• The ROI Measuring Cup: 7 Metrics That Determine Your Business's Success

    Posted 28 April 2016 by Stacey Papp

    Anyone who has seen “Shark Tank” knows that there are plenty of standards by which businesses can be judged and how they can be seen as successful. It can be hard to take a step back and look at your own business like a “shark” would, but it helps ensure you’re doing everything you can to make your company a success, and lets you take action if there are areas that need improvement. The following are some hard metrics to gauge your business’s success: The Bre...

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  • Money Talks: 7 Ways To Invest In Your Business

    Posted 27 April 2016 by Stacey Papp

    Budget is top of mind for any business owner, but savvy business people also know you need to spend money to make money. Most business owners don’t have disposable funds on the level of a Kardashian, however, so what exactly should you be spending your money on? Below are seven ways to allocate your dollars to help to grow your business and ultimately a return on investment. 1. Water and grow your customers. As a business owner, your customers and/or leads are one of your most important a...

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  • Steering Through: What to Do When Business is Slow

    Posted 26 April 2016 by Stacey Papp

    Every business hits a plateau or has a slow time of year but you shouldn’t let it get you down. Instead, focus on what you can do during down times to help improve your company and prepare for when business picks up. The following tips will help you come out of a slowdown stronger than ever. Put out some feelers. Check in with past customers via email or phone, or reach out to old contacts. Sometimes a little reminder of your existence can generate another order or a referral. Clean up. ...

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  • Changing the Safety Culture, Driver by Driver

    Posted 25 April 2016 by Stacey Papp

    Safe workers are more likely to be productive and happy workers. But when employees interact as frequently with the public at large as a fleet does, the need for safety becomes much more important. For companies that deploy fleets, driver safety is a matter of public responsibility. Simply instructing drivers to “drive safely” is great, but is it effective? It’s better to narrow your focus to the driver level and make individual impacts that can add up to big results.  Cr...

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  • Fleetmatics' Jorge Diaz Wins Executive of the Year Award at the 2016 AA-ISP Awards

    Posted 25 April 2016 by Stacey Papp

    Like many companies around the world, Fleetmatics believes in celebrating their employees. This celebration becomes even greater when hard working, dedicated team members win awards for their immense contributions, strides in innovation and overall involvement in a company’s success.  We are proud to recognize our own Jorge Diaz, Senior Vice President of Global Human Resources for winning the Executive of the Year Award at the AA-ISP Leadership Summit 2016, held April 20-21 at the Hy...

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  • Dress for Success: 10 Tips on How to Bid a Job & Win

    Posted 20 April 2016 by Stacey Papp

    Bidding a job can be a tough, stressful process, but you can help ensure your business gets the work you want by following these 10 tips on how to bid a job and win. 1. Assume nothing. Go over any plans and specs with a fine-tooth comb. You’ll get an overall picture of the project itself and can check for any discrepancies between the plans and scope of work. If you need to clarify anything, don’t hazard a guess. Ask! The more you know about a project, the more accurate your quote w...

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  • Are You Pricing Yourself Out of Work? 4 Mistakes to Avoid When Bidding a Job

    Posted 19 April 2016 by Stacey Papp

    Going out to bid on a job — especially with a new customer — is fraught with tension. Bid too high, and it’ll cost you the job. Bid too low, and you’ll wind up barely breaking even, or worse, losing money. It can be hard to find the right balance. There are plenty of mistakes business owners make when seeking new contracts. Here are four pitfalls to avoid. 1. They don’t find out exactly what their customer wants. There’s no such thing as a stupid question whe...

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  • The Importance of Price: How to Construct a Bid That's Just Right

    Posted 18 April 2016 by Stacey Papp

    We all know the story of Goldilocks: porridge too hot, chair too small, yadda, yadda, yadda. Well, it’s a classic for a reason. As business owners, you’re always striving for things to be just right, especially when it comes to bidding a job.  If you underbid, you’re not just leaving money on the table. You’re also forcing your business to function on a slimmer margin than necessary — and in the worst-case scenario, failing to break even. But overbidding is ju...

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  • One for You, Nineteen for Me: Tax Tips for Small Business Owners

    Posted 15 April 2016 by Stacey Papp

    It’s early April. Do you know where your tax paperwork is?  Tax Day looms large in the minds of business owners everywhere, and it’s safe to say that many dread the annual scramble. There are ways to make this time of year less stressful, however, and while it may be too late to put some of these into action, it’s never too early to start thinking about next year. Some important considerations for small business owners include:  Deduct ‘Em if You’ve Got &...

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  • Top 5 Tips for Effective Fleet Maintenance Planning

    Posted 14 April 2016 by Stacey Papp


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