Blog Entries

August 29th, 2014 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
When we think about CRM - Customer Relationship Management - the classic tools have been ACT! and, more recently Salesforce.com (see www.act.com and www.salesforce.com, respectively).A CRM system tracks all aspects of client information, prospective sales, actual sales, marketing campaigns, the " - Read More
 
August 28th, 2014 | Arlin Sorensen | Peer Power Blog
By Hardin Byars, executive coach with HTG Peer Groups Q: How do I establish my credibility as a leader to execute on the change that folks want to see happen? Coach: Start small. At its most fundamental level, credibility is based on setting and meeting expectations consistently. Unfortunately, - Read More
 
August 28th, 2014 | Arlin Sorensen | Peer Power Blog
An HTG Peer Group Interview with Jane Cage, chairman of the Citizens Advisory Recovery Team, and John Motazedi, CEO, SNC Squared Late in the afternoon on May 22, 2011, an EF5 tornado tore a mile-wide swath through the southern part of Joplin, Missouri. It was the deadliest tornado in the U.S. - Read More
 
August 28th, 2014 | Arlin Sorensen | Peer Power Blog
By Scott Scrogin, President, HTG Peer Groups Disclaimer: I’m not a doctor, fitness coach or nutritionist, so my comments are based on my experience, education, and what works for others. Your mileage may vary. Check with a doctor, professional or your common sense before making major changes - Read More
 
August 28th, 2014 | Arlin Sorensen | Peer Power Blog
By Robyn Porter, Human Resources Manager, The Heartland Companies  You’ve hired a new employee: congratulations!  It took hours of work and lots of expense to make that happen, and your team is relieved to know help is on the way. The new employee is excited too. They show up on - Read More
 
August 28th, 2014 | Arlin Sorensen | Peer Power Blog
By Israel Lang, Executive Consultant, HTG Peer Groups The year was 2006, and our three-year-old company was going through a tremendous growth cycle. Our small team knew that the organic tools we had used early on [mostly spreadsheets, a quickly thrown together Access database, and an SaaS ( - Read More
 
August 27th, 2014 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
If you follow me on Facebook (and you should), you may have see references to a networking group I belong to called ULink Network. ULink (see http://www.ulinknetwork.com) is a different kind of networking group.Two things make ULink unique. First, it is a very social organization. Second, - Read More
 
August 27th, 2014 | Eric Ligman | Microsoft SMS&P Blog
As you have no doubt heard by now, there is a very creative movement going around right now to help promote awareness and raise money through donations to fight ALS through the ALS Association website at: http://www.ALSA.org. The way the challenge works is, someone challenges you to take the Ice - Read More
 
August 26th, 2014 | Todd Billiar | VAR Staffing
The high costs of a security breach only increase the importance of working with MSPs and VARs that employ the best and brightest industry professionals.  The post The high-stakes nature of IT security requires the right people to protect company information appeared first on VAR Staffing. - Read More
 
August 26th, 2014 | Arlin Sorensen | Peer Power Blog
  We just finished our Q3 Leadership Academy in Denver and the focus was around being a Next Generation Legacy Leader.  We approached it from two perspectives.  The first was some thoughts around personal legacy and being very intentional with our time and resources so we can - Read More
 

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