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The Advantages and Challenges of Worker-Owned Cooperatives

Ground Floor Partners

The concept of a worker owned cooperative is unfamiliar to most Americans. We’ve all been sold on the standard management/labor structure we learned in business school and read about every day in the Wall Street Journal.

Preparing for a Business Loan

Ground Floor Partners

Is Bank Financing Right for You? Unfortunately, there is no simple answer to this question. Here are a few things bankers look for when they consider a business loan application.

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Time to Start Something New?

Ground Floor Partners

2020 was a rough year for the vast majority of American businesses. Restaurants, airlines, hotels, spas, convention centers, and dozens of other types of businesses were hit hard. Families struggled, poverty and food insecurity increased and paychecks either went away completely or decreased.

Business Planning for Success

Ground Floor Partners

We all want a packaged solution that will solve our problems quickly, painlessly and at low cost. Need to get somewhere faster? Buy a new car. Need to lose weight? Sign up for a diet service. Need to boost business revenues? Call a consultant.

How Zoom Uses AI to Ramp up Sales Certification and Proficiency

Zoom were struggling to ensure that sales reps around the world - with different levels of experience and proficiency – were getting certified on updated messaging. Traditional methods were unexciting, time-consuming and ineffective! But using a new innovative method driven by AI, Zoom managed to: Achieve 100% participation for their certification program, increase the number of practice sales conversations performed by each employee, and standardize feedback and scoring of practice sessions. Find out how in Second Nature’s Customer Case Study!

Where Do We Go From Here? Small Businesses and Coronavirus

Ground Floor Partners

We all need to plan for the unexpected, but we also need to change our plans when the unexpected happens. While many epidemiologists and public health experts have been warning about a possible pandemic for decades, most of us were blissfully unaware of the danger. Then came coronavirus.

Focus On … Something

Ground Floor Partners

If everything is a top priority, then nothing is a priority, and nothing will get done. This is a tough lesson, but all successful business owners eventually learn it. Many startups are particularly susceptible to the idea that they can serve this market, and that market, and those people over there, and these groups over here, until their message and brand become so confused that nobody knows what they stand for or who they actually serve.

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Understanding Market Research

Ground Floor Partners

Market Research: The action or activity of gathering information about consumers’ needs and preferences. Google Dictionary). Entrepreneurs often perform “market research” by simply searching for similar products or services through online search engines.

Should You Scale Your Business?

Ground Floor Partners

So you started your own business, grew it to the point where you are now making a modest income, and you finally went on a vacation for the first time in five years. Revenue has increased for the past few years, the business is generating a small profit, and you have several employees. Are you ready to take it to the next level and scale your business by a factor of five, ten or twenty?

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Selecting the Right Firm, or What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Ground Floor Partners

Eventually, every business, no matter how well run, hits a rough patch. While large businesses are used to hiring consultants, and have people and processes in place to get the most out of such consulting engagements, most small business owners do not. Consider the following – fictitious, but unfortunately all too common ? story about a small business owner who hired the wrong firm, and paid a steep price for his mistake. Davis Johnson is 53 years old.

An Innovative & Creative Problem Solver Approach to Selling in the Medical Device Space

Speaker: Steve Goldstein, Sales Leader

Currently in sales or involved in a business that depends on strong sales results? Join Steve Goldstein, Sales Success Coach, Motivational Speaker and Medical Device Sales Leader from Gold Selling LLC. You will absorb critical strategies to become a trusted partner in greater sales success.

Business Plan as a Living Document

Ground Floor Partners

The jumping off point for most entrepreneurs is writing a business plan. This is usually done to secure financing, but it is also requested by business advisers, vendors, partners and others. There are hundreds of free templates available, all of which are very similar and relatively straightforward. Keep in mind that your business is unique and some elements may not apply. You may also need to add other sections if your product or service is unusual or unique.

Food Manufacturing Growth Stages

Ground Floor Partners

While some food manufacturing businesses start out as well-funded spinoffs by giant companies such as Kraft or Nestle, many others start out as tiny startups with a simple idea and very little funding. The tiny startups often struggle for years, but sometimes they grow so big so quickly they actually threaten the giants. Beyond Meat , Chobani and Impossible Burger are good examples of this.

