Managing and Motivating a Talented and Driven Sales Team Isn’t Easy

Roberta LewissmartPRENEUR Blog Series

Managing and motivating a seasoned sales force isn’t an easy feat by any means.  The more successful a salesperson becomes, the more difficult it becomes to motivate and get them to participate in regular programs and incentives.  In fact, the top performers are the salespeople you'll need to spend the most time managing.  The top sales performers are typically the ...

Are you managing time or is time managing you?

Tom CoffinsmartPRENEUR Blog Series

“Take care of the minutes and the hours will take care of themselves” Lord Chesterfield British statesman, diplomat, a man of letters, and an acclaimed wit of his time PRODUCT The systems integration business is unique in many ways. However it has commonality with virtually every other business that sells products that need to be installed. You as the business ...
The smartPRENEUR Guest Faculty

The smartPRENEUR Blog/Podcast Season 3 Preview

Tom CoffinsmartPRENEUR Blog Series

Welcome to Season 3 Our goal with Simply Reliable's smartPRENEUR Blog and Podcast is simple really. We want to provide actionable ideas to help you improve your business. We recognize that you have limited time. So the smartPRENEUR Blogs are designed to provide 2-3 ideas that can be read in about 3-5 minutes. Likewise The smartPRENEUR Podcast is designed to ...
Looking back to move forward

A Look Back to Move Forward

Tom CoffinsmartPRENEUR Blog Series

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” George Santayana Deja Vu Have you ever started writing or documenting how you want something done only to later find a file that was created previously, sometimes years ago, and you realize, “I’ve already done this work.” I think this happens to all of us. The first week of January ...
What did you learn? How did you grow?

What did you learn? How did you grow?

Tom CoffinsmartPRENEUR Blog Series

I hope you had a great year. I did. This is not the place where I bestow the virtues of Simply Reliable’s solutions: smartOFFICE Online, smartOFFICe Mobile, and designMACHINE. Suffice it to say our subscribers seem pleased with the advances put forth in 2022. We delivered more features into the mobile app such as time tracking, work order task management, ...
Breathe

It’s Good To Take A Breath and Appreciate Your World

Tom CoffinsmartPRENEUR Blog Series

Do you pride yourself on being a work-aholic? Your typical day starts before the sun comes up. You didn’t sleep well last night because your mind was racing with thoughts; things to accomplish, goals to smash, phone calls to be made, designs to do. Do you often say “I can't, I'm too busy?” Busy for the sake of being busy ...