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Mar 14

Want to make some money?

By zgraft | Uncategorized

Now offering a referral bonus!

We’re looking to expand our bookkeeping market share, and as such we need your help!  We’re looking for referrals for companies that need bookkeeping help or are looking to migrate their bookkeeping to cloud-based platforms.  To that end, we’re offering a $50 Visa gift card to people who refer companies to us who then sign year-long contracts!

All we need is:

Your name

Your contact information

 

Referred Company name:

Contact information

Person in charge

Location

Current bookkeeping set up.

 

Email all of that to info@growthbusinessgr.com

Or click here to contact us!

Feb 21

We Now Offer Payroll!

By zgraft | Uncategorized

In  case you weren’t aware, we’re now offering outsourced payroll services to small and medium sized companies in the Grand Rapids area.

Whether you have 5 employees or 100, we offer a solution that is right for you.

 

Contact info@growthbusinessgr.com to set up a meeting today.

 

Looking for general bookkeeping help?  Check out our more complete ledger and chart of accounts service here.

Feb 11

Looking for a Lead Central Office Installer in Grand Rapids!

By zgraft | Jobs

Growth Business Consulting, LLC is searching for a Lead Central Office Installer for a local company.

E-mail recruiting@growthbusinessgr.com to apply!

 

Job Purpose Summary:

  • The Lead Central Office Installer position is responsible for all installation work activities.
  • The Lead Installer should have a clear understanding of installation and quality standards contained in AT&T TP76300. The Job quality and the safety and efficiency of the crews are the responsibility of the Lead in-charge of each site.
  • The Lead Installers need to display keen judgment and troubleshooting capability when managing exceptions.
  • Professional and thorough communications skills are key to the success of this role and the department.
  • Regular communication (oral & written) is required with clients

The difference between a Level IV Installer and a Lead Installer is:

  • Capable of managing crews and jobsite efficiently.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and revise scope of work in an effort to manage unexpected issues.
  • Consistent success with mentoring and training of less experienced installers. Assisting management in assisting and developing team members.
  • Ability to make independent jobsite decisions that enable the work to flow with minimal disruptions to the crews and the scope of work.
  • Customer communication is always professional and helpful, held in high regard and with the best interest of the Company in mind.

Key Responsibilities/Duties:

  • Installation of cable, wiring, and telecommunications equipment in Central Office facilities. Installers are familiar with iron work/bays/equipment rack installation, DC power know-how, wire wrapping/color code understanding, blueprint, schematic reading and method of procedures.
  • Analyze, plan, layout and assign installation activity to other installation personnel.
  • Install aux bar, cable rack, and fiber duct. Mount bays, frames, cabinets and equipment within.
  • Run, lace, label and test power, fiber and copper cabling. Power cabling includes h-taps, inline splicing, and termination to BDFB.
  • Copper cabling includes DS1 wire wrapping, DSX3 BNC connections, and CAT5. Fiber cabling includes video scoping and light level testing. Cable runs can include closing of cable holes with Hilti and 3M systems.
  • Communicate with various teams on project status and issue resolution. Driving quality and cost management.
  • Communicate job specific details with co-workers routinely and effectively via both written and oral avenues.
  • Work without supervision and be certified in Skill levels 1-4.
  • Interpret, layout and analysis job Method of Procedures, order specifications, floor plans, equipment and wiring documentation
  • Interface with Supervisor and Engineering to resolve any order issues. Correct on site job specifications, drawings, documentation.
  • In-Charge, lead and provide work assignments for Level 1, 2 and 3 installers.
  • Dependable judgment when making decisions within your experience and training is a must, this includes knowing when to escalate the issues for assistance.
  • Capable of performing removal activities, in-process and final quality inspections.
  • Routine Audits of jobsites and tasks, both informally and formally.

Computer Experience

  • Microsoft office; proficient in Outlook and ability to work within Word and Excel.
  • Aptitude and willingness to report regularly in a time and attendance software as well as job tracking software.

Future Growth and Responsibilities

  • This position could grow to a Lead Level IV
  • Assist more with development of less experienced team members.
  • Able to lead larger or more complex projects.
  • Ability to do additional engineering tasks as needed.

