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Trust-Building Questions to Ask in the Workplace
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Trust-Building Questions to Ask in the Workplace

Have you ever participated in a trust building exercise?  They have been the craze for years.  There have been a few fun ones, like Escape Rooms, but there have also been a few you wish to forget, like “trust fall.” Seriously, who enjoys blindly falling backwards hoping someone will catch us?!    Team building exercises are a great way to form relationships and build reciprocity. But developing trust takes time—much longer than one afternoon—and activities alone are not how a foundation of trust is established. Building an effective team starts by asking thoughtful questions. Those questions spark conversation, providing team members an opportunity to share bits of information about themselves, and over time, leading to more trust and engagement—improving team productivity along the way. ...
Weekly Roundup: COVID-19 Impact on Q2 and How to Move Forward
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Weekly Roundup: COVID-19 Impact on Q2 and How to Move Forward

- MOTIVATION - "A bend in the road is not the end of the road unless you fail to make the turn." -Helen Keller - AROUND THE WEB - << If you only read one thing >> How COVID-19 Impacted Businesses in Q2–HubSpot Since COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic on March 11, businesses have had to reckon with its economic impact for over a full quarter. Now that businesses have closed the books on Q2, HubSpot took a step back and assessed where their customers are, four months later. How does the state of business compare today to where it was in March? How have teams changed their behavior to adapt to the new economic climate? What's worked, and what hasn't? And what changes are here to stay?>>>READ MORE Connecting With Your Customers in T...
Common Issues for Key Decision Makers Post-Pandemic
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Common Issues for Key Decision Makers Post-Pandemic

Active buyers in today’s market have immediate and pressing issues that couldn’t be foreseen earlier this year. Business owners have more distractions than ever, and there’s no roadmap for dealing with the economic changes that are still occurring.    Putting yourself inside the mind of these buyers will help you gain access to them. Understanding who they are post-pandemic is critical to understanding how you sell your products and services to them. We call this tactic defining your target persona.  (more…)
15 Essential Steps for Creating a Business Exit Strategy
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15 Essential Steps for Creating a Business Exit Strategy

Should entrepreneurs prepare an exit strategy? If so, what’s one crucial step to incorporate in their plan and why? These answers are provided by Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most successful young entrepreneurs. YEC members represent nearly every industry, generate billions of dollars in revenue each year and have created tens of thousands of jobs. Learn more at yec.co. 1. Define Your 10-Year Goal Before you even start your company you should have your exit plan in place. You need a true five- to 10-year goal to drive your new team toward. From the beginning you need to decide if this will be a cash flow company to fund other ventures or will this be a company that industry giants will want to acquire? Based on that, put the r...
Patokh Chodiev: Facts From The Life Of A Billionaire
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Patokh Chodiev: Facts From The Life Of A Billionaire

The most fascinating facts about the life of Kazakhstani businessman Patokh Chodiev are all about his charity work. Despite the fact that the billionaire could completely immerse himself in business projects, he managed to organize his schedule in such a way as to allocate a good half of it to the International Chodiev Foundation. photo credit: WikipediaICF is a charity foundation that Patokh Chodiev founded in 1996. For almost 25 years, the businessman has been carrying out a long list of projects for residents of Kazakhstan, Russia, Uzbekistan, and other countries. The history of the ICF, the mission and values of the charity project are in the material. The International Chodiev Foundation was created by a Kazakh businessman to help the university in which he once studied. In 1996,...
3 Ways To Lower Costs For Small Businesses
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3 Ways To Lower Costs For Small Businesses

Having your own business is a goal many try for, but it takes a lot of work to get it off the ground and maintain it, now you can take advantage of 3 ways to lower costs for small businesses to improve your financial outlook. photo credit: PixabayAutomate more processes Using technological tools to reduce spending is one of the best options for smaller businesses to save money. Why? You don’t have to hire as many workers; Reduces probability of errors; Less risk of work-related liabilities; Longer working hours. When you introduce technology into your process you can lower several costs at once, not only with machinery taking over parts of production but in other ways as well. If you add advanced software that helps you with batch inventory management faster, more organized, you will wast...
Data Visualization and Visual Analytics: Seeing the World of Data
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Data Visualization and Visual Analytics: Seeing the World of Data

Blog Everyone wants to get more out of their data, but how exactly to do that can leave you scratching your head. Our BI Best Practices demystify the analytics world and empower you with actionable how-to guidance. In a world increasingly dominated by data, users of all kinds are gathering, managing, visualizing, and analyzing data in a wide variety of ways. One of the downsides of the role that data now plays in the modern business world is that users can be overloaded with jargon and tech-speak, which can be overwhelming. Data visualization and visual analytics are two terms that come up a lot when new and experienced analytics users alike delve into the world of data in their quest to make smarter decisions. In this post, we’ll dig into what these concepts are, their strengths, and how ...
Crisis Creates New Opportunities for Data-Driven Businesses
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Crisis Creates New Opportunities for Data-Driven Businesses

Blog Analytics and data are changing every facet of our world. In The State of BI & Analytics, we expand on our original research, keeping you ahead of the curve on the world of analytics, data, and business intelligence. The current global pandemic has united us all and challenges the way we do business. Organizations are adapting to a changing environment and are forced to make decisions that impact future success. Decisions around supply chains, reallocation of resources, and prioritization of investments: All require quick, agile decision-making and strong, thoughtful leadership.   Sisense recently surveyed 500 companies to understand how they leverage data and analytics usage and the impact on future plans; the results reinforce how critical analytics are to businesses during time...
Enterprise Data Management — Driving Large-Scale Change in Your Organization
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Enterprise Data Management — Driving Large-Scale Change in Your Organization

Blog We live in a world of data: there’s more of it than ever before, in a ceaselessly expanding array of forms and locations. Dealing with Data is your window into the ways Data Teams are tackling the challenges of this new world to help their companies and their customers thrive. In today’s day and age, data can be found just about anywhere. The volume and types of data are growing by the day, making data processing and generation of data insights more and more complicated. According to Experian’s 2019 Global Data Benchmark Report, companies believe that 29% of their customer and prospect data is inaccurate in some way. Inaccurate data leads to generating unreliable insights which, in the long run, lead the business in the wrong direction. This is why dealing with data should be your top...
Modernize Your ETL Processes, Discover Better Insights
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Modernize Your ETL Processes, Discover Better Insights

Blog We live in a world of data: there’s more of it than ever before, in a ceaselessly expanding array of forms and locations. Dealing with Data is your window into the ways Data Teams are tackling the challenges of this new world to help their companies and their customers thrive. In recent years we’ve seen data become vastly more available to businesses. This is mostly due to the rise of data warehouses, decrease in cost for data storage, and modern ETL tools that make storing and accessing data more approachable than ever before. This has allowed companies to become more and more data driven in all areas of their business. In fact, being data driven has become ubiquitous and imperative to survival in today’s climate. This article will discuss at a high level how modern businesses are le...