24 Nov 2012
We’ve all been there; you’re trying to plan a get-together with a handful of friends, co-workers or relatives. You’re the designated go between who has to juggle everyone’s schedules, preferences and whims. You’re finding a location that everyone can get to (and wants to come to), you’re calling and texting back and forth to verify the scheduling, and wracking your brain to make sure you remembered everyone and all the while just trying to stay sane. At this point in the scheduling process, you’re wondering, “why am I doing this again?”
Unfortunately, with all of the technological advancements available to us, all the social networks and plethora of web options how do you find the single solution that is flexible enough to work for a small group of 3 or your association of 500?
20 Nov 2012
So you’ve got a college reunion to plan. Fifteen of your once closest friends who have, since those good ole days, relocated to various parts of the United States now all want to get together…somewhere…some place. Seems like a very daunting task. Everyone has families, jobs and commitments that it seems very unlikely that a date and/or time will ever be found.
Collaborative scheduling is nothing new in the world of business when someone needs to plan a meeting. Someone sends an email with a few days and times for a company meeting, everyone types in their availability and the day that works for all, is the day for the meeting. But fifteen friends from across the country is a little different story.
There are plenty of software engineers with great ideas and platforms to sell to customers who would use them. But that means the stakes are high for startup SaaS (Software as a Service) companies. Here are some tips for success.
1. Hold Leaders Accountable.It’s important for a leader to understand the SaaS as a relationship-building business rather than simply a piece of software. The leader then needs to understand what the life cycle of the business will look like. How the company’s metrics will evolve and how he or she can instill responsibility along the way for those metrics.2. Know What Your Customer Want. To be successful, the SaaS needs to really understand what their customer wants. As a product that’s quickly developed and delivered to the customer, it also has high competition with other startups and brand names like Amazon.com or Google.
10 Nov 2012
If you’re a business owner who’s yet to realize the benefits of social networking for your company, you’re missing out. It’s no longer just a place for kids to hang out and communicate with their friends. Social media or social networking has captivated the business world and introduced owners and mangers to an entirely new way of connecting with customers.
08 Nov 2012
Whether or not you’re a skydiver you’ve probably read about 43-year-old Austrian Felix Baumgartner’s record breaking skydive from a capsule 128,100 feet above the Earth. You probably already know that this 24-mile jump from the stratosphere meant he fell faster than the speed of sound, at 833.9 mph or Mach 1.24, and broke the sound barrier wearing only a space suit. And you’re probably chuckling to yourself about his choice of a landing site; where else but Roswell, New Mexico, a popular Earth destination for all our visitors from space.
05 Nov 2012
Paul, Sarah, Jose, and Tatiana are trying to schedule a time to go to a movie. The movie theater shows the movie at 4:00, 6:30, and 9:00 Monday through Friday. Sarah has Yoga Tuesday and Thursday all night. Two people can only do a matinee (4:00) on a weekday. Sarah can do any day, but Friday and Wednesday. And— EEK!
Let me stop you there, because I’m sure this is the kind of problem you thought you were done with when you said farewell to elementary school. But organizing scheduling has become a real world problem.