There is a lot of information available now via the internet. Everyone claims to be an expert, and they are all offering a quick fix. This can be overwhelming. It is hard to know who is truly knowledgeable, and what to take seriously. Because of this, Winning Solutions Advisory wants to be your point of contact. We will provide you with articles and relevant sources to help you personally develop, and to improve your organization. We stay attuned to journals, publications, and training materials so you do not have to. We will do the research to find interesting pieces, provide summaries, and give you our thoughts on how the information should be used. As a result, you will get our analysis, so you can easily decipher whether the information is worth your time and focus. We will offer you a broad range of materials, opinions, and formats. Then it is up to you to determine what interests you and is relevant to your organization.
Besides helping to connect you to a wealth of information available via the internet, print publications, seminars, and enrichment opportunities, Winning Solutions Advisory will also be your gateway to our proprietary materials which include, but are not limited to, original idea boards, publication materials, mobile applications, products, subscriptions, and software. We want our clients and prospects to be able to access our unique way of approaching strategy and management anytime by visiting their bookmark of our resources page. If you have journals and websites you want us to follow for you, please give us your thoughts and we will do our best to add it to our content base.
Winning Solutions Advisory publishes a monthly magazine on the second Monday of each month. The purpose of our magazine is to provide a way to learn about interesting trends, ways to improve your organization and to stay current about how WSA and its affiliates can help you. Our magazine is distributed via private release to our clients, investors, advisors, affiliates, and contacts. Each issue will be available in pdf, mobile, and emagazine subscription plans. To be included on your distribution list, you need to be invited.
Each month, the following will be mainstays of our publication:
A spotlight about a leader in our community
2. A feature on a business, non-profit, or town who is an example to emulate
3. A guest feature from an area leader discussing how they share their expertise
4. A feature on up and coming start ups
12 seperate articles discussing a different aspect of each management specialty offered by WSA.
2. An article discussing interesting trends to watch for that could affect your organization.
A business calendar with interesting events and seminars to provide enrichment and networking opportunities
2. A social calendar with fun events and activities you can do to get away from work or to do as an employee appreciation activity
Advertising space with a twist is available - each ad will provide a tip plus contact information
2. Businesses who want an event to be listed on our business calendar can pay to be included.
3. Businesses who want to include discounts or coupons may do so, for a nominal fee.
Click here if you are interested in advertising opportunities, to be profiled, or to provide a promotion.
A mystrey QR code that will bring you to a promotion for one of our favorite things
2. A tip a week to keep you motivated and productive
WSAdvisory will synthesize information for you and package it in a variety of different ways to ensure you are able to consume the data how you want, when you want. We will also give you opportunities to engage with our advisors, our clients (in an anonymous setting), and other like-minded individuals via forums, Skype round tables, and conference calls.
Outliers is a great book that highlights what it takes to be successful. Gladwell utilizes interesting examples regarding ice hockey players, gilded age tycoons, technology trendsetters, people of the Jewish faith, and people of Chinese descent. This book argues that success has less to do with the specific actions and innate talents of a specific individual. Gladwell says that ice hockey players and their likelihood at making it college hockey and professional teams has less to do with the player's natural talent or effort and more to do with the month they were born. He shows that players born between January and March have an increased presence amongst players in the Canadian Hockey League and the National Hockey League. To learn more about why this is true or why William Gates rise to stardom is connected to his birth year and circumstance, I encourage you to buy this book.
Click here to read interviews and to buy the book.
The best problem solvers see a complex problem through multiple lenses. This article gives ways to become a better strategic thinker and leader. Four secrets are cited as key to becoming great thinkers 1. Slow down, 2. Break from the pack, 3. Encourage disagreement, and 4. Engage with mavericks.
To learn if you fit this mold, read on:here.
What makes a sales transaction happen? We often think it is because a smooth charismatic individual wowed their customer. It is often thought that sales people are born able to do it due to their charm, inability to accept a no answer, and their thick skin. This article flips that idea on its head and shows that sales in the traditional way is not effective and the way to do it well is to show value.
