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Business Moves
Resources, tools, and tips for maximizing productivity for mobile operations.

Ram ProMaster and Inc. have partnered to bring you the BusinessMoves blog. Featuring industry experts, the blog is geared to bringing you applicable solutions designed to help drive the success of your mobile business.

From topics like vehicle wrap marketing, social media for contractors, and job sign marketing, to best-in-class mobile payment solutions, apps that boost productivity on the road, and expense management on the go, BusinessMoves offers content that can help your mobile operations running as smoothly as possible.


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ProMaster: A Working Truck for Every Kind of Work
With the flexibility and class-leading features to meet the needs of every mobile business, the Ram ProMaster is the right truck for your business. While ProMaster is designed to meet a range of challenges, we know that every business is different. If you’re looking to find a configuration built around your operation, check out the “dream build” section in the business description below that best matches yours:
The Tradesperson
Every day brings something new for the Tradesperson, so the vehicle you choose has to be equally fit for sitting in an upscale office parking lot and traveling over the rugged terrain of a new construction site. As a Tradesperson, your job may require overseeing multiple projects during long hours, transporting and using heavy-duty equipment and supplies.
The Fixer
The Fixer is typically someone who travels to a site to conduct installations, maintenance, or repairs. You are usually in high demand, so time is of the essence and every job needs to be completed as efficiently as possible while maintaining a high level of professionalism and customer service. Fixers are detail-oriented troubleshooters.
The Special Deliverer
As a Special Deliverer, you may transport anything from flowers and catered food to office supplies and heavy equipment. While you may work locally or cross-country, you have one thing in common with all the other special deliverers out there: You need a reliable, customized vehicle that helps you get the goods you’re carrying where they need to go.
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Mobile Ops • Arjun Dev Arora
March 3, 2014
Price promotions can seem like an easy way to get customers through the door and bump up sales numbers. However, competing on price without a plan can actually backfire, cutting into your profit margins and diminishing the value of your product or service in the eyes of the customer. Understanding how to use price promotions effectively is essential to making them work for you, says pricing expert Mark Stiving, Ph.D., an instructor at Scottsdale, Arizona-based Pragmatic Marketing, and author of Impact Pricing: Your Blueprint for Driving Profits (Entrepreneur Press, 2011).
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February 24, 2014
Measuring and evaluating employee performance is tough enough, but when you add the complexity of managing a mobile workforce when face time is limited, you need to be particularly aware of pitfalls. Old-school methods of meeting with employees once a year to critique 12 months of performance may actually create ill will and cause turnover. An ideal performance review process is exactly that--a process, says Santa Cruz, California based human resources consultant Cindy Ventrice, author of Make Their Day: Employee Recognition That Works, 2nd edition (Berrett-Koehler, 2009). READ MORE
February 17, 2014
Creating a successful email campaign requires a number of components. You need to have a good opt-in list. The offers and content must be worthwhile. Understanding the best time to reach your audience is another key. And, of course, you should have a great subject line. READ MORE
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Mobile Marketing • Aaron O'Hanlon
March 3, 2014
If you want to start a blog to promote your business, or if you’d like to get more out of the blog you already have, here are a few good reasons to devote more time to your blogging efforts.
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February 24, 2014
Everyone has their own unique opinion when it comes to acquiring new leads. Whether you do it online or offline, you hopefully have created a great flow of prospective customers contacting you every day. But now that you’ve got all of these leads, what do you do with them? READ MORE
February 17, 2014
Imagine you are on the hit game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? You’ve made it to the final round. One simple answer stands in the way of you and one million dollars. The host asks you a question about cold war Russian politics that might as well have been in Hebrew because you can’t understand it, much less know the answer. You have a life-line, and you happen to have your old philosophy professor’s phone number, and he has a flare for eastern European history and economics. READ MORE
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Mobile Tech • Ramon Ray
March 3, 2014
It’s hard to imagine but at one time, mobile service workers moved from one call to the next with only a map to guide them. These professionals were forced to quickly learn the layout of their assigned territories or risk being eventually fired.
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February 24, 2014
Many mobile service workers are now armed with smartphones and tablets, removing the need to carry around paper documents. However, for some of these professionals, the need to have a signature on certain documents has presented a roadblock to becoming completely paperless. READ MORE
February 17, 2014
If you’re on the road all day for your job, your vehicle is your office. Chances are you take calls, create work orders, and process payments directly from the driver’s seat. But unlike a cubicle in an office building, your automobile is on the move all day, coming into contact with thousands of vehicles, pedestrians, and other obstacles on your route. READ MORE
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