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  • Events

    Webinar – 2020 Vision or How Will Current Tech & Business Trends Affect You

    April 23rd, online

    Complimentary Webinar April 23 – Cloud over 2014 or How Will Current Trends Affect You? Learn why and how you can keep up with change in today’s world during upcoming webinar: Cloud over 2014 or How will current Tech & Business Trends affect you? It is undeniable – we are living in a global economy with rapidly accelerating change. What is driving the consumerization, 24×7 worklife blend and movement ‘to the Cloud’? Together with Industry experts Sophia Abramovitz, CEO of Norton Enterprise International and Next Step’s CEO Jennifer Vessels we will debate the drivers of change and how these changes provide opportunity for the industry and the economy. We will look into how these changes impact you and your business - creating a strategy and improving the business model to remain relevant in the changing global marketplace. Learn the dynamics behind the three megatrends noted by Forrester, Gartner and IDC and experienced by Next Step’s clients: Mobile, Global Access to information, people, platforms and services – anytime, anywhere, from any device. Servicization Economy or business solutions as a service – allows us to make quicker decisions, use as much as we need or want of a product and pay per use. The Connected World otherwise known as “Big Data” or “Internet of Things,” through which all of the information collected via mobile and global access is utilized as business or marketing intelligence. Who should attend: Anyone interested in current Technological and Business Trends and Transformations and how they will affect us all Senior executives, department head, or team lead in a small- to medium-size enterprise, leading an organization to be more innovative, productive, and cost effective, while improving the bottom-line. Consulting Industry Professionals All webinar attendees will receive a complimentary complete Next Step’s Article on 2014 Technology and Business Trends. ... Read More

  • Events

    Area Breakfast for Consultants (ABC) Mid-Peninsula Chapter

    April 28th, Redwood City, CA

    Network with some of the brightest and most talented consultants in the Bay Area ... Read More

  • Events

    Making the Case: Examples of HR Initiatives at the Board Level

    28th, Oakland, CA

    Learn how to deliver a compelling value proposition to encourage investments in HR initiatives. Jennifer Vessels will speak at the NCHRA conference HR West 2014. ... Read More

  • Events

    Strategic Account Management Association (SAMA) 50th Annual Conference

    May 20th, Orlando, Florida

    If you are involved in managing your company’s strategic customers, this is the can’t-miss-event! ... Read More

  • News

    Supporting New Generation of Entrepreneurs – Next Step’s CEO Jennifer Vessels will speak at UCSF

    April 9

    Next Step goes beyond consulting companies on how to make it to the next level... Read More

  • News

    Adobe Earnings: Cloud Services Deliver Another Quarter Of Growth

    March 19, 2014

    Next Step’s client Adobe reports strong Q1 FY 2014 results as well as faster-than-expected adoption of subscription licenses…... Read More

  • News

    ShoreTel integrates CRM

    March 5, 2014

    Finally phone data meets business data with ShoreTel’s integration of CRM system – what it means for…... Read More

  • News

    Norwegian entrepreneurs enter U.S. markets too early

    February 27, 2014

    Read an article from leading Norwegian business newspaper about Next Step conclusions on European start-ups and entrepreneurs…... Read More

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    Next Step cooperates with VentureLab

    February 7, 2014

    Next Step and VentureLab, an investment and consulting firm from Norway announced their cooperation. Two companies will…... Read More

  • News

    Next Step’s Client Aims to Produce Fuel from Methane

    January 15, 2014

    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory team hopes to engineer a new enzyme that efficiently converts methane to liquid…... Read More

  • News

    Goodwill Industries got recognized with 2013 Optimas Award

    December 9, 2013

    Goodwill Industries got recognized with 2013 Optimas Award for General Excellence for its workforce initiative.... Read More

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    Next Step’s client ShoreTel Reports Financial Results for 1st Quarter Fiscal Year 2014 – 32% Cloud Revenue Growth

    Next Step’s client ShoreTel Reports Financial Results for 1st Quarter Fiscal Year 2014 – 32% Cloud Revenue…... Read More

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    Next Step’s client update: Precision Technical Sewing company’s founders at America’s Cup 2013

    August 18, 2013

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    Next Step helps identify benefit models for Teaching Artists

    June 19, 2013

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    Next Step is Approved as a Cisco Business Learning Partner (BLP)

    February 5, 2012

    REDWOOD CITY, CA. February 08, 2012  Next Step, a leading business growth consulting firm, announced today that…... Read More

  • News

    ShoreTel Grows Market Share 19%

    December 25, 2012

    Congratulations to our client ShoreTel. ShoreTel (NASDAQ; SHOR), the leading provider of brilliantly simple premise and cloud-based…... Read More