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Simple Solutions to Solve your

Business Frustrations.

Tackling Project Management, HR Issues, Financial Constraints, and Market Barriers to Drive Efficiency and Success

Operational Challenges:

- Inefficiencies in project management and timelines.

- Difficulty in managing multiple projects simultaneously.

- Lack of streamlined processes for onboarding and training new employees.

- Challenges in organizing supplies and subcontractor relationships.

Service Solution:

Operational Efficiency Audit

  • Conduct a thorough review of the client’s current operations to identify inefficiencies and areas for improvement.

  • Spend a detailed session analyzing workflows, processes, and organizational structure.

  • Present a comprehensive report highlighting inefficiencies and recommended improvements.

Recruiting and Retaining Key Employees:

- Trouble finding and retaining skilled labor.

- Inadequate HR processes and benefits to attract and keep employees.

- High turnover rates and the associated costs of training new hires.

Service Solution:

Recruitment Strategy Blueprint

  • Develop a targeted recruitment strategy to attract and hire skilled labor.

  • Analyze current recruitment practices and identify key areas for improvement.

  • Provide a customized recruitment plan, including sourcing strategies, job descriptions, and interview techniques.

Financial Constraints:

- High operational costs and thin profit margins.

- Competition with larger, more established firms.

- Difficulty in breaking into new markets or expanding their client base.

- Need for better marketing and visibility to attract clients.

Service Solution:

Vision and Strategic Planning Workshop

  • Facilitate a session to help the client develop a clear vision and strategic plan for growth.

  • Work with the client to define long-term goals, set strategic objectives, and create a roadmap for success.

  • Present the strategic plan and outline actionable steps to achieve the defined goals.

Human Resources Issues:

- Lack of streamlined processes for onboarding and training new employees.

- Cultural issues and team dynamics that affect productivity and morale.

- Trouble finding and retaining skilled labor.

Service Solution:

Team Dynamics and Communication Assessment

  • Assess team dynamics and communication effectiveness within the organization.

  • Evaluate current communication practices, team interactions, and cultural alignment.

  • Deliver a report with insights and recommendations for improving team dynamics and communication.

Simple Solutions to Solve your

Business Frustrations.

Tackling Project Management, HR Issues, Financial Constraints, and Market Barriers to Drive Efficiency and Success

Operational Challenges:

- Inefficiencies in project management and timelines.

- Difficulty in managing multiple projects simultaneously.

- Lack of streamlined processes for onboarding and training new employees.

- Challenges in organizing supplies and subcontractor relationships.

Service Solution:

Operational Efficiency Audit

  • Conduct a thorough review of the client’s current operations to identify inefficiencies and areas for improvement.

  • Spend a detailed session analyzing workflows, processes, and organizational structure.

  • Present a comprehensive report highlighting inefficiencies and recommended improvements.

Recruiting and Retaining Key Employees:

- Trouble finding and retaining skilled labor.

- Inadequate HR processes and benefits to attract and keep employees.

- High turnover rates and the associated costs of training new hires.

Service Solution:

Recruitment Strategy Blueprint

  • Develop a targeted recruitment strategy to attract and hire skilled labor.

  • Analyze current recruitment practices and identify key areas for improvement.

  • Provide a customized recruitment plan, including sourcing strategies, job descriptions, and interview techniques.

Financial Constraints:

- High operational costs and thin profit margins.

- Competition with larger, more established firms.

- Difficulty in breaking into new markets or expanding their client base.

- Need for better marketing and visibility to attract clients.

Service Solution:

Vision and Strategic Planning Workshop

  • Facilitate a session to help the client develop a clear vision and strategic plan for growth.

  • Work with the client to define long-term goals, set strategic objectives, and create a roadmap for success.

  • Present the strategic plan and outline actionable steps to achieve the defined goals.

Human Resources Issues:

- Lack of streamlined processes for onboarding and training new employees.

- Cultural issues and team dynamics that affect productivity and morale.

- Trouble finding and retaining skilled labor.

Service Solution:

Team Dynamics and Communication Assessment

  • Assess team dynamics and communication effectiveness within the organization.

  • Evaluate current communication practices, team interactions, and cultural alignment.

  • Deliver a report with insights and recommendations for improving team dynamics and communication.

SMART GROWTH SYSTEM

The Apollo Blueprint for Business

A Full Service Program to elevate your business to new heights and seize new opportunities.

