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Fireside Chat with Scott Fritz, Serial Entrepreneur & Author of "The 40 Hour Work Year"

Posted by Print Audit on May 26, 2015 11:20:33 AM
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One of the hardest things around planning an event like the Top 100 Summit is finding the right keynote speaker.  The Summit is focused on change and helping office equipment dealers to prepare their businesses for the next wave of uncertainty that is upon our industry.  I interviewed and met with a ton of candidates but nobody quite fit the bill.  I was feeling dejected. 
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Topics: business, business strategy, Business Tips, managed print, Managed Print Services, MPS, new business, office, Office Equipment Dealers, print audit, print management, Revenue, sales, selling, Service, strategy, success, team building, tips, Top 100 Summit

5 Reasons Millennials Could Ruin Your Business

Posted by West McDonald on May 11, 2015 3:43:08 PM
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Unless you are in the business of selling dentures and retirement villas, failure to understand the enigma that is the modern millennial will bring almost certain doom.Millennials are everywhere you look.  Try as hard as you may to look away it seems that they are having an impact on every aspect of 21st century life.  And that should actually be a good thing if you are looking to the future of your business.
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Topics: business, business strategy, Business Tips, Networking, new business, office, Office Equipment Dealers, print audit, sales, selling, Social, Social Media, strategy, success, Technology, tips

“Moneyball” for Office Equipment Dealers

Posted by James Hills on Mar 12, 2015 2:11:40 PM
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Topics: analytics, business, business strategy, Business Tips, managed print, Managed Print Services, moneyball, MPS, new business, Office Equipment Dealers, print audit, print management, print tracking, printers, printing, sales, sales cycle, statistics, stats, strategy, success, tips

Artificial Intelligence & the Office of the Not-So-Distant Future

Posted by West McDonald on Feb 18, 2015 8:33:43 AM
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On October 28th of 2013, a company called Vicarious passed the first Turing test.  “Huh?”, you might be wondering. In a nutshell, it means that a computer fooled a human being into thinking it was another human being.  For those not familiar with Artificial Intelligence, or “AI”, that is a very, very big deal.  It is a “humans realizing the earth is round” kind of a big deal. 

Because a very convincing computer fooled somebody into thinking it was “thinking”, everything you know is going to change, including the day to day activities in the humble office.  Here are a list of some AI applications coming to an office near you:

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Topics: business, business strategy, Business Tips, managed print, Managed Print Services, marketing, MPS, new business, Office Equipment Dealers, print audit, print management, print tracking, printers, printing, strategy, success, Technology, technology

Disruption Without Destruction

Posted by West McDonald on Jan 28, 2015 8:33:41 AM
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There comes a time when every industry reaches some kind of inflection point and dramatic change is required to enable survival, let alone growth.  Whether it’s a disruptive technology or a disruptive new business model, “change or die” is a mantra we all must look squarely in the eyes at some point in our professional lives.  With the exponential changes occurring in 2015, thanks to technological innovation, we may be looking at an age where constant disruption is the new reality.  The question is, how do we not only survive disruptive influences but also embrace them and use their power to our advantage?
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Topics: business, business strategy, Business Tips, Change, Destructive, managed print, Managed Print Services, MPS, new business, office, Office Equipment Dealers, print audit, print management, sales, selling, strategy, success, tips

Discover your Strengths and Weaknesses to Help Drive Success

Posted by West McDonald on Sep 9, 2014 8:20:02 AM

 

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Topics: business, business strategy, Business Tips, new business, strategy, success, tips, weaknesses

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