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4 Questions to Ask When Planning Effective Customer Messages
Customer Service

4 Questions to Ask When Planning Effective Customer Messages

When it comes to communicating with your customers, just a few minutes of planning will save you time, energy and possibly, trouble, later down the line.
Peter Gasca
Pay Attention to the Signals in the Noise of Entrepreneurship
Listening

Pay Attention to the Signals in the Noise of Entrepreneurship

Learn to read the signs that show healthy customer engagement, satisfaction with a service and successful performance by employees.
Aneil Mishra
How My 5-Year-Old Helped Me Better Understand Customers
Entrepreneurship

How My 5-Year-Old Helped Me Better Understand Customers

Immersed in their own work flow and priorities, clients might not communicate directly -- without some of these techniques.
Kumar Srivastava
5-Star Customer Service Should Hurt a Little
Customer Service

5-Star Customer Service Should Hurt a Little

Wowing your customers is a powerful tool, but when it's done right, it also should hurt a little.
Norm Merritt
3 Mistakes That Undermine Using Social Media for Customer Service
Customer Engagement

3 Mistakes That Undermine Using Social Media for Customer Service

In just five years social media has gone from an innovation in customer service to a requirement. Not every company is getting it right.
Ekaterina Walter
The 3 Essentials Customers Want Most
Customer Service

The 3 Essentials Customers Want Most

Few businesses sell anything the customer can't buy somewhere else but customers who feel acknowledged and valued are less likely to shop around.
Tor Constantino
Customers Are Not Always Right. They Are Just Never Wrong.
Customer Service

Customers Are Not Always Right. They Are Just Never Wrong.

Follow these steps to resolve most matters when clients' service expectations are not met.
Zeke Adkins
10 Ways to Discover Customer Sentiment About Your Business
Customer Relationship Management

10 Ways to Discover Customer Sentiment About Your Business

Random complaints or compliments are no substitute for systematically keeping tabs what your customers have to say.
John Rampton
5 Valuable Concepts I Learned Working for a Multibillion-Dollar Firm
Lessons

5 Valuable Concepts I Learned Working for a Multibillion-Dollar Firm

A startup CEO describes how his experience at Bain Capital shaped the way he approaches business.
Rob Biederman
To Grow Your Customer Base Focus on EOA: Early, Often and Always
The Grind

To Grow Your Customer Base Focus on EOA: Early, Often and Always

When your company is small and new, it's the first customers to sign on who can make or break your business.
Sarah Haselkorn
Becoming Indispensable to Your Customers
Customer Service

Becoming Indispensable to Your Customers

Your approach to value creation must begin with, be in partnership with and end with the customer
Adrian Davis
Win Customer Loyalty With an Unexpected Experience
Customer Service

Win Customer Loyalty With an Unexpected Experience

Turn a value-added service into a truly unique offering to inspire repeat business, suggests the author of a new client-service book, 'Sprinkles.'
Chip R. Bell
4 Strategies for Getting Paid Faster
Ask the Money Guy

4 Strategies for Getting Paid Faster

The Money Guy has tips for shrinking the window of time between mailing an invoice and receiving some income.
10 Ways to Keep Making Your Clients Happier and Happier
Customer Retention

10 Ways to Keep Making Your Clients Happier and Happier

Research and common sense agree. The least expensive and most effective marketing is retaining the clients you already have.
Rocco Baldassarre