A step-by-step guide to designing and implementing an amazing customer service culture In today's competitive business environment, keeping customers happy is the key to long-term success. But some businesses provide much better customer service than others. It's not always clear what works and what doesn't, and implementing new customer service practices midstream can be a difficult, chaotic task. Business leaders who want to transform their business culture into one of customer service excellence need reliable, proven guidance. Unleashing Excellence gives you practical tools and step-by-step guidance tailored to your company's individual customer service needs. It shows you how to navigate your teams through every step of the implementation process to achieve true customer service excellence. The book covers the training and education of your group, how to measure the quality of your service, how to build a culture of personal accountability, and how to recognize excellence and reward it. Fully revised to include updated information on the latest tools and best practices, as well as the stories and lessons learned from those organizations that have used the process described in the book. Offers proven best practices for designing and implementing an excellent customer service culture Simple format divides content into nine «leadership actions» that guide you through a step-by-step process Shows you how to build a common customer service vision for your entire organization Customer service is vital to the survival of your business. If you want to move your organization's customer service practices from good to great, Unleashing Excellence is the key.
Learn how to provide top-grade customer service anywhere, anytime with Salesforce Service Cloud Salesforce Service Cloud empowers your service organization to interact with customers through any channel and provide an individualized experience that will be worth sharing—for your customers and for your company. Salesforce Service Cloud For Dummies is one the first books to focus specifically on Salesforce Service Cloud software. With it, you'll discover how to set up a sophisticated support center for your business in a matter of a few hours. Whether you're a service executive, manager, support agent, or system administrator, you will discover how to maximize usage of Service Cloud through best practices and step-by-step guidelines. This book will help your customer service departments gain a holistic view of the customers they serve, and provide your customers with meaningful, efficient interactions. Examines how to enable your agents to provide efficient service Discusses how to interact with customers through any channel Offers insights on improving internal communication and collaboration Shows how to resolve customer's questions in a timely manner Take advantage of this opportunity to be heard above your competition with the help of Salesforce Service Cloud For Dummies.
Ever wondered how to make your computer do what you want it to? If so, then it is time to get coding!A Beginner's Guide to Coding is an easy-to-follow guide to the basics of coding, using the free programming languages of Scratch and Python. These step-by-step projects will have you talking to your own chatbot or making your own computer games in no time. Accessible, engaging and fun, this book is bursting with eye-catching illustrations and fantastic projects to introduce you to the world of coding.
The Consultant's Quick Start Guide offers a practical approach to setting up a consulting business. Throughout the guide, Elaine Biech–author of the best-selling The Business of Consulting–shares both her own secrets as well as those of numerous other successful consultants. With a focus on the business side of consulting, Biech takes you through a painless, fill-in-the-blanks, step-by-step process for setting up your consulting firm. New sections include: Why A Consulting Career—Five Reasons Why You May Be a Good Investment How Much Will Clients Pay? Your first «To Do» List What to call your business Creating and writing Business Plans Office Location Options Setting up your office, including Furnishing Your Office and planning your Technical Needs Electronic Records, including Monthly Expense Records, Revenue Projections, and Invoicing Staying Organized, including a Session Planner Determining your market niche Creating your marketing plan Developing your website Reviewing your first year with your family Electronic resource list, available online Skills And Knowledge Required of Consultants
The Complete, Authoritative Guide to Getting Started in Tax Consulting Tax consulting and return preparation is a fast-paced, dynamic industry-one that promises high earning potential. In this book, tax advisor Gary Carter shows you just what it takes to become an in-demand tax consultant. You'll discover how to break into the tax business, even with relatively limited education and training, and build a path to your new career with Carter's five-step formula for success. Brimming with expert advice from tax professionals and featuring up-to-the-minute coverage of everything from qualifications and employment opportunities to Internet resources, Getting Started in Tax Consulting shows you how to: * Assess your personality fit for the tax profession * Formulate your business plan for starting a tax practice * Find a niche for your tax services * Choose between a sole proprietorship, a partnership, a C corporation, an S corporation, and a limited liability company * Set your fees and market your services * Perform research-an essential skill of the tax professional * Make the IRS your partner and advisor-not your adversary * Start a Web-based tax service
Re-focus your business plan and achieve the success your business deserves Business owners, and their teams, often lose their way in the midst of the day-to-day stress of generating sales and profits. Whether your goal is selling millions of your product, expanding operations to a new location, or generating more profits, Start at the End offers a unique approach and action steps for business owners and entrepreneurs to redevelop your business plan and achieve ultimate success. You'll learn how to re-create your long-term vision and then make continuous progress in achieving that vision while continuing to hit your short-term goals. Start at the End offers inspiring stories of other entrepreneurs who have achieved significant success in this area, as well as easy-to-follow exercises and next steps. Shows how to develop a realistic business and financial model based on market data Explains how to identify and pursue new opportunities, raise capital, and build growth strategies Start at the End gives business owners a chance to take a step back, re-evaluate your business, and redesign your business plan to achieve the success you dreamed of when you first launched your company.
