BLOG ARCHIVE: ALL POSTS FOR April 2022

A taste of home: How the pandemic has changed our domestic eating habits

A taste of home: How the pandemic has changed our domestic eating habits

The impact of coronavirus has been all-encompassing. Few things have remained the same since the pandemic first began affecting us. Various changes to our normal ways of living have touched nearly all aspects of our lives, including how and what we eat. 

One clear change that resulted from this is more people cooking from home. It started near the beginning of Covid when everyone was sharing bread recipes online. Forced to stay home, it was like everyone rediscovered their kitchen.

This trend may have subsided somewhat with restaurants reopening, but it’s far from back to where it was. More people today are cooking at home and avoiding eating out, which has led to economic and social changes that affect nearly every food-service company.

Understanding these new habits is crucial for any company wanting to grow in the industry. Market research is the critical element that separates successful businesses from unsuccessful ones. That is why we wanted to create this article, outlining the changes to the food industry since the pandemic.

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Leading with an abundance mindset

Leading with an abundance mindset

Throughout my tenure at aytm I went from being a one-person team to managing a team of several incredible people. Through this experience I learned to persevere, to be humble, to see the future in others, and to empower individuals using building blocks of core ethics needed for success. 

Building and managing a team is not only about assessing and honing skill sets, but also a constant interaction of inspiring, listening, learning, teaching, caring, assessing, refining, and applying. Mind you, this is a multi-direction, multi-faceted approach that takes self-discipline. Trust, communication, transparency, humility, responsibility, vision, and perseverance are very important character traits needed for success. I’ve learned that even while I was mentoring others, I was being mentored as well by surrounding myself with individuals based on those very traits.

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Tips for in-person client meetings in late covid

Tips for in-person client meetings in late covid

One of the many casualties of the global pandemic has been business travel. With airlines grounded and corporate campuses closed, many road warriors spent the last year on zoom meetings rather than across the desk from their peers and customers. 

Perhaps this has hit the sales function hardest, as sellers struggle to replace the kind of relationship-building that happens more naturally face-to-face with something more virtual. The good news is that I’ve found attitudes about in-person meetings have really changed over the last six months. Where there was hesitation due to perceived risk before, now people are eager to push through risk and feel like things are getting back to normal. Here are a few approaches that have been successful for us over the last several months:

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10 benefits of joining a fully virtual workforce

10 benefits of joining a fully virtual workforce

I’ve worked for companies that are fully virtual, for companies that are fully office-based, and for many companies somewhere in-between. I’ve landed quite firmly on the belief that fully virtual companies have many benefits over office-based or semi-virtual companies. Here are 10 reasons why virtual companies are the best:

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Accounting for change: A look at the latest trends in financial services 

Accounting for change: A look at the latest trends in financial services 

There are some big and exciting things currently happening in the financial services industry, from new retail to crypto. Let’s explore some of your biggest questions about trends and changes in the financial services space in 2022.

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