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22Sep '17

How To Sell Your Team On A New CRM—And Keep It From Failing

No leader wants to bring their team aboard a sinking ship. Here's how you can ensure your new CRM implementation efforts don't go to waste.

By Daniel Barnett | 22-09-2017 | 1 comment

29Aug '17

Every Minute Counts: 3 Ways Time Tracking Helps Your Bottom Line

By Daniel Barnett | 29-08-2017 | 3 comments

Time tracking always gets a bad rap. "It's a waste of time." "It's too much micro-management." If you're not tracking it, however, then you risk wasting it and losing out on these three tangible benefits.

17Aug '17

Don’t Use a Driver When You’re in a Sand Trap: Boosting Growth with Automated Tags

By Daniel Barnett | 17-08-2017 | 4 comments

Knowing which club to use in specific situations is key to winning in golf—just like how identifying your customers' needs and segmenting data is crucial in small business marketing.

27Jul '17

The Underperforming 10% of Your Team Can Burn Your Small Business

By Daniel Barnett | 27-07-2017 | 4 comments

If you only have 10 people on your team and one of those is, at best, average then that means a full 10% of your workforce is holding your business back. No small business can afford that anymore. Here's why.

25Jul '17

Unlock Your Site’s Potential With Automated CRM Web Forms

By Daniel Barnett | 25-07-2017 | 4 comments

Automating the lead capture process may be the most obvious use for WORKetc's custom web forms, but their sheer customizability actually lets you use them for far more than that.

19Jul '17

Still Using Spreadsheets? Here’s Why It’s Time to Graduate to a CRM

By Daniel Barnett | 19-07-2017 | 3 comments

Spreadsheets are great at what they do, but when you're using them in place of a real business management software, you can actually end up crippling your business—or worse.

26May '17

Tools of the Trade: What Makes a Good Business Management Platform?

By Karl Bautista | 26-05-2017 | 9 comments

Find, sell, deliver, bill, and help—keeping close track of the customer lifecycle is key to success in any business. Here's what you'll need in a business management platform to do it effectively.

25May '17

4 Time-Saving WORKetc Tricks for Power Users

By Daniel Barnett | 25-05-2017 | 11 comments

WORKetc power users know more than a few tips and tricks to shave precious time off of their business processes and workflows. Here are four more little tricks that will make you even more efficient and productive.

11May '17

CRM with Billing: Big Efficiencies That Mean Money

By Daniel Barnett | 11-05-2017 | 6 comments

A CRM alone, working in a silo, isn't enough to get your business to the next level. A CRM with billing, connected to the other aspects of the business, can give your business that extra push.

26Apr '17

Managing the Messes and Insanity of IT Support

By Karl Bautista | 26-04-2017 | 10 comments

IT can be a messy profession. One emergency can easily become a bigger one, a seemingly simple fix can turn into a costly job. Here's how an IT firm in Texas is keeping the insanity manageable with the help of WORKetc.

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How To Sell Your Team On A New CRM—And Keep It From Failing

No business really gets started until something gets sold, whether it’s a product or a service. That’s why entrepreneurs need to at least have some sales know-how to even begin dreaming about success. And get this—when you’re an entrepreneur, it’s not just potential customers that you need to convince to buy in. From time to […]

Every Minute Counts: 3 Ways Time Tracking Helps Your Bottom Line

Five minutes. That’s how long I spend on my email inbox at the start of my day, every day. I used to get easily distracted, sometimes spending upwards of half an hour just going through my email. And by “going through” I do mean just reading them. No replying, no creating tasks. It was a […]

Don’t Use a Driver When You’re in a Sand Trap: Boosting Growth with Automated Tags

Small business marketing is a bit like golf. You don’t use a driver for every single stroke. Yeah, you might luck out and get a hole in one, but it’s more likely you’ll end up spending way too much effort for too little return. What matters is that you identify exactly which club best fits […]

The Underperforming 10% of Your Team Can Burn Your Small Business

WORKetc is a small business. Tiny, really, compared to others in the CRM industry. But still—we’re able to provide our services to over a thousand companies, big and small, all over the world. How? Well, by using a complete business management solution to run day-to-day operations, for one, but also by obsessively making sure that […]

Unlock Your Site’s Potential With Automated CRM Web Forms

Don’t believe what the “gurus” tell you: lead generation is hard. It costs money, time, and a whole lot of effort. So it stands to reason that business should do everything they can to at least make the process of actually capturing the leads they generate be much smoother and easier. That’s where WORKetc’s web […]

Still Using Spreadsheets? Here’s Why It’s Time to Graduate to a CRM

One of the most mind-blowing conversations I’ve ever had was with a potential client whose support team used spreadsheets to track everything. They had one guy list down every support ticket and conversation he had during the day, and then another person would add those daily lists to one big spreadsheet. That left me speechless […]