Prepping For Our Annual Meeting At Global Resources

Sophie Shows Off Nametags She Stuffed

Once again, it’s time for our Annual Meeting, when all of the Global Resources’ analysts, consultants and management gather to share best practices tested in the field, review all the recent regulatory and tax changes that affect GR clients, and enjoy networking time among colleagues.

Behind the Scenes at Global Resources…


Temporary work tables were set up.  Kimmie (above) and Sarah, then worked on assembling the endless stacks of handouts, worksheets, CD/DVDs, etc. to be distributed to the attendees (literally, boxes and boxes of materials).  Additionally, Sophie printed, stuffed, and arranged in alphabetical order the hundreds of…

Global Resources Reviews: To Ensure Profitability Amidst Growth

Global Resources Brought About Positive Change For This SmallBiz Owner

Situation

As the owner of a successful business selling garage doors and installation, along with other home improvement products, the client sought Global Resources’ assistance with a restructuring project to “establish a climate of change that would allow me to confront issues impacting the profitability and functionality of my company.”

“As a small business owner that had built and managed a business from the ground up with no formal training, I had been challenged in effectively managing the growth that we have experienced over the past year.

Furthermore, my staff and I were not equipped

Our Food Drive Was A Success!

Food Drive Donations at Global Resources, LLC.

Kim inspects the donations.

Kim was happy to report that we amassed seven full bins of food and two bins of paper goods/bags for the Libertyville Food Pantry, our best Food Drive ever!  Kim rounded up volunteers to pack the food for delivery; thanks to Peter and Tom for stepping forward to do the heavy lifting.  Thanks also to all our coworkers at Global Resources for bringing in their donations to help prevent hunger in our community.  As Kim likes to say, “Every can helps!”

 

Kim poses next to the row of bins.…

Global Resources Reviews: Financials, Marketing & E-Commerce Are Back On Track

Financials, Marketing & E-Commerce

Situation

The client, a supplier of parts and accessories for fireplaces/stoves for more than 35 years, engaged Global Resources to “institute better financial planning and reporting” as well as assist with marketing of two e-commerce websites.  “After several years of vigorous growth, our primary website was showing signs of stagnating and our new discount site had failed to launch.”

Process

The Global Resources consultant first tackled financial issues, assisting in the creation of a new chart of accounts to be integrated into the client’s existing software package (in order to produce detailed financial reports to benchmark corporate…

We Decked The Halls At Global Resources!

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As the New Year approaches, here’s a final look at all the holiday décor that cheered visitors and employees, alike, at Global Resources.  Beyond our traditional snowflake display, snowmen were a popular theme as well as Christmas trees of all shapes, sizes, and styles (from traditional to very modern).  Doors, desks, even white boards were decorated!

Go Bears and Merry Christmas!

Happy New Year!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Global Resources Reviews: Deliverables Were Fast & Furious!

Fast & Furious

Situation

The Global Resources client was the president of a well established motorsports dealership needing to bring the business’ finances and operations up-to-speed.

“I have, in my past corporate life, managed complex, worldwide divisions.  What I relied on, in order to do this successfully, were clear, accurate financials as well as metrics to measure performance, on a timely basis.

Enter my new career—this dealership was 50 years old when we took over and it operated like a 50 year old dealership.  Luckily, it came equipped with highly seasoned employees.  There were, however, no DMS, financial reporting,

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