Tracking, managing, and updating 100 active projects a day, each with two very different customer types, was too much for home repair firm HOCOA San Diego's old CRM. Company owner Sam Goodwin tells us how he did it all while increasing efficiency by 35% with WORKetc.
By Karl Bautista | 30-01-2018 | 1 comment
By Daniel Barnett | 12-01-2018 | 9 comments
It's easy to drown in the torrent of emails that flood your inbox everyday. Fortunately for Gmail users, Gmail Labs has a few features that, coupled with the WORKetc Gmail gadget, not only make your inbox more efficient but make you more productive as well.
By Daniel Barnett | 24-11-2017 | 14 comments
You can't grow your business successfully without the right apps and tools. Here's a look at the new apps and tools that you need in your small business toolbox to win big in 2018.
By Daniel Barnett | 22-09-2017 | 9 comments
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 | 29-08-2017 | 8 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.
By Daniel Barnett | 23-08-2017 | 14 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.
By Daniel Barnett | 27-07-2017 | 9 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.
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.
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.
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.
Forget the sharing economy — becoming a true blue homeowner is still a dream that a lot of people have. There’s precious little that can compare with the feeling of walking into a house that you own, that’s now rightly and truly yours after years of sweating and saving. Unfortunately, it’s not always rainbows and […]
Every morning I stare out into a sea of emails. I know that if I’m not careful, those bits and bytes of text and images could end up overwhelming me. It’s a familiar sight for any modern small business owner, I’d imagine. Email, after all, has become an indispensable tool for running and growing a […]
Just like every other small business owner, I juggle a lot of tasks as the owner and founder of WORKetc. One minute I’m overseeing development on our web app, and the next I’m on a sales call with a potential customer. Sales, support, projects, finance—I’m basically both leader and member of these very different departments […]
Efficiency and productivity aren’t just buzzwords when it comes to running a small business. They could make the difference between you leading the pack and being dead last. This is particularly critical in an economic climate where profit margins are tighter than spandex. The only way to stay afloat is to make sure your entire […]
Ever tried unscrewing a screw using a coin? It can be done, but it takes much more time and effort than if you just use a screwdriver. It’s the same with apps. There’s a glut of them out there, and finding the right ones to automate, manage, and grow your small business can make the […]
Up until around eight or nine years ago, I always kept a small notebook with me wherever I went. I was already knee-deep into my entrepreneurial ventures back then, and that notebook was pretty much my database for everything related to my businesses. Contacts, sales leads, project info, ideas both practical and slightly mad—I kept […]