Strategy for Streamlining Your Processes

Every startup has to develop a process for doing business. Whether that means the business owner has sketched a detailed map of each employee’s day-to-day functions or merely drawn out a list of guiding principles that lead the organization through each and every business transaction.

The 3 Components of an Indispensable Product

At Shop It To Me, we believe companies can disrupt a market and have long-term loyalty not just by building a great or insanely fun product, but by building an indispensable product.

10 Ways to Offer Your Sales Team Awesome Incentives

Who doesn’t love to work towards an incentive? It helps keep up motivation, determination, and a little competition can always be healthy. Offering exciting employee incentives is a great way to keep your team doing its best...

Cast Your Net Where the Big Fish Swim

This is one of those “My dad used to say” homilies. You’ve probably heard the accompanying “It takes just as much effort to sell a small deal as a big one,” over the years. The truth of this is more nuanced.

Encourage Complaints To Improve Customer Service

Some companies track a monthly “complaints and compliments ratio” for each branch, store, department, country or station. This approach has a fundamental flaw when it comes to customer service training.

How to Set Up Compensation and Benefits at a Startup

Just because a small business can't afford to offer its employees the same benefits package as a large corporation, doesn't mean it can't come up with creative ways to compensate when cash isn't always available.

How to Handle a Summer Intern

As your company grows and your employees become more comfortable with their roles, you might find that it's a convenient time to start hiring summer interns as a form of recruitment. Interns make for great job candidates for a number of reasons.

It’s Not Too Late to Make 2013 the Year of the Customer

This year is more than halfway through. You had every intention of making 2013 "the year of the customer" for your business, but you just haven't found the time or resources to make the changes you planned. Well, it's not too late to put more focus on the customer experience.

How to Recognize Smart People for Your Startup Team

Helpers do what you say, while good help does what you need, without you saying anything. People who can help you the most are actually smarter than you, at least in their domain. Top entrepreneurs spend more time putting the right team in place to accomplish their objectives than they spend on any other components of their job.

What’s Inconvenient Customer Service Costing You?

Avaya this week announced the results of a Customer Effort Impact Survey that highlights how the amount of work a customer exerts to obtain service affects business priorities of revenue and market growth, brand loyalty, and operational margins.

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