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Salesforce Releases Tools to Help Businesses Reopen Safely

Salesforce Releases Tools to Help Businesses Reopen Safely. is a set of tools to help businesses reopen workplaces and maintain employee safety. includes tools to track employee health, make company-wide health announcements, manage shifts to reduce human density, and keep track of data and regulations. The data can be monitored in a command center.

Various services will be priced as separate add-ons for existing Salesforce subscriptions.

Salesforce perceives the pandemic as having three phases:

  • Crisis response

  • An extended period of recovery

  • A new normal.

All organizations will pass through all three phases

Remote Does Not Work For All Businesses

Many organizations are working remotely . Some will continue to do so for some time. Others cannot do this.

Those locations will need to enable and enforce social distancing at work, while monitoring employee health.

Companies must rethink some things once assumed as being normal. Examples of solutions include:

  • Bringing employees back into work-spaces in separate groups at different sequential times
  • Scheduling when certain categories of people can use elevators or narrow hallways, in order to maintain desired distancing.

The tools include courses and training to help people learn new ways of working together and how to understand and execute safety measures.

Salesforce assigned hundreds of employees to build these applications.  Previously, Salesforce:

  • Offered Salesforce Care, tools to help businesses stay in touch with employees and customers.

  • Created a group of companies to acquire personal protective equipment to donate to healthcare organizations.

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Customer Proposal Package For a Startup

Every new venture needs to have a Standard Customer Proposal Package.  This includes a standard customer proposal PowerPoint (PPT) and a Standard Customer Contract. And of course, selected components of your Sales Kit. Your standard customer proposal PowerPoint (PPT) is a marketing document; customized for each opportunity Your Standard Customer Contract is a legal document…Continue Reading

Adaptability Needs for Startup CEOs

There are many adaptability needs for startup CEOs.  He/she needs to understand needs, learn new skills and accomplish new things quickly.  Here is a partial list of those agilities. Adaptability Needs for Startup CEOs A startup CEO must sustain belief in him/her self.  Beyond that there is: An agile focus on your work Listen well…Continue Reading

List of Marketplaces for Startups

A list of marketplaces for startups can help the CEO leverage a startup in many new ways.  These range from fund raising to buying and selling assets to hiring staff.  This post lists several types of marketplaces that serve various types of resources of value to startups. Marketplaces that provide crowd funding Please see John…Continue Reading

List of Creative Problem-Solving Techniques

A list of creative problem-solving techniques can be a strategic advantage or a disaster for your startup. Before you form your company you should know how you are planning to address those many difficult problems. A key success factor is having an outstanding problem solving process. So these need to be simple, fast-to-execute and robust.…Continue Reading

How Startups Use Virtual Assistants

Let’s talk about how startups use Virtual Assistants. Virtual Assistants are really just a packaged type of consultant.  Many hold advanced degrees or have years of specialized experience. As startups grow they need a variety of short term and long term part time staff. So, Virtual Assistants can be used to address selected parts of…Continue Reading

Formalizing Business Systems for Startups

Many startup CEOs have never thought of formalizing business systems for startups. They have only thought of accounting systems. But never of business process engineering for startups. Whether you are scaling up a hitech startup or creating a relatively small passive income stream, formalizing business systems for startups can be a key success factor. If…Continue Reading

How successful entrepreneurs address failure

You need to learn how successful entrepreneurs address failure. You will be feeling pressure all of the time and failing more than you like.  So, on your path to being successful, you will fail a lot along the way. How successful entrepreneurs address failure Successful entrepreneurs cope with failure better than those who do not…Continue Reading

Avoid Litigation Due to Your Financial Exit

All want to avoid litigation due to your financial exit. Carverlon-Ltd can help you plan and execute your financial exit. Naturally you want to learn how to avoid litigation due to your Financial Exit. You need robust legal and financial advice. This Post helps you to develop the questions to discuss with your attorney and…Continue Reading

Characteristics of a Good Intrapreneur

For centuries established corporations have had intrapreneurs; executives who lead new revenue streams in separate entities into being. This post draws on John Gale’s experience and three articles to express the characteristics of a good intrapreneur. Characteristics of a good intrapreneur Personal skills A visionary Skilled politician Perseverance Can deal with uncertainty Creativity and ability…Continue Reading

How to overcome Startup CEO Overwhelm

Startup CEOs need to avoid or overcome startup CEO overwhelm. Overwhelm can be caused by the need to think about and do so many simultaneous things to nurture and drive a startup to success. Too many startup CEOs experience overwhelm too often.  One cause is that there are too many pieces of information to keep…Continue Reading

Why Change Management Fails 75% of the Time

A Forbes article describes why change management fails 75% of the time in the long term. Startups are used to doing “Pivots” to solve needs for change. These Pivots are relatively easy when there are only two co-founders involved. They become more complex as the organization grows.  This post discusses issues for established organizations so…Continue Reading

Startup CEO thinking too small

Are you as a startup CEO thinking too small and dooming your startup to failure?  You need to “size” your startup size ambitions in alignment with: Your experience and skill set Your co-founders The funds that you can raise within your ecosystem The support that your ecosystem can provide The size of the addressable markets…Continue Reading

