We had a very busy and productive month in September full of insightful interactions and impactful connections as we attended the annual America’s SBDC conference as vendors and Smartsheet’s annual Engage conference as Smartsheet Aligned Solution Partners.
America’s SBDC Conference:
We secured a spot as a vendor at the sold-out annual America's SBDC conference in Nashville this year!
What is the SBDC? It stands for Small Business Development Center and is an arm of the Small Business Administration (SBA). The SBDC plays a crucial role in supporting small business growth (new and existing) through their 1,000+ locations in the US. Per SBDC's website, they provide counseling and training to small businesses including working with SBA to develop and provide informational tools to support business start-ups and existing business expansion.
We attended this conference so we could introduce and socialize Smartsheet. Ultimately our goal is to bring Smartsheet to small businesses in America and be used as a common tool to help them succeed in their endeavors, whether that be the SBDC center themselves or their clients. Smartsheet is a game changer due to being a collaborative work management tool that can be used for all types of areas such as inventory management, finance & accounting, event planning, Sales & CRM, HR, project management and.... the list goes on!
We LOVE all the SBDC counselors and directors we met at this conference and want to remind you to reach out to us as we are offering a special discount for you and/or your clients when you purchase Smartsheet licenses through us!
Smartsheet Engage Conference:
Our journey continued as we embraced the role of Smartsheet Aligned Solution Partners at the Annual Smartsheet Engage Conference. This year's conference was sold out with nearly 4,000 people in attendance. We even conducted a raffle and gave away 10 hours of Smartsheet consulting to a renown automotive company! This is a fantastic opportunity to network with users, fellow partners and also learn about up-and-coming Smartsheet product innovations Several of the top innovations and key takeaways are as follows:
📣Applied AI is coming to Smartsheet to expedite insights into your work to build and use Smartsheet even more productively - AI formula generation, dashboard building, and data analysis!! See it here: https://lnkd.in/dPW4TAgv
📣 Themed dashboards to create more brilliant and impressive ways to present real-time data that saves you even more time to get to faster outcomes.
📣 Continued improvements to the platform that increase data capacity 20x, processing speeds 20x, and data integrity. Scaling in every way so you can do more, more seamlessly.
Our key takeaways:
🗝 "88% of employees struggle with collaboration especially not having time, unclear goals, next steps and progress; not having the right tools and just not knowing best practices" - S&P Global Market Intelligence.
🗝 Leaders need to help employees be more efficient and productive to allow them to be more creative and innovative; "Create, Integrate, and Grow".
🗝 Businesses need solutions that establish a stronger line of sight from strategy to goals and execution - collaborative work management can't be discretionary anymore.
🗝 Moving to a Proof of Value concept - move beyond experimenting and do more focused work that moves the needle.
🗝 We are moving into an experience economy for employees and not just for customers. Employees want the right technologies, clarity about responsibilities, and clear prioritization of the initiative they work on.
Whether you are an attendee from the SBDC Conference eager to explore the transformative capabilities of Smartsheet or a professional interested in optimizing business processes, our consulting services are designed to elevate your organizational journey. We are here to guide you through the intricacies of project management and collaboration, ensuring that you are well-equipped to navigate challenges and seize opportunities.
To everyone who engaged with us this September, we thank you for the enriching interactions. For those who couldn’t attend, we welcome the opportunity to connect, understand your needs, and explore how we can assist you in your organizational endeavors.