Preparation Advice That Will Elevate Your Business To The Next Level
By: Naftali Garber 07/16/2015
As a business, you’re constantly trying to take another leap towards a higher level of success. Seeking immediate results is more satisfying, but unfortunately, it is often times unrealistic. You might ask, “What is it I need to do to bring my business to that next level?” The answer: Create a plan. Come into the office prepared to take on the day. Be ready to tackle any obstacles that may lay on the path in front of you. Here is some advice from a few companies that took the time to prepare and planned out a strategy in order to raise their business to the next level:
1. Nexus Global 45
Nexus Global is Headquartered in Houston, Texas. We take pride in offering a unique brand of comprehensive business solutions throughout our Global Network. Nexus Global group of companies (Nexus Alliance ltd & Nexus Consulting) has been offering professional solutions since 1998. With operating locations in North America, West Africa, Middle East, Asia Pacific, Europe and South America we can assist clients with their everyday needs as well as major project support. Our various locations as well as our diversified subject matter expertise has allowed us to support many industries including oil & gas, petrochemical, utilities, mining, manufacturing, food & beverage, pulp & paper and education to name a few. Nexus Global takes pride in the value of partnering with organizations to maximize the knowledge and excellence of all involved resources. Through our enhanced performance solutions we are able to positively impact an organization’s bottom-line. Our expertise is in the area of Asset Performance Management where we excel at “Connecting Knowledge and Excellence” while delivering quantifiable benefits.
“Don’t rely on reading a book, but rather, find a vast range of resources. Accumulate knowledge from several books, subject matter experts and other sources to build a vision that fits you best. Finally, never forget to align yourself with a great mentor from the very earliest stages of your business. Don’t focus on the competition, but rather make them focus on you.” - Larry Olson, President & CEO
2. NetBrain Technologies 10
Founded in 2004, NetBrain Technologies is the provider of the first map-driven network automation solution. Our mission is to make network management simple and visual with transformational technology. Managing enterprise-grade networks requires a high level of skill and knowledge. Our innovative solutions focus on simplifying and reducing the efforts associated with documentation, troubleshooting, and change management by employing a tool everyone knows how to use – a map. NetBrain’s map-driven automation technology empowers networking professionals with improved information and powerful automation capabilities to make better decisions about their networks. Some of the world’s most prestigious companies, including British Telecom, Fidelity Investments and Thomson Reuters, leverage the power of NetBrain Qmap technology to discover, document and troubleshoot their networks. Leveraging NetBrain for everyday collaboration, our customers tell us that NetBrain is the most innovative and effective solution they have ever come across.
“Identify the potential, priority, opportunities and the ideal vision of every project. Afterwards, research every aspect so that you are fully prepared for collaboration and any roadblocks that will arise.“ - Jason Baudreau, US Marketing Manager
3. Geometric Solutions 6
Geometric Solutions is a Siemens PLM Software partner providing Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions. We configure, consult, implement, support, and train in technology solutions that integrate with products such as NX CAD, CAM, CAE, Teamcenter, Tecnomatix, Solid Edge, FEMAP & more. Extensive experience in the PLM discipline coupled with expertise in digital manufacturing is what makes us unique. Our goal is to provide you with a comprehensive roadmap, outlining the right tools, services and best practices to maximize your creativity, productivity and ultimately, your profitability.
“Preparation and planning is the key to success and in today’s manufacturing industry it is an absolute necessity. If a tool, part, or assembly line is not planned out and prepared properly it could hold up production, cost vast sums of money, degrade reputations, and potentially take down an organization. The best and most accurate planning solution for manufactures today is to simulate as much as possible including robots, assembly lines, manufacturing plants, humans in an environment, as well as stress and strain on parts or tools.” - Jeannine Rinke, Marketing Manager
4. SnowShoe Stamp 5
Engage customers with a touch of plastic.
SnowShoe makes clever pieces of plastic that can be uniquely identified when touched to a webpage on a mobile device. No longer are physical and digital separate. By linking your content to each stamp you can bring digital life to your customer’s physical experiences.
It only feels like magic because there’s no RFID, NFC, beacons or QR codes.