Working Conditions

  • Able and willing to work in inclement weather conditions.
  • Able to work in small, awkward spaces.
  • Ability to work on ladders and at various heights.
  • Willing to work evenings, weekends, holidays and extended hours as required by the workload.

Travel Requirements

  • Out of town travel Monday – Friday is the normal.
  • Some weekends will be required.
  • A nightly per diem is offered for overnight stays.
  • Use of Company Vehicle and Fuel card.
  • Ability to acquire and maintain Driver’s License (including State endorsements for vehicle/combo >10,000lbs but < 26,000lbs) and DOT Medical Certification.
  • Maintain a satisfactory driving record; ability to legally drive and be insured on the Company’s insurance policy is a requirement of the role.

Physical Demands

  • Stand, sit, walk, use stairs throughout the work period.
  • Lift, squat, push, pull, climb, reach overhead and bend to the floor often.
  • Use of ladders is routine.
  • Driving/riding long distances at a time.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds.

Job Type: Full-time

Job Location:

  • Grand Rapids, MI

Required experience:

  • Installation: 3 years
  • Telecommunications: 3 years

Required license or certification:

  • Driver’s License

Interested? Apply by sending your resume to recruiting@growthbusinessgr.com

 

Feb 06

Hiring for a MySQL Database Administrator-Poway, CA!

By zgraft | Jobs

Email recruiting@growthbusinessgr.com to apply!

 

Now hiring for a company in Poway, California!

MySQL Database Administrator

Key Job Duties

  • Take the lead on implementing critical database projects with limited supervision.
  • Maintain and update the database architecture, including upgrading and installing database software.
  • Monitor systems and platforms for availability; oversee backup, clustering, mirroring, and replication.
  • Perform database reviews and provides input to database design.
  • Write and review stored procedures.
  • Performs server side tuning.
  • Responds to incidents on and off business hours, as needed.

Supplemental Job Duties

  • Supports business intelligence/reporting needs as assigned and cross-trains in business reporting.

Qualifications

  • 4-6 years of experience in database administration with an emphasis on MySQL 5.5 and above.
  • Experience with clustering, replication, and database tuning required.
  • Experience with SQL development including Triggers, Views, & Functions.
  • Experience with MySQL Workbench or Toad.
  • Basic level of knowledge of Linux commands and scripting (bash, shell, Perl)
  • Knowledge of MongoDB preferred, but not required
  • Knowledge of Perl/PHP a plus.

Why Phone.com?

  • Opportunity to work for a vibrant, growing company and learn about the cloud communication industry.
  • We care about the personal and professional well-being and growth of each employee.
  • We emphasize AWESOME customer service throughout the organization, internally and externally!
  • Staff-focused workplace, where fun & collaboration are emphasized. You’ll love our culture!

What We Offer

  • An opportunity to learn and work with leading-edge technologies in a dynamic, growing environment.
  • A fun & friendly work environment, where your voice matters & you make a difference!
  • 100% paid medical and dental insurance. You don’t pay a dime out of your paycheck!
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Your fuel of choice: Coffee, soda, carbonated water? Our fridges are stocked.
  • Company-hosted Friday lunch, with free food and snacks other days of the week.
  • Free phone service and lots of Phone.com swag!

Job Type: Full-time

Required license or certification:

  • Eligibility to work in the US for any employer

 

Email recruiting@growthbusinessgr.com to apply!

Feb 06

Looking for a maintenance technician in Sparta, Michigan!

By zgraft | Jobs

Email recruiting@growthbusinessgr.com to apply!

Packaging Personified, Inc. is looking for a Maintenance Technician in Sparta, Michigan!

Overview
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
JOB DUTIES & ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

1. Hydraulic and pneumatic systems analysis and repair
2. Installation repair and maintenance of production equipment and other related mechanical experience
3. Read and interpret mechanical/electrical prints and schematics
4. PLC Experience

Education and/or Experience
Bachelor Degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
Language Skills
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.

