In today’s economic climate, successful small businesses need to overcome an array of challenges. Client dependence, legal issues, small business financing… as an entrepreneur, where can you find the information you need to help inform your decisions? In the small business management community, discover how you can create a successful small business from the business plan up!
The road to success for any entrepreneur comes with a host of challenges. Many of these challenges are rewarding in their own right, but are challenges nonetheless.
From trying to establish a brand and stay ahead of the competition to keeping your business profitable are all real life challenges, no matter how many years you’ve been in business.
As an entrepreneur, Melissa Clark, Owner of The She Shift, has experienced the ups and downs of starting a business.
In this webinar, Melissa will discuss the steps to take to ensure success and will share some of the successes and challenges that she has personally experienced.
For anyone starting out on the entrepreneurial journey, this session will help to answer many of the questions Entrepreneurs face. Melissa will help you to understand that you’re not the first to struggle, and will uncover some of the excellent resources available to help you overcome the challenges, and get set to reap the rewards that come with building your own successful business.
Most small business owners don't like to sell. But even if you have a great product, you can’t grow your business without selling your product or service. Barry shares his simple and quick shortcuts to keep your sales pipeline full and turn your prospects into customers, including:
How to get prospects to reply when they don't
How to get a referral from your customers
How to get online reviews from your customers
How to deal with negative online reviews
How to deal with an angry customer
Discover the results of the Horizon Scan report 2018. This live webinar is your opportunity to discover the results.
Join BSI Global Product Champion, John DiMaria, and the BCI report author Gianluca Riglietti, who will reveal:
okey findings from the 2018 report
othe perceived short and long-term business threats
ohow continuity professionals prepare for disruptions
oour thoughts on the increasing importance and role of business continuity in developing a resilient organization
Plus you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions to the hosts and share your views on the report.
According to Salesforce.com, 70% of sales opportunities are closed and lost. Improving productivity of sales teams requires consideration of a host of tactics: processes, talent management, and compensation are just a few. One of the most effective ways to bring these and other factors together is to encourage sales reps to think of themselves as the CEO of their territories.
In this on-demand webinar, you’ll hear from Matthew Kearney, Regional Vice President of Sales at DocuSign who will share his experience fostering a business owner mindset among his sales teams. You’ll learn what it means to have a business owner mindset and the strategies sales leaders can use help encourage it including:
• Developing block and tackle skills to analyze pipeline
• Prioritization strategies
• How to better leverage cross-functional team members
• Connecting company goals to personal success
New opportunities are opening up as technologies such as artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things go mainstream. But at the same time businesses are under intense pressure to meet changing customer expectations. In this session, learn five key trends that will drive profitability and growth in 2018, if you can quickly leverage them and adapt to them. Anita will explain what these trends mean for your business, with concrete, actionable tips for how to take advantage of these trends in ways that add to your top line and bottom line. Get ahead of the curve and lead in your marketplace, by understanding how to use these trends for growth and profit.
Webinar topics include:
• Ergonomics 101
How it impacts workplace productivity
• Sitting vs. Standing
The benefits and costs
• Employee Retention
Why comfort makes employees happy
Tom Albin PhD is a licensed professional engineer (PE) and a certified professional ergonomist (CPE). He holds a PhD from the Technical University of Delft in the Netherlands. He is a Fellow of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. Tom divides his professional life between the Office Ergonomics Research Committee (www.oerc.org), where he is the Executive Director, and his consulting practice, High Plains Engineering Services. He has extensive experience as a researcher, corporate ergonomist, and product developer. In addition, he has been active in the US and International Standards community. He is accredited as a US expert to several International Standards Organization working groups and is Vice-Convenor of the ISO committee revising the standards for input devices and workstation layout/postures.
Cristina Ainslie brings a wealth of knowledge to her role as Field Sales Director, Furniture as she has been in the industry for over 30 years. Her tenure in the industry ranges from working as Regional Manager for Teknion and as a Principle for a LEED consulting firm. She is passionate about bringing value to your project by putting together a team that is best in class and will ensure your project is planned, design and executed to your specific needs. She was instrumental in helping her teams create furniture programs for Yahoo, Netflix, Cisco Systems, Polo/Ralph Lauren and YouTube. Her experience in sustainability helped her act as an owner’s rep to assist her clients in obtaining LEED Certification for their projects. She assembled project teams that included architects, contractors, MEP and furniture vendors.
