CRM: Love It/Hate It — Use It!
About the Presenter:
Jim Bowie, Associate Director of Incubation Services at UF Innovate / The Hub
Jim has experience on both sides of the fence as an entrepreneur and a coach. Before coming to Gainesville, he ran several incubators in Orlando for UCF and in Columbus, GA for Ga Tech. His successes and failures with four start-ups lets him use the phrase ‘when I was in your shoes...”.
About the Presentation:
UF Innovate / The Hub is a business incubator for technology and life science entrepreneurs. It is the largest home for early-stage companies in the Southeastern USA. Once accepted into the incubation program, the entrepreneur leases an office/lab and takes advantage of all the support services. Some of the services include business coaching, connection to UF resources, funding sources, introductions to interns, educational workshops, and many other doors that are opened for the entrepreneur. It is an opportunity for an ambitious businessperson to be a part of a leading-edge tech community that will help conserve their cash and accelerate their path to success.
In this session you will learn:
Why you need a CRM (Customer Relationship Management) system
Why the Love/Hate relationship with a CRM
Some of the more popular (CRM) platforms
What are the strengths and weaknesses of the CRM platforms
Integration of your CRM with additional modules (QuickBooks, inventory, proposal generators, web services)
Can you migrate from one platform to another as you grow
Attendees will have an understanding of the importance of a CRM and why you may have a love hate relationship. How to select the type of CRM that’s right for your business and your budget. We will discuss what the attendees experiences have been with their CRMs.
The SF College IPDC Zoom Webinar Series offers local inventors, entrepreneurs and innovators the opportunity to connect with IPDC Partners, organizations and private sector companies who provide mentoring and learning opportunities for start-ups and their founders. These FREE events are led by subject area experts and cover topics relevant to product commercialization and growing your new business. The on-line events will be recorded and available for future viewing.
Thank you to UF Innovate / The Hub and our Technical Partner Alpha Creative Studio.