Microsoft CRM 2013 – Get More Customers. Keep More Customers and Make More Money!

Attracting, winning, and retaining customers is the foundation for success. Thriving businesses find new and innovative channels to attract prospects, execute sales processes to win deals faster, and deliver world-class customer experiences to maximize customer loyalty. Learn about the Microsoft Dynamics CRM vision. Join us for Breakfast, Networking and a Workshop on this new and exciting business tool to help you Get More Customers, Keep More Customers and Make More Money! If you currently use Microsoft CRM or are thinking about it or just thinking about getting your marketing, sales and service in order this workshop will give you tools,
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The New Microsoft CRM 2013

So its finally here! The new release of Microsoft CRM 2013. Microsoft has finally moved toward the mobile world in a good way and has removed the old method of opening windows in favor of the new tile drop down approach which greatly improves the real estate that can be used.  Here are some great resources to help get up to speed: What’s new in the Microsoft CRM 2013 –  eBook-Whats-changed-in-CRM-2013 Application and User Interface – new Features – 41053_CRM2013_M01_App This will give you an idea of what has changed as well as the new features!
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Discrete vs. Process Manufacturing – What’s the difference?

Discrete vs. process manufacturing –What’s the difference? By Brad Tornberg, E3 Consulting Partners, LLC. Many times when I visit a new Manufacturing Software prospect I see the “square peg in the round hole” syndrome at its finest. Typically if they are a process manufacturing company many times they will be using a discrete software solution for their inventory, production and accounting that just doesn’t fit a process manufacturing company. When we start to discuss some of the differences it quickly becomes apparent that many do not understand that many exist. Process manufacturing is the branch of manufacturing that is associated
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Developing A Total On Line Presence

Developing a “Total Online Presence” –Why your business needs this to survive By Brad Tornberg, E3 Consulting Partners, LLC. It seems like developing a Total online presence is like eating Elephant – where do you start? For a startup it makes sense to first develop a strategy that defines your differentiation – your unique advantage and you ideal client. Once you have this then you can begin the process of tactical marketing to get your message across. The most important thing you can do is to try to get people to know you. Like you, trust you, try what you’re
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Marketing Trends in 2013

By Brad Tornberg As we come to the end of 2012 its time to look forward and identify some of the top trends that will dominate the landscape in the upcoming new year. 1)     Mobile marketing will surpass desktop marketing – 2012 will see the number of connected mobile users surpass the traditional desktop/laptop community. Smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices are no longer fad or fancy but are the tool of choice for most users looking to buy new or upgrade. This move towards mobile means that marketing methods and campaigns must be optimized for the mobile user. The
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Are you a manufacturing business that needs help?

Are you a manufacturing business that… Needs better information? Would like to improve operational efficiencies and reduce expenses? Could use more customers? Could benefit from mobile device access to information? Is dealing with shrinking profit margins? Has rising supplier costs and offshore competition? The right management systems can transform a busy Manufacturing company. The ability to streamline your operation will save you both time and money. Are you taking advantage of the latest technology in the operation of the company? Are you using the latest mobile devices to access your data remotely? Do you want to take advantage of Cloud technology
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6 Steps to build an effective Sales and Marketing Business Presentation

By Brad Tornberg To me the answer is pretty easy and doesn’t require a lot of crazy creativity. What I find to be the most effective is simple, straight forward and to the point. The presentation in front of a potential prospect should address the following points: 1)      Give me your background. How do I know you can do the job or provide the answer to my business need? Why should I trust you? The history of your world isn’t important to me unless the areas highlighted have specific application to my needs. 2)      What is it you do and
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Small Business ERP Implementation Projects – Is the cloud the best bet for me?

By Brad Tornberg Everyone today feels the cloud is the way to go. It’s the greatest love of the technologists and developers. No systems overhead, no IT issues, no problems! Picture the blue water and the little island paradise with just a row boat on it. It’s as real as that – but not really. Sure you have no on site network or hardware to deal with but you also give up a little bit and even a little more if you are a manufacturer. First, ERP is an application that requires expertise in terms of support and in terms
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Small Business Tax Rates – The Obama Proposal – Is it Fair?

In the past few weeks there has been proposals put forth by President Obama to lower the corporate tax rate which at first glance looks great for the small business manufacturer but upon a closer look isn’t as good as it sounds. The problem is that most of the breaks would only benefit a small number of companies. In the end it will leave many business owners with a higher tax bill. The plan calls for the corporate tax rate to drop from the current 35% to 28% with manufacturers being capped at 25% The reduced rate however only applies
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The 4 M’s of Social Media

Success in Social Media is having a well-defined tactical plan of attack but rarely can you succeed based on this alone. Strategy is the tip of the sword and without it your tactics will probably fail. With that being said there are four important areas you should focus on when implementing any social media tactical campaign. First – What is your Message? What is the purpose of the message? What is the reader supposed to do once they see your message? Is it simple and easy to understand? Does it take a long time to figure out what to do
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