How to Succeed with Data-Driven Decision Making

Recognizing that not everyone is enthralled by business analytics, I will keep this blog as non-geeky as possible. It may start out a little dry, but it will get juicier as you keep reading. Let’s dive into how to succeed with data-driven decision making. Data-driven decision making is becoming the norm in many industries as […]

Small Businesses: The Backbone of The Economy

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Small businesses are the backbone of the economy. They employ half of the working population and they play a vital role in creating new jobs each year. In fact, small businesses have created almost 13 million new jobs in the United States over the past 25 years and account for 99.7% of all employers according […]

Lead Generation: Why Businesses Struggle (And How to Fix It)

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For many businesses, lead generation is a major source of stress and anxiety. Why is lead generation so difficult? And what can be done to make it easier? In this blog post, we’ll explore why this is the case and offer some solutions. “I am not good at sales.” This is something I hear a […]

The Big Scary World of APIs and Integrations

What are APIs? API is an abbreviation for application programming interface. It’s a set of definitions and protocols for building and integrating application software. In non-geek speak, APIs let your product or service communicate with other products and services without having to know how they’re implemented. Just like human languages, there are many programming languages. […]

4 Steps to a Successful Mindset

You want to be successful. You are working very hard to be successful. Yet, you don’t feel you have achieved success. Why is that? It doesn’t matter what your definition of success is, there is a clear and direct path to it. And more than likely, it is you that is blocking this path. To […]

Easy Things You Can Do To Scale Your Business

What Does Scaling Mean To learn what scaling is, let’s first look at what business growth is and how it differs from scaling. Growth is when a business increases their revenue as a result of adding more resources such as people and technology. For example, you hire 3 more people to build your products and […]

3 Habits To Adopt Today That Will Make You A Successful Entrepreneur

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It can be surprising for someone who has just started their own business how much work actually goes into getting things going strong as an entrepreneur with no support system at all! With an estimated 50% of businesses failing within five years due largely because their founders made mistakes early on such as not having […]

5 Signs it’s Time to Automate Your Business

When Confluence Business Solutions was created eight years ago, I was an employee one day and a “small business owner” the next. I had aspirations to start a business…but not yet…then it happened and when confronted with the opportunity to actually do the thing, I took it. In my last few roles as an employee, […]

Oh Look… A Shiny Object

As one of the many kiddos of the 80’s diagnosed with ADD and learning issues, I quite literally have millions of ideas running around in my head at any one time. There’s never a dull moment, I don’t nap well (or at all) and I really struggle with all the shiny objects…squirrel!  In business, this […]