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The order-to-cash process is the lifeblood of any enterprise. When it is firing on all cylinders, companies can fulfill more orders, build goodwill with customers, and focus efforts on innovative and ambitious new projects. When it is inefficient or ineffective, however, the order-to-cash process can be a huge drain on capital and a major obstacle to growth. The greatest challenge for most enterprises is that the order-to-cash process is so complex and spread across so much of the company that making meaningful improvements is hard to plan and even harder to execute. More than one company has found that its…

When it comes to content marketing, web design, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Social Media Optimization (SMO), and the creation of actionable resources designed to build on themselves naturally, it’s hard to find good counsel. This field of online marketing is relatively new, and continues to burgeon. That’s why it makes sense to find companies who’ve been successful.

Is your business offering consumers the opportunity to browse for and buy goods and services online? If the answer is no, your company is missing out some golden opportunities to not only increase your revenue stream, but also spread your brand’s word. That said some business owners are shy about getting involved with Ecommerce, fearing it may be too much for them to take on. As it turns out, a well-run Ecommerce operation can be beneficial to your business in terms of both brand recognition and additional income to what you are already bringing in. So, are you ready to…

With the job market and the economy changing rapidly, particularly in the United States, the days of decades-long loyal service to one company are drawing to a close. The truth is, the job market began to shift away from that trend many years ago. So it’s no surprise that more people are becoming independent contractors or are starting their own businesses outright. The decision to become an entrepreneur is driven by many factors besides earnings potential. A creative drive, a genuine desire to help others or greater freedom and control in one’s life are often significant motivators. However, without careful…

They say that entrepreneurs have that ‘natural’ ability to turn opportunities into profits. There have been all sorts of studies conducted on what make successful business people tick, but if one were to analyze the very best individuals some personal characteristics would become very clear. We’re not necessarily talking about the ability to crunch numbers at record speeds. Instead, we’ve compiled the following characteristics, which are seemingly shared by the very best entrepreneurs around. The commitment is there for all to see If someone isn’t committed to something, the chances of it failing are pretty high. This is one of…

Conducting market research is absolutely crucial to your business, not only should you rigorously research your industry and your product before starting out, you should also continuously test the market. People who are knowledgeable in business such as George Bardwil are fully aware of the benefits of market research and how best to go about. If you are unsure about what is happening in the marketplace then you cannot expect to be able to forge new paths or keep up with trends which will lose you business and ultimately money. Here are some methods you can employ to make strong…

Modern businesses need data to thrive and ensure that they make the right decisions. Even in smaller businesses where many decisions are made on years of practice or on a gut feeling, data can lie at the heart of what the company does or offers. There are so many different types of data for a business to hold, maintain, and utilize, and it is vital that all of these aspects are kept safe. Examples of the wide range of data held by a company include: Personal data about employees. Product sales figures. Customer personal details, including financial data. Businesses need…

Strong communication techniques are vital to any sized business. Fast, reliable communication is essential to the operation and growth of an organisation. VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) technology utilises the internet as a means of transmitting a phone call, rather to the traditional PSTN, ISDN lines where calls are sent over a network of copper wires. When referring to VoIP many companies also use other terms such as ‘SIP’, ‘Virtual Phone’, ‘Net Phone’, ‘Cloud based phone systems’, ‘Hosted PBX & ‘IP telephony’. Many smaller businesses have struggled with their understanding of VoIP. Their concerns of this new technology means it…

Let’s face it: no consumer is making a decision without consulting a company’s website. People buy consumer items, cars, trips, and even shop for apartments online, and as more and more potential clients make decisions based on their online experience, the look, feel, usability, and accessibility of your website is fast becoming the most important investment you can make in your brand’s growth —  especially if you find yourself in a competitive market. A customer (or potential customer) will base many decisions on user experience, so it pays to team up with a seasoned digital marketer to help you build…