Guest Blog: “Sticky” Goals.

Poste it notesDid you know the Post-It Note was created in 1969 by 3M?  The original yellow color was actually used because it was the color of scrap paper int the lab.  But today, the Post-It’s versatility and use is often an office environment’s lifesaver tool. In fact, there is even a Post-It Note app!  My friends at WorXSolutions use post-it notes to help clients understand visually how their business flows.  That “visual” makes a real difference to the team.

Think about your goals for 2015.  Now imagine if every member of your team had those goals “posted” throughout their work environment as constant reminders of where and how to focus their efforts this year.  Powerful isn’t it?  As a leader, you can create a “sticky strategy” to ensure that same effect occurs.

These three tips will help your goals “stick” to team and “stick” to results.

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Top 10 Ways to Accomplish Your Business’s New Years Resolution

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Hello 2015! We’re so glad you are here!

The New Year always brings the chance for a fresh start.  All around us people are signing up gym memberships, making commitments to one another, focusing on new relationships, and setting personal and career goals.

But I wonder, while we are setting our resolutions, are we also thinking about practical ways to break down our goals into accomplishable tasks? Don’t get us wrong, having BIG resolutions are important, but what’s more important is finding ways to sort and follow through with smaller tasks. So while you are setting your goals, be sure to pause and consider the steps you will have to take along the way.

And, so, drum roll please… the top ten things you can do to have success with your Business New Year’s Resolution are:

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5 Steps for Converting Contacts to Clients in 2015.

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The New Year is always a great time to reevaluate the relationships we have. It also allows us the opportunity to anticipate the growth of new relationships. By far, one of the most common goals we hear is people claiming to want more customers. Which makes sense because, well, more customers means more money. Yet, so many people struggle with creating a healthy Customer Relationship Management (CRM) program.

If you really want to gain more customers in 2015, it is essential that you focus more time on your Customer Relationship Management(CRM). CRM is the process by which a company services and manages current customers, while attempting to gain future contacts. To be successful at CRM you need to be accessible, trustworthy and always someone that your customers can rely on.

The steps below specifically break down the resolution to improve a Customer Relationship Management, while converting qualified contacts into loyal customers.

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Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Football games, and Turkey.

Screen Shot 2014-11-14 at 11.48.54 AMThanksgiving Day is always a special time of year for many of us.  We are about to kick off the holiday hustle and bustle, plus spend time with family and friends.  There is something special about this season of  “giving thanks“.

This year, I want to thank all of those who have played a part in the success of WorX Solutions.  There are my business partners (that we have had the honor to serve and help), the people that I look forward to networking with each and every day, and those who have worked with me in some role throughout 2014.  Please accept my very huge “THANK YOU”.

Screen Shot 2014-11-14 at 11.48.05 AMBut there is another word that is so important in that phrase of “giving thanks”. It’s GIVING.  I wanted to share how your participation in WorX Solutions is now parlaying into your playing a part in a young person’s life this Thanksgiving Day.

Some of you may not be aware that one of our partners is The Center Grove High School Marching Band. They will be marching in the Macy’s parade on Thanksgiving Day and we are so excited for them! What an honor, and great opportunity for these high school students. When we heard that one young lady would not be able to go to New York, due to some family financial hardships, we asked if we could assist.  (This is where you and WorX Solutions stepped in). Since we have been blessed this year, (and the fact that I love marching bands), we will now be sponsoring this young lady so she can join her fellow band members to march in the Macy’s Day parade.

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Will you join us in watching and tune into NBC on that Thursday? When you see The Center Grove High School Band proudly march in front of the camera you will know you had a hand in “GIVING” to someone that would not have been able to be there had it not been for YOU.

The WorX team wishes you and your family and team members a fantastic Thanksgiving, and the best Christmas and New Years season.

– Dennis

 

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CRM Software Adoption: What You Need to Know to Get It

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We know one business leader who became so frustrated by the challenge of having his sales team use a CRM system that he began referring to them as “sales pukes” and announced that the way to solve his problem with people not using the CRM was to put his “sales pukes’” pay checks in a drawer, and when they filled out the CRM, he would let them have their money.

You’re probably nicer than him, but chances are that within your organization CRM adoption has likely set you on a path to frustration and high blood pressure.  About half of CRM projects fail to meet expectations.

That’s odd, because when you think about it, most companies these days are focused on getting a CRM running in their business. Last year the CRM market grew by 12% to $14 billion. Continue reading CRM Software Adoption: What You Need to Know to Get It