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Business analytics: What’s all the buzz?

Business analytics: What’s all the buzz? “What gets measured, gets improved.” A quote from famed management consultant Peter Drucker has never been more relevant than today, but it doesn’t tell us the whole story. The quote is from long before the era of big data,...

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Work From Home Tips & Tricks: Part 3

Working From Home 3 of 3: Your Routine We hope by now you are getting used to working from home. This is the last post of our three Work From Home: Tips & Tricks blogs. This post will touch on why a routine is important and how to create one. Your routine:Try to...

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Working From Home Tips & Tricks: Part 2

Working From Home 2 of 3: Co-workers, Pets & Family Now that you have worked out where your office space will be at home, let’s work on tips to manage the relationships with your new and old co-workers.  Co-workers: Keep social interactions as normal, just make...

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Working From Home: Tips and Tricks

Working From Home: Tips and TricksWas working from home something you used to  look forward to  on the occasional Friday, but now  it has turned into an everyday re-occurrence?   The work world has shifted quite a bit over the past month states  even  issuing  a...

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2019 Holiday Gift Guide for Manufacturers and Representatives

2019 Gift Guide for Manufacturers & Representatives: It’s that time of year again, when you are checking off your holiday shopping list or figuring out a unique gift for the company yankee swap. We all know that one rep that likes all things tech and gadgets, so...

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Why do Manufacturers Representatives need analytics?

You’re probably using CRM. Hopefully it’s CRM for manufacturers reps, so it’s easy to use and works how you work.  Your people are updating opportunities, your managing your commissions but what now? What do you do with all the data you’ve accumulated?  How...

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How to get sales reps to use CRM software: make it pay off

How to get sales teams to use CRM software: make it work like they do Sales reps will quickly adopt a CRM system that helps them track design wins and quotes, helps them increase commissions, and makes their job easier. Look for these features:A focus on...

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Never forget a password again

June 7, 2019 - Never forget a password again. Does hearing "what's your password" cause you instant stress?  There's an easy fix, use a password manager.   In today's digital world everything needs a password. Your passwords should be strong and changed on a regular...

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How to get sales reps to use CRM software: make it valuable

Subject: How to get sales teams to use CRM software: make it valuable Every salesperson is money-motivated. If you can show them how a CRM system will help them make more money, they’ll use it. Most CRM systems fall flat when it comes to putting the right data in the...

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How to get sales reps to use CRM software: make it easy

Subject: How to get sales teams to use CRM software: make it easy It’s no picnic getting everyone on your sales team to use the same CRM software. They’d rather be out making deals than sitting in an office, filling in a spreadsheet. Or scribbling a note on a napkin....

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Stop phishing emails in their tracks.

February 15, 2019 - Stop phishing emails in their tracks. Do you know when you've received a phishing or spoofing email? Your first line of defense against phishing emails is to have a 3rd party anti-virus solution between your email and the outside world. Even with...

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