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 237 ... Additional Business Resources > GO
 December
12
11:00 AM
Pacific
FREE
Unlocking VPs of Sales Secrets to Pipeline Management and Forecast Accuracy   (Sales & Marketing)
Very few teams have an easy time calling the number, let alone actually hitting it…or beating it. In fact, CSO Insights and Accenture report that nearly 60% of forecasted deals never close.
Many teams struggle to execute during the critical opportunity-to-close process, including forecasting, which is far more than just rolling up a number -- It’s an integrated effort that involves all sales team members and leaders effectively managing their pipeline and confidently projecting where they're going to land.
Listen in to a dynamic discussion among two top VPs of Sales of fast growing organizations, laying out their secrets to success and how they drive forecast accuracy and the sales process rigor required to scale and hit their revenue goals quarter after quarter. Spoiler: it's got everything to do with deal visibility and engagement data.
By watching, you’ll gain actionable insights, including:
- How to drive visibility into the true health of the pipeline
- How to change the conversation and drive accountability
- The fundamentals of accurate forecasting.
13
8:00 AM
Pacific
FREE
Death of the Performance Review   (Human Resources)
According to research conducted by CEB, 90% of managers are unhappy with the way annual reviews are conducted. Another 90% of HR leaders believe the process does not yield accurate information. Worse, annual reviews are incredibly time consuming, with managers spending an average of 210 hours a year and employees each taking 40 hours a year on these activities. While many businesses see a need for radical change in performance reviews, recent research shows most organizations have continued to use antiquated processes.
Organizations need to put their people strategy first and must identify and invest in top performers to do so. How can top performers be identified and nurtured using a traditional performance review process? Research shows the review processes are bogging down workers and managers in too-heavy time investments, inaccurate results and have overall negative impact.
It’s time businesses put the annual performance review to bed and replaced it with something more timely and effective.
In this webinar, we will discuss: ..... Issues with the traditional annual performance review ..... Global and industry trends such as the move to the rating-less appraisal and regular check-ins ..... How continuous feedback can help employees, managers and organizations.
Some of the industry leaders are moving to a people-centric approach that values in-the-moment feedback and coaching in place of high-stakes annual performance appraisals. In this webinar, you will learn what the benefits of this approach to performance reviews and what is the best way to engage, grow, and retain your best talent. Changes to annual performance reviews have far-reaching benefits that come from focusing on people in place of process.
13
9:00 AM
Pacific
FREE
Why Executives Underinvest in Cybersecurity   (Security / Safety)
C-level executives know that cyber threats are growing and costly. Yet decision makers often use the wrong mental models to help them determine how much investment is necessary and where to invest to protect their organizations.
- Some see cybersecurity as a fortification process focused on building strong firewalls.
- Others assume complying with security frameworks like NIST or FISMA ensures protection.
- And some conclude, “We haven’t had a breach, so we don’t need to ramp up investment.”
These mental models treat cybersecurity as a finite problem to be solved rather than the ongoing process that it is. Cybersecurity efforts must focus on risk management, not risk mitigation.

On December 13, 2017, in a live Harvard Business Review webinar, cybersecurity expert Alex Blau will examine the mental models and behavioral economics that frequently cause executives to underinvest in cybersecurity. Blau will share research about why people make errors in code and why organizations fail to install software updates. He will also provide insights on ways that organizations can overcome executives’ biases in order to make appropriate investments in cybersecurity. Blau will focus on viewing security as a process, developing the appropriate metrics, and benchmarking peers.
If your executives know that cybersecurity is a real risk but are unsure about the right level of investment and how to allocate this investment, join Alex Blau and HBR on December 13.
13
10:00 AM
Pacific
FREE
4 Smart Ways to Find and Win New Clients   (Sales & Marketing)
Are you frustrated with your sales results, even though you have put a lot of time, money and effort, your heart and soul into growing your revenue? Looking to grow your sales, quickly and effectively, but also prevent buyer’s remorse and keep your clients loyal?
This webinar will help you identify new ways (that you can start using right away!) to find, engage, win and keep new clients.
Here's what you will discover:
1.FIND: How to find new clients who are in the market today
2.ENGAGE: How to connect with them instantly and engage into a dialogue
3.WIN: How to remove any resistance and win new clients
4.KEEP: How to prevent buyer’s remorse and keep your clients loyal
14
10:00 AM
Pacific
FREE
Are You Paying Your Employees Correctly?   (Human Resources)
Is your small business compliant with employee payment laws?
In this webinar, Jessica Hubbard-Davis and Julia Darcy of Paychex will cover the most critical aspects of paying your employees, including: ..... The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) ..... Employee classification ..... Regular and overtime rates ..... Tax deposits & returns ..... And more.
19
10:00 AM
Pacific
FREE
Simplifying Social Media for Solopreneurs   (Advert, Promo, Social Media)
Social media might be the last thing on the minds of time-strapped solopreneurs or freelancers. But with a well-planned strategy, even the self-employed can make the most of these powerful, and free, marketing tools.
