It was with great anticipation that we watched our new vending machines being installed and then filled with healthier beverage, snack and meal selections. While we had the opportunity to taste-test a selection of the healthy menu items provided by Mastercraft, earlier in the year, we couldn’t wait to have full access on a daily basis!
Many choices recall the popular ‘Eat This, Not That!’ book series, offering healthier versions of our favorite impulse vending choices. There something to accommodate every type of diet restriction imaginable from sugar free, low sugar, corn syrup free, artificial sweetener free, caffeine free, low…
The owners of a well established convenience store engaged Global Resources for a project, because “we knew that we needed assistance since our profits had diminished over the last year. We also were not full taking advantage of our QuickBooks system, just using it for writing checks.”
The Global Resources’ consultant “quickly helped us to identify where we needed to change and, together, we put a plan in place to improve our business.
We looked at every aspect of the store, from building a new sales plan, making changes to the Deli operation, increasing prices, establishing…
It was all about cuteness as we channeled LOLcat memes to celebrate Sophie’s birthday!
Global Resources was engaged to resolve some ugly sales and operations problems for this client. “My operation was not very pretty on the outside or even up close,” shared the founder and owner of a firm offering residential and commercial building and remodeling services.
After analysis and evaluation of existing procedures and processes, the Global Resources consultant working on implementation of solutions to not only spruce up the corporate curb appeal, but to create the foundation and the functionality needed for long term growth.
“She has helped us to develop a cash flow management system, which we…
Toys are great tool to help alleviate a child’s suffering in the ER when possibly facing invasive procedures such as IV starts, X-rays, spinal taps, stitches or devastating news.
Kim’s daughter Amanda works in the Pediatric Emergency Department of Central DuPage Hospital and she made us aware that there was a shortage of toys specifically meant to engage children who visit there for treatment.
Due to a high volume of autistic cases, specific toys/games/arts & craft materials were required…
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.
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…
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…
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.”
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,…
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.”
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…