SMART GROWTH SYSTEM

The Apollo Blueprint for Business

A Full Service Program to elevate your business to new heights and seize new opportunities.

Explore the SMART GROWTH SYSTEM

Stage 1: Foundation - Laying the Groundwork

Creating SMART goals to address current barriers. To effectively address the current barriers, it's crucial to establish SMART goals. This involves setting Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Timely objectives that directly target the challenges faced. By doing so, we can ensure a focused and structured approach to overcoming obstacles and laying a solid foundation for future growth. Here's how to create SMART goals for this stage:

  • Specific:Clearly define the barriers and the desired outcomes.

  • Measurable: Determine how success will be quantified.

  • Achievable: Set realistic goals that can be attained with the available resources.

  • Relevant: Ensure they address the most pressing issues that hinder current operations.

  • Timely: Establish a clear timeline for achieving these goals.

By crafting SMART goals, we can create a focused action plan that addresses the immediate challenges, setting the stage for a stronger, more efficient operation.

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Stage 2: Build - Strengthening the Core

In Stage 2, we focus on enhancing the business's core by following the G.R.O.W.T.H. principles and refining areas without immediate issues:

  • Goals: Set clear, achievable objectives that align with the company's vision.

  • Resources: Efficiently manage and utilize assets to maximize productivity.

  • Opportunities: Identify and capitalize on new market prospects for growth.

  • Workforce: Develop and support a skilled and motivated team.

  • Technology: Leverage technology to drive innovation and improve efficiency.

  • Harmony: Foster a collaborative and positive organizational culture.

By concentrating on these areas, we strengthen the business's foundation, ensuring long-term success and stability.

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Stage 3: Scale - Driving Growth

In Stage 3, we focus on scaling the business by implementing the S.Y.S.T.E.M. framework, which offers the flexibility needed to prevent future issues:

  • Structure: Establish a solid organizational framework to support growth and stability.

  • Yield: Maximize productivity and outcomes to ensure the business reaches its full potential.

  • Strategy: Develop and implement effective plans that guide the business towards its goals.

  • Technology: Integrate advanced tools and systems to enhance operations and drive innovation.

  • Efficiency: Optimize processes to reduce waste and improve overall performance.

  • Management: Lead and coordinate resources and personnel effectively to maintain smooth operations.

By focusing on these key components, we create a scalable and flexible system that supports sustainable growth and helps prevent future issues. This comprehensive approach ensures the business is well-prepared for ongoing success and adaptability in a dynamic market.

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Explore the

SMART GROWTH SYSTEM

Stage 1: Foundation - Laying the Groundwork

Creating SMART goals to address current barriers. To effectively address the current barriers, it's crucial to establish SMART goals. This involves setting Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Timely objectives that directly target the challenges faced. By doing so, we can ensure a focused and structured approach to overcoming obstacles and laying a solid foundation for future growth. Here's how to create SMART goals for this stage:

  • Specific:Clearly define the barriers and the desired outcomes.

  • Measurable: Determine how success will be quantified.

  • Achievable: Set realistic goals that can be attained with the available resources.

  • Relevant: Ensure they address the most pressing issues that hinder current operations.

  • Timely: Establish a clear timeline for achieving these goals.

By crafting SMART goals, we can create a focused action plan that addresses the immediate challenges, setting the stage for a stronger, more efficient operation.

Stage 2: Build - Strengthening the Core

In Stage 2, we focus on enhancing the business's core by following the G.R.O.W.T.H. principles and refining areas without immediate issues:

  • Goals: Set clear, achievable objectives that align with the company's vision.

  • Resources: Efficiently manage and utilize assets to maximize productivity.

  • Opportunities: Identify and capitalize on new market prospects for growth.

  • Workforce: Develop and support a skilled and motivated team.

  • Technology: Leverage technology to drive innovation and improve efficiency.

  • Harmony: Foster a collaborative and positive organizational culture.

By concentrating on these areas, we strengthen the business's foundation, ensuring long-term success and stability.

Stage 3: Scale - Driving Growth

In Stage 3, we focus on scaling the business by implementing the S.Y.S.T.E.M. framework, which offers the flexibility needed to prevent future issues:

  • Structure: Establish a solid organizational framework to support growth and stability.

  • Yield: Maximize productivity and outcomes to ensure the business reaches its full potential.