Ensure success when starting your small business with this must-have introductory guide Have you always wanted to know what it takes to run a successful small business? This easy-to-follow guide includes everything you need to know to get started. Turn your business idea into reality with handy information on all the basics, from learning how to create a strong business plan to developing a solid online presence. Create your first business plan – discover how to develop smart business strategies and build a roadmap for success Learn the legal jargon – protect your ideas and register your business properly Market your business strategically – establish who your key customers are, research your rivals, and create a killer marketing plan Take the stress out of bookkeeping – ensure all of your admin is covered, from choosing accounting software to handling petty cash Master online marketing – explore different ways to reach customers with keyword optimisation and other online tools Open the book and find: Advice about being your own boss Secrets for matching sales goals to savvy marketing strategies Guidelines for keeping your finances in shape A step-by-step guide to profit margins Tips on using social media to promote your business Learn to: Decide what type of small business is right for you Put together a winning business plan Understand your financial and legal obligations Maximise your online presence
Give your business the edge with crowd-power! Crowdsourcing is an innovative way of outsourcing tasks, problems or requests to a group or community online. There are lots of ways business can use crowdsourcing to their advantage: be it crowdsourcing product ideas and development, design tasks, market research, testing, capturing or analyzing data, and even raising funds. It offers access to a wide pool of talent and ideas, and is an exciting way to engage the public with your business. Crowdsourcing For Dummies is your plain-English guide to making crowdsourcing, crowdfunding and open innovation work for you. It gives step-by-step advice on how to plan, start and manage a crowdsourcing project, where to crowdsource, how to find the perfect audience, how best to motivate your crowd, and tips for troubleshooting.
How do I know if my idea will work? How do I decide on the business model? How do I find my audience? Your digital business start-up journey begins here. From the bestselling author of The Small Business Start-up Workbook, Cheryl Rickman brings you a thoroughly practical guide to starting up a digital business, covering the full journey from idea to exit, with easy-to-implement strategies to make your online venture an ongoing success. With a combination of tips, exercises, checklists, anecdotes, case studies and lessons learned by business leaders, this workbook will guide you through each step of digital business. Learn how to: • Assess whether your business idea will work online/digitally • Choose the right business model for your proposition and avoid wasting time • Assess demand, viability and uncover untapped needs and gaps in the market • Build a usable, engaging website and mobile app • Create a buzz using social networking • Drive high quality traffic to your site and convert visitors into paying customers • Use search engine optimization (SEO) and marketing (SEM) tools effectively • Raise finance and protect your business • Build and maintain a strong brand • Recruit and retain a strong team • Sell the business or find a suitable successor. Reviews for the book: “If you want advice on starting your own internet business, don’t ask me, read this book instead. It is more up-to-date and costs far less than a good lunch.” Nick Jenkins, Founder of Moonpig.com “This book excels in providing practical guidance on how to create a successful digital business which exceeds customer expectations and keeps customers happy each step of the way.” Scott Weavers-Wright, CEO of Kiddicare.com, and MD of Morrison.com (non-food) “If you read just one book on digital business, make it this one… It is inspirational, informative and interactive in equal measure. Highly recommended!” Rowan Gormley, Founder and CEO of NakedWines.com “Interspersed with inspiring and useful stories from successful entrepreneurs, this book can help aspiring business owners through a step-by-step process of refining their start-up ideas and building a solid business.” Elizabeth Varley, Founder and CEO of TechHub
Step by step guide to connecting all your electronic devices into one network A home network allows you to share Internet connections, photos, video, music, game consoles, printers, and other electronic gadgets. This do-it-yourself guide shows you step by step how to create a wired or wireless network in your home. In the For Dummies tradition of making technology less intimidating, Home Networking Do-It-Yourself For Dummies breaks down the process into easy steps with clear instructions. Increasing broadband speeds, cellular technology, the explosive growth of iPhone sales, and the new Home Group feature in Windows 7 all contribute to a booming interest in home networking This step-by-step guide walks do-it-yourselfers through the process of setting up a wired or wireless network with Windows 7 and Windows Vista Demonstrates how to connect desktops or laptops, printers, a home server, a router, high-speed Internet access, a video game system, a telephone line, and entertainment peripherals Shows how to share files, music, and video, and connect to an iPhone Provides maintenance and troubleshooting tips Home Networking Do-It-Yourself For Dummies enables you to take advantage of everything a home network can offer without hiring a technology wizard.
