Dashboards and Business Intelligence

Dashboards and Business Intelligence

A business intelligence (BI) dashboard is an information management tool to track KPIs, metrics, and other data points relevant to your business. Through the use of data visualizations, dashboards can simplify complex data to provide at-a-glance critical information....

read more
When A Competitor is Growing

When A Competitor is Growing

Is growth by a competitor bad? There are different operational ways to grow a product line or a business: high volume/low cost, low volume/higher cost, large selection -vsmore options, etc. Just because someone in your industry is talking to your clients does not mean...

read more
Your Business and Data Control

Your Business and Data Control

A universally true statement is that business planning (business survival) is based on confidence and reliability of your data about customers, sales, operations, inventory, scheduling, and finance. Data problems in any of these areas can be catastrophic since...

read more
Who Can Tell You About Your Next Product?

Who Can Tell You About Your Next Product?

Surprise! Your customers. That’s easy. The hard part is getting your customers to tell you. Surveys are a reliable data collection tool; however, many (most?) surveys put out by companies end up being simply a way to demonstrate that the vendor is either oblivious to...

read more
Your Competitor Did What?

Your Competitor Did What?

Competitors as Teachers - You have at least one competitor who does things better than you do. If you are THAT business, you can stop reading. Otherwise you know your business is not the best it can be. Your product or service isn’t unique and there are numerous...

read more
Customers and Vendors Can Be Security Threats

Customers and Vendors Can Be Security Threats

We all pay special attention to our customers. It’s part of providing top level service. Without clients we don’t have money to operate our business. If you’re like many companies, you’ve whitelisted the domains of all your clients to make sure their emails bypass...

read more
Growth Is Always Good No, Not Really.

Growth Is Always Good No, Not Really.

Your business is stable: predictable revenue, generous profit, known risks. But it’s time to grow. Whether this is “guidance” from the Board of Directors, the new owners have different goals, or you’ve simply decided the business is ready, growth is up next for your...

read more
Know KPI’s Where to Start

Know KPI’s Where to Start

Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) are methods executives use to measure the organization’s performance and convey to staff what you have decided is important to success. Core to the concept of KPI’s is the old adage: What gets measured gets done. Executives and all...

read more
Wait. Security is More than Just Passwords?

Wait. Security is More than Just Passwords?

Exclusively focusing on digital data security misses the larger point that security is protecting all of the business and not simply data. After all, if someone walks out with your ERP server, data management excellence has pretty much left the building along with it....

read more
Dashboards and Business Intelligence

Dashboards and Business Intelligence

A business intelligence (BI) dashboard is an information management tool to track KPIs, metrics, and other data points relevant to your business. Through the use of data visualizations, dashboards can simplify complex data to provide at-a-glance critical information....

When A Competitor is Growing

When A Competitor is Growing

Is growth by a competitor bad? There are different operational ways to grow a product line or a business: high volume/low cost, low volume/higher cost, large selection -vsmore options, etc. Just because someone in your industry is talking to your clients does not mean...

Your Business and Data Control

Your Business and Data Control

A universally true statement is that business planning (business survival) is based on confidence and reliability of your data about customers, sales, operations, inventory, scheduling, and finance. Data problems in any of these areas can be catastrophic since...

Who Can Tell You About Your Next Product?

Who Can Tell You About Your Next Product?

Surprise! Your customers. That’s easy. The hard part is getting your customers to tell you. Surveys are a reliable data collection tool; however, many (most?) surveys put out by companies end up being simply a way to demonstrate that the vendor is either oblivious to...

Your Competitor Did What?

Your Competitor Did What?

Competitors as Teachers - You have at least one competitor who does things better than you do. If you are THAT business, you can stop reading. Otherwise you know your business is not the best it can be. Your product or service isn’t unique and there are numerous...

Customers and Vendors Can Be Security Threats

Customers and Vendors Can Be Security Threats

We all pay special attention to our customers. It’s part of providing top level service. Without clients we don’t have money to operate our business. If you’re like many companies, you’ve whitelisted the domains of all your clients to make sure their emails bypass...

Growth Is Always Good No, Not Really.

Growth Is Always Good No, Not Really.

Your business is stable: predictable revenue, generous profit, known risks. But it’s time to grow. Whether this is “guidance” from the Board of Directors, the new owners have different goals, or you’ve simply decided the business is ready, growth is up next for your...

