WILMINGTON, MA — Below is a press release from Wilmington’s UniFirst:UniFirst Corporation, an industry leader in the supply and servicing of uniforms, workwear, and facility service products, has ranked on Selling Power magazine’s 2019 list of the “50 Best Companies to Sell for.” This is the 16th consecutive year UniFirst has been included on the list.To make their determination, the Selling Power research team evaluated companies in the following areas: compensation and benefits; hiring, sales training, and sales enablement: and customer retention. The list encompasses companies of all sizes—with sales forces ranging from fewer than 100 salespeople to companies with sales-force numbers in the thousands.“UniFirst is committed to continually investing in our 14,000-plus employee Team Partners around the globe and has successfully built a world-class sales force dedicated to always putting the customer first,” says David Katz, UniFirst senior vice president, sales and marketing. “It’s their dedication, along with the ability to deliver outstanding service, that contribute to our continuous growth and ongoing success year after year.”Selling Power magazine publisher and CEO Gerhard Gschwandtner says it is vital to recognize companies that are creating excellent sales teams today.“Successful sales teams know how to embrace change,” says Gschwandtner. “That could be in the form of technology or in the form of process. Each organization featured on the 50 Best Companies to Sell For list represents an elite, agile selling environment that understands how to lead in their market.”For more on UniFirst, or Selling Power magazine, you may visit their websites: UniFirst.com and www.sellingpower.com.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington’s UnFirst Earns Top-10 Spot On Apparel Magazine’s List of ‘America’s Leading Apparel Companies’In “Business”Wilmington’s UniFirst Featured On Selling Power’s “50 Best Companies To Sell For” List For 2017In “Business”BUSINESS BRIEF: Wilmington’s UniFirst Earns Top Rankings For 2018 In Both Selling Power & Apparel MagazinesIn “Business”
In picture: Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs Arun Jaitley (centre) addresses a press conference in New Delhi on October 24, 2017. Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa and Principal Director General (M&C), Press Information Bureau, AP Frank Noronha are also seen.Press Information BureauThe Finance Ministry has extended the last date for filing annual GST return forms by three months until March 31, 2019.The annual returns form in which businesses registered under the GST have to provide consolidated details of sales, purchases and input tax credit (ITC) benefits accrued to them during 2017-18 fiscal was notified in September.The last date for filing was set at December 31, 2018. In a statement, the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) said, “the competent authority has decided to extend the due date for filing Form GSTR-9, GSTR-9A and GSTR-9C till March 31, 2019.The requisite Forms shall be made available on the GST common portal shortly”. GSTR-9 is the annual return form for normal taxpayers, GSTR-9A is composition taxpayers, while GSTR-9C is a reconciliation statement Trade and industry players have been seeking an extension of the deadline for filing the annual returns.EY Tax Partner Abhishek Jain said industry players have been struggling to collate the information required to be disclosed in GSTR-9 and GSTR-9C. PwC Partner and Leader (Indirect Tax) Pratik Jain said, “Industry, as well as consultants, were struggling with December 31 deadline, given the volume of work involved including preparing a virtual P&L at a State level”.
March 2, 2015 Register Now » 3-D printed selfie.Image credit: DacudaEver wanted a 3D printing of your selfie? Well you’re in luck.Swiss company Dacuda and Swedish company Volumental have developed a mobile app that allows selfie-lovers to have their picture printed in 3D.Users can take a picture using their smartphone or tablet, moving it from left to right in front of their face. This will create a 3D rendering of their face. They will then be able to send the picture to a 3D printing company and receive a 3D version of their face in the post.Alexander Ilic, the founder of Dacuda, told CNBC that he anticipates many people won’t own their own 3D printer, but the technology will become so cheap that having a selfie delivered will be plausible.”We expect people won’t have a 3D printer quickly but we think the technology will become more affordable,” Ilic said in an interview.The app is so far compatible with Apple’s iOS devices from the iPhone 5 range and above. iPads can also be used. Ilic said the app can work on Android version 5.0, but only on certain devices that have compatible camera software.Dacuda is showing off the technology on a Dell tablet, which uses a compatible version of the Android operating system, at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week.Taking advantage of the selfie trend has become a battleground for device makers as they all look to outdo each other on the specs of their smartphones’ front cameras.Dacuda’s app is taking advantage of this trend. Ilic said the software is set for a global roll out in the third quarter of this year and will likely be free, with the company earning money by taking a cut of revenues from the companies printing the 3D selfie. This story originally appeared on CNBC 2 min read Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.
Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 4 min read For the first time, mobile devices outnumber people. This milestone underscores one crucial fact for entrepreneurs: as the number of mobile devices rises, so do their importance.Eighty-five percent of consumers believe their mobile devices are essential to daily life. Clearly, the mobile interface is crucial for consumers, and the savvy businesses that hope to connect with them increasingly choose to do so via smartphones and tablets. A mobile strategy can help companies of all sizes reach more customers and help maintain a strong industry advantage.Related: Do You Need an App for That? Take This Quiz to Find Out.But creating a mobile strategy involves more than building an app. A great strategy ensures that your in-person, mobile and traditional online experiences communicate a cohesive message that motivates customers to interact with your business. Here are seven ways to maximize your mobile efforts:1. Align your strategies.You might be tempted to jump on this month’s trend, but if that fad doesn’t align with your growth strategy, it’s worthless. My company, for instance, has developed a mobile strategy to meet our goal to better connect with customers.Also keep in mind that the average paid app only brings in $500 a month in revenue to a developer. That amount is a waste of time for most businesses, so ensure your app is anything but average to make your mobile strategy worthwhile.2. Design great experiences.Focus on delivering a customer experience that enables users to interact with your brand in new and exciting ways. The majority of users expect their apps to load within two seconds, and 85 percent of users prefer an app to a mobile website. You’ve probably experienced the frustrations of viewing a mobile website with a distorted layout and difficult navigation. So develop your app with the goal of alleviating these frustrations.3. Use application programming interfaces.APIs allow two systems to communicate with each other, which helps you avoid building features from scratch. Up to 75 percent of Twitter’s traffic is a result of its API, meaning much of its user growth stems from third-party apps. Think about how you can leverage the existing user network of other apps to grow your user base.Related: 3 Ways to Grab an Early Piece of the $500 Billion Opportunity in Mobile Marketing4. Make your strategy scalable.The smartphone market is forecasted to grow by more than 10 percent every year for the next four or five years, and the number of mobile app downloads is projected to double in the next three years. Given these rates, your mobile strategy must be flexible, so allow and plan for rapid growth.5. Foster a streamlined experience.Align your mobile experience with your webpage experience so users can switch between devices. Only 16 percent of users will try a buggy app more than twice, so the transition should be smooth. Spotify, for example, has a seamless mobile and desktop component. If users are listening to a song during their commute, they can pick up where they left off when they sit down at their desktop.6. Build a strong team.A bare-bones app can cost $10,000 to develop, and developing a graphics-intensive app can cost millions. Having a solid team of developers is critical to building successful apps. An in-house development team is a start. It’ll give you the technical chops to execute your plan, and you won’t have to go back and forth with an outside contractor to get a feature implemented.7. Secure your customers’ data.If you handle client data, information security is crucial. Implement data encryption, and address customer privacy when you consult with cloud vendors. With an increase in bring-your-own-device practices, the array of devices and platforms makes you vulnerable, so do everything you can to secure confidential data and give your customers the peace of mind they deserve.Flipboard is an example of a brand that’s effectively implemented a mobile strategy. The digital magazine is completely mobile. In many ways, it transformed magazine reading into an enjoyable experience for smartphone and tablet users. Its features even allow users to create their own magazines, enabling individuals with similar interests to unite.A mobile strategy that’s tailored to your startup’s goals and connected to your customers’ needs can help you connect with your target audience on a deeper level. A strong mobile strategy can also accelerate your company’s growth on a promising trajectory. Related: 5 Ways Mobile Web Games Can Amp Up Your Marketing March 10, 2015 This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Enroll Now for Free
Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals April 20, 2017 Where you go, Google goes. If you have location services turned on, Google Maps keeps track of every step you (and your smartphone) take. You can also share your location with anyone in real time on iOS and Android.Depending on your settings, all this activity is archived in your Google Timeline. The feature, introduced in 2015, can be a walk down memory lane, but it can also leave the door to your privacy wide open. With Timeline, not only can Google Maps show you where you’re going, but where you’ve been. There might also be photographic evidence since Timeline syncs with any shots uploaded to Google Photos.If you’ve turned on location services, Google is constantly pinging your phone from cell towers and Wi-Fi and using GPS to see where you are. The frequency with which it finds you can be every few minutes or every few seconds, painting a pretty accurate picture of where you are at all times.If this all seems less helpful and more harmful, you can remove your location history and tell Google to quit it already and stop following you. Here’s how.AndroidWhen you upgrade to the latest version of Google Maps, and check out your Timeline (Hamburger icon > Your timeline), Google will ask you to turn on Location History. You can then check out where you’ve been. I signed in on a borrowed Galaxy Note 4, so the only thing it had tracked was my location at the office.If you’d rather not have your Android phone tracking your location, go back to Your timeline and tap on the three dots on the upper-right corner.Select Timeline SettingsScroll down to Location Settings.Tap “Location History is on.”A pop-up window will appear; tap the checkmark next to “On”Tap “OK” on the window that appears.(You can also navigate to Hamburger icon > Settings > Google Location Settings > Location and toggle it to off.)You can also get rid of everything under “Delete All Location History.” A pop-up will warn you that everything is about to be deleted, which might affect how Google Now and other apps that use Location History work. If that’s OK with you, check the box next to “I understand and want to delete” and then Delete.Apple iOSGoogle only just brought Timeline to Apple devices. Like on Android, select the hamburger menu and tap Your timeline. There you’ll see recent locations (or nothing if you have it turned off or limited).If you want to wipe a location out of your history, tap the three dots on the top right and “Delete the day.” You can also navigate to Settings > Maps History and tap the “X” next to a location you want to delete.To get rid of absolutely everything, go to Settings > Personal Content > Delete All Location History, acknowledge this is what you want to do, and click Delete.In order for Google to populate the Timeline section of your app, you’ll need to turn on location tracking in the background. On your iPhone, go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services > Google Maps > Always. To only enable location tracking while you’re using the app (not in the background), select “While Using the App.” This can be helpful if you want the phone to remember where you’ve been for future searches but not be constantly tracking you.WebYou can also clear your history from a desktop. Go to Google Maps and sign in to your account. Select Menu and then Your Timeline. You’ll see every place you’ve been while Google Maps has been with you.You can delete just one day by selecting the day on the top left and clicking the garbage can icon.To delete your entire location history, go to the Timeline, click the gear icon on the right side of the screen and select “Delete all Location History.” Like on mobile, a pop-up will ask you if you really want to do that. If so, check the box next to “I understand and want to delete all Location History” and then “Delete Location History.” Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. This story originally appeared on PCMag 4 min read Register Now »