Don't get down, get started instead-with Fresh Start Bankruptcy Well over a million Americans suffer the trauma of bankruptcy every year. But many don't know that bankruptcy may be the ideal opportunity to rein in their out-of-control finances, get back on their feet, and start over anew. Fresh Start Bankruptcy is a friendly and non-intimidating guide that walks you step by step through the filing process and provides the sympathetic, expert advice you need to survive the ordeal. Attorneys Deborah Herman and Robin Bodiford provide the informed perspective that makes tough decisions simple. They'll help you decide whether you should retain legal counsel or move forward on your own. And if you do decide to go it alone, you'll find all the professional advice you need to make the process as quick and painless as possible. You'll learn which chapter to file and how to do it, how to protect your assets and deal with creditors, how to repair your credit, and how to navigate bankruptcy court. Personal anecdotes included in the book prove that people of all walks of life have gone through the process and come out stronger than before– and you can too! So, no matter how your financial troubles came about, stop worrying and start over with the positive outlook and thoughtful guidance you'll find only in Fresh Start Bankruptcy.
It's one of the toughest economies in years, but don't fear-the doctor is in Are you among the thousands of retailers frustrated by market challenges and looking for ways to take control of your business? Are you looking for the advice of an expert consultant, but unable to spend the money? Then The Retail Doctor's Guide to Growing Your Business is for you. By providing a step-by-step approach to evaluate your current business practices, The Retail Doctor offers professional guidance Redesign your organizational structure Reap the maximum returns on your investment Keep your business financially healthy Following the advice in these pages will help you devise a sound strategy to accomplish your goals and outperform your competitors. You'll also gain clear insight into all areas of human resource management, sales training, merchandising methods, and marketing. While your competitors are looking for a magic bullet to solve their problems, with The Retail Doctor's Guide to Growing Your Business, you can be making changes that will guarentee enormous returns and financial success.
The quick and easy way to manage money and achieve financial goals The recent economic meltdown has left people in terrible financial shape with little idea of how to turn things around. Using Morningstar's time-tested strategies and sensible approach to money management, Morningstar's 30-Minute Money Solutions: A Step-by-Step Guide to Managing Your Finances breaks down important financial tasks into do-able chunks, each of which can be accomplished in 30 minutes or less. The practical, no-nonsense book Lays out the tools to get organized, including how to create a filing and bill paying system Details how to find the best uses for one's money, as well as how to properly invest for savings, college, and retirement Other titles by Benz: Morningstar® Guide to Mutual Funds: Five Star Strategies for Success These are uncertain times. Morningstar's 30-Minute Money Solutions provides expert guidance on all aspects of personal money management, and it does so in quick, easily digestible steps.
The complete guide to a successful Twitter marketing campaign Twitter is a microblogging service that's changing the way we communicate. Marketers recognize its value, and Twitter Marketing: An Hour a Day offers marketers, advertisers, brand managers, PR professionals, and business owners an in-depth guide to designing, implementing, and measuring the impact of a complete Twitter strategy. Expert author Hollis Thomases acquaints you with the Twitterverse, its conventions, and its fascinating demographics and statistics. She then teaches you step by step how to effectively craft successful branding and direct response strategies that can be scaled to any organization and its objectives. Twitter Marketing: An Hour a Day uses interesting case studies, success stories, anecdotes, and examples to demonstrate how to use Twitter metrics in order to inform strategic direction. You'll discover how top companies-large and small-have leveraged this exciting communications platform. Twitter has become a phenomenon with 32 million users, including major companies such as Apple, JetBlue, and CNN This step-by-step guide explains the demographics, shows how companies are using Twitter, and explains how to scale the approach to your enterprise The detailed coverage includes the basics for Twitter newcomers and explores all elements of a successful strategy Expert author Hollis Thomases shows how to set goals, develop and implement a plan, attract followers, and measure the impact of a campaign The in-depth book explains how to maintain momentum and explores such issues as contests, promotions, and crisis management Twitter Marketing: An Hour a Day is the ultimate guide to succeeding one tweet at a time!