Archive for Business growth

Staying Sane While Working From Home – Part 2

Unprecedented times are upon us. The Covid-19 crisis is affecting all of us. In particular, it’s forcing many organizations to send their employees home to work remotely. This sounds like an easy thing to do – work from home. But for those of us who have been doing it for years, we know there are […]

Quotewerks Version 5.4 Build 7 is available

Quotewerks Version 5.4 Build 7 is available.  The key item (we are excited about) is the integration with Act has been totally rewritten and has so many new features we are beyond thrilled. If you want to hear more or want to see a demo, call today at (423)875-2652. Click here to see the list of […]

Quickbooks Errors – Tip of the Week

We are resuming our Tip of the Week posts. Several emails came in saying people loved our tips so we’re bringing them back. You ask, we deliver. This week, it’s all about Quickbooks.  We use this program like a bunch of small businesses do as well. I depend on it and when it does not […]

Tom Najemy of Squad 16 joins Patricia Egen Consulting

Chattanooga, TN, May 6, 2019 – Patricia Egen Consulting, LLC is pleased to announce that Tom Najemy, owner of Squad 16, will join us as a Senior Consultant. Tom has had an act! consultancy business for 20 years.  His office in East Windsor, CT hosts a training center providing hands-on training on copies of client’s […]

It’s time to consider business process automation

Business Process Automation, also called Workflow Automation, is more accessible now than it ever has been with most businesses using some SaaS (software as a service) or web-enabled software. Automating routine processes can make you more efficient, improve accountability and standardize your customer interactions. Where do you start? Practice Kaizen…start by making one small, impactful change. […]

Martech. Say what?

With v21, Act by Swiftpage released a new product called Act Marketing Automation (called AMA for short). Ok, cool. Now what? Here’s why you care. Martech. Martech, what is that you say. It’s the cool new buzz word for something we all want – a way to automate our marketing processes so we can go […]

Sales Process? What sales Process?

Many of you know we are a computer consulting practice. We also do process improvement (on a small scale) and give advice on sales processes (again on a small scale). We do not in any way claim to be experts in selling. We are however pretty knowledgeable about what sales people will or will not […]

Welcome 2019 – Time for New Year’s Goals

It’s a new year and time for new year’s resolutions. A few years ago I started calling  them “goals” because a goal has, hopefully, a finite deadline. Resolutions often don’t. As I sat here pondering what were my 2019 personal goals, I also starting putting together my business goals. And I came up with a […]

Using warm calls to keep in front of clients

This month we’re doing another of our Reese’s Southern Wisdom blog posts. The timing is actually perfect.  August is a favorite month for travel, family vacations and just getting out of town. For people, that’s a good thing. For sales, not so much. With customers not picking up the phone to call for sales or services, […]

CRM is not rocket science

While working with a client recently I described the basic underlying strategy for a CRM (customer relationship management) process.  He had chatted with several different companies and he remarked that he got paragraph after paragraph of descriptions. However, he said mine was the simplest and one that he felt he could repeat to his sales […]