We spend thousands of dollars and thousands of hours building our businesses every year. THINK of all the time you spend posting on social media. Think of the dollars that go into search engine optimization – to bring your company name to the top of the heap. Look back on the number of lunches, breakfasts… Read More

In spite of our best laid plans, nothing of great importance seems to get done. Oh yes, there are times when we have a big push to complete a special project or mission, but for the most part our lives during this period have one interruption after another. Do not despair! This is the perfect… Read More

Ever stumble upon an unresponsive website on your smartphone? Irritating, right? Trying to decipher the copy made you feel like you were taking a twisted eye exam and you spent more time than you’re comfortable admitting pinching the screen, trying to zero in on the “Contact Us” button. A website is considered “responsive” when its… Read More

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has closed their tent flaps! A year ago Feld Entertainment, Inc. announced they would phase out the elephant acts in response to consumer demands; ticket sales plummeted. We have turned against what we perceive as unfair practices whether it’s animal living conditions (restaurants now use only cage-free eggs)… Read More

Looking hard at what we do and why we do it will often result in significant savings. We all know that UPS is one of the cheapest guys in town when it comes to saving money. (That is a compliment.) In 2004 they actually created a navigational program to map driving routes with mostly right… Read More

We can and should delegate more, but three things stop us: We don’t think anyone can do the task as well as we can. We don’t think through what to delegate and how to do it. We don’t think we have TIME to teach someone else. We would be wrong on all three counts! Delegating… Read More

Once upon a time we believed that 1 of 7 unhappy customers would complain, the rest would quietly leave. We also surmised that the average customer would tell 3 – 5 people when they were thrilled and 12 – 15 when they were upset. That was then. This is now. We have gotten “hardened” to… Read More

We have all heard that truth a hundred times, but never has it made more sense than it did for one of our clients. A fairly new customer, called us with a complaint; his bill was higher than he had anticipated and it seemed to increase every month. “What is going on?” he wondered. We… Read More

What? EMV Card?? EMV (the original name for this technology) stands for “Europay, MasterCard and Visa” (the three companies that developed this card with the chip). It is a global standard for cards equipped with computer chips and the technology used to authenticate chip-card transactions. These cards have a small metallic square containing an integrated… Read More

Would it help if we could check the status of a job and let your callers know where things stand?” That was the question one of our agents asked recently when she saw our customer had three status callbacks to make to his clients. His answer was, “Nah, all that info is in my computer;… Read More