Know KPI’s Where to Start

Know KPI’s Where to Start

Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) are methods executives use to measure the organization’s performance and convey to staff what you have decided is important to success. Core to the concept of KPI’s is the old adage: What gets measured gets done. Executives and all...

Dashboards and Business Intelligence

Dashboards and Business Intelligence

A business intelligence (BI) dashboard is an information management tool to track KPIs, metrics, and other data points relevant to your business. Through the use of data visualizations, dashboards can simplify complex data to provide at-a-glance critical information....

When A Competitor is Growing

When A Competitor is Growing

Is growth by a competitor bad? There are different operational ways to grow a product line or a business: high volume/low cost, low volume/higher cost, large selection -vsmore options, etc. Just because someone in your industry is talking to your clients does not mean...

Your Business and Data Control

Your Business and Data Control

A universally true statement is that business planning (business survival) is based on confidence and reliability of your data about customers, sales, operations, inventory, scheduling, and finance. Data problems in any of these areas can be catastrophic since...

Who Can Tell You About Your Next Product?

Who Can Tell You About Your Next Product?

Surprise! Your customers. That’s easy. The hard part is getting your customers to tell you. Surveys are a reliable data collection tool; however, many (most?) surveys put out by companies end up being simply a way to demonstrate that the vendor is either oblivious to...

Your Competitor Did What?

Your Competitor Did What?

Competitors as Teachers - You have at least one competitor who does things better than you do. If you are THAT business, you can stop reading. Otherwise you know your business is not the best it can be. Your product or service isn’t unique and there are numerous...

Dashboards and Business Intelligence

Dashboards and Business Intelligence

A business intelligence (BI) dashboard is an information management tool to track KPIs, metrics, and other data points relevant to your business. Through the use of data visualizations, dashboards can simplify complex data to provide at-a-glance critical information....

read more
Dashboards and Business Intelligence

Dashboards and Business Intelligence

A business intelligence (BI) dashboard is an information management tool used to track KPIs, metrics, and other data points relevant to a business, department, or specific process. Through the use of data visualizations, dashboards can simplify complex data sets to...

read more
Performance Driven Dashboards

Performance Driven Dashboards

Drive supply chain and manufacturing performance and optimization Few industries are as competitive as manufacturing and supply chain management. And in today’s market, competing on a global scale is imperative to long term growth and prosperity. The key to optimizing...

read more
Dashboards and Business Intelligence

Dashboards and Business Intelligence

A business intelligence (BI) dashboard is an information management tool to track KPIs, metrics, and other data points relevant to your business. Through the use of data visualizations, dashboards can simplify complex data to provide at-a-glance critical information....

read more
Dashboards and Business Intelligence

Dashboards and Business Intelligence

A business intelligence (BI) dashboard is an information management tool used to track KPIs, metrics, and other data points relevant to a business, department, or specific process. Through the use of data visualizations, dashboards can simplify complex data sets to...

read more
Performance Driven Dashboards

Performance Driven Dashboards

Drive supply chain and manufacturing performance and optimization Few industries are as competitive as manufacturing and supply chain management. And in today’s market, competing on a global scale is imperative to long term growth and prosperity. The key to optimizing...

read more
Dashboards and Business Intelligence

Dashboards and Business Intelligence

A business intelligence (BI) dashboard is an information management tool to track KPIs, metrics, and other data points relevant to your business. Through the use of data visualizations, dashboards can simplify complex data to provide at-a-glance critical information....

read more
Dashboards and Business Intelligence

Dashboards and Business Intelligence

A business intelligence (BI) dashboard is an information management tool used to track KPIs, metrics, and other data points relevant to a business, department, or specific process. Through the use of data visualizations, dashboards can simplify complex data sets to...

read more
Performance Driven Dashboards

Performance Driven Dashboards

Drive supply chain and manufacturing performance and optimization Few industries are as competitive as manufacturing and supply chain management. And in today’s market, competing on a global scale is imperative to long term growth and prosperity. The key to optimizing...

read more
When A Competitor is Growing

When A Competitor is Growing

Is growth by a competitor bad? There are different operational ways to grow a product line or a business: high volume/low cost, low volume/higher cost, large selection -vsmore options, etc. Just because someone in your industry is talking to your clients does not mean...

read more
Your Business and Data Control

Your Business and Data Control

A universally true statement is that business planning (business survival) is based on confidence and reliability of your data about customers, sales, operations, inventory, scheduling, and finance. Data problems in any of these areas can be catastrophic since...

read more
Who Can Tell You About Your Next Product?

