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All About Lix

Businesses are always looking to improve their image, whether it be how they actually present themselves personally or the logo that represents their business. Lix is a technological development that’s going to change the way we look at pens, one of the main reasons being because it’s actually a 3D-printing pen. The pen itself is incredibly lightweight and durable, and it has an abundance of different uses when it comes to the business industry. Plenty of people are in the field of designing and sketching out particular pieces and equipment that are needed by other companies/factories and such. Sketching out models or even developing prototypes (design prototypes that is) is a breeze when you’re making use of this pen, so clearly the benefits are there.

This would be ideal for the business that likes to keep everything hands on, when you’re designing and perfecting designs or styles digitally you just don’t feel like you have enough control. The new Lix 3D-printing pen allows you recreate your ideas in an environment that isn’t digitally optimized, and when you look at sketches and designs in the physical form you can notice a lot more of the intricacies. Businesses can use this product in an abundance of ways, they could take it upon themselves to create a 3D presentation to keep their clients (or even their investors) involved throughout the whole thing. Not only that, but the ideas that businesses are trying to get across will become much clearer when they make use of the Lix 3D-printing pen; it’s always nice to give your team a heads up when it comes to new designs and such (and what better way to manage that than with Lix!).

If you thought that these ideas were pretty well put together you’ll probably have a great time working with our consulting company (Kewl Consulting Inc.). We offer custom solutions and consulting services to put your business in the place it needs to be!

Photo credit to http://lixpen.com/
Garett Llorente

Garett Llorente

Garett Llorente, project manager at Kewl Consulting Inc.. Garett is a knowledgeable professional who makes an immediate positive impact on customer relationship management projects. He is known for responsible and accountable coordinated management skills and maintaining continuous alignment of program scope with strategic business objectives. To know more about Garett, visit http://garettllorente.com/

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Tesla Releases Their Technology to The Public

Tesla has taken it upon themselves to provide the general public with their technology (open-source that is). This is a great idea for a business, as it would allow for the dedicated community to actually work on any problems and negative traits regarding your design (or in this case the patents that Tesla has to offer the world). Electricity is something that the world is going to rely on for an extended period of time, and it doesn’t seem as if electricity is going to be deemed obsolete anytime soon. The daily routine of a person consists of electricity so much that not having it these days would cause an uproar, and the release of Tesla’s patents in the open-source form is just going to provide more opportunity to be innovative.

It’s all about being unique in your own right when it comes to the business world, and Tesla did a great job of developing their patents without having to put too much work in. Not only will the community come together to work on these Tesla-related projects, but it has the potential to turn into something even larger than we would have ever thought. Just think about it, what if somebody were to implement a way that changes our reliance on natural resources to electricity? It’s something that we can manufacture and control, so it would help the world for the better in the end of it all.

This is a business idea that had to be brought up by an innovative thinker, which is exactly what we have to offer on our team here at Kewl Consulting. Business are always looking to develop, but they don’t necessarily know how to go about it. We’re here to help you put all of the “puzzle pieces” together, and we can almost guarantee that your businesses service will improve after working with us.

 

 

Garett Llorente

Garett Llorente


Garett Llorente, project manager at Kewl Consulting Inc.. Garett is a knowledgeable professional who makes an immediate positive impact on customer relationship management projects. He is known for responsible and accountable coordinated management skills and maintaining continuous alignment of program scope with strategic business objectives. To know more about Garett, visit http://garettllorente.com/

Connect with Garett Llorente at LinkedIn

CRM Software Selection

CRM Software Selection — The Right Choice Depends on the Criteria You Use

With a lot of CRM (customer relationship management) software providers out there, finding the right one for your business can be quite tricky. Investing in the wrong one will not only waste your money, but will also affect your business functions. CRMs are great for managing the whole cycle of customer relationships – getting new clients, maintaining the existing clients, and laying groundwork for repeat business.

