The full version of this article was first published at: New Year's Resolutions Across Rehab Nation
articleNov 27, 2012 | 3 min. read Giving Thanks and Paying It Forward Today’s blog post comes from Ann Wendel , PT. Ann is the owner of PranaPT , a member of WebPT, and an active social media participant ( @PranaPT ). Thanks, Ann! This is the time of year when we all pause to give thanks for what we have: family, friends, pets, a warm home, and a thriving business. The next few weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve will be filled with a flurry of excitement and …
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The full version of this article was first published at: Cloudy with a Chance of Reform: 5 Key Healthcare Forecasts for 2017
articleSep 24, 2015 | 16 min. read The Ultimate ICD-10 FAQ: Part Deux Just when we thought we’d gotten every ICD-10 question under the sun, we got, well, more questions. Like, a lot more. But, we take that as a good sign, because like a scrappy reporter trying to get to the bottom of a big story, our audience of blog readers and webinar attendees aren’t afraid to ask the tough questions—which means they’re serious about preparing themselves for the changes ahead. And we’re equally serious about providing them with …
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The full version of this article was first published at: Impact Measurement Resources
Impact measurement is at the heart of any social venture. We suggest leveraging a few resources to start thinking about how to measure impact. IRIS – IRIS metrics are designed to measure the social, environmental and financial performance of an investment or performance of a company. B Lab Quick Impact Assessment Tool – This Assessment will walk you through a series of questions to help you learn what it takes to build a better business – better for your workers, community, and the environment. GIIRS Assessment Tool – GIIRS Ratings are the gold standard for impact measurement in impact investing. GIIRS Ratings are rigorous, comprehensive, and comparable ratings of a company or a fund’s social and environmental impact.
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The full version of this article was first published at: Legal Resources[unable to retrieve full-text content]There are many free resources that major law firms publish for early stage companies. Below are a handful that we suggest you reference! Perkins Coie Cooley Go DLA Piper The post Legal Resources appeared first on SEED SPOT.
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The full version of this article was first published at: Mission Driven Leaders from Y Scouts[unable to retrieve full-text content]Looking to recruit an executive for a mission driven company? Y Scouts has great resources available and an excellent podcast. The post Mission Driven Leaders from Y Scouts appeared first on SEED SPOT.
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Here are some more great tools to help you succeed. Zapier – Help create workflows between apps Survey Monkey – Easy to use survey tool TypeForm – Another easy survey tool Qualtrics – The most widely used customer experience software on the planet Wave Accounting – Easy accounting for small businesses Xero Accounting – Easy accounting for small businesses
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The full version of this article was first published at: Time Management[unable to retrieve full-text content]Here are some great resources to help with time management. Calendly – Easy way to schedule meetings Boomerang – Email inbox management and scheduling app The post Time Management appeared first on SEED SPOT.
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The full version of this article was first published at: DIY your startup’s brand mood board
This post was contributed by Ty James Largo, Owner + Creative Director at AWE Collective. So there you are at 2AM, staring at a blinking cursor on a blank Word document while trying to articulate your startup’s brand on the page. The words just aren’t coming, and you’re feeling frustrated. Don’t worry; it’s fine. Not everyone is a copywriter, and most startup entrepreneurs may never be great at it. But seriously – it’s fine. Successful creative agencies use a mix of online and offline brainstorming to get those creative juices flowing, and creating a mood board is a great way to get a better grasp on your brand’s visual representation while further defining the brand in other areas. Given the undeniable complexity of comprehensive, cohesive branding, the mood board is just one tool in the toolkit, but it’s an easy DIY startup project and a great way to get yourself and your team thinking “bigger branding picture.” All you need to get started is a clear wall or board, a printer, tape and maybe some other visual sources like magazines or other clippings. It’s also totally fine to use Pinterest! Just make sure to bring that offline with a printer. You’ll read why below. Create a Yaasss-Yaasss Board You’d be surprised how effective this exercise is! Using a curated collage of visuals to express your intended brand direction allows you to visually target your customer, understand their aesthetic taste (and how it may differ from your own), establish your brand’s attitude and…
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The full version of this article was first published at: Avoid Brand Fails: DIY Your Startup’s Anti-Brand Mood Board
This post was contributed by Ty James Largo, Owner + Creative Director at AWE Collective. So, you’ve created your startup’s DIY brand mood board. Great! Now it’s time to be more critical of your industry, products, brand and personal influence. You’ve started to define what the brand is, but it’s equally essential that you identify what it isn’t. Again, all you need is a clear wall or board, a printer, tape and maybe some other visual sources, such as magazines or other clippings. And it’s totally fine to use Pinterest! Just make sure to print the images and and pin them on an actual, tangible space near your workstation. Create a Nah-Nah Board OK, hear me out — you’ve gotta do this. We wholeheartedly believe that every startup should create an anti-brand board! Establishing a narrow, focused road for your brand is a must, but it’s also great to define where the cliff is. It’s the old “do’s and don’t’s” approach, and it will keep you trekking along the right path while avoiding common pitfalls. Industry white noise. A modern pizza restaurant wants to introduce their chic, fresh new take on brunch, lunch, dinner and late-night dining. Great! Their nah-nah board might include cliche Italian visuals such as red, green and white colors, checkered tablecloths, wine-bottle decor, black and white imagery, and so on. The bottom line is that you want your brand to stand out, rather than blend in, with the competition. Competitors. Take a look at other brands…
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The full version of this article was first published at: 3 Steps to Creating Your B2B Channel Sales Dream Team
As sales executives or managers, you already know you’re in the business of people. Your customer—and their behavior—is the driving factor behind business. However, it’s equally important to look inward and ask yourself: Are my people happy? Because at the end of the day, your internal team is responsible for driving business. Hiring a B2B dream team is no simple task—but it can be done. Here are the three steps for making it happen: The Hiring Process Hiring can be a mixed bag. Get it right, however, and you’ll build a team of individuals who challenge each other and organically build on one another’s strengths. Sure, it’s important to define a profile of required knowledge and skill competencies. But it’s just as important to figure out your team culture, including your overall sales process. What is your personal managerial style? What kind of individual would thrive in your business environment? Are there specific skills required to sell your product? How do your vendors prefer to be sold? Write a concise, attractive job description, utilize your (and your colleagues’) network, and run ads in the right places. The Interview Process You’ve sifted through the resumes and referrals and discovered prospective reps you want to pursue. Now it’s time to bring them in for an interview. Even if you’ve interviewed candidates before, it’s important to brush up on your interview skills, because trust us—many managers do things wrong in the interview process. I often like to quote Peter Schultz, “Hire character. Train…
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