installation services, customers anticipate that you will deliver your product/service on time.  Fortunately, to avoid delivery-related delays and interruptions, two proven scheduling strategies exist...

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Leading an entire business or even just a specific department is a tough job, you rely on your teammates to tell you the truth so that you can make decisions and feel confident in what is going on. While most of your employees will repay your trust with honesty, some will occasionally mix in a...

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The exorbitant volume of work recruiting is stressful under normal circumstances, and practically impossible in the era of Covid-19. Between shortlisting, administration, interviewing, reviewing, etc., additional time seems to dwindle, and the applicable expenses see a sudden spike.  All of this; only to be at the mercy of candidate no-shows at the time of interviewing...

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“If something seems too good to be true, then it probably is.” Whether you are a business owner, company executive, and/or entrusted manager, you dedicate yourself and your efforts to help move the establishment forward, working day in and day out. While most outside bystanders don’t see the fulfilling highs and incessant lows of running...

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Product market fit describes the event that a company develops a proven offering, whether through sales and other metrics, to meet the needs of a specific customer base. Product market fit is critical for long-term business success, and serves as a significant milestone for startups. It provides validation for the company’s offering — and for...

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Who here remembers the dreaded group projects in school? Whether your group was assigned by your instructor or you had the ability to choose your team, there were always those few procrastination-prone individuals who would dump their work onto the rest of the team members.  “Group projects teach you the team skills you will need...