Who Can Tell You About Your Next Product?

Surprise! Your customers. That’s easy. The hard part is getting your customers to tell you. Surveys are a reliable data collection tool; however, many (most?) surveys put out by companies end up being simply a way to demonstrate that the vendor is either oblivious to...

read more
Your Competitor Did What?

Your Competitor Did What?

Competitors as Teachers - You have at least one competitor who does things better than you do. If you are THAT business, you can stop reading. Otherwise you know your business is not the best it can be. Your product or service isn’t unique and there are numerous...

read more
Growth Is Always Good No, Not Really.

Growth Is Always Good No, Not Really.

Your business is stable: predictable revenue, generous profit, known risks. But it’s time to grow. Whether this is “guidance” from the Board of Directors, the new owners have different goals, or you’ve simply decided the business is ready, growth is up next for your...

read more
Data Management: Improving Marketing

Data Management: Improving Marketing

Data can reveal strengths and weaknesses of every part of your business, allowing you to make better decisions from operations to finance to marketing. How do you incorporate data-driven marketing into your business to see the benefits fast? Before anyone in your...

read more
Marketing: Spend -vs- Focus

Marketing: Spend -vs- Focus

Why is your competitor enjoying better growth even if your product or service is superior? Answer: What matters is whether potential customers even know about your better option. A good marketing plan ensures potential customers know about you. Where Are Your Future...

read more
5 Reasons You Need to Update Your Website Now

5 Reasons You Need to Update Your Website Now

As a successful business owner, you know the importance of building and maintaining an effective online presence. This, of course, begins with your website and extends into all your digital marketing efforts. Yet, once the initial website launch and marketing plan is...

read more
When A Competitor is Growing

When A Competitor is Growing

Is growth by a competitor bad? There are different operational ways to grow a product line or a business: high volume/low cost, low volume/higher cost, large selection -vsmore options, etc. Just because someone in your industry is talking to your clients does not mean...

read more
Your Business and Data Control

Your Business and Data Control

A universally true statement is that business planning (business survival) is based on confidence and reliability of your data about customers, sales, operations, inventory, scheduling, and finance. Data problems in any of these areas can be catastrophic since...

read more
Who Can Tell You About Your Next Product?

Who Can Tell You About Your Next Product?

Surprise! Your customers. That’s easy. The hard part is getting your customers to tell you. Surveys are a reliable data collection tool; however, many (most?) surveys put out by companies end up being simply a way to demonstrate that the vendor is either oblivious to...

read more
Your Competitor Did What?

Your Competitor Did What?

Competitors as Teachers - You have at least one competitor who does things better than you do. If you are THAT business, you can stop reading. Otherwise you know your business is not the best it can be. Your product or service isn’t unique and there are numerous...

read more
Growth Is Always Good No, Not Really.

Growth Is Always Good No, Not Really.

Your business is stable: predictable revenue, generous profit, known risks. But it’s time to grow. Whether this is “guidance” from the Board of Directors, the new owners have different goals, or you’ve simply decided the business is ready, growth is up next for your...

read more
Data Management: Improving Marketing

Data Management: Improving Marketing

Data can reveal strengths and weaknesses of every part of your business, allowing you to make better decisions from operations to finance to marketing. How do you incorporate data-driven marketing into your business to see the benefits fast? Before anyone in your...

read more
Marketing: Spend -vs- Focus

Marketing: Spend -vs- Focus

Why is your competitor enjoying better growth even if your product or service is superior? Answer: What matters is whether potential customers even know about your better option. A good marketing plan ensures potential customers know about you. Where Are Your Future...

read more
When A Competitor is Growing

When A Competitor is Growing

Is growth by a competitor bad? There are different operational ways to grow a product line or a business: high volume/low cost, low volume/higher cost, large selection -vsmore options, etc. Just because someone in your industry is talking to your clients does not mean...

read more
Your Business and Data Control

Your Business and Data Control

A universally true statement is that business planning (business survival) is based on confidence and reliability of your data about customers, sales, operations, inventory, scheduling, and finance. Data problems in any of these areas can be catastrophic since...

read more
Who Can Tell You About Your Next Product?

