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Are you delegating work to your full potential?

Posted by Prialto   Aug 5, 2015 9:40:00 AM

category: virtual assistants

Business leaders know that delegating is key to professional success. However, many managers still underestimate its importance and often fail to get specific training on how to delegate. The Institute for Corporate Productivity found that only 28 percent of the 332 companies studied offered any training on how to properly delegate work. Without an effective understanding of when and how to hand off key responsibilities to employees, businesses can easily diminish workplace efficiency, productivity and morale.

This is a serious issue: Failed business owners will often point to such losses as having contributed to the demise of their companies.

So why, then, do so many managers fail to delegate more?

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10 Essential tools for managing virtual assistants and remote teams

Posted by Annie Andre   Jul 7, 2015 8:00:00 AM

category: virtual assistants, remote collaboration

It’s becoming more and more common for companies and small business owners to reap the benefits of remote teams and virtual workers – from virtual assistants who handle your mundane and time consuming  administrative tasks to freelancers hired to consult or help with specific projects.

By utilizing remote and virtual workers, you are able to recruit the right person(s) to work on any task or project, dramatically cut costs, and not surprisingly, improve the productivity of existing teams and employees.

Benefits aside, it’s challenging to manage remote teams and virtual staff. In order to succeed, everyone must be able to collaborate, communicate, and share ideas with relative ease and efficiency. 

That said, here are 10 essential tools to help keep your virtual assistants and remote team of freelancers harmoniously integrated. 

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5 Little Known Tips To Help Prepare your SFDC Salesforce Import File

Posted by Melissa Miller   Jun 25, 2015 7:04:00 AM

category: CRM: Customer Relationship Management, Sales and Operations

The first step in getting Salesforce CRM up and running or up to date is to move your data from it’s current location into Salesforce. But importing and updating Salesforce with large amounts of data can be a daunting and time consuming task.

First you have to clean your data, then prep your file, then test your import and finally pull the trigger. And after all this work, If you make a single mistake during the process it can be hard to pull back. 

To ensure a seamless import, be sure to follow these 5 steps. 

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