The 11th annual Meffys competition is taking place now and it’s just been announced…we have made it into the finals!
This is a big honor to be nominated as a finalist in the Meffy Awards! We are excited to be among some other great companies who have also made it to the top: App Annie, DocuSign, Microsoft Mobile, and SwiftKey just to name a few.
It’s a big event happening every year, accepting applications from startups around the world for different categories such as Big Data, Mobile Service, Social Responsibility, etc. Meffys had over 250 entries this year from 30 countries that applied for 13 different categories. There is an international independent judging panel made up of VCs, analysts, academics and journalists and only 5 companies are selected to move on into the final round from each category to be judged and awarded as the #1 in their category.
It’s one of the biggest “international awards for measuring success and rewarding innovation across the mobile ecosystem” and ONDiGO has been selected!
The winners for each category will be announced at a special gala event in San Franciso on November 19 as part of the MEF Global Forum 2014. Keep your fingers crossed! San Francisco….here we come! 🙂
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You were so sure that your company’s products or services would sell themselves that you weren’t prepared to hear the word “No” over the phone, or to see the negative response in terms of negative sales. But a sales objection doesn’t have to signify the end of the conversation. Here are some common-sense techniques for overcoming common objections you may encounter: (Guest Post)
“How do I know you’re for real?”
There’s no sidestepping this objection; you absolutely must confront it if you expect to gain the customer’s trust, without which there is no sale. The best response is to bury the objector in cold, hard facts. Make sure your website and print copy is chock full of testimonials from satisfied customers, an honest yet positive account of the company’s history and track record, and any white papers or case studies you can find to back up your credibility.
Open the books on your company’s past successes. Continue reading Tips for Overcoming Sales Objections
Nowadays, it is very common to find yourself working with people from long distances. Everything is mobile. So, how do you maintain effective communication with people that you don’t work in the same office with or who are not physically present for extended periods of time?
There is no doubt about it. Working from long distance with your boss, partners, colleagues, and/or team is not easy. But it’s do-able. Here are some very simple tips and tools to help you make your long distance working relationships work…
1) Meet in person (at least once if possible)
Meeting someone in person is the best way to establish a connection and a level of trust, which of course must be nurtured over time. If that is not possible, then be sure that the first meeting(s) are done through a video conference. Seeing a person’s face and gestures is very important in understanding a person and their wants and needs. I will go into more detail about video conferencing later. Be sure to also video conference at least once a week, and if you are working with a team of people, video chat with at least one or two members if not as a whole group every week.
Time is money, as all business owners know as a rule-of-thumb. Time also has a direct impact on your reputation among your customers and, thereby, on your revenue. How so, you ask? Simple.
Customers expect a quick response, special attention and for you to have all the information on hand whenever they decide to call. Here are pointers on how to keep up with your customers and stay on top of your game.
One Place All the Time
Have all your notes in one place and, more importantly, accessible at all times. Yes, laptops can be taken with you, but it’s not convenient for accessing data quickly when on-the-go. Better to have it on your mobile. Also, make sure it is neatly organized and convenient. You need to be able to find the information you need within seconds.
Continue reading 5 Ways to Make Your Time Work for You