Our management analysts have shared three key factors involved in choosing the right CRMs. These factors will help you select a CRM software solution suitable for your business.

 

1. Know exactly what you want, don’t rely on assumptions

Create a clear picture of your business’ workflow on paper, list down the areas which your company struggles with, and then get into brainstorming with your team. Vendors often lure companies into buying CRM packages which appeal more to the buyer’s eyes and less to the business processes. Verify that the CRM you’re interested in meets all the important parameters on your checklist. Also, check for additional features, such as options for integrating your customer data with your accounting systems.

 

2. Can the software ‘grow’ as your business grows?

Certain CRM software solutions are excellent for managing data, daily activities, and reports; but they have limitations when it comes to scalability. A successful business is bound to grow, so the CRM product which you intend to buy needs to grow too. It has to be scalable. It shouldn’t take a sudden halt when its utilization begins to expand and increase. Do not opt for CRM solutions which have a lifetime of a year or a two only. Scalable CRM software solutions might cost you a bit more, but they are completely worth the money you put in.

 

3. Can you see yourself working in the software?

If the user interface of the CRM is not easy (and this is subjective), you might not find it comfortable to work with during the long run. There are many CRM solutions with the same set of features. In such a scenario, the user interface (the screen layouts, button sizes, colors, etc.), is what makes all the difference. If the interface is too confusing to you, it’s best to go for another CRM that has an easier interface.
So, if you find a CRM software solution that meets these 3 key factors, then do not let the cost factor get in between. CRM software solutions are a requirement for modern business models.

 

 

Diana Llorente

Diana Llorente


Diana Llorente, president of Kewl Consulting Inc.. Diana helps businesses improve the effectiveness of how they relate to their internal and external customers with first-class business solutions. She is known for her expert advice in guiding clients in CRM, Internet strategies, web development and project management. To know more about Diana Llorente, go to http://dianallorente.com/

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Business Content

Business Content – What’s Considered Strong?

Writing ‘good’ content, especially for business, needs to have flawless grammar and a highly professional tone, right? And, hiring a qualified writer should take care of creating content for a professional website, agreed?

 

Well, if that were to be the case, traffic generating sites would be ruled by Grammar Nazis. But the most attention-grabbing sites belong to creative content makers. While creating business content, the focus should not be on things such as sentence structure or vocabulary-rich words. Rather, the spotlight must be set on the subject matter of the content, and on the factors which appeal to a larger part of your target audience.

 

Keep the following mantras in mind while developing good website content:

Research… and then write

To start your research, check the websites publishing popular content related to your field. Study the structure and presentation techniques they use. Spend a little time on the comments left by the visitors on these sites. Check what they liked and what they didn’t. Also, keep an eye on the most recent news and widely discussed issues related to the topic you want to include in your content.

 

Know thy audience well

Who’s your audience? Which section of the crowd is your product meant for? Let’s say the product for which you are building the content is for teenagers. Think about the way teenagers talk. They keep things short, and mix them with slangs. To grab their attention, speak their language. But remember, using foul language and using popular slangs are two different things. Present your content in a conversational tone and speak your audience’s language.

 

Spark some energy

Writing impressive content is good, but making your readers (site visitors) get into action is called excellence. If your web content is for holiday destinations, then the writing must first make the reader ‘see’ the destinations. Second, they should long for visiting the destinations. And third, the content should provide them simple ways of reaching the destination, and give a gentle push to work out things faster for stepping outside the door.

 

It might not be easy in the first go, but as you begin writing for your website, you’ll be able to come up with your own methods and tricks.

