e-commerce strategy

4 Elements of a Successful B2B E-commerce Strategy

Business customers look quite differently at online purchasing. Their decisions are logical and practical. It all depends on which provider ticks the most checkboxes on their list, who they can trust and who can accommodate them flexibly. In order develop a successful strategy a B2B ecommerce website should concentrate on providing as much useful information […]

artificial intelligence

Receptiviti.ai, Integrate.ai Want to Help Firms Study the Emotional Needs of Consumers and Staff

Artificial intelligence is being used by many companies to do a better job of marketing an selling products and services, but firms like Receptiviti.ai and Integrate.ai are suggesting the same technology could help firms better understand the emotional issues among their customers and even their own employees. Speaking in a panel discussion at the Elevate […]

productivity tools

Top 7 Productivity Tools for Small Business Success

Are you an entrepreneur and worried about how to increase productivity in a short duration? Today competition has reached sky high and being highly productive is a guarantee to excel in your business. Therefore, it is pertinent to use marketing tools to beat your competitors. Web-based productivity tools provide huge benefits not just to startups […]

self publishing

Self-Publishing: Unlocking a Successful Strategy by Using Social Media

Unlike any other time in human history we have unlimited access to technology and information. At the same time, we also have a lot of resources that allow us to be that much more connected, and to exchange information with other like-minded people. What has also changed is our ability to self-publish books thanks to […]

vendor managed inventory

Collaborative VMI Project Generates a Win-Win for the Buyer and Supplier

Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) is a process where the supplier monitors customer information to keep the customer properly stocked with materials.  VMI often gets a bad reputation because historically procurement departments use it to shift cost to the supplier. This project was different.  The overall objective was to reduce the number of manual changes to […]

onboarding in sharepoint

Recruitment and Onboarding in SharePoint: Do All Stakeholders Win?

Recruitment and onboarding often define how successful and productive the future relationship between employers and newcomers will be. SharePoint can help make both processes be successful by giving benefits to all the involved participants. Pivotal for the entire employee lifecycle in an organization, recruitment and onboarding bring a lot of challenges to HR departments. When […]

employee advocates

Survey: Only 27% Act as Employee Advocates on Social Media

Companies that want their employees to act as their advocates on social media need to have clear policies, a consistent approach and possibly even financial incentives, according to new research. The Marketing Advisory Network report, which was based on a survey of close to 500 professionals this past spring, showed that only 27 per cent […]

closing gender gap

Closing the Gender Gap Requires Commitment of Both Genders

I was recently at a diversity roundtable hosted by Ryerson University’s Faculty of Science where they shared the interesting work of the Australian Human Rights Commission initiative, Male Champions of Change. The coalition of male business leaders works to leverage their influence to increase the number of female business leaders in Australia. This innovative idea struck […]

gender intelligence

Results at the Top: Using Gender Intelligence to Create Breakthrough Growth

How to Create Sustainable Change U.S. companies alone spend $8 billion a year on diversity initiatives with lackluster results. Why lackluster? If the ultimate intent is to increase the percentage of women in leadership, then the numbers, moving at glacial speed, tend to speak for themselves. The Gender Intelligence Group recently conducted a detailed study […]

big data

Organizing and Setting Up Big Data for Better Results

Information is dominating all facets of life today making it imperative for companies to understand and use relative information in their operations. It is a straightforward concept, and you should achieve it for your small or midsize company at a fair budget. However, the internet has created a platform where information is both accessed and […]

really simple systems

Really Simple Systems’ CEO explains the full rewrite of its flagship CRM

Most B2B technology companies are trying to make their products smarter with artificial intelligence. Really Simple Systems just wants them to be easier. The company this week released Version 5 of its cloud-based customer relationship management (CRM) system. Aimed at small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), Version 5’s latest features include drag and drop customisation, a […]

L-Spark

L-Spark looks for next-gen SaaS startups with more than ‘vanity metrics’

The next generation of software-as-a-service startups need to go beyond “vanity metrics” and demonstrate plans for sustainable growth if they want to gain the trust of B2B customers, according to the managing director of an accelerator whose application process closes Friday. L-Spark, which has launched 29 startups since 2015 and is about to select 10 […]

dance of the business mind

Dance of the Business Mind: Strategies to Thrive Anywhere, From the Ballroom to the Boardroom

YOUR Passion IS Your Purpose The moral of the story is this: If there’s something you’re really passionate about, you need to express it in your work. This book is an expression of the three items I am most passionate about: dance, psychology and business. When you must make business decisions or personal choices between […]