Mission Statement Drifting

Is your Mission Statement Drifting? Every early stage startup has a mission statement and a set of employees with job titles and employment contracts (job descriptions usually come later). If you have an outsider ask each officer and key employee to describe the mission statement; how aligned are the responses? You really need to try…Continue Reading

Dealing with Difficult People

Is dealing with difficult people a problem for your startup?  Everybody has a bad day someday. Let’s talk about how to cope when they unload on you. Dealing with difficult people When someone gets upset for whatever reason; you must first address their feelings; then you can address their problem. Avoid feeling emotional yourself –…Continue Reading

Fire Your Problem Customers

Fire your problem customers in order to improve your startup’s business. A customer anticipates that he will be well treated. That is fine. It is a startup’s job to deliver reasonable service to its customers. But, a Startup also has the right to expect that its customers will not make unreasonable demands. Warning Signs So,…Continue Reading

Manage Your Priorities As A Startup CEO

It is complex to manage your priorities as a startup CEO. It is too easy to let yourself feel overwhelm. This post provides suggestions for a series of categories for your thought to help you be in control.  So set your priorities as a startup CEO Time Committed How much time is committed to your…Continue Reading

What is a Teleconference?

There are numerous ways for a startup company to hold a meeting of selected employees, consultants and vendors. Usually they are held in offices or conference rooms. But sometimes participants are on travel or otherwise geographically separated. In that case one way to hold a meeting of all the participants is a teleconference. A teleconference…Continue Reading

Consider when hiring a virtual assistant

These are topics to consider when hiring a virtual assistant. “Virtual Assistants” are being used more and more by startup CEOs. You can hire a VA from any continent! Consider time zones and their impact. The hourly cost can be modest or high depending on your needs. Many VA’s have degrees. Some have excellent experience.…Continue Reading

Essential Startup Management Skills

Some people think that raising funding for a startup is the difficult part. but the most challenging facets to a startup are: Having the essential startup management skills for each stage Developing an outstanding product concept Creating an unfair advantage that can be sustained for 2-3 years Building the best team for this offering for…Continue Reading

Reasons A Startup CEO Should Take Vacation

Some startup CEOs think that they cannot take a vacation. Here are reasons a startup CEO should take vacation. Physical relaxation As a startup CEO you work very hard to launch and grow your business. Trying to ignore the natural need for a physical rest will only lead to a bad ending. You need to…Continue Reading

List of Problems Shared by SMEs and Startups

SME Problems and Startup Problems are frequently similar.  SMEs tend to have more problems than established corporations.  Unfortunately some startups share these same types of problems. SME problems shared with many startups Insufficient credibility They are not known; so they are not trusted Inadequate financial resources This can cause management to choose cheap and inadequate…Continue Reading

How to Hire Senior Executives

How to Hire Senior Executives Understanding how to hire senior executives is an important skill for a startup CEO. The CEO can think through the following alternatives: In all startup ecosystems there are informal ways for interested executives to meet startup CEOs. Hire friends of your friends or those recommended by advisers or other startup…Continue Reading

Receivables Problems

Receivables problems are one cause for a startup failing; as this creates cash flow problems. Cash flow is nothing but the total money coming in compared to the total amount of money going out. The trick for every startup CEO is to maintain cash flow in a way that the organization is never at a…Continue Reading

How to hire the perfect employee?

Hiring the perfect employee is probably the hardest thing for a startup CEO to do. You seek employees who are hard working, intellectual, filled with integrity and as motivated as the owner/CEO himself. With so much legislation and regulation enforced in this field, a startup business owner may develop a feeling of entrapment. Here are…Continue Reading

Why are Bookkeeping Programs important for Startups?

What are the functions of Bookkeeping Programs? Bookkeeping Programs are vital to managing the financial aspects of your startup or new venture. With one data entry, you can create a number of different documents, and link them with each other. Old methods of spreadsheets or journals and ledgers are slow and time-consuming. All the calculations…Continue Reading

Why do you need computerized maintenance management?

How was maintenance done before? Computerized maintenance management changes the scheduling reliability and management of maintenance management. Maintenance management is an essential part of almost every organization, especially those with large numbers of machine assets. Previously, there were huge paper files (later Excel files), and employees were appointed to the work of maintenance management. The…Continue Reading

Upward communication is a key step towards success

A good business needs both upward communication and downward communication; between boss and subordinates. Just as it needs both loyalty upward and loyalty downward between boss and subordinates. The downwards ones nurture employee loyalty. The upwards ones help the business be successful. It is not just about having good relationships between a boss and his…Continue Reading

How to Hold Effective Meetings

How do you hold effective meetings? Meaningful is useful as well. Planning for effective meetings Have a plan for the entire meeting. Fix a goal for the meeting. Study it, revise it and decide what you will get out of the meeting. This is the first step to holding effective meetings. Develop an agenda that…Continue Reading

Incentive Programs for your Business

What are Incentive Programs? Incentive Programs are programs used by an organization for motivation and betterment of their employees. These programs are typically developed by a company on its own initiative. Their features and benefits are dependent upon management decisions. Organizations with such programs seem to have happier and more efficient employees. Suggestions for Incentive…Continue Reading

People management – Vital to a Successful Business

People management is crucial for most companies; because the employees of a company are its most important assets. The success or the failure of the company is dependent on them. What is required? It is extremely important for managers and supervisors to encourage, inspire, train and motivate their employees. So, as a manager you need…Continue Reading

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