 

 

Diana Llorente

Diana Llorente


Diana Llorente, president of Kewl Consulting Inc.. Diana helps businesses improve the effectiveness of how they relate to their internal and external customers with first-class business solutions. She is known for her expert advice in guiding clients in CRM, Internet strategies, web development and project management. To know more about Diana Llorente, go to http://dianallorente.com/

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How to Make A Person Look Like A Team of 100

How to Make 1 Person Look Like a Team of 100

You often see large corporate houses proudly mention their employee force. ‘We are a company of 2000 employees’ or ‘We have 900 professionals working…’ And so on. You get the picture. Now, this is fine when advertising for customers, highlighting the vastness of your organization. But as entrepreneurs or as leaders of business industries, do you really feel the strength when saying numbers? Experienced leaders have always taken pride in nurturing their teams. They train people with such distinct qualities and ways that each person gives the productivity of 100 people. Too far-fetched? Not really. Keep reading on to find out some good old practices which still yield results.

 

Today’s business models, processes and policies add too many restrictions on employees. Most of the times, they are well-aware of what NOT to do, rather than work towards what CAN be done.

 

Of course, you might be spending good money to train your managers, conducting in-house events like reward-n-recognition programs – to boost motivation, performance, and team-bonding. But are those ways really effective?

Here’s what you need to do, to empower your employees for becoming ultimate resources:

  1. Allow freedom: Don’t let your managers appear as mere management puppets. They need to be a leader-figure for their team. Give them the space and the opportunity to take decisions which are not primarily focused only to please you as a boss. Guide them, share best practices, and most importantly – keep room for marginal errors and learning activities.
  2. Feedback: Make your feedback sessions productive, not a lecturing session. Get them to point out their areas of weakness, and work with them to create plans for improvement.
  3. Reward and… consequences: We all know how to reward employees when they meet targets but what about when they just stay stagnant on average performances? Never encourage stagnant performance. Many mistake it for consistency. It’s not. Your employees need to excel. Be transparent when you aren’t happy with performances. Show them how warmly you treat the achievers in your organization. They need to strive for becoming achievers.
  4. Risk-takers: Give opportunities to calculated risk-takers. These are the ones who might someday be a skilled MD or a VP of your overseas branch. They are the heavy-weight champions. Involve them in projects which demand for initiatives and strategies.

 

Adding technology and boosting infrastructure is a must. But the true progress and accomplishments of organizations lie with the efficiency, dedication and commitment of strong employees.

 

 

Diana Llorente

Diana Llorente


Diana Llorente, president of Kewl Consulting Inc.. Diana helps businesses improve the effectiveness of how they relate to their internal and external customers with first-class business solutions. She is known for her expert advice in guiding clients in CRM, Internet strategies, web development and project management. To know more about Diana Llorente, go to http://dianallorente.com/

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CRM Projects - Kewl Consulting

CRM Projects — is There Really a Success Formula?

The success or failure of a CRM initiative is often dependent upon what happens after the software selection and initial implementation period has completed. During implementation, everyone is on high alert: internal communications about the project are frequent, training sessions and support are abundant, and managers are keenly aware of the change process impacting their teams.

But what happens after that initial implementation when everyone settles back into their daily routine?

This is when the true test for CRM occurs and often when statistics that give CRM a bad reputation set in:

“70% of CRM initiatives fail to achieve their expected objectives”

“90% of businesses can’t show a positive return on CRM”

“75% of CRM initiatives fail to substantially impact the customer experience”

These kinds of statistics can easily sway any seasoned project champion to stay clear of leading a CRM initiative. But what the statistics fail to highlight is a key element to the success of any project, CRM or otherwise, and that is: every project needs a strategy to succeed. Not just an objective. Not just a measurement to achieve or a goal post to aim for. But a strategy that plans for the successful and sustainable embracement of CRM.

 

 

Diana Llorente

Diana Llorente

 

Diana Llorente, president of Kewl Consulting Inc.. Diana helps businesses improve the effectiveness of how they relate to their internal and external customers with first-class business solutions. She is known for her expert advice in guiding clients in CRM, Internet strategies, web development and project management. To know more about Diana Llorente, go to http://dianallorente.com/

Connect with Diana Llorente at LinkedIn