“We have an inherent wow factor, but we still must be intimately familiar with our customers market and needs. We have to understand cost and pricing as well as creative ways they can elevate their business using our product.“ - Mike Newton, Growth Lead
5. E-Builder 4
e-Builder is the leading provider of fully integrated, cloud-based construction program management software for top facility owners and companies that act on their behalf. The company’s flagship product, e-Builder Enterprise, improves capital project execution resulting in increased productivity and quality, reduced cost, and faster project delivery. Since 1995, e-Builder’s technology leadership and construction industry focus has provided thousands of global companies, government agencies, and healthcare and educational institutions managing billions of dollars in capital programs with solutions to improve the plan, build and operate lifecycle. The company is privately held and headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
“In order to be successful, from learning the hardway as a bootstrapper, you must narrow your focus as a business, then truly research to understand your market and potential customers. This preparation, combined with annual planning practices will allow you to be successful in the long term.“ - Ron Antevy, President & CEO
6. UIEvolution 3
UIEvolution is a global connected screen solutions company specializing in highly scalable mobile products and services across a broad range of markets, including Automotive, Cruise, Hospitality, Retail, and more. At UIEvolution, we believe that technology and connectivity should enhance and never distract from life experiences. We help companies take full advantage of mobile to extend their brand, deliver their unique business objectives and improve customer experiences through the use of consumer device connectivity: phones, tablets, TV, automotive, digital signs, and more. For nearly 15 years, we have made software and provided services that deliver this vision for Automotive, Hospitality, Cruise and other industries. Headquartered in Seattle, with offices in Tokyo and Detroit, UIEvolution has a proven track record with clients like Toyota, Lexus, Carnival Corporation, Samsung, AT&T, Microsoft, Disney, Mitsubishi, and Panasonic.
“Stay focused on the task you are working to complete without getting side tracked by other pending activities. We love to make specific agendas including time requirement to stay productive and be respectful of everyone’s time.” - Cami Zimmer, Head of Corporate Communications & Strategic Relations
7. Molekule Consulting 3
Molekule Consulting ("Molekule") is a global consultancy headquartered in Miami, Florida. We partner with pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies providing actionable strategic and tactical insights. Leveraging primary research methodologies as the cornerstone of strategic development, Molekule supports the continuum of tactical and strategic decisions for pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device clients.
“Build aggressive, conservative, and realistic models of success when starting out, this will force you to consider and prepare for all eventualities. While you continue on the path of growth, stay elastic and be prepared to change over night.“ - David Alderman, President
8. iolo technologies 3
iolo technologies, LLC develops patented technology and award-winning software that repairs, optimizes, and protects computers and digital devices, enabling users to enjoy their full computing potential by keeping devices running fast and reliably. With a global sales presence in 33 countries and products in 11 languages, tens of millions of people have used iolo's products for their PC optimization, security, and data recovery needs since 1998. Today, iolo is widely recognized by both consumers and industry experts as a worldwide leader in the system utility software market. The Company's product line, distinguished by its flagship performance optimization suite System Mechanic®, is sold through more than 23,000 retail storefronts around the world and its software can also be purchased from leading major e-tailers, as well as a multitude of domestic and international distributors and resellers.
“Take the agile approach to development: create an MVP and release it to the customers, then take their feedback to heart and continue to develop. Be dynamic, use customer surveys and improve not just the product, but the marketing plan that goes along with it.“ - JJ Schoch, Vice President of Marketing
9. Meteorix 2
Meteorix empowers human resources and finance professionals to put the power of Workday to work. Going live is just the tip of the iceberg to us; our real value to customers comes in the form of ongoing, strategic consulting services. That long-term thinking creates customers for life. Since January 2011, we’ve combined an exclusive focus on Workday with proven expertise and innovation to deliver customer success with human capital management and financial solutions for multi-national organizations across a wide range of industries.
“Do your homework and know your audience, so that you can tailor the information you share to their specific needs. We also have a bi-weekly executive meeting to review all customer accounts and ensure customer success.” - Maureen Plowman, Vice President Marketing & Customer Success
10. TTG Consultants 2
TTG Consultants is a full service Human Resource Consulting firm providing outplacement/career transition, executive coaching & leadership development, retained executive search, sexual and workplace harassment prevention training, succession planning, teambuilding, and e-services. In addition, we also offer supervisor training and presentation skills coaching. All the above services are "consultant intensive," as TTG Consultants provides the lowest participant-to-coach ratio in the Human Resource Consulting industry. We feature the Birkman Method and 360° survey assessments. TTG Consultants also provides both on-site and online training programs (with Hollywood production values). Our consultants have experience in virtually every industry and function, and have resided in their locations for many years - thus providing significant and in-depth networks.
“How do you prepare for a career? What are my competencies, strengths, weaknesses, and my desire for structure, freedom, and management? Always prepare a detailed assessment so that you are ready to find that amazing career.” - David Bowman, Chairman & CEO