Global Resources Reviews: Motivated To Become Better

Motivated

Situation

Global Resources’ assistance was required by a client providing drywall contracting services in order to take the company to the next stage of its development.

Process

It was total immersion as the Global Resources consultant taught everything from budget planning to production performance to the amount of sales needed to make a profit.  “Gross margin and key indicators were all new to me.  Part of me wonders how we have survived up until now!  All of these things should help us to move our company to a new level that will be a legacy for our children to

Women In The Workplace: One Small Step For Man, One Giant Leap For Mankind

Woman In Business

Recent legislature, like ‘The Women’s Small Business Ownership Act of 2014,’ which addresses critical issues facing women entrepreneurs, highlights the fact that women have yet to acquire full equality with men in the professional world. While legislature addressing these problems will help the situation in many ways, it is only one step. In order to reach workplace equality for women, business owners, managers and executives must take the next steps themselves.

It’s Not Easy

The lack of women in managerial, or ownership positions, is due to the residual effects from societal norms of the past. Historically, women…

Global Resources Reviews: A Plan + Tools To Be Successful

A Plan

Situation

A client in landscaping/construction, specializing in pools, ponds and water features, was made aware, by the Global Resources’ analyst’s numbers and graphs, of “just how badly the company was leaking revenue.” That was when he decided to hire GR, “I knew that something was wrong, but I couldn’t quite put my finger on what would be the solution.”

Process

The start of the engagement focused on “further analysis of cash flows and efficiencies for us and began to show the information and principles that would take us forward.”

Then, “working closely with our consultant,

Global Resources Reviews: Top Scores

Top Scores

Situation

A husband and wife in automotive repair and custom race fabrication services had gone though an engagement with Global Resources and they were now experiencing some setbacks.  When their consultant learned of their difficulties via a phone conversation, he responded quickly, returning to their place of business for a tune-up.

“Betty and I had not taken advantage of reaching out to our Global Resources consultant.  Due to our own preconceived ideas, we had failed to obtain the help that we desperately needed by using the resources that were available to us.”

Process

Varro Has Been Vested!

Varro's Vest

Everyone at Global Resources was excited to learn that Varro now has his own bulletproof vest.

 

We had hosted an online fundraiser for him last fall, collecting the needed $2,500.00 for a top-of-the-line vest via our coworkers and the Wauconda community (where Varro serves), at large.  We had to wait, however, until Varro reached his full adult size to be fitted with a vest.  Now Varro is able to enjoy the same level of protection as human officers!

We’re already organizing our next fundraiser to assist another local K-9.  Be aware that there are…

Global Resources Reviews: A Positive Impact

A Positive Impact

Situation

Global Resources’ business consulting services were engaged to assist with finance/administration, sales and operations for a well-established software company.

Process

Client shared that their GR consultant “had such a positive impact on our company.  He initially started working in QuickBooks and helped us arrive at a true ‘Cost of Goods Sold.’  In a matter of a few weeks, our books were in the best shape that they have ever been in our 34 years of existence.”

Next, the consultant tackled sales.  “He was instrumental in reorganizing sales.  He quickly identified the issues with our sales

Can A Blood Drive Be Warm & Fuzzy?

Big Smile Before Donating

If your company has ever hosted a blood drive for the American Red Cross, you’re aware that it’s not an easy sell, such as a bake sale—mmm, warm homemade chocolate chip cookies, or even asking for a cash donation for a charity.  It involves blood and needles.  It’s a personal sacrifice.

You Just Need a Spokespuppet!

We wanted to soften the clinical message of the Red Cross supplied flyers and make our blood drive much friendlier and more approachable—dare we say, even warm & fuzzy…  Enter our promotional inspiration from Sesame Street!

We still shared the all important…

Global Resources Reviews: I, Personally, Have Grown

I Personal

Situation

A plumbing company retained Global Resources for a corporate restructuring project, a challenge, since “our group is definitely a tough nut to crack.”

Process

Their Global Resources consultant “was relentless in working with everyone to have the proper weekly and monthly reporting, in place.  This reporting has yielded a better view of daily trends.  Since we’re functioning off such a tight budget, at the moment, we needed a different view to zero in on the areas lacking cost control.  Although, we had to work a bit harder, in the first couple of months after the controls were

Global Resources Reviews: Made Tremendous Strides

Made Tremendous

Situation

A firm offering residential and commercial HVAC services employed Global Resources to develop their five year business plan and “help my company achieve managed and profitable growth.”

Process

Among the projects that the Global Resources consultant implemented was “an effective new marketing plan, sales proposal, pricing matrix, profit sharing incentive plan and identified financial areas to reduce overhead.  He led my management team through new processes, so that we will be able to use these tools to produce the desired results.”

The “changes will result in smoother operations, increased residential market share, new maintenance contracts

Another Blooming Birthday!

Sarah poses next to her Birthday wallflowers

Balloon flowers brightened our office space for Sarah’s birthday.

 

We all gathered around when it was time for Sarah to open her cards and gifts.

 

Opening Pandora’s box!  Sarah’s present from all of us—several
lovely Pandora charms to add to her charm bracelet.

 

Special thanks to Kim for organizing this birthday bash!