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Improve Morale + Efficiency with these 5 Tools

April 5, 2019

Reaching optimal efficiency is any leader’s dream. Having a team with high morale who work hard to accomplish goals isn’t as easy to achieve as one might think, however. If you’ve done the team building exercises and made sure your team feels hears, all while using an appropriate style of management, but still feel productivity could be improved upon, it might be time to look into tools to support your team. Supporting your team through ensuring they have the proper tools not only gives t [...]

Managed Service Benefits: Should You Outsource IT?

March 21, 2019

What are Managed Services?  Outsourcing business functions isn’t a new concept for small business owners. From legal work, to equipment maintenance, small businesses have been outsourcing for quite a long time. With technology as an essential business-driver in today’s small business landscape, outsourcing this vital function makes much sense for many businesses.  Managed Services are outsourced technology services. We like to say, at its core, managed services are a tech de [...]

Email Dos and Don’ts to Save you Time

March 13, 2019

Most people who work in an office environment have their email open during their entire workday with alerts on their mobile device when they aren’t in the office. It’s standard practice. Keeping up with your email is essential to being productive, but when the average person spends two hours per day on work email, according to Business Insider, productivity goes out the window. Here are a few do’s and don’ts to streamline your daily email routine. If you implement these tips, you co [...]

5 Ways HR Leaders can get the Most from their Leaders

February 8, 2019

People leaders are vital to the overall success of your organization. The most highly cited reason for a good employee leaving is poor leadership, regardless of the industry or the size of the organization. Good leaders should support their teams by helping them align goals, connecting them with training/mentoring opportunities, recognizing progress, managing career development plans, and soliciting feedback. This is the ideal scenario, but not always the reality. That is where HR comes in.& [...]

Power Your Mission

January 23, 2019

At last week’s State of the Union, I was eager to announce that after 6 years, we had re-articulated our core purpose.  Our previous mission was “to unleash the potential of schools and businesses”, and we had refined that purpose to state that our goal is to “power missions through technology”. Every quarter, our team takes 90 minutes out of their Wednesday to join our State of the Union meeting. We get as many people as we can to our St. Louis headquarters and every [...]

Creating a Culture where Employees Want to Come to Work

October 11, 2018

We’ve all had jobs that we dreaded. You may even remember the sinking feeling you had just before you had to open that door and walk into your day. Some great jobs even have bad days like that.  But when that sinking feeling becomes the rule and not the exception, we're miserable in those jobs and we're looking for an exit strategy. Looking back on that job, was it the work you do or the environment you did it in? For most, it's the environment, the bad managers, and ultimately the weak cultu [...]

Sox Compliance: What Is It and Why You Need It

October 10, 2018

What is SOX Compliance? SOX stands for the Sarbanes-Oxley Act drafted by congressmen Paul Sarbanes and Michael Oxley, and passed by congress in 2002. The idea behind this act was to protect shareholders and the general public from both accounting errors and fraudulent practices in companies through improving the accuracy of corporate disclosure - meaning, your data needs to be safeguarded. Bringing transparency in corporate governance and formalizing a system of checks and balances has prove [...]

5 Tools to Save CEOs 10 minutes a Day

September 19, 2018

As a CEO, you’re stretched thin. Your time isn’t more valuable than anyone else in your organization, but we understand that it is often in higher demand. That’s why saving 10 minutes for you is a little more tantalizing than for many others in your organization. That’s almost an hour a week, that’s about 43 hours, more than a week’s time, over the course of a year. Here are five tools that have the ability to save you 10 minutes per day: MindMeister Manage your daily tasks thro [...]

Cutting the Cord: Getting Rid of Cable

August 2, 2018

If you're fed up with cable and ready to cut the cord, you're not alone. Compared to last year, there are 1.7 million fewer cable subscribers, and that number just keeps growing. Alternatives to cable give people more control over their experience and ensure you're not just paying for a bunch of channels you never watch. In order to make the switch you'll need to have a few things in place. We've created a checklist for you. Good Internet Connection For almost all cable cutting options, you [...]

Why your sales team needs Business Intelligence

July 26, 2018

As a Sales Leader or Head of Sales, you understand the importance of the numbers. You live and die by them, most likely. When it comes to understanding your products, pricing, customers, and of course your revenue, you have to be on top of the numbers day in and day out. As big data becomes more readily available, the tools to turn that data into knowledge and meaningful insights are invaluable. Without the right tools, all of that data can get buried or misinterpreted. For your sales team, t [...]