To decide if you agree, read :here.
How recognizable is your brand? Will a five year old be able to identify which company goes with your logo? If your brand is based on a cat, jaguar, or cheetah - you may want to consider a different image to represent your organization. Watch this video to learn why.
Randy Pausch, Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, gave an inspirational address to a great of faculty and students prior to his death from cancer. On YouTube his video has had over 14 million views. If you ever find yourself down on your luck, this will lift your spirits.
The Art of Woo by G. Richard Shell and Maria Moussa
The book description from the publisher is:
Click here to read reviews and buy the book.
TED is one of the greatest resources available via the internet, smartphone, or tablet. Whether you need to be entertained, inspired, or motivated - there is a video presentation for you. It is very easy to lose a few hours of your day listening to lecture after lecture. The best feature of the mobile app is that you can download them onto your phone and listen to it without using data on your 3G or 4G network.
Click here to visit the TED website.
Business cards came onto the buisness scene when printers were invented and despite continued technological developments, they have maintained their stronghold as the standard for exchanging contact information between multiple parties. This was of course, until Bump came on the scene. Bump allows users to set profiles on their phone via their mobile app. So now, when you meet someone new, instead of handing over a paper business card - you both just take out your phone, open the app, and bump the two phones together. It is just that easy. A better yet, you can bump more than contact information. You can also bump photos and music. The administrative nightmare of inputing numerous cards after an event has ended.
If you are unwilling to abandon your business cards, CardMunch is a must have mobile app that was developed by LinkedIn. This app is a great time saver because all you need to do is take a picture of the card and it will automatically invite the person on LinkedIn to join your network. Awesome!
WSA will add quality seminars and courses that we have taken and believe can help you grow professionally. There is an abundance of courses available that are free or a fraction of the cost to get a formal degree from a college or university.
WSA will introduce you to forums that provides support and can assist you to improve your organization.
The Winning Solution Advisory Forum - Our forum can be found on LinkedIn and it is a great place to discuss important management topics.
We will give you access to presentations that will help you grow personally and professionally.
The foundation of Winning Solutions Advisory is in our plans.
Every client will receive a plan that highlights the data we obtained, the conclusions we came to through our analysis, and the directives that will be utilized to reach the set goals. We consider our plans to be a proprietary product because if you were able to analyze a number of our plans - you could gain insight into the thinking processes we utilize. In much the way you can detect the programming language and algorithms used to develop software, careful inspection of our plans could reveal the methodology and ideology of our management advisory firm.
The types of plans we provide are:
1. Feasibility studies
2. Market trend analysis
3. Master plans
4. Strategic plans
5. Development plans
At WSA, we create sustainability for our clients. Our goal is to eventually fire ourselves from your team.
In order to be able to fire ourselves from your management team, we have to be able to embed processes into your infrastructure.
The types of handbooks we provide are:
1. Training Guides
2. HR Compliance Handbooks
3. Employee Handbooks
4. New Hire Handbooks
5. Management and Organizational Guide
Winning Solutions Advisory equips every organization to reach their market via mobile technology.
The power of mobile technology is rapidly growing and any organization without the ability to reach the masses will find themselves at a disadvantage. There are presently 5.9 billion mobile subscribers and 1.2 billion mobile web users worldwide. Mobile devices account for 8.49% of global website hits and 25% of US web users are mobile only. Plus in 2011, there were over 8 trillion text messages sent via SMS. We use mobile technology and applications to help our clients operate with greater ease, efficiency, and functionality. We design our own applications to aide in our management operations and we make similar applications available to our clients. We also provide original and unique designs to suit your specific needs. You tell us the functionality you want to achieve and we will match it with your strategic plan to create an app that will benefit you and your customers. With the incredible rise of users in this interface, your organization cannot afford to be behind.
