WORDS SPOKEN BY A TRUE NETWORKER

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I assume that everyone in business today is somehow, someway involved in networking with business associates, colleagues and perhaps even acquaintances.   And, if you’re not you certainly should be.  I personally started networking approximately 25 years ago and was introduced to a very nice group of folks in many different and divergent businesses, including Bankers, CPA’s, Commercial Real Estate Brokers, Financial Advisors, an Oral Surgeon as well as several other folks representing different disciplines.

I remember saying to myself, how are these folks going to help me grow my business, but more importantly Read more

WANT TO KNOW HOW TO DRIVE CUSTOMER LOYALTY? – HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

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Dotcom Distribution has released the results of a recent study titled “Driving Customer Loyalty With Fast Delivery and Quality Packaging.”  The study involved input from more than 500 online shoppers to learn how the entire delivery process from packaging to final delivery, impacts what they called “Customer Lifetime Value.”  And, Customer Lifetime Value involves the factors that motivate consumers to remain loyal to a specific brand, an extremely important factor for all on line sellers of any product.

The survey results confirmed what most folks already know and that is Read more

PARCEL MAGAZINE’S 2016 PARCEL CARRIER’S PERFORMANCE SURVEY- WHAT THE RESULTS MEAN FOR YOUR BUSINESS!

Parcel Magazine has published the results of their 2016 Parcel Carrier Performance Survey.  The survey covered a wide range of questions parcel shippers were asked to respond to.  As in many surveys, some responses were delivered as expected and some, well not so much.  We thought it would be a good idea to delve deeper into some of the survey responses to see what lies behind parcel shippers thinking and how those responses might be telling a story for the future.

First and foremost, the survey respondents were asked if they use FedEx, UPS and USPS for their domestic shipping.  No surprises here with 85% of respondents stating they utilize FedEx, 81% stating they utilize UPS and 76% stating they utilize USPS.

On the other side of the coin, Read more

IS YOUR ACCOUNTANT A PROFITABILITY EXPERT? IF NOT, IT MAY BE TIME FOR A CHANGE!

Accountant’s play a critical role in each and every business, but the sad truth is that some companies are being short changed because their accountants merely “put little numbers in little boxes” and not much more.  These companies however are almost always assured that their corporate tax returns are being prepared properly and on time to avoid any penalties; and, that’s certainly a very good thing.  But, having said that, there is so much more accountants can and should be doing to help their clients maximize profits.

Enter the “Profitability Consultant” whose main focus is making sure their clients file their taxes on time and correctly, but more importantly focusing on helping their clients maximize their profits by improving their cash flow.  Read more

To Outsource or Not Outsource, That is the Question!

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I recently had the privilege of participating in a panel discussion on the benefits Outsourcing can bring to companies worldwide.  The goal of the presentation was to clearly delineate those functions within an organization that should be outsourced and more importantly Read more