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15 Tips to Protect Your Small Business on the Internet

Ground Floor Partners

If you operate a business today in the United States, you have exposure to hackers, scammers, malware, phishing schemes, and much, much more. Experts estimate that 60% of small businesses that experience a major cyberattack fail within six months. That’s a pretty scary statistic. See [link]. Here are a few ways to make yourself a little safer. 1) Scan your computer(s) at least every week with a good virus scanner. Keep the anti-virus software up to date with the latest virus updates.

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Bright Shiny Object Syndrome

Ground Floor Partners

Con artists long ago mastered the art of distracting their “marks” with bright shiny objects. Once they get the victim’s attention, they exploit his or her weaknesses to get what they want —- a suitcase, a wallet, a watch, or a purse. Con artists distract intentionally and purposefully, and they are extremely good at it. Unfortunately many entrepreneurs and small business owners don’t need a con artist to lose their wallet; they con themselves.

Top 10 Tactics for a Successful SKO!

The 2022 Sales Kick Off is your big opportunity to align your sales team and drive change. Make sure it's successful with SecondNature’s SKO Ebook! Find out: ? How to set the right goals and KPIs ? How to translate vision into tactics ? How to keep salespeople engaged.

How International Conditions Can Affect Your Small Business

Ground Floor Partners

Most business owners read their local newspaper and keep up, at least to some extent, with national and international affairs through magazines, radio, television and the Internet.

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Will Impeachment Affect Your Business?

Ground Floor Partners

On Tuesday, September 24, 2019 the Speaker of the House – Nancy Pelosi – announced that the United States House of Representatives was opening formal impeachment hearings on President Donald Trump. To many people, this was a long time coming, for others this is more of the same. The impetus for the proceedings was the revelation that Donald Trump had held up releasing $391 million in military aid to Ukraine in an effort to gather (or create) dirt on Presidential candidate Joe Biden.

Cloud Migration Success: What You Need to Know

Compare The Cloud

With public cloud end-user spending forecast to grow 23% in 2021 , global cloud computing growth shows no signs of slowing.

Disruptive Seasons Autumn 2021 – Darren Swift – Google

Compare The Cloud

Join Google’s Darren Swift as he presents an excellent keynote! The post Disruptive Seasons Autumn 2021 – Darren Swift – Google appeared first on Compare the Cloud. Events

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LinkedIn + ZoomInfo Recruiter: Better Data for Better Candidates

Check out our latest ebook for a guide to the in-depth, wide-ranging candidate and company data offered by ZoomInfo Recruiter — and make your next round of candidate searches faster, more efficient, and ultimately more successful.

The Company in the Age of Digital Communications

Compare The Cloud

The third industrial revolution was enabled by the development of mobile telephony and satellites, as early as the 1980s, and the positive adoption of these technologies was boosted by growing user demand for the mobile experience. .

Disruptive Seasons Autumn 2021 – Chris Newlands – Tripsology Group

Compare The Cloud

Chris Newlands from the Tripsology group made an appearance on Disruptive Seasons, you should check out what his presentation is about it is out of this world! The post Disruptive Seasons Autumn 2021 – Chris Newlands – Tripsology Group appeared first on Compare the Cloud. Events

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Nonprofits’ Role in Indian Boarding Schools: An Opportunity to Tell the Truth and Heal

Board Source

In May, the world looked on in horror as a mass grave of 215 children’s remains was located using ground-penetrating radar at the Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia, Canada.

Balancing Risk and Opportunity

Stellar Partnerships

What’s your appetite for risk? Sharon always teases me that I’m risk averse, and my haircut hasn’t changed substantially for 10 years. Until a few weeks ago. After 80 days of Melbourne’s last ‘7 day snap lockdown’, I headed to my hair salon in desperate need of some hair TLC.

Increase Revenue with Faster Sales Onboarding

Quotas need to be hit. Revenue goals need to be met. This reality makes shortening sales onboarding time a top priority. This exclusive eBook, Increase Revenue with Faster Sales Onboarding, provides details on how to: • Achieve your sales organization's goals • Increase revenue • Avoid turnover • Give reps a path to success Download the eBook today!

