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PODCAST: The Future of Operational Excellence & Employee Performance for Small to Mid-market Companies

By Kelsie Linden on 6/18/20 10:02 AM

Star Talks: Episode 16 with Stellar One and Chassi Panelists: Star Talks is the podcast of small conversations that inspire you to do big things and in this episode Richard Sellar, CEO at Stellar One Consulting, Andrew Zwerner, CEO at Chassi, and Lisa Haggard, Head of Product Strategy at Chassi share their ideas in a live panel discussion about the next frontier in business management technology and how it will democratize peak performance and help small & mid-market companies compete with billion dollar businesses.

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PODCAST: From Pioneering the First CRM Software to Fighting a Global Pandemic with Innovative Solutions

By Kelsie Linden on 6/5/20 2:06 PM

Star Talks: Episode 15 with Justin Dooley: Star Talks is the podcast of small conversations that inspire you to do big things and in this episode Justin Dooley, the President and CFO at Chassi and Partner at Tarus Capital, shares how he began studying chemical engineering at the University of Illinois and how his interest in high-tech blossomed eventually leading to his contributions as one of the first Executives at Siebel Systems where he helped define and pioneer the CRM software category. 

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PODCAST: From Protecting the American People to Pioneering the Next Frontier of Business Management Technology

By Kelsie Linden on 4/22/20 9:19 AM

Star Talks: Episode 14 with Andrew Zwerner: Star Talks is the podcast of small conversations that inspire you to do big things and in this episode Andrew Zwerner, the CEO of Chassi, shares his story of multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan serving as an Intelligence Officer in the US Navy and how his experiences shaped his passion to lead teams through uncertainty, how he transitioned from the FBI to the private sector and built a startup company that reached 8-figure revenue in just their 4th year, and how the team at Chassi represents the next frontier of business management technology to democratize peak performance for small and mid-market companies so they can scale better than larger enterprises do.

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PODCAST: How to Scale & Grow a Healthy eCommerce Brand

By Kelsie Linden on 4/17/20 12:14 PM

Star Talks: Episode 13 with Ken Ott: Star Talks is the podcast of small conversations that inspire you to do big things and in this episode Ken Ott, the founder of Metacake, shares how throughout high school and college he began his entrepreneurial journey, how there is a business case for investing, creating, and telling a brand story well, and how he’s attracted world class brands by providing consistency and high-level experience.

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PODCAST: Educating Students To Solve Business Challenges – An Entrepreneur's Transition To College Professor

By Kelsie Linden on 3/24/20 7:40 AM

Star Talks: Episode 12 with Robert Markley: Star Talks is the podcast of small conversations that inspire you to do big things and in this episode Robert Markley, head of the SAP Alliance Program at Saint Vincent College, shares how he co-founded & exited several successful IT consulting companies, how he made the transition from an entrepreneur to a college professor, and how to train and educate students to help companies leverage technology to solve business challenges.  

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PODCAST: How to Use Your Business' Most Powerful Weapon - Your Customer's Voice

By Kelsie Linden on 3/9/20 6:03 AM

Star Talks: Episode 11 with Vinay Bhagat: Star Talks is the podcast of small conversations that inspire you to do big things and on this episode Vinay Bhagat, the founder and CEO of TrustRadius, shares how earning his MBA at Harvard rounded him out as a person and how getting fired prompted him to start his own company. He talks about as an individual, when developing your career it's important to have a growth mindset by being honest about what you do and don't know while also having the humility to learn from the people around you, and how TrustRadius equips companies with the power to share their customers voice and the role customer feedback should have in your sales process 

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Don't Do This One Thing Before Launching Your Software Project

By Tom Baker on 2/27/20 6:21 AM

I was once on a project that was establishing a shared service center for a large company with operations across the US. In initial meetings to gather scope and set goals for the project, all the project leads gathered in a conference room to plan. It was a typical planning meeting, trying to map process, plan infrastructure, and build-out teams. There was plenty of discussion from those in the meeting, but it was very difficult to come to decisions on the way forward. 

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2019 SAP Business One Review on TrustRadius

By Kelsie Linden on 2/18/20 6:31 AM

We totally understand. Choosing an ERP system is a huge decision for any company. For some of you, it may be factoring into the survival of your business, so you need to make the right call on this one. You're probably reading this because SAP Business One is one of the software options you're considering. Well you came to the right place. Below are the 2019 SAP Business One software and Stellar One Consulting reviews from TrustRadius. 

