Author: Isaac Carranza

B2B Tips: Customer Service Is More Than Just Help

(4 min read) What is good customer service? In our opinion customer service is more than just help, it’s about giving customers a great experience. With knowledgeable employees that embrace change and set high expectations, we strive to deliver great

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B2B Tips: What Business Intelligence Is and How it Helps You

(2 min read) What is Business Intelligence? Business Intelligence, or BI, comes in many forms. In its simplest level, BI is used to describe any type of software technology that is used to help business owners, executives and managers look at

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B2B Tips: Operational Efficiency Is Always on the Radar

(3 min read) Striving to achieve efficiency in business is ongoing, driven by ever-changing customer expectations and technology dependence. At AIS, we aim to innovate and improve every aspect of our business including focusing on operational efficiency and effectiveness, in

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B2B Tips: Why Sales and Marketing Must Collaborate

(3 min read) Sales and Marketing are too often divided in an organization by a misalignment of goals, operational insight, customer identity and reporting structure.  Without cohesion between these two groups, companies often scratch their heads trying to figure out

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B2B Tips for a Successful Business: Business Finance

(3 min read) We continue our series on B2B Advice for a Successful Business. We’re sharing lessons learned with other businesses as we celebrate AIS’s 5 decades of business success on our 50th anniversary year. Here are some tips on

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B2B Tips for a Successful Business: Direction and Vision

(4 min read) We kick off our series of B2B tips with a advice for both experienced and aspiring organizational leaders. CEOs hold a variety of responsibilities which differ depending on the business type, size, mission, and more. When it

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How Do I File a Business Insurance Claim and What Should I Expect?

If you’re a business owner in California you’ve heard about the increased number of people having to file insurance claims for their home or business. Many residents and business owners in Santa Barbara and Ventura County are now having to

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Boss Burnout: 7 Tips for Avoiding Entrepreneurial Burnout

Entrepreneurial burnout can come at any time but for many, the end of the year is particularly difficult. This is a time when business managers and bosses will go into overdrive to ensure a strong finish despite the holiday madness.

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Do Home-Based Online Businesses Need Insurance?

Over the past several years the number of new online businesses has skyrocketed and with that the number of home-based online businesses. If this sounds like you, you may be wondering, “Do I need insurance for my home-based online business?”

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Business Insurance That Will Protect You from Disasters

It’s one thing to close our businesses for exciting renovations and a grand reopening, but it’s another thing to be forced to close up shop due to unwelcome events such as natural disasters. This year, the country has seen several

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