Flexible Work Schedule: Pros & Cons

Posted by Vaughn Pourchot on 4/2/20 10:00 AM

 

How cool is it we are fortunate enough to live in world where we are no longer limited to accomplishing all of our work from the confines of an office? Working from home is a blessing, but it is not for everyone. There are many factors management must consider before giving their employees this liberty.

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Topics: AICPA, APA, ASAE, career guidance, Flexible Work, HRCI, SHRM, technology, Time Management, Work Schedules

Marketing Automation vs. Traditional Marketing

Posted by Vaughn Pourchot on 3/26/20 9:00 AM

 

When you consider marketing automation, it's easy to think about how far the world of marketing has evolved over the last century. We could even go back 1,000 years if we wanted but we're going to focus on the last 100 years since it encompasses the advent of radios, television, computers and Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning.

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Topics: AICPA, APA, Artificial Intelligence, ASAE, HRCI, marketing, online education, online marketing, SHRM, technology

Buyer's Remorse: Everyone has a story

Posted by Vaughn Pourchot on 3/19/20 9:00 AM

Regretful Purchases

Who doesn't have a story they continue to tell about a regretful purchase? We are used to hearing people reference 'Buyer's Remorse' when speaking about large purchases along the lines of homes and cars. However, this concept can apply to any purchase, all the way down to a $10 trinket. 

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Topics: AICPA, APA, ASAE, buyer beware, buyer's remorse, CPA, earbuds, headphones, HRCI, refund, SHRM, technology

Third-Party Providers: Makers or Breakers?

Posted by Vaughn Pourchot on 2/6/20 12:00 PM

All too often, we find ourselves discussing the great things that technology, education and business do to enrich our daily lives. Today we break the trend and will explore the opposing side of the benefits we can take for granted. To do this, we are going to explore the third-party provider world and when it fails us miserably.

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Topics: Apple Maps, Apple Maps fail, fail, Google Maps, infusionsoft, overcome, technology, third party provider

What is Cloud Computing?

Posted by Vaughn Pourchot on 1/30/20 9:00 AM

It is time for some tech talk. In this blog, we are going to discuss a pivotal element that everyone uses in their everyday life, whether they know it or not - Cloud Computing.

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Topics: cloud, cloud computing, quantum computer, technology, The Colossus, Tommy Flowers, turing machine

Why Business Automation is Worth Your Time

Posted by Erica Bass on 11/21/19 9:00 AM

Could Your Job Be Automated?

Chances are, even as far as technology has come, your job couldn't be automated... BUT something you do on a regular basis probably could be. According to a 2017 McKinsey Global Institute study , less than 5% of all occupations are candidates for complete business automation using current technologies. However, the same study estimates that nearly 50% of all current tasks humans are paid to perform could be automated using already-existing technologies. Okay, so... what does that mean for us, the people whose tasks could be automated?! The answer is... a few things.
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Topics: career guidance, In the News, technology, Tips + Tricks, efficiency

Cost Benefit Analysis

Posted by Vaughn Pourchot on 2/19/19 9:00 AM

There are multiple ways to make decisions when faced with a critical crossroads. Some of us will shoot from the hip and trust our gut. Others may freeze and fail to even make a decision. Then there are those who will methodically map out the theoretical consequences of each option and go with the one that provides the most value add or, in some cases, does the least amount of damage. This is a Cost-Benefit Analysis.

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Topics: Business, In the News, technology

Business Tools for SMBs

Posted by Erica Bass on 12/11/18 9:00 AM

In an increasingly online marketplace with business automation as the next frontier of every strategy, your company is only as strong as the business tools you are using. A business’s software "stack" decides how agile it can or cannot be, especially in making the most of available manpower. While that is crucial to the success of SMBs, it goes for larger businesses too.

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Topics: Business, marketing, technology, Tips + Tricks, efficiency

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