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She was right again

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Women seem to be right most of the time and about most things. As men we try to stay strong and give our opinions, the majority of the time we fail because deep down we know that our significant other is right. We usually lose the battle when it comes to what clothes to wear, what color the kitchen should be, where to hang a certain picture in the house, and what furniture to buy. However, as men, we hold strong when it comes to sports, what family vehicle to buy, family finances, and our careers. Personally, I don’t mind it this way. My wife can choose any color paint she wants for the kitchen as long as on Sunday I can watch football and we both root for the Philadelphia Eagles. She can pick out what couch we should buy as long as I select the next family vehicle. I realize that she knows way more about where to hang pictures in our house just like I know way more about my career…or do I? Bottom line, there are certain strengths that each of us have when it comes to certain things. Never in a million years would I ever utter the words, “You’re right” when it comes to my job.

What’s the return on investment?

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As a business owner or decision maker, I am sure this weighs on your mind all day long. What investments are good for your company and what aren’t? Should I invest in marketing, sales force, company vehicles for better image, or should I stay put and see what happens? Because of the risk, decisions on investing money have been extremely difficult. Maybe things are going well so you decide to keep things the way they are, but before you know it you are behind the eight ball and your competition is breathing down your neck.

The night at the kitchen

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During the fourth quarter 2014, Greg and I had numerous conversations around taking a large step in 2015. Just like every company, the goal is to consistently get better and grow but rarely are we fortunate enough to actually have meetings around creating something special and different for the following year. After many meetings and conversations, we decided to focus on one industry that could benefit from our help the most. We decided to create a service that would benefit the restaurant industry. After coming up with the features and benefits of this service and making sure it was all possible, we pitched the idea to eight restaurant owners. Six of the eight restaurant owners came on board and are currently involved in a 13-week pilot program which started January 5th. Our goal is to bring what we do to the restaurant industry in hopes of…growth! Technology has successfully generated additional revenue for all other industries…our plan is for technology to do its thing with restaurants too.

Experience Matters

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It seems that we can all agree that experience matters. If you are looking to succeed in anything in life, it makes sense to speak to someone that has been down the particular path you are about to go down. And don’t speak to just anyone…speak to those people who have had success accomplishing what you are setting out to accomplish. We tend to ask questions to find out who’s experienced in what we are trying to achieve and then contact that individual for advice.  Before we know it, we find ourselves receiving many referrals with a selection of people to speak to. You have your conversations with those individuals, you gather your advice, and off you go to achieve your original goal. You are able to achieve your goal because you prepared yourself. More importantly you were able to achieve your goal because you asked for advice and used it to your liking. Everyone seems to want things but few tend to ask for them. 

Our Top 5 MS Dynamics 2015 Admin Features

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The New Year is always an exciting time – a chance to start fresh, update and upgrade the old, and move on to bigger and better things – and for administrators of Microsoft Dynamics CRM, 2015 is starting off with a bang! The release of the highly-anticipated Dynamics CRM 2015 online and on-premises is finally here!

Dynamics CRM users were treated to a more intuitive, user-friendly experience in the upgrade from Dynamics CRM 2011 to Dynamics CRM 2013; and now with the Dynamics CRM 2015 release, Microsoft is providing both users and administrators with a number of enhancements and new features.

So what can we look forward to with Dynamics CRM 2015? Here are our picks for the top 5 changes to look forward to...

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