Who Can Tell You About Your Next Product?

Surprise! Your customers. That’s easy. The hard part is getting your customers to tell you. Surveys are a reliable data collection tool; however, many (most?) surveys put out by companies end up being simply a way to demonstrate that the vendor is either oblivious to...

read more
Your Competitor Did What?

Your Competitor Did What?

Competitors as Teachers - You have at least one competitor who does things better than you do. If you are THAT business, you can stop reading. Otherwise you know your business is not the best it can be. Your product or service isn’t unique and there are numerous...

read more
Growth Is Always Good No, Not Really.

Growth Is Always Good No, Not Really.

Your business is stable: predictable revenue, generous profit, known risks. But it’s time to grow. Whether this is “guidance” from the Board of Directors, the new owners have different goals, or you’ve simply decided the business is ready, growth is up next for your...

read more
Customers and Vendors Can Be Security Threats

Customers and Vendors Can Be Security Threats

We all pay special attention to our customers. It’s part of providing top level service. Without clients we don’t have money to operate our business. If you’re like many companies, you’ve whitelisted the domains of all your clients to make sure their emails bypass...

read more
Wait. Security is More than Just Passwords?

Wait. Security is More than Just Passwords?

Exclusively focusing on digital data security misses the larger point that security is protecting all of the business and not simply data. After all, if someone walks out with your ERP server, data management excellence has pretty much left the building along with it....

read more
Is Your Website Ugly?

Is Your Website Ugly?

Does ugly matter for your business? It depends. What is the purpose of your website? If the need of a user is transactional, don’t let the design slow down the sales process. If the need is informational, don’t hide your information. Many amazingly successful websites...

read more
What Does it Cost to Steal From You?

What Does it Cost to Steal From You?

The going price on the Dark Web is $1 to $8 per credential. For less than some fancy coffees at a cafe a criminal can cripple your business or steal all your cash. But, how are your employee credentials exposed to start with? Usually credentials are stolen from...

read more
Competitor Surveillance

Competitor Surveillance

Don’t break into their office or take their IP. We DO recommend that you take advantage of all data publicly available on your competitors. It’s scary how much information is available. Knowing your competitors’ successes and failures will be valuable in doing your...

read more
Is VDI for you (or not)?

Is VDI for you (or not)?

When supporting your business operations specific problems like system malfunctioning, security breaches, and inability to share and access data remotely are quite common. Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) can help you in dealing with them all. VDI is a technology...

read more
Theft or Breach?

Theft or Breach?

We live in a data-centric world where any business or person can be neatly summed up through their data. From basic identity to finance and even health information, data has become a key transaction element in our lives. But, with the growing dependency on data, it...

read more
Cyberattacks: Not a Matter of If, But When

Cyberattacks: Not a Matter of If, But When

  It is a fact that when it comes to privacy, there is always a bullseye on your back. Considering the dependency on computer networks to maintain your company’s security and confidentiality this bullseye is on your computer systems leaving your business...

read more
Data Theft – Would You Pay the Ransom?

Data Theft – Would You Pay the Ransom?

We live in a data-centric world where data holds the utmost importance. Any person’s life can be summed up through the data belonging to him. From identity to finance to even health, our data needs to have the optimum protection. But, with the growing dependency on...

read more
Customers and Vendors Can Be Security Threats

Customers and Vendors Can Be Security Threats

We all pay special attention to our customers. It’s part of providing top level service. Without clients we don’t have money to operate our business. If you’re like many companies, you’ve whitelisted the domains of all your clients to make sure their emails bypass...

Wait. Security is More than Just Passwords?

Wait. Security is More than Just Passwords?

Exclusively focusing on digital data security misses the larger point that security is protecting all of the business and not simply data. After all, if someone walks out with your ERP server, data management excellence has pretty much left the building along with it....

Is Your Website Ugly?

Is Your Website Ugly?

Does ugly matter for your business? It depends. What is the purpose of your website? If the need of a user is transactional, don’t let the design slow down the sales process. If the need is informational, don’t hide your information. Many amazingly successful websites...

What Does it Cost to Steal From You?

What Does it Cost to Steal From You?

The going price on the Dark Web is $1 to $8 per credential. For less than some fancy coffees at a cafe a criminal can cripple your business or steal all your cash. But, how are your employee credentials exposed to start with? Usually credentials are stolen from...

