All posts by Vinay Patankar


Warren Buffet’s Investment Checklist – The Secret to His Success?

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Warren Buffet is known as a god among investors and entrepreneurs. He is currently the 3rd richest person in the world and the Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, a holding company that owns hundreds of brands including GEICO, Dairy Queen, Heinz and has major investments in American Express, Coca-Cola, and IBM.

Warren Buffet is known for making stellar investment decisions. Putting his money on business fundamentals and long-term success rather than worrying about new fads and market movements.

So, what is the secret to Warren Buffet’s success?

In Robert Hagstrom’s book The Warren Buffett Way, John Wiley & Sons Inc., New York, 1994 he reveals a checklist that Warren Buffet uses when making investment decisions.

Obviously, this is a high-level check before due diligence but it’s the first step Warren Buffet takes when making an investment decision. Read it, use it.

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6 Retail Process Checklists to Slash Running Costs & Improve Revenue

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Retail stores are a must for today’s essential items. Not every retail store is a success, though, many smaller chains find out that the retail business is tough. If you don’t have a plan in place to help you fight the problems then you will struggle to make your business a success.

With today’s ever-growing competition on the high street from bigger chains and smaller chains, you will find it difficult to win over customers if you sell similar sorts of products. Even if your business is making profits or continually selling products, are you sure on how to keep it going? Do you know the basics from cleaning the store to displaying it correctly?

Here at Process Street, we have created 6 retail process checklists to help you keep on top of your business. These retail process checklists can be used daily and are stacked full of helpful information aiming to make you succeed in the retail world. Continue Reading

6 Checklists to Perfect your New Employee Onboarding Process

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Introduction to Employee Onboarding

In this post, I’m going to define and explain the benefits of employee onboarding, then give you access to six employee onboarding checklists that you can use on their own or easily import into our onboarding software Process Street.

Why checklists? Well, checklists are the most popular way to onboard new employees, and that’s for a good reason.

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Checklists help you to follow a process, make sure you don’t neglect anything important and stay compliant. Instead of making you write your own, you can use one of the 6 we’ve prepared for you as a basis, and either take it as it is or modify it for your business.

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The Ultimate Website Launch Checklist: Improve Design, SEO & Speed

Launching a website can be a huge undertaking. A successful launch requires managing many moving parts including content, design, marketing and the technical side. That’s why we have created this handy checklist for you to use on your next website launch or redesign.

And don’t forget, you can get this as an interactive checklist that you and your team can collaborate around. Just create a free account with Process Street and grab it from the examples section.

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The 4 Top Email Marketing Tools for Small Businesses, Compared

In 2017, it’s not about if you’re using email, it’s about how you’re using email.

70% of companies are currently using a marketing automation platform. It’s not enough for small businesses just to send emails, you have to send the best emails to be heard above the noise—or even make it out of the spam box. Luckily, there’s a ton of tools that can help optimize your email campaigns to make sure you’re delivering your message as effectively as possible.

But picking one isn’t so easy. Each email marketing tool comes with so many features and integrations, it becomes difficult to sift through and find one that suits your company’s needs best. That’s why we broke the most popular email services down into four categories:

  • Design
  • Marketing automation
  • Sign-up forms
  • Analytics

We compared Campaign Monitor, MailChimp, GetResponse, and ConvertKit to help you decide on the right one to fit into your team’s existing systems.

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How My Dog Taught Me to Improve My Workflows and Make More Sales

The day I adopted my dog I learned a brutal and immediate lesson about myself and my daily habits.

Nothing makes you analyze your life like a 60 pound furbeast jumping on your face at 6 in the morning immediately after she decided to redecorate your living room with your most recent bulk toilet paper purchase from Costco. (The good stuff, might I add).

The first week of having this dog was hell.

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Process Street 2.0: Your Workflows, Now With Superpowers & Confetti

When we started building Process Street, we thought we knew all the features our users would need.

We were quick to learn that we’d left an awful lot out…

After a year of continuous development, we’re rolling out Process Street 2.0 — a whole new app with a ton more functionality, including:

  • A rebuilt UI from the ground up
  • Form builder and automation
  • Task assignments and due dates
  • Run links and checklist sharing
  • Zapier, Google Apps, and Yammer integrations
  • Easily complete tasks and checklists

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Startup SEO: How to Get Traction in Your First Year

In this episode of Business Systems Explored, we talk to Dmitry Dragilev about the systems behind the marketing successes he’s engineered for startups like Polar and JustReachOut.io.

For startups, failure to get traction quickly can mean the difference between a multi-million dollar exit and another Silicon Valley tombstone.

Since it’s so vital to get exposure from the outset, you need to get the press, early adopters, and Google on your side.

This episode is all about how to do that: an interview with the growth hacker and startup PR expert Dmitry Dragilev.

Listen to the episode to find out where to start with an audit of your marketing site, how to write content that will force Google to pay attention, and Dmitry’s best hack for startup SEO.

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Gmail vs. Outlook: 5 Game-Changing Differences

Vinay Patankar
December 26, 2016

Most companies turn to Gmail or Outlook to manage their workplace email. 13% of public companies use Office 365 or G-Suite (formerly Google Apps). The remaining 87% use a combination of the two, or a private email setup.

Some companies choose Google or Microsoft because they prefer one’s cloud office suite—which includes calendars, and collaboration on spreadsheets and documents—over the other. (We compared Office 365 with G-Suite in another post.)

But if you use other productivity tools and are deciding between Gmail or Outlook solely for email, you want to choose one that helps you speed up your workflow. Gmail set its initial bar high, and Microsoft clearly took notice. Given Outlook’s 2016 update, it is now more equipped to compete than ever.

Here are five game-changing differences between Gmail vs. Outlook.

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How to Build a PR Strategy for Your Business

In this episode of Business Systems Explored, we talk to Doyle Albee, host of PR is Dead and president of PR firm ‎Metzger Albee.

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Public relations expert Doyle Albee shares his stories, tips, and processes on building a PR strategy for your business.

We chat about everything from building relationships with reporters to knowing the perfect time to strike with your story. And, the myth that ‘all news is good news’ is debunked!

Get inside the world of reporters and their motivations with these unique insights from the president of Metzger Albee PR firm, and host of the Rainmaker.fm podcast PR is Dead.

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