In this webinar, Donna Amos, founder of Solopreneur Solutions, will share what she has learned while working with hundreds of clients. This webinar can help businesses of all sizes who need time-saving social media tips.
You will learn: ..... What social media platforms to use if you are crunched for time ..... How to get the most out of your social media activities ..... How to align your social goals to business goals.
19
10:00 AM
Pacific
FREE
A Tour of Today's Best Performance Review Forms   (Human Resources)
Don’t let your performance reviews fall flat because of bad forms. Let’s discover what separates the best and worst forms. Organizations now more than ever are adopting new and more powerful performance strategies that include a revamp of their forms. This shift is essential, as they are the backbone of your performance review. Although making changes to any internal process can be scary, with the right tools and information, the transition can be seamless.
In this webinar, you’ll learn about the various elements that go into creating fantastic forms, by reviewing real-world examples. We will cover which elements are successful, and the why behind the success. The webinar will also touch on best practices for communication (including the SCARF model), asking the right questions, and tips for measuring success. With our recommendations, your employees will be more engaged, and your performance reviews will provide more essential data. Data that you can use to determine the success of your performance program.
This webcast is perfect for almost everyone. If you have any doubts, ask yourself the following questions to determine if it’s right for you.
- Do your forms reflect the core values of the company?
- Do they combine both HR and human needs?
- Do some of your questions allow for open-ended and un-weighted responses?
Did you answer no or maybe to any of these? If so, this webcast might be vital to the health of your performance review process. Join us on December 19th for an event you won’t want to miss.
28
10:00 AM
Pacific
FREE
20 Things No One Tells Millennials About Entrepreneurship   (Entrepreneurship)
With the successes of Mark Zuckerberg and Evan Spiegel, it’s easy for millennials to become enchanted by the idea of becoming an entrepreneur. Their dreams are becoming reality—according to recent studies, millennials are starting businesses at younger ages than previous generations.
However, millennials should know the harsh truths about entrepreneurship before starting a company.
In this webinar, Ashley Williams, CEO and founder of RIZZARR, will share eye-opening truths that she learned as a millennial entrepreneur in hopes to empower millennials looking to start a company.
You will learn how to: ..... Create a plan of action to move forward with your idea ..... Surround yourself with the best possible team ..... Test your idea in the market ..... Develop the perseverance needed for success.
 January
9
10:00 AM
Pacific
FREE
Easy Tax Planning and Organizing for Small Businesses   (Admin, Finance, Legal, etc.)
Tax season is upon us, and it’s not too late to learn new strategies for planning, organizing and filing with ease.
Martha O’Gorman, CMO of Liberty Tax, will talk about the simple tools and tricks that make filing your small business taxes a breeze.
This session will help you: ..... Analyze the past year, and see what tax related processes can be improved ..... Understand what you need and don’t need for filing ..... Learn new tips and tools to help you stay organized throughout the year.
9
11:00 AM
Pacific
FREE
Simple Tools and Systems to Manage Your Business and Save You Time   (Professional Development)
Successful business owners are organized and they manage their time well. Learn how to use systems that can save you time and help grow your business.
At this webinar, you’ll learn: ..... How to use simple processes to manage your time and be more productive. ..... Why you should develop an operations manual for your business. ..... How to plan effectively. ..... What to put into your presentation. ..... How to delegate effectively. ..... How to use checklists to manage your business.
Reduce stress, increase productivity and build a business you enjoy with the tools and systems learned at this webinar.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
11
10:00 AM
Pacific
FREE
How to Get High-Paying Clients   (Sales & Marketing)
Why work for low-paying clients when, for the same amount of work, you can have high-paying clients? In this lively and valuable webinar, USA TODAY’s small business columnist Steve Strauss will show you how and where to find bigger, better and higher-paying clients and customers.
Additionally, you will learn how to: ..... Pitch to high-paying clients ..... Convince them to say yes ..... Leverage them into even more high-paying clients.
Join for what is sure to be a great way to make more money in 2018!
11
12:00 PM
Pacific
FREE
The Hard Truth About Soft Skills: What they are, why they matter, and how to hire for them   (Human Resources)
The workplace is more demanding, more complex, more collaborative, and more diverse than it has ever been before. And as a talent acquisition professional you know that in order to help your organization succeed, matching the right people to the right job is more critical than ever. But today, almost half of business executives say finding the talent they need to support long-term business strategy is a top challenge. Finding candidates who will excel in this environment means finding people with the right balance of hard skills and soft skills.
Depending on the job you’re hiring for, hard skills can be critically important. But across many business areas, executives are saying what they really need are candidates with strong soft skills. In fact, according to CareerBuilder, 77% of employers believe that soft skills are just as important as hard skills. And almost 20% said they are more important than hard skills.