Competitor Surveillance

Competitor Surveillance

Don’t break into their office or take their IP. We DO recommend that you take advantage of all data publicly available on your competitors. It’s scary how much information is available. Knowing your competitors’ successes and failures will be valuable in doing your...

Is VDI for you (or not)?

Is VDI for you (or not)?

When supporting your business operations specific problems like system malfunctioning, security breaches, and inability to share and access data remotely are quite common. Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) can help you in dealing with them all. VDI is a technology...

Theft or Breach?

Theft or Breach?

We live in a data-centric world where any business or person can be neatly summed up through their data. From basic identity to finance and even health information, data has become a key transaction element in our lives. But, with the growing dependency on data, it...

Cyberattacks: Not a Matter of If, But When

Cyberattacks: Not a Matter of If, But When

  It is a fact that when it comes to privacy, there is always a bullseye on your back. Considering the dependency on computer networks to maintain your company’s security and confidentiality this bullseye is on your computer systems leaving your business...

Customers and Vendors Can Be Security Threats

Customers and Vendors Can Be Security Threats

We all pay special attention to our customers. It’s part of providing top level service. Without clients we don’t have money to operate our business. If you’re like many companies, you’ve whitelisted the domains of all your clients to make sure their emails bypass...

Wait. Security is More than Just Passwords?

Wait. Security is More than Just Passwords?

Exclusively focusing on digital data security misses the larger point that security is protecting all of the business and not simply data. After all, if someone walks out with your ERP server, data management excellence has pretty much left the building along with it....

Is Your Website Ugly?

Is Your Website Ugly?

Does ugly matter for your business? It depends. What is the purpose of your website? If the need of a user is transactional, don’t let the design slow down the sales process. If the need is informational, don’t hide your information. Many amazingly successful websites...

What Does it Cost to Steal From You?

What Does it Cost to Steal From You?

The going price on the Dark Web is $1 to $8 per credential. For less than some fancy coffees at a cafe a criminal can cripple your business or steal all your cash. But, how are your employee credentials exposed to start with? Usually credentials are stolen from...

Competitor Surveillance

Competitor Surveillance

Don’t break into their office or take their IP. We DO recommend that you take advantage of all data publicly available on your competitors. It’s scary how much information is available. Knowing your competitors’ successes and failures will be valuable in doing your...

Social Media Management tips and tricks

In June 2017, Facebook’s monthly user count passed the two billion mark — that’s over 1/4 of the global population. Social media as a whole is growing at a tremendous pace, and more businesses are starting to take notice of its potential in the advertising world. As...

read more

Top 10 Benefits of Social Media Marketing

Social media marketing is essentially the process of leading people to your office, store, website or blog through platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social networks. In the past, social media was used primarily as a way for people to...

read more

Why is Social Media Important for Small Businesses?

Social media marketing is considered the “next big thing.” Sure, there are some entrepreneurs who still think of it as a passing marketing interest. But the numbers paint an entirely different picture. In fact, according to Social Media Examiner, an estimated 97% of...

read more

Using Twitter to Market Your Small Business

In the latter part of 2013, Twitter had over 232 million active users each month, majority of which lived in the U.S. In 2015, this number grew to 300 million. Although Twitter is no longer as widely used as Facebook, it is still a very powerful marketing tool. So if...

read more

Using Instagram to Market Your Small Business

Instagram currently has over 400 million users. So it’s not surprising that it has become a way for businesses to connect with people. While majority of those who use this social platform are teens and college students, there are also people from all age groups who...

read more
What to Expect for Social Media in 2017

What to Expect for Social Media in 2017

If you own a business, then you probably know how important social media marketing is. A lot of businesses of all sizes have tapped social networks like Facebook and Instagram to reach their audience and interact with them. Social media has been around for a decade...

read more
Is Facebook an Effective Tool for Social Media Marketing?

Is Facebook an Effective Tool for Social Media Marketing?

