How to Have Boundaries with Your Clients: Communication Boundaries 101

For business owners, setting limits with clients is a difficult process. On the one hand, you want to recruit customers and keep them satisfied. Clients, on the other hand, will be valuable only if they respect your boundaries. Consider this: what good is a client who does not pay on time? Is one client truly...

Is Your CRM System Working?

Today, you may find yourself facing challenges that can lead to inefficient operations, employee churn, and lost production, all of which adversely impact your bottom line. It’s likely that you have already realized how large a project CRM is, regardless of whether your company is implementing one or already has one. If not handled correctly,...

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...

Why You Should Consider Staff Augmentation Training

Would you consider starting a learning development project without the people you need to finish it? The hiring company benefits from staff augmentation. Employees in-house can continue dealing with the existing workflow without having to change anything.  Staff augmentation allows you to increase the expertise of your learning departments without having to hire full-time employees....

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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Many of us can remember the days of posting a job in the newspaper. While hiring methods have certainly evolved since the digital revolution, the ability to reach a wider audience has led to even more competition. This being said, every business at some point will need to invest in their job advertisements.  As we...

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There are many contributing factors that can drive an employee to resign from his/her position. Employees who find themselves constantly buried in their workloads and without the proper support from their peers and management will suffer the “need to get out” mentality.  In a recent survey nearly 600 individuals said they left their job without...

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Clearly, there is a lot of attention on the growing gig economy as workers continue to create their ideal arrangements and businesses benefit by embracing the future of work.  While we have explored and outlined the direct benefits to hiring a virtual assistant, the whole process of finding the right one for you can be...

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It has become increasingly common for companies to hire contingent workers to fill staffing needs and help with short-term or high-skill projects. But what exactly are contingent workers, and how can employers navigate the sometimes-confusing rules and regulations associated with them? Our team explains everything you need to know about contingent workers below. What is a...

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After 11 consecutive months of hard work and perseverance to get his business up and running, the owner finally reached his breaking point.  If you’ve experienced this yourself, you can probably remember the same feeling. At some point along their entrepreneurial journey, every founder will eventually reach this crucial moment in their life, one where...

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Do you think that having a virtual assistant is a sort of luxury that only the big companies can afford? Not exactly. In fact, hiring a physical assistant not only soaks up more of your time and energy, but it also costs much more than hiring a virtual one. With the recent rise and development...