  • Strategy: Develop and implement effective plans that guide the business towards its goals.

  • Technology: Integrate advanced tools and systems to enhance operations and drive innovation.

  • Efficiency: Optimize processes to reduce waste and improve overall performance.

  • Management: Lead and coordinate resources and personnel effectively to maintain smooth operations.

By focusing on these key components, we create a scalable and flexible system that supports sustainable growth and helps prevent future issues. This comprehensive approach ensures the business is well-prepared for ongoing success and adaptability in a dynamic market.


7 Common Immediate Pain Points Our New Clients Get Resolved

1. An individual office manager or one decision maker

2. Business decisions are based on cost and accessibility

3. Rely on looking for business and not receiving business

4. Feel like they are always working on the business

5. Hard time delegating jobs, clients, or management

6. Individuals assigned HR and Accounting

7. Never enough help or constant employee turnover



7 Common Immediate Pain Points Our New Clients Get Resolved

1. An individual office manager or one decision maker

2. Business decisions are based on cost and accessibility

3. Rely on looking for business and not receiving business

4. Feel like they are always working on the business

5. Hard time delegating jobs, clients, or management

6. Individuals assigned HR and Accounting

7. Never enough help or constant employee turnover


#1 Goal:

Build A Partnership With You

Three areas that are always on top of mind when developing a plan, process, or solution.

Your Values and Beliefs:

- Strong commitment to your community.

- Valuing hard work, reliability, and craftsmanship.

- Creating job opportunities within your business and community.

- Emphasizing building your legacy and creating a sustainable business

Your Goals and Aspirations:

- Growing your business sustainably while maintaining quality.

- Streamlining operations to increase efficiency and profitability.

- Providing excellent service and building a strong reputation.

- Creating a positive and supportive work environment for your employees.

Actively Engaged on your Behalf:

- Promoting your business when engaging with local business networks and associations.

- Continuously researching and learning from industry experts with your business in mind.

- Investigating new tools and technologies as they emerge and sharing that knowledge with you.

#1 Goal:

Build A Partnership With You

Three areas that are always on top of mind when developing a plan, process, or solution.

Your Values and Beliefs:

- Strong commitment to your community.

- Valuing hard work, reliability, and craftsmanship.

- Creating job opportunities within your business and community.

- Emphasizing building your legacy and creating a sustainable business

Your Goals and Aspirations:

- Growing your business sustainably while maintaining quality.

- Streamlining operations to increase efficiency and profitability.

- Providing excellent service and building a strong reputation.

- Creating a positive and supportive work environment for your employees.

Actively Engaged on your Behalf:

- Promoting your business when engaging with local business networks and associations.

- Continuously researching and learning from industry experts with your business in mind.

- Investigating new tools and technologies as they emerge and sharing that knowledge with you.

Client’s Financial Impact (ROI)

Key Areas of Improvement and Impact on Revenue

Operational Efficiency

Impact: 10% increase in operational efficiency.

Improved Recruitment and Retention

Impact: 5% increase in project quality and client satisfaction.

Enhanced Team Dynamics

Impact: 5% increase in overall productivity.

Strategic Planning and Scaling

Impact: 10% increase in revenue due to better strategic planning and scaling.

Client’s Financial Impact (ROI)

Key Areas of Improvement and Impact on Revenue

Operational Efficiency

Impact: 10% increase in operational efficiency.

Improved Recruitment and Retention

Impact: 5% increase in project quality and client satisfaction.

Enhanced Team Dynamics

Impact: 5% increase in overall productivity.

Strategic Planning and Scaling

Impact: 10% increase in revenue due to better strategic planning and scaling.

Common Answers When I Survey Employees

Improve compensation to be fair and competitive. More opportunities for learning, career and pay advancement.Listen to employees, enforce the same standards for all. Communicate more about what is happening within the org. More communication from the top (vision, objectives, plan)More frequent feedback and check- ins with my manager

You will learn from someone who has also made the journey to success. The best coaches are seasoned leaders.

Adam Smith • Patrick • London

You will learn from someone who has also made the journey to success. The best coaches are seasoned leaders.

Albert O’Connor • Patrick • London

They are skillful in building relationships, and they know how to recap information to reinforce it

Allan Butler • Patrick • London

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JAMES RUSSELL

I help all businesses grow and thrive.

