Productivity

4 new CRMs your sales team should be looking at

Customer relationship management (CRM) refers to the practices, strategies, and technologies that companies use to manage and analyze customer interactions and data throughout the customer lifecycle, with the goal of improving business relationships with customers, assisting in customer retention, and driving sales growth. CRM systems are designed to compile information on customers across different channels, …

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7 business lessons from a modern Super Bowl team

Businesses and Super Bowl teams have a lot in common. The Super Bowl’s broad appeal and unprecedented profitability holds valuable insights for every businessperson. When you watched the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos, what did you learn from the game? 1 – Script your plays ahead of time. Having a well-planned and practiced plan of …

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5 reasons these companies are growing fast

Every year the Puget Sound Business Journal (PSBJ) names the top 100 fastest-growing private companies in the state of Washington. According to the PSBJ, ‘To make the list, companies must have recorded revenue of at least $500,000 in 2012 and demonstrated revenue growth through 2014. The firms are privately held during the reporting period and …

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Meet M – Your newest digital personal assistant

With a name reminiscent of a secret codename in a James Bond movie, “M” is the latest in the digital personal assistant space. A few weeks ago Facebook began to test its new service called M, which is a personal digital assistant inside Facebook Messenger that completes tasks and finds information on your behalf. It’s …

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Password 2.0 – The future of identity verification

In this day and age, we are all too familiar with having to associate passwords with our computers, applications, email, online banks, etc. Identity fraud remains a serious concern for both individuals and businesses. Our identities are verified almost exclusively by one of two methods—things that you carry with you, such as a driver’s license or passport, and …

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Why these companies want you to stop working (for a bit)

Ah, work-life balance. Definitely not a new concept but one that is continually discussed in the media, around the water cooler, and at home. Can you really have a career, a spouse, kids, good health, a hobby, good friends, and a white picket fence and ensure that each receives its proper attention? I don’t know …

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