Alanna Smith

Alanna is Method's Content Marketing Specialist. With several friends who are pursuing entrepreneurial dreams, she loves learning about the inner workings of small businesses. When she isn't scoping out tricks and tools to help Method users thrive, you can find her running in the park or hanging out with her cat.

How to Drive Efficiencies in the Modern Manufacturing Sector

Does your vision of manufacturing include long assembly lines, billowing smokestacks and loud industrial machines? If so, then you’d better think again. The modern manufacturing sector works at the leading edge of innovation in numerous ways, including: Product design Automation Artificial intelligence Robotic engineering Precise time-to-delivery It’s impressive, but it’s not easy. In this globalized …

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Essential Features of a Nonprofit CRM

Nonprofits aren’t exactly the same as for-profit businesses. Still, they have many needs that are similar to those of businesses with paying customers. For starters, nonprofits need to market to and build strong relationships with their supporters, just as companies need to keep their customers engaged. Successful organizations have to demonstrate value, service, and a personal connection …

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You're Invited: Brand Storytelling Workshop with Mark Evans

In today’s fast-moving and competitive marketplace, standing out from the crowd is essential. You need to be able to quickly and effectively communicate who you are and what you do. But it’s not just about spouting off lines from your resume. To catch consumers’ attention, you need to tell powerful stories. In doing so, you …

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QuickBooks Connect 2018: The Ultimate Content Guide

The QuickBooks Connect conferences are special events, bringing together accounting professionals, small business owners, and app developers from around the globe. Attendees have the opportunity to connect with each other, learn from the amazing speakers, and enjoy a world-class conference experience. This year, the Method:CRM team attended QuickBooks Connect as an exhibitor in San Jose …

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How to Succeed as an Entrepreneur: Bram Warshafsky at QuickBooks Connect

There are a million different strategies for succeeding as an entrepreneur. In fact, only one thing holds universally true — there’s no set roadmap for building something unique. That being said, it never hurts to take some advice from someone who has been there, done that. At QuickBooks Connect, 5Crowd founder Bram Warshafsky shared his top five …

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3 Favorite Main Stage Moments from QuickBooks Connect Toronto

It’s been a couple of weeks since QuickBooks Connect Toronto ended. We’ve gotten back into our normal routines and our days no longer start and finish with energizing presentations on the QuickBooks Connect main stage. But much like our favorite main stage moments from San Jose, our top takeaways from Toronto continue to inspire us. …

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Making the Most of QuickBooks Online Accountant: QB-HQ at QuickBooks Connect

At QuickBooks Connect Toronto, one thing quickly became clear: accounting professionals love tips for utilizing their accounting software. Not only was every seat filled at a Monday morning session on QuickBooks Online Accountant, but there was a lineup out the door. The popular session was led by Dawne Leaney Davidson and Tiffany Stewart. As co-administrators …

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