An industrial packaging company contracted with Global Resources seeking operational improvements, but with some trepidation. “One concern, of course, was cost. But more importantly, I was concerned about opening up my business, and myself, to outside scrutiny, to changing the ways that we did business and how this would affect my company, my staff, my customers and myself.”
“I must say that the experience has been overwhelmingly positive.” Their GR consultant, “worked with me and my staff regarding every aspect of our business. Personnel decisions, work flow, receivables, professional development and many more areas were put under…
Global Resources’ Annual Meeting is just around the corner and Kim and Sarah are hard at working assembling all the nametags, handouts and folders to be distributed to our attendees. It’s a long, extremely detail-orientated process that involves box after box of materials to be sorted and arranged. Temporary tables line the hallway for this time intensive task.
Hats off to Kim and Sarah for managing this great paper trail!
A plumbing contractor, specializing in septic and leaching system installation, maintenance and repair for nearly 15 years, was ‘first skeptical of the phone call” telling him that Global Resources had the key to what his business needed.
“I knew the direction that I wanted to go, but I didn’t know how I was going to get there. Having been working nearly 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, I was literally at my wit’s end.”
He then had a visit from two analysts who further assured him that “we would not be disappointed.”…
Coworkers at Global Resources celebrate Valentine’s Day by using it to express appreciation for each others’ hard work all year long.
One of our road-warrior consultants surprised his entire corporate support team with lovely vases of flowers.
The ladies in the finance department wore red and decorated their offices with Valentine Day balloons.
They also had a special visitor, who (before leaving to go to school) handed out valentines and gift bags!
“Prior to Global Resources arrival, I felt like the Captain on a sinking ship, arranging the deck chairs as my ship is slowly disappearing on the horizon and headed towards the bottom of the sea. I truly believe that our consultant saved our lives,” stated the owner of auto body shop which has been offering a full range of collision repair for over 40 years.
The client was pleasantly surprised as to how quickly the Global Resources team arrived in order to “turn my business around.” His consultant taught him how to effectively manage his company and…
It has been an unusually snowy winter this year in the Midwest with our area receiving more than two feet of snow before the New Year (normally, the snow doesn’t start to fall until after the holiday). We could let it get us down, or we could take it in stride and celebrate how our employee parking lot has turned into a winter wonderland.
Perhaps a slice of life blog? Should we showcase how we clean our cars before driving home?
It’s always good to clean the entire vehicle, so that the snow doesn’t drift off the roof,…
Client in the lawn care and irrigation industry sought Global Resources in developing processes to assist him in managing the financial health and growth of his business.
The Global Resources’ consultant worked with the client to develop a new managerial perspective and a more responsive and flexible culture. “We have had many discussions that have been very beneficial in shifting my attitudes about the management of the business and the need to develop and monitor processes that are critical to company’s survival and growth, including the ability to look towards the future…
Global Resources was brought in by a client that had specialized in truck and trailer repair services for over twenty years in order to access their operations and “actually put systems in place to realize change.”
First, their GR analyst conducted a deep dive in the corporate books. He “identified a huge revenue hole the first day or two that he was here. This was a giant find and we immediately implemented a change in calculating gross margin on our parts.” Next, their GR consultant spent two weeks working “diligently every day to identify issues and to…
A manufacturer and distributor in the construction industry, after a period of growth and expansion, sought Global Resources’ assistance with the problem of employee accountability. “I had no way to measure staff performance; there were no job descriptions. I knew that I had too many employees at my production level, but I could not figure out what ‘seat on the bus’ everybody should occupy.”
The client expressed frustration that while he and wife were showing up each day to work, all their employees seemed to be getting paid “to just hang out.” As the management team, they had…
The owner of a well established auto repair company had reached a turning point due to the recession, “I’ve been running a lean crew and pretty much have been working ‘in’ the business, instead of ‘on’ it. I’ve been so stressed that I’ve been considering selling my business, but I know that takes time, and that we would obtain a better price if we were more profitable.” When approached by Global Resources, at this critical juncture, the client decided to sign up for the strategic planning, business evaluation and tax planning program.
Client was knowledgeable about business…