Business Management
7 Shocking Sales CRM Software Adoption Stats - Defined Ventures, Inc.
Will 2018 be the year your business finally adopts a CRM? If you haven’t quite decided whether a CRM is right for you just yet, we want to share some important insider information that might help you make your decision. The statistics below go beyond surface level information to identify how, when, and where CRMs...
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Core Competencies of Effective Business Management Consulting | Defined Ventures, Inc.
The art of business management consulting is a more nuanced and subjective process than some may realize at first glance. There are plenty of standard practices that industry veterans continue to use, but most consulting firms view and define them differently. Each consultation job is a different case, and there’s no single process that works...
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To Master Complexity, Simplify | Defined Ventures, Inc.
From AI and automation, to new technologies and disruptive digital innovations, the world of business is rapidly evolving. The need to remain competitive despite these emerging changes is higher than ever. So, too, is the challenge associated with it. Today’s businesses face a higher risk of disruption and total annihilation than businesses who thrived just 10 short years ago....
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Business Agile, Project Management Trends Shaping 2018 | Defined Ventures, Inc.
Agility: in strict terms, it means “the ability to move quickly and easily.” This definition also works when blended over to Agile project management, a methodology that focuses on streamlining workflows, interactions and processes for better efficiency and greater results. In no other area of business is this more true than within project management, where...
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Consulting Goes Beyond Advice Giving | Defined Ventures, Inc.
Business or management consulting: it’s one of America’s most rapidly-growing industries. As more entrepreneurs step up to the table with ingenious new startup ideas, the need for solid advice and guidance is becoming higher than ever. The value of reliable advice is rising, too. Without it, many businesses would be doomed to follow statistical patterns,...
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How ERP Software Is Revolutionizing Manufacturing Processes | Defined Ventures, Inc.
Planning: it’s easily the single-most important factor of business, especially in manufacturing. Plan successfully for every project to enjoy higher success rates, improved efficiency, and easier adaptation in the face of variables outside of your control. Fail to plan at all and you will certainly pay for it – often with extreme financial harm and...
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Poor Internal Processes: The Silent Startup Killer
It’s typical for the handful of people in your startup to wear many hats. Grouping together similar tasks for each person to handle simplifies the workload for everyone and makes life a little more comfortable when you’re thin on human resources. These types of practices are useful and relevant when there are fewer contracts for...
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Remote Workforce Keeps Growing, So Why Hasn't Productivity? | Defined Ventures, Inc.
It sounds like a dream at first: work from home, lounge in your pajamas, get more done. That reality is something businesses are slowly discovering, as they allow more and more workers to connect and work from home. Whether or not that’s effective, however, is another story! Significant research over the last few years paints...
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Organization Redesign & Strategically Surviving the Age of Disruption | Defined Ventures, Inc.
“Disruption takes a left turn by literally uprooting and changing how we think, behave, do business, learn and go about our day-to-day.” This quote, pulled from a Forbes article written by Carolyn Howard, sums up the heart and soul of disruption, one of the most quickly-growing development strategies to date. We see it all the...
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7 Questions to Ask Potential Business Consulting Firms | DVI360
Business owners (and for that matter, many of their top executives) are skilled in running a business, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they specialize in everything at the same time. An individual may be adept at hiring staff, handling financials, setting goals, motivating a team, or even assessing top-heavy business structure, but that doesn’t mean...
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