Fast As Lightning: New Salesforce Editions

Salesforce has long been known for its innovation, and remains the premier Customer Relationship Management system in the world. In fact, Salesforce is approaching its 50 release! After carefully researching, listening to customers, and enhancing features and functionality, Salesforce is launching three new editions featuring its improved Lightning Experience interface at simple and easy to understand price points. Whether you are

We Love Nonprofits – CRM Implementation

Success with any CRM for nonprofits requires three components; System, Implementation, and Training/Support. Salesforce offers amazing system capabilities and when implemented and supported well, Fostering can help you revolutionize your nonprofit organization. At Fostering, we specialize in helping nonprofits vastly improve sales and donation tracking, forecasting, reporting, team tracking, and so much more. Thanks to (formerly Salesforce Foundation), nonprofits

Prioritize, Don’t Accessorize

Business Tech Systems… Prioritize, don’t accessorize.  how do you choose technology systems for your business?   To preface, I get this question more often than you’d think. More and more businesses still choose technology solutions for their businesses to use based on what they think they need versus what they know they should actually purchase. Let’s think of it this way… 

Can Your CRM See What’s Really Important?

Just one question… Can Your CRM See What’s Really Important? This Spring, get ready for a whole host of new features coming to Salesforce.  Here are just are few of the possibilities: Salesforce1 Lightning Process Builder Automation of your workflows with the Process Builder Salesforce1–Mobile Platform Point-and-click coding for your apps Visualize your business information on the go Data is

Are You Wasting Your Time On LinkedIn?

Are you wasting your time on LinkedIn? Here’s how to use your connections for more than just a      LinkedIn is great for finding connections and creating your network. But what do you do with your connections once you have them?   Its impossible to close deals with more LinkedIn connections. You have to go get the business, make it

Free training…no way!

How would you like to attend a FREE 1 hour tutorial how to be a rock star report runner in Salesforce? Fostering LLC is hosting our monthly MeetUp group this Thursday, August 7 at our new office! We are excited to announce that we have moved to 505 W St. Germain Street St. Cloud, MN 56301. At this month’s MeetUp we will talk about reporting ins and outs

So many CRM systems…How do I choose one?

Goldmine, ACT, NetSuite, Microsoft CRM, SugarCRM, Salesforce… what one is best for me? CRM is not a new term, in fact it has been around for over 20 years. So how do you chose the right system?  If your like the normal researcher,Google will be your best friend or “industry-like” referrals. But, please do not stop there. Pending your organizational size you may have a very

Frustrated Sales Position? Questions to ask on your next interview.

Have you ever felt like this with your manager?    Don’t worry, I wont tell them. But, the fact of the matter is that many sales professionals have a very small tenure and high turnover.   So, how can you ask the right questions in the interview to get a better result? Try these:    1) What is your sales process?  Without

What do you know about mass emails?

Do you get too many emails?   At face value that is what the average person says. But thats because we relate mass emails to getting sold vs. adding value. A customer company doesn’t sell, they educate. Email Marketing costs over 80% less than direct mail and you can actually track your results and prospect those who show interest.    Amazing!! Right? 

What is a CRM?

Hello, Maybe you would like to know what I’ve been up to and what my new business is about? In February of this year I launched Fostering LLC, a CRM Consulting Business, specializing in Salesforce, a Customer Relationship Management tool. Now, I work one-on-one with business owners, non-profits, management, and sales professionals to customize a cloud based Customer Relationship Management system. This helps streamline internal and external communication, improve