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Top Metrics to Watch When Growing a Small Business

Growing_a_small_business5 Key Metrics to Watch if You're Serious About Growing Your Small Business

 

Many companies say they are focused on growth, but few have the dedication it takes to bring their companies to the next level. If you want real growth to happen, you have to be willing to track and manage your data — to bring all of the numbers together and try to understand what they really mean. Here are just a few of the metrics you’ll want to watch when you’re growing a small business:
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Posted by Michael Medipor -- Jun 19, 2015 12:20:00 PM Leave a Comment

Topics: Business Advice

How to Increase Your Responsiveness to Customers With an Integrated CRM for the Distribution Industry

Integrated_CRM_for_DistributionIncrease Responsiveness to Customers

If you’re in the distribution industry, you have a lot to track. You need to know how much inventory you have at any given moment, where products are in the distribution cycle, and what needs to go where and at what time. However, when a customer calls with a question or concern, what is your typical response time? A couple of minutes or a couple of days? Even with all of the technology we have today, businesses struggle to become agile. However integrating a CRM with other aspects of your business is often a good first step. This puts detailed customer information at your fingertips, empowering you to make better decisions and provide better service.
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Posted by Michael Medipor -- Jun 18, 2015 12:29:00 PM Leave a Comment

Topics: CRM Systems, Distributors

How an Integrated eCommerce, ERP and CRM Platform Improves Productivity in the Distribution Industry

CRM_and_ERP_for_DistributorsImproving Productivity in Distribution

Today’s, businesses are constantly on the move. It’s all about the supply chain. Getting goods from point A to points B, C and D — and doing it all as efficiently as possible. Making sure the inventory is stocked, the resources are available, and that the right products are being delivered to the right people at the right time. How do you manage it all? Simple. All you need is eCommerce, ERP and CRM software — and additional time to manage each one separately. Or, better yet, get one integrated platform that does it all to maximize your productivity. Here are a few reasons why an integrated solution may make more sense for your business:
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Posted by Michael Medipor -- Jun 17, 2015 5:18:00 PM Leave a Comment

Topics: Distributors

Ecommerce: Your Online Shopping Cart Can Make Or Break Your Business

ecommerceFor businesses poised to enter a high-growth phase, having a safe, reliable, and easily navigable eCommerce platform is an absolute necessity. As your company’s visibility expands, more and more customers will be accessing your online shopping cart and expecting to find an elegantly-designed and glitch-free process. Online-savvy shoppers (which includes almost everyone, at this point) will be all too ready to abort the checkout process if they feel your system is lacking in functionality or security. At the point of checkout, you’ve already convinced your customer of the efficacy of your product, the competitiveness of your price, and the trustworthiness of your service; don’t lose crucial revenue by having a breakdown in the final stage of the sales funnel.

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Posted by Michael Medipor -- Jun 12, 2015 9:30:00 AM Leave a Comment

Topics: ERP Systems

Top Reasons Growing Companies Need Smart Reports To Streamline Data

small business management softwareFor growing companies, situations change in the blink of an eye, and small differences in data can be crucial to success.

It can be tempting for managers of organizations that are experiencing significant growth to utilize separate business software solutions for each facet of the company, often because that's how they started out, and they just don't have the time to research their options.

It may also seem advantageous at first glance to purchase software for business in a piecemeal fashion due to the uncertain cash flow conditions a business can experience when it's growing quickly.  This can especially be the case when their sales people tout that their small business management software excels in one area above all other options, pressuring you into purchasing before you've explored other avenues that can be better for the longer term.

It's well worth taking a moment to evaluate an all-in-one system which offers smart reporting across all sectors of the business,  can offer numerous benefits and put your firm in position for sustained and manageable growth for years to come.

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Posted by Michael Medipor -- May 22, 2015 10:00:00 AM Leave a Comment

Topics: Business Advice, Cloud Business

Abandon "Old School" Systems and Maximize Sales Productivity with CRM


Raise The Productivity Within Your Business by Using Customer Relationship Managment Software

Customer_Service_SatisfactionFor growing businesses, every customer gained and every customer retained can be essential to the success of the company. A cloud-based customer relationship management (CRM) software solution can organize your data in customizable and intuitive ways, so your sales team can have access to the most robust information possible in order to convert prospects into long-term customers, and enjoy the most fruitful and mutually-beneficial relationship with existing customers.

 

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Posted by Michael Medipor -- May 8, 2015 12:07:00 PM Leave a Comment

Topics: CRM Systems

Why Customer Service is Important for Building a Sustainable Business


Why Customer Service Based on Integrated Business Application Systems Is Critical to Building a Sustainable Business

Customer_Service_SatisfactionAs the owner or member of the management team for a growing business, you recognize that attracting new customers and retaining existing customers are two of the most important aspects of building and maintaining a successful business.  Customer Service is critical to both of these, and it's vital to get it right for your business' long term survival.   
We all know the basic mantra that "Loyal customers stay with a company who provides quality products and services at fair prices backed by exceptional customer service."  The American Customer Satisfaction Index backs this up, reporting that, “when faced with the choice between cutting costs or improving customer service, most companies focus on tangible assets. But in our service economy, the most important asset is intangible: a company's relationship with its customers.”

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Posted by Michael Medipor -- Apr 24, 2015 10:56:00 AM Leave a Comment

Topics: The Importance of Great Service, CRM Systems

Guide to Choosing a CRM System


Choosing the Right Customer Relationship Management System for Your Business

Wants-Versus-NeedsChoosing the right Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system for your business is exceptionally important since you want it to be enthusiastically adopted by your organization as a way to both capture and nurture leads, as well as to stay in close contact with existing customers. 
As a senior level decision maker in your company, you know both existing and new customers are the very life blood of your business.  As you grow, it becomes more and more difficult to maintain and organize your interactions with your contacts.

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Posted by Michael Medipor -- Apr 10, 2015 9:00:00 AM Leave a Comment

Topics: Business System, CRM Systems

The Benefits of Integrated Shipping Business Applications


Why Integrating Shipping Is One of the Best Business Applications You Can Implement As Your Business Grows

OrderTrackingBeing at the helm of a growing company that hasn't implemented an enterprise resource planning application yet can mean that "your mind is on your money and your money's on your mind" constantly throughout the day. Do you know how much cash flow you have? Do you know where it’s coming from and where it’s going?  Without a way to confidently find the answers you need, nagging questions like these raise the stakes and make stress levels run high.  

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Posted by Michael Medipor -- Mar 31, 2015 3:25:00 PM Leave a Comment

Topics: Business System, Shipping

Managing Cash Flow in a Growing Business


The Positive Impact of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Applications on Cash Flow

Cash Flow Impact of ERPBeing at the helm of a growing business that hasn't implemented an enterprise resource planning application yet can mean that "your mind is on your money and your money's on your mind "constantly throughout the day. Do you know how much cash flow you have? Do you know where it’s coming from and where it’s going? Without a way to confidently find the answers you need, nagging questions like these raise the stakes and make stress levels run high.  

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Posted by Michael Medipor -- Mar 26, 2015 6:14:00 PM Leave a Comment

Topics: Business System, ERP Systems