Get Client Feedback Without Overloading Your Inbox

Get Client Feedback Without Overloading Your Inbox

How often has email communications with clients been a detriment to a project? We have some truly atrocious stories of group email threads with team members and clients to keep everyone on the same page. The ‘reply all’ thread gets muddy really fast. Then the communication both internally and externally gets pretty messy and very…

Meetings Done Right

Meetings Done Right

The one thing most people hate about their work week are unnecessary meetings. We are a remote team, so meetings are how we connect as a team and get things done. We have a few tips up our sleeve on how we make meetings easy to plan, fun, but also impactful. First, we don’t schedule…

11 Benefits of a Cloud Operating System

11 Benefits of a Cloud Operating System

Doing business in the cloud is not new. People all over the world use different pieces of software that live “in the cloud” to work through business processes everyday. But how is that different from a cloud-based operating system? All of your company’s data is stored in a single place; Different teams within an organization…

Team chat: Mismanaged Software Projects

Team chat: Mismanaged Software Projects

We recently had a team chat about mismanaged software projects. We’ve had some clients come to us after a previous software project went wrong. We now have some insight on how to prevent software projects that go over budget and over time on the front end of a project. Watch our convo and let us know your thoughts as a software development team as well. If you are a company and have had a software project that didn’t go as planned, we’d love to hear your story in the comments.

Workplace Hacks: Efficiency For The Win

Workplace Hacks: Efficiency For The Win

At a certain point, closing more business can actually do more harm than good. We’ve seen this happen most often when businesses are trying to grow past the $2-$5 Million in revenue mark. You can hustle to $1-$2 Million in revenue, but sustainable growth beyond that point requires new behavior.

Operational Memory: What is it and what are the downfalls?

Operational Memory: What is it and what are the downfalls?

The days of working the same 9-5 for 40+ years seem to be on the path of extinction. Automation and a moderately consistent push to “try something new” means team members might not always stick to one company for their entire career. What does this mean if a valued team member gains plenty of information on their work responsibilities and/or their client? How will a company replace such a valued asset if that person leaves? No matter what, an experienced team member can easily gain strong operational memory during their time in a work position. Companies and businesses need systems to help pass this memory to other team members.

What is Bento Systems?

Bento Systems is enterprise-class business management software, at a price that any business can afford. So what does that really mean? Enterprise-class? Not too long ago, we used to build custom software to solve specific problems. At least what we thought were specific problems. As it turns out, most of the problems a single business…

Tips for sales managers: 3 ways to sell more this year

Tips for sales managers: 3 ways to sell more this year

If you work in sales management for your company, then you’re probably under a lot of pressure to constantly reinvent your approach to sales to fit with the most recent trends. It can be hard for even experienced professionals to know what to do to make your business stand out, and what not to do to avoid making a bad impression. So, here are three tips to upping your sales game this year.