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PODCAST: From Escaping Communism in Vietnam to Launching a CPG Brand that Impacts the Lives of Women in Kenya

By Kelsie Linden on 2/11/20 10:07 AM

Star Talks: Episode 10 with Chi Nguyen: Star Talks is the podcast of small conversations that inspire you to do big things and on this episode Chi Nguyen, the founder and CEO of Purpose Tea, shares how her family escaped communism and immigrated from Vietnam with just the clothes on their backs and how it inspired her to be a purpose-driven entrepreneur. She talks about how to materialize a brand story, how she's been able to execute brand strategies for fortune 100 companies and how Purpose Tea is navigating the challenging waters of launching a consumer packaged good while making a significant social impact in the lives of women tea farmers in Kenya.

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Overcoming 'Gravity' in the Workplace

By Richard Sellar on 2/4/20 6:55 AM

As I speak to customers and employees about their daily struggles, I have come to better understand the challenges that all of us face on a regular basis. There are many things in this world that hold us back, keep us from converting our potential energy to kinetic energy, moving from opportunity to accomplishment. I have come to call these things 'Gravity', as they are holding us in place and keeping us from breaking free to accomplish the big goals in our universe. Keep us from getting off the ground and heading for the stars. Gravity kills inertia and inhibits progress. It drags us down instead of lifting us up.

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PODCAST: Manufacturing Intelligence & How to Turn Data into Dollars

By Kelsie Linden on 1/13/20 7:39 AM

Star Talks: Episode 9 with Jim Gavigan: Star Talks is the podcast of small conversations that inspire you to do big things and on this episode Jim Gavigan, the President and Founder of Industrial Insight, Inc talks about how in just two years ago with less than $200 in his checking account has been able to build a company that teaches some of the biggest manufacturers in the world, how to get their data to tell compelling stories that impact bottom line growth. 

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PODCAST: How to Successfully Sell into Big-Box eCommerce

By Sam Smith on 12/16/19 8:10 AM

Star Talks: Episode 8 with Luke Peters: Star Talks is the podcast of small conversations that inspire you to do big things and on this episode Luke Peters, the CEO & President NewAir Compact Appliances, the CEO of Retail Band, and Host of the Page 1 Podcast, talks about how he's been able to create and develop successful consumer electronics brands, how to navigate and overcome the challenges a brand faces when selling into big-box retailer eCommerce websites, and how to manage relationships with factories overseas and maintain profit margins during trade war times.

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PODCAST: Building High-Performing Teams & Using the Agile Methodology

By Sam Smith on 11/13/19 11:04 AM

 

Star Talks: Episode 7 with Reza Karegaran: Star Talks is the podcast of small conversations that inspire you to do big things and on this episode Reza Karegaran, the former CIO at AutoAnything.com, talks about the challenges of managing an eCommerce catalog with over 50 million SKUs, how he was able to cultivate a purpose-driven, principled culture in a demanding software development environment, and how the Agile development methodology can be applied to deliver valuable, high-quality products more quickly and more efficiently.

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PODCAST: Increase Cashflow by Enabling Your Staff with A/R Automation

By Sam Smith on 8/29/19 5:55 AM

 

Star Talks: Episode 6 with Tom Bartolucci: Star Talks is the podcast of small conversations that inspire you to do big things and on this episode Tom Bartolucci, Senior Vice President of Engineering at YayPay, shares his journey from building music file management & mobile video player software, to being a developer for the federal government, through to today where his team is pioneering the A/R & collections automation space. 

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PODCAST: Lawrence Greaves - The Co-Founder & CEO of Opkix

By Kelsie Linden on 8/6/19 8:56 AM

Star Talks: Episode 5 with Lawrence Greaves: Star Talks is the podcast of small conversations that inspire you to do big things, and on this episode Lawrence Greaves, CEO and Co-Founder of Opkix, shares how the team assembled around you is key to being a successful entrepreneur. 

 

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PODCAST: How to Maximize Technology ROI through Solution Readiness

By Kelsie Linden on 7/15/19 1:29 PM

Star Talks: Episode 4 with Steve King: Star Talks is the podcast of small conversations that inspire you to do big things, and on this episode Steve King, Managing Director at First Wave Client Solutions, shares about how a summer job working for his uncle acted as a catalyst when choosing his career path.

 

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PODCAST: Becoming a True Supply Chain Guru with Scott McKenzie

By Kelsie Linden on 7/15/19 1:28 PM

 

Star Talks: Episode 3 with Scott McKenzie: Star Talks is the podcast of small conversations that inspire you to do big things and on this episode Scott McKenzie, Regional Sales Manager at DataMax Software Group, shares his expertise with working in the Supply Chain Industry. 

