How to Cure WhirlyBrand

Is your brand in a whirl? Many a CEO have ignored the signs and are afraid to contact their brand doctors. Some fear the embarrassment of having to admit that they have long ignored the obvious and suffer from denial. Many simply have no idea why they are suffering and are just confused and anxious.

7 Ways Freelancers Can Stand Out with New Clients

Every time you take on a new client as a freelancer, you have an opportunity to cement a working relationship that can last for years. To do so, you need to stand out with your clients from the get-go. The tough part is balancing that need with work you need to get done.

How to Get Your Customer to Pay 10% More: Easy Service!

A recent Avaya study showed that 66% of customers will STOP spending money with you if your service is inconvenient. The study further points out that what is truly at stake is the lifetime value of that customer. If a customer feels that an experience is low effort and efficient, they appreciate it.

Even in Crisis, Outstanding Customer Experiences Can Put Companies on Top

Not delivering an outstanding customer experience can lead to unfavorable opinions about a brand, and even an entire industry. Many small businesses don't prepare for a crisis, leaving them susceptible to public criticism and the potential loss of customers and revenue.

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.

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