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Tuesday, 24th

Flexible Worker Model

American businesses face several challenges in implementing either an independent contractor (1099) or employee (W-2) in the United States. A recent panel hosted by Next Step with German American Business…

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Tuesday, 12th

SAM as a Thought Leader in Customer Driven Innovation

Description: In today’s competitive marketplace, the SAM has a great opportunity to excel as a thought leader in Customer Driven Innovation. By effectively selecting and leveraging the right social, mobile…

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Thursday, 7th

Adobe Earning Results

Adobe surges to new highs after FQ1 beat, strong FY16 outlook: Attributed to digital transformation Next Step client, Adobe’s dramatic increase in market value and earnings through its 5 year…

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Wednesday, 13th

Successfully Hiring Sales Leader

The most impactful company mistake occurs when hiring a sales leader. While selecting the best talent for all roles is challenging; identifying and on boarding a sales leader position is…

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Friday, 27th

Makers Market takes on Union Square

Next Step client Makers Market takes on Union Square – giving tourists and locals unique shopping experiences. While aligning with Uber and other latest technology partners.  See more:

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Tuesday, 24th

Building a Scalable, Sellable Business

Building a Scalable, Sellable Business Technoport 2016 Crack the Code Trondheim Norway 2-3 March 2016 Next Step Europe growth continues strongly with increases in clients across Norway, Sweden and Germany…

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Wednesday, 21st

Achieving the Dream – Three Cs to Success

Great things come from small groups of dedicated people as demonstrated by leading water filtration solutions from Israel, oil and gas technologies from Norway and life changing innovations from Silicon…

News Details: Oct. 21, 2015


Tuesday, 15th

HFN International Expansion

With over 5000 startups and a vibrant culture of innovation, Israel is known as Silicon Wadi.  Next Step CEO Jennifer Vessels will join leading Israeli law firm Herzog, Fox and…

News Details: Sept. 16, 2015

Friday, 11th

Interview with 3in

Silicon Valley-based Jennifer Vessels CEO of NextStep has been selected as the first international correspondent from Silicon Valley to the Nordics.  Her extensive international experience and successful leadership of Nordic…

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Wednesday, 2nd

Next Step’s CEO As Keynote Speaker for FBI conference

Next Step’s CEO is named keynote speaker for FBI conference during Oslo Innovation Week. During October and November, she and others on the Next Step team will facilitate numerous workshops,…

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Tuesday, 14th

Next Step Bridge to Silicon Valley

While Silicon Valley and Oslo share a strong passion for technological innovation with a growing desire for Norwegian entrepreneurs to achieve the dream of international success, the path to funding…

News Details: July 13, 2015


Wednesday, 25th

Small Changes, Big Results

"When changes are too big, they may be too overwhelming," said registered dietitian Ellie Krieger, author of "Small Changes, Big Results: A 12-Week Action Plan to a Better Life." "People…

News Details: Mar 25, 2015

Wednesday, 11th

For Productivity Give Employees Motivation

For successful productivity growth, employees need motivation, confidence and willingness to succeed. A critical factor to achieving each of these is clear communications from the leadership team. In order to…

News Details: Mar 11, 2015


Wednesday, 25th

What Kind of Leader Are You?

Autocratic Leader: An autocratic leader (boss-centered) is one who tends to centralize authority and derives power from position, control of rewards and coercion. The autocratic leadership style is considered the…

News Details: Feb 25, 2015

Wednesday, 11th

What is Your Situational Management Style?

Whether you are a "people manager", project manager, program manager or simply a manager of your own destiny, you probably demonstrate one of the following four “Situational Management” styles: “Directing” –…

News Details: Feb 11, 2015


Wednesday, 28th

Are Managers Always Leaders?

“Are Managers Always Leaders?” being a manager is often a part of the Leader's role but the Leader's role goes far beyond the role of the manager. In a high…

News Details: Jan 28, 2015

Wednesday, 14th

Setting Clear Vision and Goals

We all have great intentions at the beginning of the year. We at Next Step look forward to celebrating with you as you achieve your goals throughout the year! Over…

News Details: Jan 14, 2015


Wednesday, 3rd

Next Step client news: Riverbed and Amazon Announce SteelStore

Next Step client news: Riverbed Technology announced a cloud-based version of Riverbed SteelStore for Amazon Web Services (AWS) − the first enterprise-class, cloud data backup and recovery solution that protects…