Job Type: Full-time

Job Location:

  • Sparta, MI

Required education:

  • Bachelor’s

Required experience:

  • PLC: 1 year
  • Maintenance Technician: 2 years

 

Email recruiting@growthbusinessgr.com to apply!

Feb 06

Looking for a customer service representative in Simi, California!

By zgraft | Jobs

Email recruiting@growthbusinessgr.com to apply!

Nationwide tax resolution firm with an A rating with the BBB is expanding and looking for sales assistance to assist with marketing calls. Lots of opportunity for advancement. We are a stable Tax Resolution Firm with an A+ rating with the BBB, over 5 years in business and we are growing tremendously. We have an excellent opportunity for an eager and outgoing individual to join our growing team!

An ideal candidate has phone experience, communicates clearly, and excellent English language skills, ability to build rapport easily. Prefer experience in making outbound calls and cold calling and have excellent phone etiquette and customer service. Currently looking for strong closers with tax resolution, re-modification, mortgage experience preferred. We make your phones ring, your job is to close them. Spanish speaker is a plus!!! This is an hourly position. 8:30 am – 5:30 M – F. Strong work ethic is required.

Job Type: Full-time

Job Location:

  • Simi Valley, CA

Required education:

  • High school or equivalent

Required experience:

  • Customer Service: 1 year
  • Cold Calling: 1 year
  • inside sales: 1 year

Email recruiting@growthbusinessgr.com to apply!

Feb 06

Searching for a .NET developer in Arizona! Needed ASAP!

By zgraft | Jobs

E-mail recruiting@growthbusinessgr.com to apply!

 

Position Summary:

Provide support in full life-cycle software development functions for internal projects including (but not limited to) C# programming, service tier programming and mobile and website development. The .NET Developer will create new software applications, modify, repair or improve existing applications, and test applications for functionality and maintain corporate related software and computer applications.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (Other duties may be assigned):

  • Write C# code for either new applications or perform updates to existing codebases that can be easily understood and maintained.
  • Update web solutions encompassing development in areas such as HTML, JavaScript, CSS, Services, and N-Tier design principles, and integrating with data repositories such as SQL Server.
  • Ensure unit and integration testing is performed thoroughly for all work completed.
  • Organize and stay abreast assigned tasks and directives.
  • Work effectively and maintain constant communication with other developers, QA regarding bugs and issues, departments and vendors.
  • Write code-based unit tests using dependency injection, IoC containers, and Mocks.
  • Update web pages (writing/editing HTML, writing JavaScript code, integrating with back-end code).
  • Perform assigned duties in an agile development environment.
  • Create clear, concise, and accurate documentation that can be easily understood in business terms.
  • Keep working knowledge of latest technologies and apply, as needed.

Minimum Qualifications (These are the requirements that all applicants MUST HAVE to be considered for this position):

  • Bachelor’s of Science degree in related field from an accredited institution or equivalent.
  • 3 years of experience developing modern enterprise level applications using .NET technologies specifically C# .NET, Visual Studio 2010-2015, ASP.NET MVC and Web Forms and .NET Framework 3.5-4.5.
  • Able to participate in 2nd level on-call / pager support on a rotational basis with other .NET developers, approximately 1 week every quarter.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, detail oriented and able to manage/lead groups of people and tasks simultaneously.
  • Occasional hours outside normal business hours may be required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge developing in the presentation, business logic, and data access tiers.
  • Familiarity developing applications in iOS, Android, or Xamarin.
  • Development with Public Cloud providers such as AWS or Azure.
  • Experience in a Microsoft-centric development environment, including TFS 2010-2013.
  • Web Services leveraging WCF or Web API.
  • Experience with Windows Forms.
  • Working knowledge of JavaScript Frameworks including Knockout, JQuery.
  • Capability working in an agile development environment.

