Turning a year older is actually a lot of fun at Global Resources! Our corporate culture embraces having the work space decorated to celebrate your special day (although, if you’d rather not be featured in such festivities, your wishes are quietly respected).
Coworkers are continually flexing their creativity to come up with unique decorating themes that are personal and meaningful to the recipients. Favorite colors, fashion (a fondness for zebra print, for example) or pets may be featured. Desks, doors, and hallways are often festooned with streamers, banners and balloons; so that anyone walking by knows that it’s your…
The client was a commercial builder whose firm specialized in steel buildings design and construction for over 20 years. “I was excited, yet, skeptical when Global Resources crossed my path. To realize that my dreams and goals were obtainable, systematically, reasonably, and in the timeframe needed, was almost too good to be true. I already knew the basic things that were keeping us from being a thoroughly professional company, operating at the top of our market, but I didn’t know how to make the needed changes.”
From the very first meeting…
The Global Resources Annual Meeting started Friday evening with a welcome reception. The main purpose was to provide food and refreshment to all our analysts and consultants who had arrived via various flights from all over the country (because no one really enjoys what is served on airplanes).
Shout out to Tonia (above, center) who organized an impressive menu of Chicago classic cuisine to greet our guests.
We enjoyed Chicago-style pan pizza (with the tomato sauce on top of the cheese layer), hot dogs with a selection of…
A client in the transportation services industry for 25 years, specializing in truck, cargo van and trailer rental for commercial and residential customers, engaged Global Resources “to assist our leadership in being able to better understand how we might optimize our potential as a relatively small business facing significant growth opportunities.”
Prior to the consultant arriving, an assessment was provided by Global Resources analysts. “The intriguing part for me was the fact that I had the chance to inquire and have a dialogue in order to identify the areas where the greatest benefit of the consultation…
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…
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…
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!”
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.”
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…
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!
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,…