We All Celebrated On Kimmie’s Birthday!

Working at Global Resources LLC

Kimmie’s desk was decorated with Mary Jane candies
(her favorite—they taste like peanut butter)!

Birthdays are always a fun occasion at Global Resources, as we like to surprise the birthday person with a decorated workspace; but Kimmie’s birthday was even more joyous, because she brought in her world famous Taco Dip!  This festive spread is not only tasty, but healthy, with plenty of fresh chopped veggies.  Check out those vine-ripened tomatoes!

Delicioso!

Thanks, Kimmie, for making this the happiest birthday at GR!

Global Resources Reviews: A Fast Paced Intro To Business

Global Resources Customer Reviews

 

Situation

An independent wholesale petroleum distributor, in business for 30 years, needed Global Resources to assist in setting up and implementing an exit strategy and management transition plan, allowing the owner, Jim, to retire and his son, Jeff, to successfully take over daily operations.

Process

“Jeff has experienced a fast-paced introduction to business terminology and business concepts. He has had many conversations with our Global Resources consultant on important business issues. Probably, of greatest value were the discussions concerning the complex issue of pricing, appropriately.

With his help, we have determined several helpful

Enjoying The First Signs Of Green!

Bringing the Balloons to the Cafeteria

It’s been a long winter in the Midwest and here at Global Resources, we eagerly awaited the first signs of green…

Depictions of Shamrocks, buckle adorned top hats and dancing leprechauns are now appearing throughout the office along with a multitude of green shades worn by our coworkers.  Kelly green, forest green, mint green, even neon green items of attire have cheered the sight of those long accustomed to the overcast grey of snow, sheet and slush.

Forget ‘spring ahead,’ the true harbinger of Spring is not the time change, but the celebration of St. Pat’s!

Making Your Website Your Small Business Showroom

Bathroom Showroom

A showroom is a well understood concept for business owners who offer furniture and home décor as well as home construction/remodeling products and services.  It just makes sense to offer a space to entice customers who want to experience your products and services, one-on-one.

When buying a faucet, for example, a customer may desire to touch the handles, see the faucet’s proportion in relation to a sink, perhaps fall in love with a carefully presented vignette and purchase the entire display—the matching towel racks, vanity, sink, mirror, light fixtures, etc.  Customers often are unable to envision how a finished…

Global Resources Reviews: Being Proactive Rather Than Reactive

Construction Client Global Resources Reviews

Situation

The client was the third generation owner of a construction business, founded in 1950, providing custom concrete work to residential and commercial clients.

“I decided to use Global Resources in order to improve profitability, primarily, through improved internal communications and defined accountability for each key position. We also wanted to be better able to reward those employees making the greatest contributions relative to individual performance and budget targets.  Although, the business has been profitable, we were continuing to operate by reacting, often unprofessionally, to current challenges.

We also knew that we needed to significantly improve

Birthdays Are A Blast At Global Resources!

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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…

Global Resources Reviews: ‘YES, WE CAN!!!’

Global Resources LLC Review

Situation

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.”

Process

From the very first meeting…

Sweet Home Chicago!

Mingling

President Dave Danzig warmly greeted employees as they arrived.

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…

Global Resources Reviews: Prepared For Success

Prepared for Success

Situation

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.”

Process

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

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…