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The Great Office Supplies Caper

Best Buy Vs. Amazon - Can it Inspire Office Products Resellers?

by Ian M. Elliott | Mar 29, 2017 7:59:00 AM

It wasn't long ago and it seemed like everyone was writing off Best Buy - excess retail square footage, salespeople (if you could find them) more interested selling extended warranties than the right product or service. Combined with senior...

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Topics: Business Transformation, E-commerce

The Digital Solution for Transforming my Office Products Business!

by Ian M. Elliott | Mar 15, 2017 7:58:00 AM

Resilience and creative thinking are pre-requirements for a small office products reseller contemplating a path toward a digital business transformation. The stakes are high! Without digitization, the future for small independents is bleak. With...

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Topics: Business Transformation

Budgeting the Digital Transformation for my Office Products Business!

by Ian M. Elliott | Mar 8, 2017 7:57:00 AM

In the first part of the story of our Amarillo-based office products reseller, we completed a self-assessment of the current status of the business and, in the second, we built a comprehensive set of performance goals necessary for accomplishing...

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Topics: Business Transformation, Business Planning, Small Business, Web Traffic

What Do Uber and Office Products Have in Common?

by Ian M. Elliott | Feb 23, 2017 7:22:00 AM

How could anyone think there's anything in common between Uber and Office Products? High-tech transportation versus ink, toner and paper clips! "I don't think so!", I hear you all saying. Well, hold on for a moment and think about the following.

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Topics: Business Transformation, Small Business

11 Requirements To Get Traction With Your Digital Transformation!

by Ian M. Elliott | Feb 21, 2017 7:49:00 AM

The internet has been the catalyst for a major change in the sales process. Underlying this change is the buyers access to unlimited sources of information before having to engage with a salesperson. This is a fundamental change from the days...

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Topics: Business Transformation, Information Technology, Web Traffic

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