The types of mobile applications we provide are:
1. General purpose mobile applications
2. HTML5 mobile websites to drive web traffic
3. Business Operations Mobile Apps - run your business completely from your device
4. Point of Sales and Fundraising Mobile Apps
5. As technology evolves, we will have another solution.
WSA enables you to transcend the brick and mortar and become completely mobile.
While hardware is important to have to stay relevant, software is what will keep things running seamlessly. It is easier to update your software than it is to upgrade your hardware. Therefore, we try to help you stay current by offering you software support, giving you access to quality software, and helping to design specialized software to serve your specific needs. The days of trying to make a square peg fit into a round hole are now over. Specialized software is no longer available only to large corporations; it is now available to you. During our consultation, we will be able to determine what your needs are and see where we can help. In some cases, we will recommend popular software and instruct you on better ways to utilize it. In other situations, we will utilize our own proprietary software while you are contracted with us. And when a need arises, we will work with you to design original software to serve your unique organizational needs.
The types of software we provide are:
1. General purpose
2. Tax and Accounting
4. Cloud and remote access
5. As technology evolves, we will have another solution.
Winning Solutions Advisory works to alleviate the burdens of starting, managing, and operating your organization.
This assistance comes in the form of streamlined processes in your professional life. It can also be done by evaluating how your personal life is interconnected, and addressing both processes together. It is inevitable that demands in both will overlap each other and require you to multi-task or divide and conquer. While we have the ability to help you through our service expertise, we are also able to assist you by giving you access to products that will make your life easier. This can come in the form of manuals, handbooks, office set up, server use, cloud technology interface, VOIP, etc. We can provide you with the infrastructure necessary to allow you to seamlessly transition between your home, car, office, golf course, beach, and anywhere in between. We excel in allowing you to do your best and be your best by equipping you with quality services and products. At times, we will recommend great products that already exist. But in many cases, we will utilize our team of product development specialists to create products and systems designed specifically for you.
The types of products we provide are:
1. Tablets and Smartphones preloaded with key software and applications - you pay bundled rate and receive continued support
2. Cloud Secretary - send us your books, notes, and ideas to be transcribed and processed for your use
3. Websites and Databases - every company needs a web presence to demonstrate value and expertise
4. Mobile Technology - to reach clients from anywhere, you need a mobile presence websites cannot deliver effectively
5. ...as technology evolves, we will have another solution.
WSAdvisory is a management advisory firm that uses technology to give you the competitive edge.
We are different because:
1. We have taken the best aspects of consulting agencies, venture capitalist firms, and angel groups. We then added the WSA touch to create streamlined services, quality products, seasoned expertise, and visionary leadership to create our own distinct approach and methodology.
2. You will be able to utilize our services and access our resources from anywhere in the world. WSA has placed all your operational needs into mobile devices using highly functional applications. You can keep your expenses low to be competitive and use the same technology to become accessible to your clients from anywhere via the web and the cloud.
3. WSA is focused on creating a win-win situation for all parties. We keep ownership and control in your hands. Our goal is to work with you to reach your milestones. Your success is our success.
4. We do what we love, so you can do what you love. Our approach allows you to shine doing what you love without the headache. Our advisors are available to alleviate the stresses you face and improve your productivity.
We are your resource and want you to take all the credit.
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WSAdvisory is committed to providing our clients small business service with big business resources.
WSA ensures that every client receives our utmost attention. Our focus is on quality, not quantity.We take the time to get to know your organization, your competitors, and your marketplace to ensure we can provide you with innovative strategies and solutions. We make it so your dreams can become a reality.
Running a business or non-profit can be lonely and overwhelming. Our diversely qualified team of advisors with experience in fields such as strategic planning, finance, marketing, branding, human resources, law, recruitment, tax and accounting, analysis and research, and development are available to give you support, expertise and leadership. As a partner in your success, you never need to feel lonely again.
Our advisors are successful business owners, executive directors, executives, engineers, attorneys, professors, and business partners with an average of twenty years of experience. Our advisors see talent and potential where others do not. Our commitment is to see you succeed.