With DocuSign & Google, you can create, edit, and complete documents in minutes right from Google Drive and Gmail. DocuSign has been designed as a natural extension to core Google applications, enabling users to create end-to-end digital workflows and move seamlessly from an email attachment or file stored in Drive to approval & signature in no time at all. Doing business has never been more efficient. Plus, your clients and partners will love the ease and convenience of signing with DocuSign.
In this on-demand webinar, you'll see DocuSign and Google in action and learn how to:
- Integrate DocuSign with Google Applications such as Docs, Drive, Chrome, and Gmail
- Get the most out of our newest integration DocuSign for Google Docs
- Prepare a document for signature directly from Google Drive
- Track and manage documents from your Chrome browser
- Quickly sign email attachments from your Gmail inbox
With DocuSign & Google, growing your business is simpler than ever!
With DocuSign & Google, you can create, edit, and complete documents in minutes right from Google Drive and Gmail. DocuSign has been designed as a natural extension to core Google applications, enabling users to create end-to-end digital workflows and move seamlessly from an email attachment or file stored in Drive to approval & signature in no time at all. Doing business has never been more efficient. Plus, your clients and partners will love the ease and convenience of signing with DocuSign. Find out how Austin Fraser, a leading recruiting firm in the UK, uses DocuSign + Google across their organization.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) is a regulation by which the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission intend to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the European Union (EU). The session is an introduction to what are some of the key regulations that are being introduced.
Effective collaboration has always been essential to business success. But today, the changing mix of demographics, attitudes, requirements and digital technology are leading to new expectations and new ways to communicate and collaborate. Does your business need to rethink how you use communication and collaboration solutions to better engage employees, boost productivity and improve both employee and customer satisfaction? Attend this webinar to learn:
- Key trends that are redefining workplace communication and collaboration
- How employee expectations of work and collaboration are changing
- Tips to start creating a more effective collaboration environment
On December 13, Jeff Higley, vice president of digital media & communications for STR/STR Global/Hotel News Now, will join Tony DeGeorge, president of Hotel Brokers International, in a live webinar presentation of hotel performance data trends as tracked by STR. Jeff and Tony will discuss this year’s industry performance and share projections for 2018.
The roles of B2B sales and marketing are colliding. And data is at the core of successfully bringing these functions together in a way that unlocks growth for your company.
Find out how D&B DataVision can help you centralise and update multiple customer and prospect data sources for deeper insight and more accurate targeting to help you deliver higher quality leads that match your ideal target segments.
Workplace emergencies can happen at any time and employees need to know what to do in a worst case scenario, from finding the closest hard wall to knowing where the nearest evacuation point is. Watch the webinar to learn how you can help ensure the safety of building occupants when designing a new office space.
Cybersecurity risks don’t begin and end with PCs. Your networked print devices can be just as big of a risk but often don’t get the right attention.
Watch this webinar to get a real-world look at print security from industry expert Ron Chestang of HP. He’ll detail some common and surprising security issues lurking in your print network and outline specific strategies and controls you can use to minimize the risk. Also on this webinar, Patrick Boyd of Staples Business Advantage will provide actual examples of security issues discovered during print network reviews with customers.
Your Customers are your top marketing asset. In today's webinar, we'll be focusing on building your reputation and increasing your social reach—and revenue—via your customers.
Companies have always had to keep up with consumer trends, but today’s digitally connected customers pose a new predicament: they not only want the best products and services, they have access to more information than ever to help them determine the best.
Marketing taglines mean nothing to them. When selecting a business, customers trust the word of their peers above all else: 92% of people are more likely to trust a recommendation from another person over branded content. The Voice of the Customer is what sells.
We look forward to having you join us as we provide tips and tricks on how to:
-Engage your customers
-Best utilize that engagement to acquire more customers
Have you ever wondered why so many companies struggle to implement an effective S&OP strategy? We've had thirty years to fine tune the process and make it flawless. Yet, research shows over two-thirds of companies are not gaining business value from their process. Are we just slow learners, or is S&OP just an illusion?
