Why Every Company Needs a KPI Dashboard

Posted by The Align Team on Apr 14, 2017 8:48:00 AM

Your KPIs or Key Performance Indicators are the metrics your team uses to see whether they’re on track. Will we finish the project in time? How well do our current numbers match our goals? These are important questions your organization needs to ask. But when your employees don’t have access to KPI data, they have no idea whether they’re close to achieving their goals or way off base.

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Topics: KPI, business planning, track progress

3 Misconceptions About Scaling Up Your Organization

Posted by The Align Team on Apr 10, 2017 8:42:00 AM

Scaling up your company can seem daunting. Business experts, trusted family and friends, and anyone else within a five-foot radius will provide advice, insights, and other nuggets of wisdom. But often, this well-intentioned advice isn't rooted in fact, and it can end up negatively affecting your company. Learn how to avoid 3 common misconceptions about what it takes to scale up effectively. 

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Topics: business planning, Consistent Growth, scaling up

Choosing the Right KPIs for Modern Business Success

Posted by The Align Team on Apr 4, 2017 9:45:39 AM

Every company needs to track and measure how well it is doing compared to its stated goals. But how can your company identify which metrics you need to monitor? The specific targets you set and Key Performance Indicators you measure will depend on your organization’s industry, but the types of metrics described below can help you define your KPIs and get tracking.

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Topics: KPI, business planning, track progress

3 Ways Strategic Planning Puts Your Company Ahead

Posted by The Align Team on Mar 20, 2017 8:45:00 AM

Don't you hate how it always rains the one day you forget your umbrella? While we can't successfully plan ahead for every possible situation, having the right tools and info when you need them can make your life so much easier. 

One of the biggest reasons that companies fail is a lack of strategic planning. Some entrepreneurs are so passionate about their ideas that they jump right into starting a business without really thinking it through. Entrepreneurs who have a shortened planning period or forgo planning altogether usually have to deal with bigger issues down the road--worse than getting soaked in that thunderstorm we mentioned above. 

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Topics: business planning, Consistent Growth, strategy

6 Things Every Business Owner Should Keep in Mind

Posted by The Align Team on Feb 27, 2017 9:01:00 AM

As CEOs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners, you likely have a lot of things to handle on a day-to-day basis. However, there are several things that every business owner should keep in mind in order to scale up your company successfully and see consistent growth.

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Topics: founder, business planning, entrepreneur

6 Ways to Improve Your Workplace Productivity

Posted by The Align Team on Feb 20, 2017 9:40:37 AM

We’ve all felt that drop in productivity during the mid-afternoon slump. Maybe you had a big lunch or stayed up a little too late the night before. No matter your reason, a lapse in productivity affects your ability to complete tasks by their deadlines and execute on your strategic goals. Rather than succumbing to the urge for an afternoon nap, learn 6 ways to improve your workplace productivity and avoid a big drop in efficiency.

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Topics: business planning, engagement, productivity

Why You Need to Adapt Your Business Strategy

Posted by The Align Team on Feb 10, 2017 8:34:00 AM

There’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to your business strategy. Every company is different, and your business strategy will need to take your industry, size, and market needs into careful consideration.

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Topics: leadership, business planning, strategy

5 More Business Tools to Help Your Company Scale Up

Posted by The Align Team on Feb 8, 2017 8:06:00 AM

When it comes to growing a successful company, you can never have too many weapons in your arsenal. While we’ve already identified 6 resources to help your team stay aligned, check out 5 more business tools to help your company scale up.

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Topics: business planning, scaling up, innovation

Insights on the Young Entrepreneurs of Forbes' 30 Under 30

Posted by The Align Team on Jan 30, 2017 7:40:00 AM

While plenty of entrepreneurs don’t get their big break until later in life, many young people are increasingly taking opportunities to innovate and start their own enterprises. It shows that just as there’s no upper age limit on entrepreneurship, even several remarkable children under the age of 18 have started companies that have earned more than a million dollars.

As evidenced in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list, these young entrepreneurs come from varied backgrounds and work in diverse industries. What can we take to heart about their early successes?

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Topics: founder, business planning, entrepreneur

3 Reasons Align is the Right Business Management Platform for You

Posted by The Align Team on Jan 23, 2017 7:45:00 AM

You know that you need to align your team to achieve your business objectives. You’ve probably been searching for the right platform to help you execute strategically and streamline your employee management. Based on the following three qualifications, see if Align is the right business management platform for you.

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Topics: goal alignment, business planning, team alignment, scaling up

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