Company Overview: Established in 2002, Isagenix provides systems for weight loss, energy, performance, healthy aging, and wealth creation. With more than 500,000 customers worldwide and more than 100 life-changing products, paks, and systems, the company is committed to producing Solutions to Transform Lives(tm). To date, Isagenix has reached nearly $4 billion in cumulative sales through an independent network of Associates in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Mexico, Singapore, Malaysia, Colombia, Vietnam, and Indonesia. The company’s vision is to impact world health and free people from physical and financial pain. Isagenix is a privately owned company with headquarters in Gilbert, Ariz. and is a member of the Direct Selling Association. For more information, visit Isagenix.com.

EEO: Isagenix International, LLC is an equal opportunity employer and affords equal opportunity to all applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • Bachelor’s

Required experience:

  • Team Foundation Server (TFS): 2 years
  • .NET: 2 years
  • Asp.Net: 2 years
  • C#: 2 years
  • mvc: 2 years

Required license or certification:

  • Authorization to work in the US without Visa Sponsorship

E-mail recruiting@growthbusinessgr.com to apply!

Jan 04

Building a video streaming site with a paywall

By zgraft | Uncategorized

How To Build a Video Streaming Website

One of our clients produces quite a bit of media and has some plans to, well, produce more media in the future. We’ve been brainstorming on coming up with a way to distribute the content and then being able to manage and monetize that content.  And as a result building a video streaming website became a possibility, and then I decided I’d write my notes on “How to build video streaming website”.

We looked at a couple of solutions such as Cleeng, and honestly, Cleeng just does not have the user friendly interface or controls that we were looking for, and the cost can be relatively prohibitive (they do have what is essentially a pay as you go option).

I began messing around with WordPress and doing some research on what some other people have used to successfully build a streaming website, and I came across Memberful.   Memeberful has a great article on how to integrate with WordPress websites to protect your content, and you can check that out here.  One thing of note is that they integrate pretty well with Squarespace, which is also one of my favorite platforms.

However, really all you need to do is sign up for a trial to Memberful, select that you are integrating Memberful with WordPress and they’ll give you a code to input into the Memberful plug in.

 

Step-by-Step instructions

What you need: WordPress website, Memberful account, and a content distribution site (Ie, Vimeo or YouTube).

  1.  Install the Memberful plug in on your wordpress website
  2. Embed your video content on whatever pages you’d like
  3. Sign up for Memberful
  4. Enter the code from your Memberful subscription into the plug in on your website
  5. Manually edit each page’s restrictions and messages.

For instance, if you go to gollc.a2hosted.com and select any of the “Videos” page, you’ll see a message saying that “This content is protect” “Sign up here” etc.  Note: Don’t sign up.  Seriously, don’t.

And that’s really all there is on how to build a video streaming website.

Memberful’s prices are very competitive as well.  I have not been able to find another platform that is as easy to use and cost effective.

Want us to set one up for you? Click Here!

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Dec 31

A Social Media Tip

By zgraft | Social Media

With more than one billion daily Facebook users, 300 million daily Instagram users, and then Google+, Twitter and LinkedIn (among many, many more), businesses cannot afford to not incorporate social media management into their growth strategies.   Social media management (or SMM), can be time consuming and quite costly with no return on investment if not done correctly. This is where firms such as Growth Business Consulting, LLC and others can step in and help.  Our main focus is to provide content that informs and delights customers and potential customers, building organic engagement so that they develop trust in your brand.  This also helps with any potential ad spend and organic Facebook interactions is (at the very least indirectly) great for SEO scores and placement.  One of our clients saw a 50% increase in website visits after we took over their Facebook management.  It was all through organic engagement.

Instead of turning social media over to an intern, turn it over (for less money) to a company that specializes in integrating social media with a company’s stated strategies.  We can help improve your branding as well, making sure that you are who you say you are no matter the platform.  Some other ways that we can help are by:

  • Determining the correct target market
  • Writing content that is based on a buyer persona’s location on the buyer’s journey
  • Examining analytics that can further inform business decisions

While there are a number of expensive platforms out there that allow for a business to schedule and manage much of their posts (we do sell some of those solutions, such as Infusionsoft and Hubspot), the content still has to be created and those platforms don’t inform as to buyer personas and where along the buyer’s journey a potential customer is.  Working with us allows businesses to have greater insight into their social media.

 

Want to get started or at least chat?  Contact Us!