Category Archives: November 2011 Contest

November 2011’s Winner is…

Greetings again! After a 50% increase in views/votes in October, November saw an additional 20% increase!  But a strange thing happened this month… in spite of having six solid ideas to vote on, the overwhelming majority of votes went to … Continue reading

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November 2011: Vote Now for The Supplier Spotlight Contest!

Wow! On the heels of getting over 600 views & votes for October’s contest (50% more than Sept.!), I received a record-breaking 8 entries from registered SBEs for this month’s SPOTLIGHT contest… Unfortunately, two submissions came from SBEs that didn’t have their … Continue reading

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Submission #1: A Good Corporate Citizen Program Pays Dividends

FACT: The Good Corporate Citizen initiative has been adopted by most every Fortune 500 company in the USA. The next wave of this movement will be for Fortune corporations to ensure their suppliers are in step with these guidelines. Data … Continue reading

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Submission #2: Top 10 Sales Tips

Mackay’s Top 10 Sales Tips As a common practice in many organizations, we forward articles to our leadership and sales teams we feel adds value, drives process, or reinforces our mission. This past week a brief review of Harvey Mackay’s … Continue reading

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Submission #3: Driving Incremental Improvements

Monthly Round Table Meetings Every month managers from each department meet off-site to discuss current projects, areas for improvement, short-term goals and long-term goals for their departments. This includes members from our marketing, sales, customer service, operations, accounting and senior … Continue reading

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Submission #4: Aggressive Asset Management

Here are a few of the ideas and changes we’ve implemented that have significantly improved our bottom line profitability: Aggressive Asset Management We evaluated all of our assets against a specific set of criteria and sold off equipment and vehicles … Continue reading

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Submission #5: Diversify Your Customer Base

The Sartell Group has been doing software development since 1998, experiencing year over year growth. Growth has been driven by a long term partnership in the Government and Corporate sectors with a Fortune 500 company. For years, we’ve discussed the … Continue reading

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