Should Your Business Adopt An Enterprise Resource Planning System?

Should Your Business Adopt An Enterprise Resource Planning System?

Data appears to be the new currency of the 21st century. It is becoming more imperative for all large organizations like governments and corporations to function in a meaningful way in world where the rate of human knowledge appears to be doubling every 18 months. Moreover, IBM estimates that as the Internet of Things builds out, this will be every 12 hours.

Governments need to access accurate data to make relevant decisions about a wide variety of issues from border security to annual employment. Inaccurate data can lead to wasteful spending, the wrong course of action, or an inability to manage large scale problems.

Meanwhile, corporations need to share accurate and current data among their different departments. Accounts receivables might need access to inventory records for parts’ numbers and description to create invoices, marketing might need product specs to create credible leads for the sales dept, and human resources might need significant job description data to hire the right talent for different departments.

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Be the Customer – Guest Post from @ChipRBell

 

Be The Customer - Guest Post by Chip R Bell

How do you stand out as a business? There are many ways to respond to that question but customer service is always a top differentiator. A lot of customers will pay more for a product, service or brand if you offer a unique experience and treat customers as a top priority.

Kaleidoscope Quote - Chip R. Bell

One of my favorite and prominent authors in the field of customer service is Chip Bell. And he has a new book out this week called, Kaleidoscope: Delivering Innovative Service That Sparkles. I have supported Chip’s books in the past and I am excited to be able to support him again with the launch of Kaleidoscope.

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Cat Got Your Tongue? Improving Communication In Your Business

Cat Got Your Tongue? Improving Communication In Your Business

In today’s fast-paced and increasingly digitized world, it seems that everyone has a very short attention span, making it hard for business owners to get people’s attention and hold it. To ensure that people pay attention to your messages and respond to them, you always need to be on the lookout for ways to improve your internal and external communications. Here are a few handy tips for this…

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Starting Your Own Business as a Senior

Starting Your Own Business as a Senior
Do you have an idea for a business but are afraid that it may be too late in life to become an entrepreneur? Don’t allow your age to become a hindrance. There are lots of over-50s creating start-ups and, instead of worrying about this, you could be making a steady income. Starting a business later in life is particularly beneficial if you are missing the buzz of business after retirement, or if your income isn’t quite as high as it used to be.
So where do you begin? The fact that you are a bit older has its advantages in business as you bring valuable industry experience and contacts to the table. However, if you are starting a completely new venture, you will need to devise a business plan.

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5 Money Habits of Successful Entrepreneurs

5 Money Habits of Successful Entrepreneurs

Successful entrepreneurs come from all industries and backgrounds, but there are a few common habits that unite them. Having your finances in order is the key to building your brand from the ground up but many entrepreneurs get lost along the way. Developing good financial habits early on will help your business grow the right way. Learn the money management strategies the world’s leading entrepreneurs use so you can replicate that success with your business.

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Time for Change: 3 Tips for a Successful Career Switch

Time for Change: 3 Tips for a Successful Career Switch

Choosing the right career path can be extremely difficult. You may have left school or university with preconceived notions of what a particular job will be like, but until you’ve experienced it for yourself, it can be impossible to know if it’s right for you.

If you’ve settled on a career path, only to find that it isn’t working out how you’d hoped, it can be particularly disheartening. It may feel as though you’ve wasted years of your life and there may be financial pressures prohibiting you from making a change.

If you are worried about making a big career change, there are ways that you can make the process go a little smoother for you, particularly if you follow the advice below.

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