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2014’s Most Popular HR Tweets

By James Clifton, 22 December 2014

Popular Cloud Based HR Software Tweets of 2014 Now that we are coming to the end of the year it is time to cast a look back at what was making news on Twitter in the world of HR in 2014. As we look through there are two names that clearly dominate TechCrunch and Zenefits. Lets have a look at the most popular cloud based HR Tweets of 2014. (more…)

Increasing Web Site Holiday Sales with Kanban

By John Reeve, 17 December 2014

How one online bakery grew their revenue after using Kanban to add a new feature to their web site. The holiday tradition of sending out client gifts makes the season one of the most profitable for online businesses fulfilling the orders. This holiday tale is about one such business, a bakery, that wanted to increase corporate web sales by offering a more personalized experience, and how they used the Intervals Kanban board to make it happen. (more…)

This holiday season your small business will replace the traditional jingle bell sound with the ring of your cash register. At least, that's what we're all hoping for, right? To make sure that every transaction gets accounted for, you need the right invoicing and accounting tools. And spreadsheet users this may mean its time to replace the tedious and manual with up-to-date cloud-based apps. (more…)

Who is the most important part of selling online? The customer, of course. What does inventory management have to do with the customer? Everything! Online purchases are about “I want it now”. Customer satisfaction and proper inventory management are inextricably intertwined. From customer satisfaction to company profitability is just a short step. (more…)

Sell, sell, sell. As a small business especially in a digital world, things move fast. It can be difficult to take your eyes off the ball (or the sales results) if you want to survive or better still thrive and grow. But flying by the seat of your pants may only take you so far. As your enterprise gets bigger and encompasses more activities with greater numbers of clients, employees and subcontractors, there comes a time when you can no longer do it all in your head. Even if you choose to focus exclusively on wholesaling or retailing, you will need to add value. (more…)

  Selling online should be easy right? But eCommerce platforms look daunting and difficult to set up and manage? That isn’t (always) the case, most eCommerce platforms are simple and not as time consuming as you may assume. Ok so it’s a little scary to get started but once you do you will see that you had nothing whatsoever to worry about after all. We want to show you just how easy it is to set up your eCommerce in five simple steps. (more…)

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How many touch points does your company have with its customers? From one end to the other of the customer life cycle, customer contacts include pre-sales and proposals, sales orders and contracts, shipping and Invoicing, service delivery and ongoing support. And if you’re selling a service rather than a product, your interaction with your customers may even be 24/7. These are all opportunities to show your customers how smoothly your enterprise runs, with the left hand always knowing what the right hand is doing and vice versa. (more…)

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A new iPhone 6 Plus or Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is probably on your wish list, or the list of someone in your life. And while teenagers love them to take selfies, you'll love them for how helpful their small business apps can be for your business? (more…)

 This time of year that the northern hemisphere's service industry experiences a seasonal rush. It's cold, and it's only going to get colder. As families unite for the holiday's, they expect, even demand, that everything inside their home "just works". But it's this time of year that thermostats fail, pipes freeze up and ovens break (usually due to the uptick in cooking). Things happen. (more…)

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Why Small Businesses Need to Get Customer Obsessed

By Christophe Primault, 23 November 2014

Having the customer in mind is not enough for small businesses to compete, they need to be customer-obsessed. So what does that mean? Many companies call themselves "customer-centric" and they want very much to fulfill their customer's needs. However, now that we are living the "age of the customer," according to Forrester Research Inc., it is not enough to follow the traditional principle of "the customer is always right." Read on and learn about the four pillars of customer obsessed companies. (more…)