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Tuesday, 2nd

Next Step client news: Palo Alto Networks Upgrades Channel Program

Next Step Client News: Palo Alto Networks has updated its partner program to include new technical training, marketing tools, deal registration updates and pay-for-performance enhancements. The program is now taking a…

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Thursday, 28th

Next Step client news: Armanino Merges in Berger Lewis

Next Step's client news: Armanino LLP is in the process of adding Berger Lewis Accountancy Corporation to its firm. The merger, which is subject to customary closing conditions, is expected…

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Monday, 26th

Next Step client news: Adobe’s Lisa Graham and Cheryl Aguilar make CRN’s 2014 Women of the Channel List

Congratulations Lisa Graham and Cheryl Aguilar of Adobe Systems on making CRN’s 2014 Women of the Channel List! Lisa Graham also made the Power 100 list, which is a subset of…

News Details: May 26, 2014

Monday, 5th

Wilson Sonsini’s Katharine Martin named Women of Influence 2014

Next Step's client news: Wilson Sonsini's Katharine Martin named Woman of Influence 2014. Katharine Martin Partner/Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Katharine “Katie” Martin is considered a leader in corporate and…

News Details: April 2014


Wednesday, 9th

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

Next Step goes beyond consulting companies on how to make it to the next level of profitability and growth. Jennifer Vessels, CEO of Next Step takes new generation very seriously…

News Details: April 9, 2014


Wednesday, 19th

Adobe Earnings: Cloud Services Deliver Another Quarter Of Growth

Tuesday, March, 18 Next Step's client Adobe posted its Q1 results (fiscal years ending November) , and  the market reacted positively to the results as the stock traded higher in after market hours…

News Details: March 19, 2014

Monday, 10th

ShoreTel integrates CRM

Addressing the Salesforce integration, ShoreTel's David Petts focused on the advantages of finally having phone data aligned with business data in the CRM system. "Automatic logging of all sales activity,…

News Details: March 5, 2014


Thursday, 27th

Norwegian entrepreneurs enter U.S. markets too early

From Norwegian business newspaper Finansavisen February 10, 2014: Report from Next Step and Venturelab AS cooperate: Norwegian entrepreneurs enter U.S. markets too early, lack knowledge about target markets and competition…

News Details: February 27, 2014

Friday, 7th

Next Step cooperates with VentureLab

Next Step, a Silicon Valley based training and consulting company with operations in Oslo and VentureLab, an investment and consulting firm from Norway announced their cooperation. Two companies will collaborate…

News Details: February 7, 2014


Friday, 17th

Next Step’s Client Aims to Produce Fuel from Methane

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory team hopes to engineer a new enzyme that efficiently converts methane to liquid transportation fuel. "There's a lot of methane available, and we want to develop…

News Details: January 15, 2014


Monday, 9th

Goodwill Industries got recognized with 2013 Optimas Award

Goodwill Industries got recognized with 2013 Optimas Award for General Excellence for its workforce initiative, which demonstrates excellence in several winning categories, including Business Impact, Corporate Citizenship, Innovation, Managing Change…

News Details: December 9, 2013


Thursday, 31st

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

SUNNYVALE, Calif., October 30, 2013 – ShoreTel (NASDAQ: SHOR), the leading provider of brilliantly simple unified communications solutions, today announced financial results for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2014, which ended September…

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Tuesday, 3rd

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

Update from Precision Technical Sewing company's founders Sally and Stan Honey:  SF Gate names these  Next Step clients America's cup couple. Read full article here. Precision Technical Sewing offers custom…

News Details: August 18, 2013


Wednesday, 19th

Next Step helps identify benefit models for Teaching Artists

Next Step was engaged by Teaching Artist Guild, a member-driven organization committed to the professionalism of teaching artists, to conduct research regarding health insurance and benefit plans available to teaching…

News Details: June 19, 2013


Tuesday, 5th

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

REDWOOD CITY, CA. February 08, 2012  Next Step, a leading business growth consulting firm, announced today that it was approved by Cisco to become a Business Acceleration Learning Partner (BALP).…

News Details: February 5, 2012


Tuesday, 25th

ShoreTel Grows Market Share 19%

Congratulations to our client ShoreTel. ShoreTel (NASDAQ; SHOR), the leading provider of brilliantly simple premise and cloud-based business phone systems and communication solutions with fully integrated unified communications (UC), continues…

News Details: December 25, 2012

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