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Mobile Workforce Management

Janitorial Management: What You Need To Know

TAGGED: Mobile Workforce Management, Industry News

The janitorial services industry employs nearly two million individuals in the United States alone. Clearly the industry has its appeal, but with so many people working in it, there are bound to be issues surrounding personnel. Below we discuss the top three janitorial management pain points and how supervisors can work to combat them.

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Optimizing Roofing Forms Software

TAGGED: Field Activity Management, Industry News

Owning and operating a roofing business comes with a lot of responsibility. Since the nature of the work directly impacts the safety of roofing technicians and building occupants, there is little room for error. Utilizing a roofing forms software encourages accountability in your field team and increases efficiency throughout your company as a whole. Below we’ll explore three types of essential roofing mobile forms that any business in the industry should be using.

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Starting a Residential Cleaning Business: Marketing 101

TAGGED: Industry News

The cleaning industry is a lucrative one, having generated $51 billion in revenue in 2015 alone. That being said, there is definitely an allure to starting a residential cleaning business. While you may have the entrepreneurial and managerial experience to launch a successful cleaning company, marketing your business can present an entirely new challenge. Here we will analyze some of the marketing basics for residential cleaning services.

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Growing Business through Public Relations

TAGGED: Insights

Contrary to the understanding of many business owners, public relations is not limited to management of media communications. Rather, public relations forms a crucial part of the strategic objectives of a company. When aligned with a company’s objectives, PR is a powerful tool that could be used to boost promotion campaigns, create publicity, and spur a company’s growth. Subsequently, an effective PR plan is an essential management tool that is at the core of any company’s quest to perfect its public image.

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How Businesses & Consumers Use Mobile Data Collection Software

TAGGED: Technology - Cloud and Mobile, Field Activity Management

When surfing the web or logging into social media accounts, consumers are usually aware that their every move is being tracked and analyzed, as evidenced by the appearance of advertisements tailored to their exact preferences. The thought of these tactics being used in the physical retail landscape, however, can feel illegal at worst and creepy at best.

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How To Use Retail Audit Software as Your CPG Business Expands

TAGGED: Merchandising, Field Activity Management

One challenge that scaling CPG companies face is their reliance on a geographically dispersed workforce to capture essential merchandising data from various retail locations around the country. Monitoring your own inventory as well as checking up on competitors’ activity is critical for your bottom line. In this post, we will discuss three types of merchandising reports that every CPG business experiencing national growth should be using, all of which can be created with retail audit software.

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Using Street Team Promotion To Scale Your CPG Business

TAGGED: Mobile Workforce Management, Industry News

There’s no perfect time to scale your consumer packaged goods business, but as you begin to meet sales goals and build a strong financial buffer, you’re probably starting to think big. Increasing distribution and expanding into new retail locations won’t lead to successful growth, however, unless your marketing efforts can keep up.

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Here Comes New Ideas for Sales Coaching

TAGGED: Sales, Mobile Workforce Management

In the modern world, coaching is the single best way for a leader to improve a sales team's performance, and doing so is one of the best ways to gain a competitive advantage. However, today's customers have higher expectations than past generations, meaning that while coaching is more important than ever, it is also more difficult.

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The Best of Beverage Packaging for Small Businesses

TAGGED: Industry News

The beverage industry is saturated with emerging companies trying to bring their drinks to retail. Aside from offering a high-quality product, having unique packaging is one way to attract consumers and generate buzz about your brand. Small businesses and startups often do not have the luxury of being easily recognizable to consumers. To overcome this challenge, young brands should take advantage of the wide variety of stand-out packaging options that are available today. Packaging that is especially practical, a conversation-starter, or representative of a brand’s mission can help boost sales for beverage SMBs.

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Picking the Right Personnel: Scaling Your CPG Business for Growth

TAGGED: Mobile Workforce Management, Insights

Making the decision to scale your CPG company is not just about crunching the numbers; it’s also about the people. Competent and committed employees are any business owner’s biggest asset, offering flexibility and creativity even in the face of rapid change. In fact, your core team can even drive down costs without jeopardizing sustainable growth. For example, a 2012 McKinsey & Company report found that only about 50% of the interactions involved in making critical decisions at large CPG companies were perceived to truly add value. Carefully attracting and retaining the right employees reduces those kinds of inefficiencies and makes growing pains a little more manageable in three key ways.

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