The Key to Growth: Standardize Processes

It’s a big decision to commit to growing your business, one that involves careful planning. You need to set specific growth targets, seek out financing, and expand your team’s skill set. At some point, it will feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day. That’s because there aren’t!

To gain back precious hours, you need to delegate tasks and standardize your business processes so they are repeatable and scalable.

An influential study on scaling up ...

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Qfactor Tip: Find Projects for a Customer

 

Qfactor can help you find all OPEN projects for a customer. Qfactor can also quickly find every proposal, project, or archived for a customer, all at once.

VIDEO DEMO of Find Projects for a Customer, click here.

Or follow the screenshots below.

 

Find Open Projects

Select Projects from top menu or View Projects from the Dashboard.

Use the Search box and type any part of your Customer’s name.

The view will show OPEN projects for that customer.

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Qfactor Tip: Autocomplete Addresses

 

Qfactor utilizes Google Map addresses so that when you begin typing in any Address box, the address begins to autocomplete.  You’ll see a list appear and you can select from the list.

VIDEO DEMO of Autocomplete Addresses, click here.

Or follow the screenshots below

 

This ensures that valid addresses are entered.  In addition, it provides the latitude and longitude coordinates which help pinpoint the project ...

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Avoid Cash Flow Problems

There is nothing more stressful than eking through payroll with fingers crossed, hoping you have enough cash on hand. Of course, businesses sometimes need to operate close to or even in the red, especially during periods of rapid growth, or long-term projects with milestone or progress payments. It’s not sustainable in the long run and is the main reason businesses fail. A U.S. Bank study found that 82% of the time businesses fail the culprit is cash flow.

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Carbon-Based Resistance: How to Roll Out Your New Productivity Tool

Ancient Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu wrote, “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them. That only creates sorrow.”

Wise words, but, unless your office is staffed entirely by Zen masters, you will encounter resistance—and maybe even sorrow—as you introduce new software and processes to your company. When people are asked to change, they can become defensive and protective of their time, especially at work where routines have been established – no matter how ...

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Strategies for Accurate Estimates

Although estimates are a staple of any solid proposal, they can be the source of numerous headaches. Depending on the scope of the project, preparing potential costs can be tedious and time-consuming. Furthermore, if your initial estimates prove to be inaccurate, a previously professional relationship with a client might turn sour.

Yet, with the right tools, listing costs can be a stress-free part of any proposal. Here are a few strategies for creating precise estimates:

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