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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.

23Aug '17

Stop Making Excuses: Building a Culture of Accountability with WORKetc

By Daniel Barnett | 23-08-2017 | 5 comments

You can't force accountability on people, but you can definitely help them learn it. Here's how you can use WORKetc to help you build a team of highly accountable people.

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.

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.

28Jun '17

The 5 Project Management with CRM Skills You Must Master for Success

By Daniel Barnett | 28-06-2017 | 4 comments

Not just anybody can be a project manager. Here are 5 must-have skills for project managers and how you can use project management with CRM to sharpen and master them.

27Jun '17

Could Your Business Help 5x the Clients Without Adding Staff? This Company Did.

By Daniel Barnett | 27-06-2017 | 5 comments

This company has grown seven times larger in the past six years, but even without hiring new staff, they've managed to serve more clients in less than half the time it used to take them with the help of their CRM and project management app.

20Jun '17

Outlook vs. Gmail: How to Manage Projects, Contacts, Leads, and Tasks Better

By Karl Bautista | 20-06-2017 | 6 comments

I've been using Outlook for years, but since integrating it with WORKetc it has become more than just an email client. It's now my go-to app for managing everything I have on my plate. Here's why—and how.

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.

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.

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How to Win That Elusive “Yes” for Your Sales Quotes and Proposals

If first contact with a sales lead is like a first date, then sending out a sales quote would be the equivalent of getting down on one knee and proposing. Now, putting your best foot forward on that first date is just the start. If you want to get a “yes”, you better be ready […]

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 […]