business news
Running your business takes time, lots of time. In an effort to help you stay up-to-date on important business news we’ll be publishing Last Week’s Notable Business News weekly. However, our first post will concentrate on the biggest announcements from June. We’ll share some of the most important business related updates, announcements and news so you’re always in the know. Here’s what happened this past month in business news: 1) Facebook Testing New “See First” Feature A couple weeks ago Facebook began testing a new featured, “See First”. This could be a huge marketing opportunity for businesses of all shapes and sizes. Currently, Facebook maintains control over which posts appear in

The dog days of summer can be a killer for office productivity. Kids are out of school, people are taking vacations and the weather is beautiful daily. So, how do you keep your team motivated, focused and productive? It’s a challenge but with a little effort it can be done. Here are five suggestions for how to keep your workforce productive over the summer months: 1) Hold Fun Competitions With Great Prizes One easy way to motivate is to create fun and healthy competitions.  These competitions can be work related (who lands the most new clients in a week), fun (an office treasure hunt), or just a random drawing.

lead generation
A small difference in lead conversion rate has a huge impact on revenue. A Harvard study found: “Companies who respond to leads within an hour are 700% more likely to have a conversation with a decision-maker” and... “Only 37% of companies respond within an hour” So over 60% of companies are missing the most powerful way to increase conversion. This seems obvious, so why are most companies unable to respond in under an hour? There are two primary reasons: What gets measured gets done Most companies have silo’ed phone and CRM systems that don’t communicate. As a result there is no way to measure lead response accurately. Salespeople are usually in the middle of something

With electric cars now traversing our roads, can battery-powered motorcycles be far behind? RingCentral discovered the answer to this question in the hills of northern California, where the world’s largest producer of electric motorcycles has its headquarters. Zero Motorcycles has been called the Tesla of motorcycles. First-time riders of their vehicles liken the experience to a magic carpet ride. While riding one of these high-tech machines may be eerily smooth, it’s not tame. Top speed of the Zero SR exceeds 100 mph. Equal parts office and factory, Zero’s Santa Cruz headquarters lead a visitor to learn the first major point about this company: they are passionate about creating


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