Setting SMART Goals

Smart Goals
Whether you have employees, partners, or are a one-man band, planning and setting goals is one of the most important management activities that you should be addressing. It is particularly important that you help your employees establish goals and objectives that will be the basis for any sort of evaluation. If you are not on the same page at the beginning of the period (year, quarter, month or week) it is extremely difficult to coach throughout the period or to effectively evaluate at the end o...
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Selecting a Milling Center

Selecting a milling center partner might seem a relatively simple task, and for the most part it is. Just try them and see if you like them. However, if you take the time to ask a few basic questions, you can have confidence in knowing that you are providing your dentists with premium quality milled restorations. Asking the right questions can also prevent you from selecting the wrong milling center and avoid potential problems that may results from a poor selection. Below is a list of questions...
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ACDLA to be at LMT LAB DAY – Chicago in February

The American Cosmetic Dental Lab Assocation (ACDLA) announced today that they will exhibit at LMT LAB DAY as part of the United Dental Resources Corporation. AmericaSmiles Network, AMS Dental Technologies and ACDLA will jointly be represented in the AmericaSmiles booth at the 2015 LMT LAB DAY show scheduled for February 27-28, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601. LMT LAB DAY Chicago is the largest international gathering of the dental laboratory community ...
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Building a Sales and Marketing Plan

Many small businesses struggle with establishing a detailed sales plan for growing their business. For many businesses, calling on potential customers is the start and finish of the sales plan. But if you spend just a few minutes thinking about how you make your own buying decisions, I suspect you will agree that few decisions are made on the spot and most of the time you take the time to really understand the details before making an major purchase. Below are the steps we believe you should b...
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