Microsoft Teams Features You’re Not Using
Are you getting the most out of Microsoft Teams? This popular collaboration platform is used by organizations of all sizes throughout the U.S. and around the globe. It offers a range of features to make managing projects and teams easier, but many users don’t take full advantage of all that it has to offer by […]
Using Microsoft Teams For Optimized Communication
Digital collaboration has become increasingly important as we continue our course of redefining the workplace post-pandemic. There are dozens of internal communication tools designed specifically for organizations to achieve this goal. Through industry trends, recommendations, vetting and research, each business chooses the one they think is right for them based on the tool’s benefits and […]
Three Factors That Can Improve Website Lead Generation
When your website isn’t generating the volume of leads you desire, it’s easy to blame poor performance on bad design, low traffic or lack of video content and to stop improving your website altogether. But that doesn’t mean it’s time to give up or to go through a full redesign, which can be expensive. Before […]
Four Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Name A Business After Yourself
You have an idea, a passionate purpose that you want to dedicate your career to. Time to go into business…now, what do you call it? The temptation to name a business after yourself is real. It might feel like you’re creating a legacy for your family that can be enjoyed in the generations to come. […]
Annual Business Analysis: The Key To A Successful Start After The Holidays
The holiday season is filled with beauty but tends to be chaotic. It’s not uncommon to be running around with your hair on fire trying to get a thousand errands done while juggling multiple priorities. There are presents to buy, meals to cook, activities to plan, and guests to entertain. With all this commotion, it’s […]
Why You Need a CRM for B2B Marketing
Do you have a CRM? Do you use it? Do you wonder what a CRM even is? If you are engaging in B2B marketing and sales, these are important questions to answer. From our perspective the best CRM is like the best sunscreen – it’s one that you use consistently. But many businesses are missing […]
8 Qualities of a Good Business Plan
One of the first things we ask each new client is whether they have an up-to-date business plan. This puzzles some people. “What does my business plan have to do with redoing my website, or getting more leads?” More than you might think. Many owners think of a business plan as a complex document that’s […]
Why Should You Formalize Your Strategic Marketing Plan?
In the same way that companies seek to understand the needs of their clients so that they can deliver the most useful solutions, the purpose of a Strategic Marketing Plan is to understand the goals of a company and prepare the company’s foundation for growth. That growth cannot, and will not, happen efficiently without internal […]
Why Fractional CMOs are a Good Investment
What is a Fractional CMO? A Fractional CMO is an outsourced marketing executive that helps with customer acquisition, sales development, and company growth. They provide executive-level experience on a part-time basis, and their chief role is to translate the company’s vision into a strategic plan, complete with prescribed tactics to drive targeted victories. Is a […]
Is Your C-Suite Overly Crowded?
How to Achieve a Balanced Team While Executing the Company’s Vision Startup culture has altered the concept of the C-suite and impacted hiring practices for companies in their early stages. Inspired by the ever-expanding C-suites and the hierarchical structure of large enterprises, these small companies are enticing candidates, as well as investors, with lofty titles […]
Why Do New Entrepreneurs Always Get This One Thing Wrong?
It’s certainly not for the lack of motivation or enthusiasm that many new entrepreneurs fall short in their new endeavors. No, when it comes to launching their businesses, there’s one area they most often get wrong — and that’s marketing. Ok, let’s be honest, marketing is a challenge even for established businesses. Even those who […]
Preparing a Small Business for Expansion and Acquisition
PROBLEM Business A came to us with a locally established brand in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (A/E/C) industry. Like a lot of smaller engineering firms, it was named for its owner and had a good reputation in its hometown, but it was looking to expand beyond that. The owner was especially interested in developing […]