However, assessing a candidate’s soft skills, those behavioral attributes that determine how a person interacts with other people, challenges, setbacks and opportunities, can be difficult to quantify and aren’t easily taught. Join us for a live webinar and learn how you can create a hiring strategy that identifies and rewards the right soft skills for the right job.
In addition, you’ll discover: ..... The difference between hard skills and soft skills and why soft skills matter ..... How soft skills differ across the generations ..... Ways to leverage soft skills for organizational and job fit, and ..... How behavioral-based interviewing and online reference checking can help you find the best candidates for every role.
Gain valuable tips and uncover strategies on ways to include soft skills as a part of your organizational culture and make finding top talent a cinch!
16
10:00 AM
Pacific
FREE
2018 Global Workforce of the Future Insights Survey - Results   (Human Resources)
When it comes to planning for the workforce of the future, are you doing all you should be? Do you wonder how you are measuring up?
Established this year, the Global Workforce of the Future Insights Survey captures the preparation plans, readiness, and practices of participants all over the world. Launched for the first time, we are pleased to present the survey findings from Global Workforce of the Future Insights Survey 2018. Results of the study address organizations’ preparation and readiness to build a workforce capable of meeting business goals in year 2020 and beyond. Results cover vital topics such as drivers and barriers of workforce change, employee capabilities and expectations for getting tomorrow’s work done, next generation technology solutions essential for enabling workers of the future, organizational structure that facilitates or hinders how workers of the future work, talent practices that optimize worker productivity in the future, and how the contributions of workers of the future will be measured.
Join us as we share the major survey findings from our inaugural study and hear how the findings will impact your business, human capital, and learning strategies in the future. In this intriguing discussion, the survey results will be complimented with insights from industry thought leaders, the study’s sponsor and one of the data analysts. The discussion will include suggestions and recommendations on how listeners may wish to act on important survey findings among them including:
- Most organizations are not armed with a workforce capable of meeting “Year 2020+” business goals.
- Almost all organizations plan to shift to a networked organizational structure to support the workforce of the future.
- Almost three quarters of organizations acknowledge new third gen HR technology will guide critical changes in how Workforce 2020+ gets work done.
- More than 75 percent of organizations say “analytical thinking” is a requirement for workers of the future.
17
11:00 AM
Pacific
FREE
How to Create a One Page Business Plan   (Entrepreneurship)
You know you need a plan but you’re a busy entrepreneur with no time to create one, let alone update it. However, you know that you need to plan to be successful. Now it is easier than ever. We’ve created a webinar where you’ll learn our simple system to create, update and execute your business plan. Using our provided template and system, you’ll take the first steps necessary to manage and grow your business.
At this webinar, you’ll learn: ..... Create a realistic and updated business vision. ..... Identify your ideal customer. ..... Create a unique value proposition. ..... Set marketing objectives. ..... Set financial objectives. ..... Set sales targets & grow your business.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
18
10:00 AM
Pacific
FREE
Is Your Workplace Safe?   (Security / Safety)
Safety and risk reduction are critical for organizations of all sizes. They can save lives and limbs—PLUS, add to your bottom line!
In this webinar, learn how to create and implement a safe workplace culture compliant with the Department of Labor and Occupational Safety Health (OSHA) standards.
You will learn: ..... OSHA requirements and how to meet them ..... How to set up a safety committee or appoint a safety coach ..... How to manage accident investigations ..... Available technology options ..... Where to find free resources.
23
10:00 AM
Pacific
FREE
Digital Marketing Trends in 2018   (Sales & Marketing)
Digital marketing is changing thanks to widespread ownership of smartphones, ever-increasing data and video streaming, combined with a cultural desire for digestible and personalized content. Do you know which trends will impact YOUR organization in 2018?
Join us as we explore the top trends that small businesses should be paying attention to and some simple ideas for incorporating them into your overall marketing strategy.
By the end of this session, you’ll have a cutting edge on: ..... Marketing Automation ..... Content Marketing ..... Video ..... Mobile.
26
9:00 AM
Pacific
FREE
How Smart Women Pivot and Relaunch Their Careers   (Women)
Who wouldn't want to be bold and badass and fearless in their career – in their lives? Wendy Sachs, the author of the critically acclaimed new book, Fearless and Free: How Smart Women Pivot and Relaunch Their Careers, will give you the tips, hacks and strategies for how to grow confidence, engineer serendipity, embrace failure, brand yourself, network effectively and be more visible.
Wendy thinks that in a disruptive job market where industries are evolving and jobs are less secure than ever, we all need to think of ourselves as entrepreneurs – even if we aren't running our own businesses.
What You Will Learn: ..... Grow confidence ..... Present with confidence – no more "sorrys" and other shrinker words ..... Take risks and embrace failure ..... Engineer serendipity ..... Re-imagine networking ..... Brand yourself without bragging.
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