Posts by Alison Tierney

By August 21, 2019

Why a Makino isn’t enough

Stop competing on price! Learn how to combat commoditization – exemplified by the Makino’s effect on the manufacturing industry.

By July 31, 2013

Don’t Cripple Employee Performance

Let’s face it: hiring a new employee can be scary. And we at Kinesis know that the amount of resources needed to integrate and nurture a new hire can leave you dizzy. But a growing company needs a growing team, so you take a deep breath and make the plunge. Fortunately, there are ways to […]

By October 24, 2012

Qualities of Remarkable Employees

What makes an employee remarkable? Many companies struggle to make a hire, let alone a REMARKABLE hire. If you keep these qualities in mind as you search, however, you could be well on your way to finding that perfect fit. Posted on Inc.com, Jeff Haden shares what he thinks are the ideal qualities a remarkable employee […]

By September 26, 2012

How Can I Improve My Company’s Lead Conversion?

A frequent question in business is this: “Is our marketing resulting in quality leads?” One of the largest hurdles for marketing to overcome in a business is how to best understand and target leads. Ultimately, the goal of marketing for your company should be to attract highly qualified leads that convert to customers. E-Myth has […]

By April 25, 2012

It’s Time to Rebuild

The Portland American Marketing Association has officially kicked off a monthly column for the Daily Journal of Commerce, a local publication focused on the Portland building and construction market. I was fortunate to be the first column contributor, and was asked to discuss how companies can start rebuilding their marketing capacity, as many companies are […]

By April 18, 2012

Instagram = Instabillion

Yes, it’s old news by now, but if you’ve been living under a rock for the past week and half, here’s the scoop: Facebook purchased the popular app Instagram for $1 billion dollars. Instagram allows people to share photos taken with their mobiles with their friends through its app, on Facebook, Twitter, or via text. […]

By March 21, 2012

Your Pain-Free Guide to Better Business Networking

Become a Great Business Networker As a leader, you know the importance of developing a business network. You may have even read our recent post on the exponential power of increasing your network connections. Unfortunately, while the words “business network” evokes images of win-win relationships, the term “networking” often elicits rolled eyes and groans. Can […]

By February 22, 2012

How to Have Effective Meetings That Get Results

How to Have Effective Meetings Do you feel like most of your day is spent moving through a revolving door of meetings? How often do you sit in yet another conference room, letting your mind wander to your growing to-do list? Do you ever walk out at the end of a meeting wondering what was […]