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Arleen Coletti

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How to Prepare Your Business for Natural Disasters

Posted by Arleen Coletti on Sep 12, 2018 1:22:16 PM

We know their names. 

Katrina. Sandy. Harvey. Maria. Irma. And now... Florence.

This week Hurricane Florence is approaching and millions of people are preparing for what could be a direct hit.  Whether it's hurricanes, tornados or wildfires, as a business owner you not only need to prepare personally. You need to take basic precautions to protect your business as well.  

According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency known as FEMA, 40 - 60% of small businesses never reopen their doors following a disaster. You can avoid being part of that group by preparing ahead of time for approaching natural disasters.  Even if you are not immediately facing this type of situation, the following tips will help you when preparing for any natural disaster.

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Topics: business blog

How to select the right Rental Software for your business

Posted by Arleen Coletti on Mar 10, 2017 3:07:17 PM

So much software... So little time.
Back in the day, the choice for rental software was as easy as choosing from 3 Door Choices.jpg Door #1, 2, or 3.  Today, there are over 40 companies that claim to offer rental software for equipment or party & event rental businesses.

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Topics: rental_software

Beating the Back Order Blues

Posted by Arleen Coletti on Sep 14, 2016 10:56:25 AM

Don't you hate it when THIS happens?

Customer A orders a product that isn't in stock, so you tell him that the product will be back in stock in a few days. He agrees to wait for you to ship. The product comes in and, instead of turning the product right around to your waiting customer, your receiving person puts the product away on the warehouse shelf where it sits for a few days until either (A) someone finally realizes that the customer is waiting, or (B) Customer A calls you asking why he hasn't received his product yet.  Or worse yet, another customer's order was fulfilled and shipped even though he placed a brand new order today, so now you're out of the product AGAIN!  If you've ever experienced this first-hand as a customer, then you know the customer impact - it absolutely frustrates them and could easily send them packing to another vendor.

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Topics: industrial_distributor

Strengthen Your Company with a SWOT Analysis

Posted by Arleen Coletti on Dec 30, 2015 6:33:26 PM

Typically at year end businesses are frenetically scrambling to close their books (at least preliminarily) until their accountant performs their final review. That could be anywhere from now until April, or if on extension, quite a bit later in the year.

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Topics: business_advice