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Three techniques sales teams can use to increase performance and client relationships

By Erik Larsen on Sep 21, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Businesses tend to perceive market research as a “one and done” part of the process in the early stages of a project, campaign launch or overall business rebrand - limited to an output of data that will be used to inform development and sales teams of who their target audience is and what messages they want to hear. While this information is clearly important, the methods used in early market research can also be utilized by sales teams to increase renewals and upsells on an ongoing basis from existing clients. With the support of internal research teams or supplier-side consultants, sales teams can employ research techniques that will not only provide the insights necessary to increase overall revenue, but also improve the relationship between the company and their clients or customers.

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The Rising Demand for Adult Learning Opportunities

By Lauryn Hill on Aug 3, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Accomplishments are not bound to any age and the steady rise in adult learning enrollment has been a witness. Many non-traditional higher education schools are starting to create new opportunities that can expand learning for adults and help them maximize their talents in any area of their interest. However, for non-traditional schools to increase adult enrollment, factors that are important when aspiring students are considering a college or university for an undergraduate degree must be examined as well as the competition with other non-traditional and traditional schools. With the landscape of education changing due to COVID, how is this demand driving adult learning enrollment?

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Trust the Data, Not Your Gut: Data-Driven Decision-Making in Higher Ed

By Amy Coughlin on Jul 20, 2021 9:39:28 AM

If you have read the book or seen the movie, Moneyball, you know that trusting your gut leads to insanity.  In other words, you make the same poor selections, resulting in the same dismal performance, over and over again, all while hoping for a different outcome.  In a word, insanity.  Data saves us from ourselves, whether it be in baseball, business, or higher education. 

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How to Increase Higher Ed Enrollment post-COVID

By Erik Larsen on Jul 13, 2021 9:21:41 AM

When considering the post-COVID landscape, one of the more difficult sectors to predict is higher education. With many potential students having postponed their enrollment during the pandemic, will they come back for undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral degrees or seek out different paths? And for those who do return, how will their expectation for learning and campus lifestyle have changed?

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Think to Speak: 3 Keys to Thoughtful Small Team Communication

By Ethan Griffin on Jun 8, 2021 4:18:53 PM

Teams within startup companies endure environments fraught with challenges. Revenue generation, valuable resource management, investment security, talent attraction, market capture, and more all require incredible focus for any company, though the missteps by small organizations can prove fatal. Enduring such challenges by small teams requires critical thought and poised communication. Consider the following three key tenets of small team communication success, built around the deliberate “thought” that precedes the “speech.”

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