Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

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There are traditions that you look forward to every holiday season.  A few of our family favorites would include taking an excursion to Chicago to view the decorated department store windows on Michigan Avenue, donating to the Salvation Army bell ringers (an especially big thrill for young children), and staying after hours to see the lights (and sleeping animals) at Lincoln Park Zoo.  Here at the Global Resources, it’s all about Toys For Tots, our Food Drive, and the giant snowflakes that magically dangle above our desks and deck our hallways!

Kim directed…

Global Resources Reviews: Don’t Settle For Mediocrity

Don't Settle

Situation

Client responsible for running a well established franchise (over 70 years) specializing in Oriental rug, carpet, tile & grout and upholstery cleaning, sought Global Resources’ assistance in developing processes to assist him in managing the growth and eventual expansion of the business.

Process

“The GR consultant has helped our company by offering solutions for organizational structure, qualifying individuals for positions in our company, producing customized tools that reveal clarity for decision making, which helps management make sound decisions when it comes time to grow and expand the company.  He also helped set up

Launching Our Annual Food Drive

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Kim checks out the almost full (with four weeks still until Xmas!) Food Drive bins;
the generosity of her coworkers continues to astound her.

We celebrate the holiday season at Global Resources not just with decorations, cards and gifts, but by reaching out to those less fortunate through our Food Drive.  Once again, Kim has organized the launch of this annual event, obtaining donation bins, creating flyers and sending out email blasts.  It is a personal crusade for Kim to help prevent hunger in our community.

Bags, bags, bags!

This year, working with the…

Global Resources Reviews: Life Changing Experience

Business consulting services were life changing for these small business owners!

Situation

A husband and wife team had owned and operated a plumbing business for nearly ten years.  They employed Global Resources’ expertise in facilitating operational improvements as well as provide management education and training.

Process

Their GR consultant “has been an amazing teacher and mentor to us.  Neither my husband nor I, have a business background.  We were just a plumber and a nurse that followed a dream.

He was very patient and explained everything in great detail.  He made sure we understood every concept and process before we made any implementations.  We were very happy

6 Ways For Your Business To Beat The Flu

Small Business Flu Prevention 101

Prevention is the best strategy when it comes to the flu!

Flu season runs from October to May.  While the news may be filled with Ebola stories, the reality of the situation is that seasonal flu is far more likely to disrupt your business.  Per the www.Flu.gov website, “each flu season, nearly 11 million workdays are lost due to the flu.  That equals approximately $7 billion per year in sick days and lost productivity.”  Unlike Ebola, there are preventive measures that you can take as a business owner to protect your employees, your company, and…

Global Resources Reviews: Retirement Is Finally Feasible

Retirement Planning for Small Business Owners

Situation

A wholesale grocery supplier contracted with Global Resources for a business enhancement project with one major objective—a viable exit plan.

“If someone told me 22 years ago that the business I started, at the time, would survive and become what it is today, I probably would have laughed.  I consider luck, opportunity, strategy, along with working hard and being focused, as the factors that have contributed to what we are now.

I value this success, dearly, and my wish of having the management team to be able to run the business, after my retirement, has

Even Scarier Than Last Year!

Halloween Jack O Lantern

The finance department has once again turned their office area into a haunted attraction.  Jack o’ lanterns glow, monsters lurk above, and desks are under attack from giant spiders.  Shout out to Wonder for organizing all the decorations!

Global Resources Reviews: The Sky’s The Limit!

The Sky's The Limit

Situation

A client owning a neighbor bar, restaurant and live music venue with two popular locations had a trusted business associate recommend Global Resources to assist with their organizational improvements.

Process

“We were a bit skeptical, due to our past experiences with other consulting firms,” but their GR analyst hit the ground, running.  “We were shown some cold hard facts that we’ve mismanaged a lot of our resources over the past 11 years that we’ve been in business.  I was most impressed with how quickly and concisely that he was able to explain everything.  Other firms that

New Healthier Vending Arrives At GR!

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It was with great anticipation that we watched our new vending machines being installed and then filled with healthier beverage, snack and meal selections.  While we had the opportunity to taste-test a selection of the healthy menu items provided by Mastercraft, earlier in the year, we couldn’t wait to have full access on a daily basis!

Many choices recall the popular ‘Eat This, Not That!’ book series, offering healthier versions of our favorite impulse vending choices.  There something to accommodate every type of diet restriction imaginable from sugar free, low sugar, corn syrup free, artificial sweetener free, caffeine free, low…

Global Resources Reviews: A True Business Partner

QuickBooks Business Consulting

Situation

The owners of a well established convenience store engaged Global Resources for a project, because “we knew that we needed assistance since our profits had diminished over the last year.  We also were not full taking advantage of our QuickBooks system, just using it for writing checks.”

Process

The Global Resources’ consultant “quickly helped us to identify where we needed to change and, together, we put a plan in place to improve our business.

We looked at every aspect of the store, from building a new sales plan, making changes to the Deli operation, increasing prices, establishing