•Alternative ways to look at the current gaps in your organization and how all the components of a successful business process come together
•Key questions to ask regarding your S&OP and planning processes
•Building blocks of a best-in-class S&OP process
J. Eric Wilson, Advisor, Demand and Sales & Operations, Institute of Business Forecasting
So why is it in our professional life we tend to take things at face value? Your top notch negotiation skills assured you left nothing on the table. You've squeezed that lemon dry, right? Are you sure?
•The Importance of Supplier Relationship Management
•10 places to search for additional savings after the contract is signed
•Benefits to Be Gained From Contracted Suppliers
•Supplier Management Techniques to Capture Greater Value
•Five "No Cost" Sources for Immediate Value
For years, supply chain executives have asked how can they reduce inventory without affecting customer service levels or shifting cost to other supply chain partners? The answer could be a new inventory management strategy.
•Why this new approach reduces total supply chain costs instead of pushing inventory carrying costs onto suppliers
• How to reduce the informational delays that add hidden costs to the supply chain
•Demonstrate how the use of real-time consumer demand can drive time-phased shipments and production through the supply network
Wesley S. Randall, Professor & Chair, Department of Marketing, Logistics, & Operations Management, College of Business, University of North Texas
David R. Nowicki, Director, Center for Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Associate Professor of Logistics, University of North Texas
Jonathan Fife, President of the Professional Development Institute, University of North Texas
Natural disasters. The bankruptcy of a major ocean carrier. Cyber attacks. And exploding batteries. These are just a few of the risks that have laid supply chains low in recent years. Yet the more firms work on risk and resiliency, the more new issues and challenges seem to pop up.
In this webinar, Michigan State professor Steven A. Melnyk will:
•Outline the issues critical to most supply chain managers
•Present the new view of risk management and resiliency at leading firms
•Provide a task list for managers focused on protecting their supply chains and brands
•How to align supplier segmentation to bottom-line results
•Best practices for engaging with suppliers in various tiers
•The most effective supplier stratification tiers and criteria
Amy Fong, Senior Procurement Advisor and P2P Program Leader, Hackett Group
Ms. Fong is an Associate Principal in The Hackett Group’s Procurement Executive Advisory program and Program Leader for the Purchase to Pay Advisory Program.
Jaime Steele, Senior Director Procurement Operations & Center of Excellence Staples Inc.
Jaime Steele has 17 years of experience in procurement and sourcing. She began her career at FreeMarkets Inc., the first provider of online reverse auctions. That experience led to a mix of both advisory and client-side roles in multiple industries, most recently at grocery and retail companies.
Join Staples Business Advantage and GP PRO as we will spend time highlighting ways that you can uncover waste and unnecessary spend in your restroom and help you identify methods for maximizing your restroom spend. By implementing a few simple changes, you will be able to identify some long term cost savings for your facility and be able to reallocate that spend to other areas of your day-to-day business.
Neal Duffy, Sr. Mgr. Facilities Solutions Training
Neal Duffy has more than 40 years of experience in the janitorial and sanitary maintenance (Jan/San) industry on both the manufacturing and distribution sides of the business.
Dr. Ronnie Phillips, Director Omnichannel & eCommerce, GP PRO
Dr. Ronnie Phillips has extensive Jan/San industry experience in product development and innovation, marketing and sales. He graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Biochemistry and PhD in Organic Chemistry.
Procurement fraud is prevalent. How can you thwart an attack? How can you prevent some of the most common themes like collusion and false claims?
Listen to our experts as they take a high-level approach to explaining the disruption to global businesses and how all industries are susceptible. You’ll learn about specific problems and how analytics provides answers.
Please join CallidusCloud on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 2:00 PM (EST), for a 60-minute webinar co-hosted by EITF Member Tony Sondhi. Tony Sondhi is an author, instructor, and one of the preeminent experts in the fields of revenue recognition and financial reporting risks. He and David Williams, Sr. Revenue Manager for CallidusCloud, will discuss backlog disclosure requirements and critical issues you need to consider to successfully implement the new revenue standard ASC 606.
