An established business tool across the food industry, Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is gaining traction across the wider spectrum of wholesale companies. Here, we look at some of the reasons why. Greater operational insight In addition to improving speed, cost and accuracy, EDI can impact the business in a number of other ways, improving operational... More »EDI – What Is It, and Why Do You Need It? (4/5)
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Over the past few weeks, I’ve published a number of posts on pricing, value creation, walking away. They’ve stimulated some interesting comments and discussion. As I’ve read many of the comments, it struck me that we need to talk about whether we really want to chase after every opportunity. Too often, we’re driven to win... More »Good News, We Won! Bad News, We Won!
Though apps are useful marketing tools for businesses, they should be equally useable for consumers. Unfortunately, most businesses create apps that mirror their website instead of providing useful services. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve deleted an app in frustration because it provided no new value, was poorly designed, or was flat out... More »Is Your App Useful for Your Brand?
“A man… a man stand’s alone at the plate. This is the time for what??? For individual achievement. There he stands alone. But in the field… what? Part of a team! Looks, throws, catches, hustles; part of ONE BIG TEAM!” These are lines from one of my favorite movies, “The Untouchables”. This is the scene... More »Millennials, Gen X, and Boomers: Teamwork Makes the Dream Work
You made the informed decision to create an app for your brand. Once that app is live in the store, how can you maximize the number of downloads it gets? There are currently more than 750,000 apps in the App Store with over 40 billion downloads. Amid all of the competition it can be difficult to make... More »Five Ways To Get More App Downloads
The work/life balance topic is always a hot one with entrepreneurs–especially today when Smartphones keep us connected at all times. Now more than ever, professionals are faced with the impossible challenge of cultivating a healthy personal life while striving to reach their entrepreneurial goals. So, how can you balance your personal life and your professional... More »Finding a Unicorn: The Quest for a Work/Life Balance
Have you tried to view your site on your smartphone? What does the design look like on a 4 x 2.5 inch screen? What kind of interaction can you offer with your visitor? When it comes to reaching and engaging smartphone users, there are quite a few options to wade through. Mobile marketing can be... More »Choosing the Best Mobile Strategy for Your Business
In a wide variety of industries, companies are experiencing transformational changes. These changes are driven by global competition, technological changes, government regulations and the dynamics of an unstable economy. As a result companies’ expectations concerning their suppliers are changing – what they buy, how they buy, and what they are willing to pay for it... More »Sales Leaders – How They Unknowingly Hinder Innovation
Every day as more Millennials pour into the workplace and technology continues to sky-rocket, the urgency and pressure of staying relevant in the market gets stronger and stronger. Are you equipping yourself with transferable skills or clinging to the hope that your skills will sustain you until retirement. The work landscape has forever changed, therefore... More »30 Interview Questions You Will Be Asked in the Future
In both my recruiting and my job search coaching, I’ve been hearing a lot of questions about salary negotiations lately so I’ve put together a little Q&A of common questions. First, though, let’s talk about the mindset of salary for your new job. It’s disconcerting talking about money, isn’t it? Many of us have issues... More »How to Handle Salary Conversations with Confidence
‘Why’ – the number one three letter word that every parent gets to hear a million times when their child reaches the age of unlimited curiosity and looks to their parents to deliver the voice of knowledge behind each and everything. And even when mom can give a perfect answer to an impossible question, she... More »There is No ‘Why’ in Sentiment Analysis
Are you like me and prefer your reading to be quick, rich and engaging? With so many things competing for people’s attention these days, your content (book, ebook, blog, newsletter, email, etc) needs to be skim-able, scannable and scrollable for people to even pay attention to it. This new platform delivers a fresh experience for... More »Will This App Forever Change the Way You Read or Write?
“We are living in an age of networks, not hierarchies, knowledge and wisdom is distributed rather than concentrated among gray hairs.” This quote appeared in the May 2011 issue of Fast Company under the title of “Life In Beta: A Case For Changing The Way We View Mentors” by Anna Kamenetz. I dig this quote... More »What Everybody Ought to Know … About the New Myth of Experience
Call center services can be utilized by every business across the globe. Wherever you are, they offer an outstanding services and lowest prices for the highest quality services available. In telemarketing, lead generation and appointment setting, companies can have a complete palette of manpower and technological set up to manage their business. Telemarketing is an... More »The Role of Call Center Services to Your Business Success
Becoming an innovative boss is one of the key features you don’t normally see in a business plan, but it is something you should be thinking about and planning for before you hire your first employee. It doesn’t stop there. As you grow and your business evolves, keep these thoughts in mind to keep your... More »7 Secrets to Being an Innovative Boss