Facebook has established itself as the #1 social networking website and it continues to give a wealth of benefits for businesses. If you have not yet thought about the marketing opportunities you can have with Facebook, consider the following points: 1. Facebook...

read more

Social Media Management tips and tricks

In June 2017, Facebook’s monthly user count passed the two billion mark — that’s over 1/4 of the global population. Social media as a whole is growing at a tremendous pace, and more businesses are starting to take notice of its potential in the advertising world. As...

read more

Top 10 Benefits of Social Media Marketing

Social media marketing is essentially the process of leading people to your office, store, website or blog through platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social networks. In the past, social media was used primarily as a way for people to...

read more

Why is Social Media Important for Small Businesses?

Social media marketing is considered the “next big thing.” Sure, there are some entrepreneurs who still think of it as a passing marketing interest. But the numbers paint an entirely different picture. In fact, according to Social Media Examiner, an estimated 97% of...

read more

Using Twitter to Market Your Small Business

In the latter part of 2013, Twitter had over 232 million active users each month, majority of which lived in the U.S. In 2015, this number grew to 300 million. Although Twitter is no longer as widely used as Facebook, it is still a very powerful marketing tool. So if...

read more

Using Instagram to Market Your Small Business

Instagram currently has over 400 million users. So it’s not surprising that it has become a way for businesses to connect with people. While majority of those who use this social platform are teens and college students, there are also people from all age groups who...

read more
What to Expect for Social Media in 2017

What to Expect for Social Media in 2017

If you own a business, then you probably know how important social media marketing is. A lot of businesses of all sizes have tapped social networks like Facebook and Instagram to reach their audience and interact with them. Social media has been around for a decade...

read more
Is Facebook an Effective Tool for Social Media Marketing?

Is Facebook an Effective Tool for Social Media Marketing?

Facebook has established itself as the #1 social networking website and it continues to give a wealth of benefits for businesses. If you have not yet thought about the marketing opportunities you can have with Facebook, consider the following points: 1. Facebook...

read more

Social Media Management tips and tricks

In June 2017, Facebook’s monthly user count passed the two billion mark — that’s over 1/4 of the global population. Social media as a whole is growing at a tremendous pace, and more businesses are starting to take notice of its potential in the advertising world. As...

read more

Top 10 Benefits of Social Media Marketing

Social media marketing is essentially the process of leading people to your office, store, website or blog through platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social networks. In the past, social media was used primarily as a way for people to...

read more

Why is Social Media Important for Small Businesses?

Social media marketing is considered the “next big thing.” Sure, there are some entrepreneurs who still think of it as a passing marketing interest. But the numbers paint an entirely different picture. In fact, according to Social Media Examiner, an estimated 97% of...

read more

Using Twitter to Market Your Small Business

In the latter part of 2013, Twitter had over 232 million active users each month, majority of which lived in the U.S. In 2015, this number grew to 300 million. Although Twitter is no longer as widely used as Facebook, it is still a very powerful marketing tool. So if...

read more
Dashboards and Business Intelligence

Dashboards and Business Intelligence

A business intelligence (BI) dashboard is an information management tool to track KPIs, metrics, and other data points relevant to your business. Through the use of data visualizations, dashboards can simplify complex data to provide at-a-glance critical information....

read more
When A Competitor is Growing

When A Competitor is Growing

Is growth by a competitor bad? There are different operational ways to grow a product line or a business: high volume/low cost, low volume/higher cost, large selection -vsmore options, etc. Just because someone in your industry is talking to your clients does not mean...

read more
Your Business and Data Control

Your Business and Data Control

A universally true statement is that business planning (business survival) is based on confidence and reliability of your data about customers, sales, operations, inventory, scheduling, and finance. Data problems in any of these areas can be catastrophic since...

read more
Who Can Tell You About Your Next Product?

Who Can Tell You About Your Next Product?

Surprise! Your customers. That’s easy. The hard part is getting your customers to tell you. Surveys are a reliable data collection tool; however, many (most?) surveys put out by companies end up being simply a way to demonstrate that the vendor is either oblivious to...

read more
Your Competitor Did What?

Your Competitor Did What?

Competitors as Teachers - You have at least one competitor who does things better than you do. If you are THAT business, you can stop reading. Otherwise you know your business is not the best it can be. Your product or service isn’t unique and there are numerous...

read more
Customers and Vendors Can Be Security Threats

Customers and Vendors Can Be Security Threats

We all pay special attention to our customers. It’s part of providing top level service. Without clients we don’t have money to operate our business. If you’re like many companies, you’ve whitelisted the domains of all your clients to make sure their emails bypass...

read more
Growth Is Always Good No, Not Really.