ASC 606 requires substantive new disclosures about performance obligations. Companies must disclose qualitative and quantitative information about the amount of the transaction price allocated to the remaining performance obligations, including when those remaining amounts will be recognized as revenue.
To help you understand these requirements this webinar will illustrate the requirements using public company disclosures and provide insights into data, documentation, and system needs including:
* Backlog disclosure requirements – ASC 606
* Implementation challenges, system needs and key implications of the issues raised in ASC 606.
* What early adopters and other companies have told us through their SAB 74 disclosures 2016 10K, 1Q, 2Q and 3Q, 2017 SEC filings
Attendees of this webinar will be eligible for 1 NASBA approved CPE credit at no cost. (Pending minimum requirements met by attendee.)
With the growth of crowd-sourcing and influencer marketing, it is easy to forget that our end customer is an individual. I will examine the importance of selling to the individual and discuss some common mistakes we could make if we put all our faith in influencers and an expectation that shoppers hunt in packs.
This webinar will introduce participants to the BCI Good Practice Guidelines 2018 Edition, which is the leading global guidance for business continuity and resilience professionals since it was first issued in 2001.
1.Introducing the Business Continuity Management (BCM) lifecycle that provides a framework to structure the approach to business continuity.
2. An overview of the six professional practices within the BCM lifecycle
3. A review of key changes between the GPG 2013 and the new GPG 2018 Edition.
4. An overview of the BCI CBCI Certification Course based on the GPG 2018 Edition.
Who is the webinar for?
This webinar is relevant to anyone with a business continuity and resilience related role, which can include, but is not limited to, those working in risk management, information security, physical security, emergency management, facilities management, health and safety, communications and human resources.
BCI partner Everbridge presents the webinar "How to avoid sending false alarms"
The ballistic missile False Alarm alert that occurred in Hawaii recently has underscored the critical role that these systems play in keeping the public informed. To help you understand the risks, we have organized a team of experts who will host a webinar today outlining best practices to help you avoid this type of incident.
The incident had lead many organisations to ask:
•Could a false alarm happen to us?
•What precautions should I take?
Join BCI partner One Voice to hear how in collaboration with the Norwegian Government, they created the world’s first integrated national incident and crisis management system, using the industry leading software, CIM. Representatives from the London and Norwegian offices will explain how a variety of software modules are used to help coordinate the response to major events from the top to the bottom of the government structure.
Laurel Road, the endorsed student loan refinancing provider of the International Association of Women is hosting a free online think session about Student Loan Best Practices for Women.
The goal – to delve into the loan repayment options professional women have to choose from.
The interactive webinar on Wednesday March 7th, at 1pm EST, will discuss:
-If loan forgiveness a viable option for professional women
-If IAW Members can benefit from the new federal income driven repayment programs
-How pending legislative changes may impact loan repayment
-How to lower student loan interest rates
-When to consider loan refinancing
-What the loan refinancing process looks like
-How to get the added member benefit available to IAW Members
To register for the March 7th, 1pm ET educational think session, follow the link below.
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The online presentation will be followed by Q&A, so feel free to ask questions!
Our recent survey highlighted the challenges and opportunities facing UK small and medium businesses going into 2018. Join Dun & Bradstreet and the Forum of Private Business for a discussion on how to help mitigate the impact of late payments and an economist’s view on what the latest Brexit developments mean for the UK’s SME community.
Network Security is daunting. Every day you hear about a company getting hacked, a new virus spreading like wildfire, or Ransomware that is forcing users to pay. How do you make sure that your company is taking the appropriate measures to ward off these threats? Attend this webinar with Philip Banks to learn:
How to make sure the “bad guys” stay out and your employees can do their jobs
What you should look for when selecting network equipment and security software
Why you should put restrictions on your employee’s user accounts.
The latest changes and best practices for installing Windows updates
How do you get strangers to find your business, be impressed by it, and then choose to do business with you? In this webinar you will learn five ways that allow potential customers to find, and then choose, you. USA Today small business columnist Steve Strauss will discuss:
1. Creating the right brand
2. Marketing that brand
3. SEO and websites
4. Social amplification
5. Exemplary customer service