3 Phrases to Avoid

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent="yes" overflow="visible"][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" background_position="left top" background_color="" border_size="" border_color="" border_style="solid" spacing="yes" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" padding="" margin_top="0px" margin_bottom="0px" class="" id="" animation_type="" animation_speed="0.3" animation_direction="left" hide_on_mobile="no" center_content="no" min_height="none"] Artwork by Rick & Brenda Beerhorst As a society, our language norms are becoming more and more relaxed.  The same hold true in the business environment.  But should it?  While Keep Reading...

Proactive Service Saves the Day

During the highest volume sales period of the year, there are bound to be hiccups.  Having stock to fulfill orders, filling them correctly, shipping on time, and providing appropriate support are all things our customers expect. But as volume goes up for us as well as all of the other vendors we rely on both Keep Reading...

Prepare for the Holidays in 5 Simple Ways

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent="yes" overflow="visible"][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" background_position="left top" background_color="" border_size="" border_color="" border_style="solid" spacing="yes" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" padding="" margin_top="0px" margin_bottom="0px" class="" id="" animation_type="" animation_speed="0.3" animation_direction="left" hide_on_mobile="no" center_content="no" min_height="none"] Photo by NYPhotographic A chill may be in the air, but sales are about to heat up as the holiday season explodes at the start of November.  Everyone in customer Keep Reading...

Correcting Course: Saving Cases That Are Going Sideways

"That is why, no matter how desperate the predicament is, I am always very much in earnest about clutching my cane, straightening my derby hat and fixing my tie, even though I have just landed on my head." - Charlie Chaplin [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent="yes" overflow="visible"][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" background_position="left top" background_color="" border_size="" border_color="" border_style="solid" spacing="yes" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" padding="" Keep Reading...

Take the 30 Day Challenge

I grew up writing thank-you notes. Real, honest-to-goodness, pen-and-ink, stamped and posted letters. More than simple habit, it's about what the commitment to expressing your thoughts and feelings in writing says about the character of the writer. About the joy such notes bring to the reader. Taylor Mali Marcus owns several small businesses. In one, Keep Reading...

3 Easy Ways to Build Team Dynamics

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent="yes" overflow="visible"][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" background_position="left top" background_color="" border_size="" border_color="" border_style="solid" spacing="yes" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" padding="" margin_top="0px" margin_bottom="0px" class="" id="" animation_type="" animation_speed="0.3" animation_direction="left" hide_on_mobile="no" center_content="no" min_height="none"] Teamwork and team spirit - Hands piled on top of one another In the corporate world, it’s very common for companies to invest time, effort, and money into team building activities Keep Reading...

3 Simple Ways to Keep Your Representatives Happy

Working as a customer service representative can be a difficult job.  It can be repetitive and stressful to deal with endless customer questions, problems, and even anger, but there are ways to protect your customer service representatives from burnout. Training Providing your customer service representatives with a strong foundation of knowledge is one of the Keep Reading...