By offering tailored solutions, I make operations more efficient and improve profitability.

I understand the unique challenges faced by these businesses and provide culturally relevant advice.

I also connect them with valuable resources and industry experts.

Through workshops and practical tips, I aim to enhance their business operations.

I focus on helping them overcome challenges in efficiency, HR, and finances.

JAMES RUSSELL

I help all businesses grow and thrive.

By offering tailored solutions, I make operations more efficient and improve profitability.

I understand the unique challenges faced by these businesses and provide culturally relevant advice.

I also connect them with valuable resources and industry experts.

Through workshops and practical tips, I aim to enhance their business operations.

I focus on helping them overcome challenges in efficiency, HR, and finances.

Get In Touch

Serving Oregon and Washington

Email: [email protected]

Phone Number: (844) 548-0082

Assistance Hours

Mon – Fri 9:00am – 8:00pm

Saturday and Sunday – CLOSED

Portland, OR, USA

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Enhancing business performance can affect both your company culture and ROI.

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PDX Benefits: Transforming Business Operations with MyCore

June 12, 20243 min read

 #PeopleCentricBusinessOperations 

Understanding and Meeting Individual Needs: From Special Education to Business Support

In my background of teaching Special Education, I learned the critical importance of understanding and providing tailored support to meet each student's unique needs without disrupting their daily routine. This experience has seamlessly translated into my work with PDX Benefits, where our mission is to offer businesses the same level of customized support.

Business owners often find themselves consumed by the day-to-day operations, making it challenging to focus on strategic growth. Implementing changes in HR or payroll systems can seem daunting, especially when the current systems are functional. However, just as in education, the right support can make transitions smooth and beneficial.

Introducing MyCore: Your Partner in Business Efficiency

PDX Benefits is excited to announce our partnership with MyCore, a company dedicated to making business operations more people-centric. MyCore has two main services, Profit Chair and Market Chair, designed to help businesses thrive by reducing the burden of administrative tasks.

The key advantage of MyCore is its unique approach to customer service. Rather than navigating through multiple representatives, MyCore provides a single, knowledgeable contact person who understands all the programs your business utilizes. This streamlined support ensures that onboarding new employees or managing existing systems is efficient and hassle-free.

Partnerships

Benefits of Our Partnership

Personalized Support: Just as each student in Special Education requires specific support, every business has unique needs. PDX Benefits and MyCore ensure that there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Instead, we provide customized support tailored to your specific requirements.

Expert Navigation: Whether your business needs a quick fix or long-term strategic support, PDX Benefits connects you with experts who can effectively address your challenges.

Efficient Communication: Avoid the frustration of long hold times and repetitive explanations. With MyCore, you have one dedicated person who understands your business, streamlining communication and support.

Human Touch in the Age of AI: While AI continues to grow in business operations, the importance of human interaction cannot be overstated. MyCore ensures you have a real person familiar with you and your company, providing the personalized touch that automated systems often lack.

Wheel of services

ProfitChair

Your all-in-one People Ops solution. At ProfitChair, we specialize in streamlining your business operations with comprehensive services including payroll, benefits, HR, profit sharing, and performance management. Our mission is to ensure your company's success by prioritizing the needs of your people.

Wheel of services

Market Chair

Market Chair helps you seamlessly manage customer interactions, elevate your reputation, and unlock exceptional growth – all from one intuitive platform. With AI-driven innovation and streamlined automation, MarketChair is your key to effortless scalability and exceptional customer experiences.


Moving Forward with Confidence

We understand the hesitation to change systems that seem to work just fine. However, with PDX Benefits and MyCore, you can confidently transition to more efficient and supportive systems without disrupting your business operations.

Let us be your point of contact. Share what you need or your challenges with us, and we will leverage our community of experts and programs to support you. We aim to allow you to focus on what you do best: growing your business.

Exciting Times Ahead

Partnering with MyCore is just the beginning of how PDX Benefits is improving business operations. We are committed to providing unparalleled support, ensuring your company functions smoothly and excels in every aspect.

Reach out today and discover how PDX Benefits, in collaboration with MyCore, can transform your business operations. Together, we will make your business more efficient, allowing you to focus on success.

Best regards,

PDX Benefits Team

For more information or to get started with our services, contact us at [email protected].

 

Personalized Supportefficient Communication:Human Touch in the Age of AI:
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