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PODCAST: Being the Head of IS at SpaceX with Richard Sellar

By Kelsie Linden on 7/15/19 1:27 PM

Star Talks: Episode 2 with Richard Sellar: Star Talks is the podcast of small conversations that inspire you to do big things and on this episode Richard Sellar, former Head of IS at SpaceX, shares how business management technology has now turned science fiction into reality. 

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PODCAST: Being a Successful Female-Founder in Tech with Teresa Sellar

By Kelsie Linden on 7/15/19 1:27 PM

Star Talks: Episode 1 with Teresa Sellar: Star Talks is the podcast of small conversations that inspire you to do big things and on this episode Teresa Sellar, the Founder of Stellar One Consulting, shares about how she overcame tall obstacles to become a successful female founder in technology.

 

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4 Risks of Changing Your Current ERP System

By Richard Sellar on 6/28/19 7:28 AM

Modern ERP systems are vastly superior to those of a decade ago and can revolutionize the way your business performs – if implemented correctly. That said, changing your ERP system comes with risks that you should address before making a change.

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What is a digital transformation and why is it key in 2020?

By Sam Smith on 10/8/18 10:34 AM

If you were living in the United States during the 1800s, almost everything you purchased and utilized would have been sourced in your immediate local area. You would have had few options, if any, for basic necessities and you likely wouldn't have had any disposable income for luxuries.

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How we successfully implement ERP software for SME's

By Sam Smith on 8/30/18 1:15 PM

The key to a successful SAP Business One implementation is to begin testing your business processes in the system as quickly as possible.

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How much does an SAP Business One implementation cost?

By Sam Smith on 8/24/18 9:08 AM

The most common question we get asked by small businesses, once they’re confident that SAP Business One can help them overcome their challenges and reach their goals, is how much does it cost to implement?

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What the Heck is an ERP Software Implementation?

By Sam Smith on 8/16/18 9:23 AM

 

Most of the software that you use today has probably been purchased online, with almost no human interaction.

 The process typically goes like this: You visit a website, create a username and password, enter your credit card information and then login to start using the software.

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How to Implement SAP Business One in 90 Days

By Sam Smith on 7/11/18 9:00 AM

If you’re here, you’re a smart business person.

Obviously.

You don’t need me to convince you that your small business must leverage powerful technology in order to maximize efficiency, growth, and profitability. SAP Business One can help you accomplish this; it's an incredible platform. So if you've come this far, take comfort in knowing you’re definitely on the right track.

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Implementing an ERP System: Positioning for Success

By Richard Sellar on 2/21/18 7:33 AM

If you run a small to midsized manufacturing or distribution business, you and your colleagues wear many hats to achieve success; as you start to grow, however, you’ll need to hire more specialized staff to focus on specific functions. While this will help your growth, it has the downside of making effective communication challenging – more people equals difficulty sharing information across departments and could make you slower to respond to competitors and changing market conditions.

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Managing Your Time During an ERP Implementation

By Richard Sellar on 2/6/18 8:26 AM

Conducting day-to-day tasks while your small or medium-sized business implements a new ERP system is a challenge that often gets overlooked. 

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5 Critical Steps for a Successful ERP Implementation

By Richard Sellar on 1/26/18 5:39 AM

Small and midsized businesses tread carefully around their decision to implement a new ERP system. 

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How to Eliminate Fear of Your Competitors with SAP Business One

By Richard Sellar on 12/12/17 9:46 AM

Are your sales professionals worried about going head to head with one or more of your competitors when new opportunities arise? 

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5 Reasons Your Future is Cloudy

By Richard Sellar on 10/17/17 7:37 AM

Your future is cloudy, not because it’s uncertain (although it is), but rather because businesses are increasingly turning to cloud services to simplify their landscape and focus on what makes them successful.

The cloud is everywhere, including in our personal lives – our emails, photos, music, etc. live in the cloud – but some businesses cling to the idea that managing their own hardware is the way to go.

Here are 5 reasons you should run your systems in the cloud.

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Could a Natural Disaster Sideline Your Business?

By Richard Sellar on 10/10/17 7:21 AM

You’ve put time and money into your business – could an unfortunate event cause you to lose everything?

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Does Your Company Take Deadlines Seriously?

By Richard Sellar on 9/14/17 7:33 AM

The deadline. It’s a time set in stone, a point of no return.

Or is it?

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How to Get Your Project Across the Finish Line

By Richard Sellar on 9/7/17 7:12 AM

You’ve set the deadline. You’ve outlined the steps to get your project done. Now you have a problem.

What do you do first? What if your motivation lags? Where do you focus when there are a million pieces of the project puzzle?

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