Author: Paul Bredemeier

Expert Advice, Management, September 2021

What to Expect When You’re Expecting the Right Software for Your Business

Finding the right software these days can be difficult, as many software companies have become better at marketing their products than building them. When you begin your search for a new software application, there are four basic categories to consider:  Custom application ERP/CRM implementation (enterprise resource planning/customer relationship management) Low-code platform Off-the-shelf software Each of these options comes with advantages and disadvantages from both technical and non-technical perspectives, with many…

July 2021, Expert Advice, Management

Decision Making Without the Guesswork

Many business leaders use two general approaches when faced with making a decision. The first is the proverbial “gut feel,” that sixth sense or inner voice that provides deep insights while you stare out over the void of indecision. Not quite a mysterious energy field that binds the galaxy together, but their annual convention is not far away. This approach may also be called “bold” and “decisive” — implying decisions…

June 2021, Expert Advice

Grow Your Business Without Growing Your Payroll

With Americans looking to return to something resembling “normal” life, many businesses are seeing a surge in customers. After months of battening down the hatches to ride out the storm of lockdowns and drops in consumer spending, the clouds are moving on. The return of customers is near for some and may already be here for others. Those in home improvement, hospitality and, yes, even toilet paper have seen the…

April 2021, Expert Advice

Top Three Reasons Why Data-Driven Companies Are More Successful

We are hearing more and more talk about data. We constantly hear about the need for companies to rely on data and its growing importance. But what does it actually mean to be a data-driven company?  In simple terms, being data driven means relying on data and smart analytics to make important business decisions. So, your next question might be what kind of data are we talking about? Who gets…

March 2021, Expert Advice, Growth Strategy, Tech

What Is a Fractional Executive and Why Should I Use One?

The term “fractional executive” has been used more and more the last several years and is becoming a growing trend for mid-market companies and growing start-ups. The challenge is many business owners are unsure what a fractional executive is or when is it the right time to bring someone on board. And where do you find the right person?  Whether or not you should hire one depends on your business,…