Measure and Evaluate Alliance Performance

Peter Simoons

Tip 24: Measure and Evaluate Alliance Performance. An airplane is off its course most of the time. Wind, turbulence and air traffic are all factors why an airplane can’t fly in a straight line from Airport A to Airport B.

Disruptive Seasons Autumn 2021 – Team Qual

Compare The Cloud

Check out the presentation from the team members at Qual. We loved having them on Disruptive Seasons it was an excellent presentation. Watch now! The post Disruptive Seasons Autumn 2021 – Team Qual appeared first on Compare the Cloud. Events

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Three Tools That Should Be in Every Channel Team’s Tech Stack

PartnerTap

In this article, we highlight three tools that should be in every channel tech stack. The channel tech industry is awash with solutions created specifically for partnering, so it’s easy to get lost in this sea of software. We are here to help!

Disruptive Seasons Autumn 2021 – Allan Behrens – Taxal

Compare The Cloud

Join Taxal’s Allan Behrens for his segment on Disruptive Seasons. An excellent session is guaranteed to leave you with new insight. The post Disruptive Seasons Autumn 2021 – Allan Behrens – Taxal appeared first on Compare the Cloud. Events

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The Blueprint for Better Sales Onboarding

Onboarding – every company does it, but a shockingly few do it really well. So the question is – how do you break the cycle and onboard salespeople in a way that actually works? This exclusive eBook provides 6 steps to better sales onboarding. Download the eBook today!

Moving from Voice to Power

Board Source

“The recognition that organizational power and voice must be authorized by those impacted by the organization’s work.”. These words come from BoardSource’s new way of framing the role of nonprofit governing boards.

Why Misconfiguration Remains the Biggest Cloud Security Threat

Compare The Cloud

Misconfiguration still remains the number one cause of data breaches in the cloud because change control is so challenging in this environment.

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Disruptive Seasons Autumn 2021 – Bill Mew – Crisis Team

Compare The Cloud

Bill Mew from the Crisis team produced an excellent presentation at Disruptive Seasons. Watch now to gain expert insight! The post Disruptive Seasons Autumn 2021 – Bill Mew – Crisis Team appeared first on Compare the Cloud. Events

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Disruptive Seasons Autumn 2021 – Lee Biggenden – Nephos Technologies

Compare The Cloud

Catch Lee Biggenden from Nephos Technologies as he appeared on Disruptive Seasons Autumn 2021! The post Disruptive Seasons Autumn 2021 – Lee Biggenden – Nephos Technologies appeared first on Compare the Cloud. Future future

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Buyer's Guide: Best-of-Breed Sales Enablement

The results are in—companies who have sales enablement consistently report higher win rates than companies who don’t. This guide will help you understand: The subcategories of sales enablement, the best-of-breed and single-vendor approaches, and how to set up your best-of-breed sales enablement ecosystem. Download the guide today!

David and Goliath Relationships

Peter Simoons

Imagine you are walking into a showroom to buy a product. Not just a product, but one you really need to keep your business running. You have some extensive conversations with the store owner, simply because you want to understand how the product fits your business.

Rapid Migration Leaves Vulnerabilities

Compare The Cloud

In response to the pandemic, organisations were quick to adopt new technology, such as cloud computing , to keep work flowing remotely. The problem is – when you adopt new technology, you also have to adopt new methods, solutions and techniques to secure it.

Complex Account Mapping Returns the most Reliable Account Matches for Your Enterprise Sales Team

PartnerTap

We all by now know that account mapping is critical to finding opportunities and understanding which accounts to target with each of your partners. For enterprise companies, with extensive ecosystems and thousands of partners, it’s difficult to pinpoint the correct partner for each deal.

What Boards Can Learn from the Story of Nikole Hannah-Jones

Board Source

We live in an age where it can be challenging to keep up with the increasing speed of news cycles while managing our own busy day-to-day lives.

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9 Tips to Increase Sales Enablement Productivity

This eBook shares 9 best practices to make life easier for sales enablement professionals, regardless of whether you are a solo practitioner or a team of ten, with actionable tips for leveraging subject matter experts, creating enablement champions, and scaling your efforts with technology.