Growth Is Always Good No, Not Really.

Your business is stable: predictable revenue, generous profit, known risks. But it’s time to grow. Whether this is “guidance” from the Board of Directors, the new owners have different goals, or you’ve simply decided the business is ready, growth is up next for your...

read more
Know KPI’s Where to Start

Know KPI’s Where to Start

Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) are methods executives use to measure the organization’s performance and convey to staff what you have decided is important to success. Core to the concept of KPI’s is the old adage: What gets measured gets done. Executives and all...

read more
Wait. Security is More than Just Passwords?

Wait. Security is More than Just Passwords?

Exclusively focusing on digital data security misses the larger point that security is protecting all of the business and not simply data. After all, if someone walks out with your ERP server, data management excellence has pretty much left the building along with it....

read more
Dashboards and Business Intelligence

Dashboards and Business Intelligence

A business intelligence (BI) dashboard is an information management tool to track KPIs, metrics, and other data points relevant to your business. Through the use of data visualizations, dashboards can simplify complex data to provide at-a-glance critical information....

read more
When A Competitor is Growing

When A Competitor is Growing

Is growth by a competitor bad? There are different operational ways to grow a product line or a business: high volume/low cost, low volume/higher cost, large selection -vsmore options, etc. Just because someone in your industry is talking to your clients does not mean...

read more
Your Business and Data Control

Your Business and Data Control

A universally true statement is that business planning (business survival) is based on confidence and reliability of your data about customers, sales, operations, inventory, scheduling, and finance. Data problems in any of these areas can be catastrophic since...

read more
Who Can Tell You About Your Next Product?

Who Can Tell You About Your Next Product?

Surprise! Your customers. That’s easy. The hard part is getting your customers to tell you. Surveys are a reliable data collection tool; however, many (most?) surveys put out by companies end up being simply a way to demonstrate that the vendor is either oblivious to...

read more
Your Competitor Did What?

Your Competitor Did What?

Competitors as Teachers - You have at least one competitor who does things better than you do. If you are THAT business, you can stop reading. Otherwise you know your business is not the best it can be. Your product or service isn’t unique and there are numerous...

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Customers and Vendors Can Be Security Threats

Customers and Vendors Can Be Security Threats

We all pay special attention to our customers. It’s part of providing top level service. Without clients we don’t have money to operate our business. If you’re like many companies, you’ve whitelisted the domains of all your clients to make sure their emails bypass...

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Growth Is Always Good No, Not Really.

Growth Is Always Good No, Not Really.

Your business is stable: predictable revenue, generous profit, known risks. But it’s time to grow. Whether this is “guidance” from the Board of Directors, the new owners have different goals, or you’ve simply decided the business is ready, growth is up next for your...

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Know KPI’s Where to Start

Know KPI’s Where to Start

Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) are methods executives use to measure the organization’s performance and convey to staff what you have decided is important to success. Core to the concept of KPI’s is the old adage: What gets measured gets done. Executives and all...

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Dashboards and Business Intelligence

Dashboards and Business Intelligence

A business intelligence (BI) dashboard is an information management tool to track KPIs, metrics, and other data points relevant to your business. Through the use of data visualizations, dashboards can simplify complex data to provide at-a-glance critical information....

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When A Competitor is Growing

When A Competitor is Growing

Is growth by a competitor bad? There are different operational ways to grow a product line or a business: high volume/low cost, low volume/higher cost, large selection -vsmore options, etc. Just because someone in your industry is talking to your clients does not mean...

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Your Business and Data Control

Your Business and Data Control

A universally true statement is that business planning (business survival) is based on confidence and reliability of your data about customers, sales, operations, inventory, scheduling, and finance. Data problems in any of these areas can be catastrophic since...

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Who Can Tell You About Your Next Product?

Who Can Tell You About Your Next Product?

Surprise! Your customers. That’s easy. The hard part is getting your customers to tell you. Surveys are a reliable data collection tool; however, many (most?) surveys put out by companies end up being simply a way to demonstrate that the vendor is either oblivious to...

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Your Competitor Did What?

Your Competitor Did What?

Competitors as Teachers - You have at least one competitor who does things better than you do. If you are THAT business, you can stop reading. Otherwise you know your business is not the best it can be. Your product or service isn’t unique and there are numerous...

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