Our Most Read Blogs of 2021 Blog Feature

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By: GreatAmerica on December 30th, 2021

Our Most Read Blogs of 2021

In 2021, solution providers embraced change and opportunity like never before. Along the way, we had a specific goal in mind with our blog: to generate relevant content with information that helps you make strategic decisions for your business. As we prepare for another year of adaptation and resilience, we wanted to look back on the blogs that were the most popular among our readers in 2021. We are so grateful for your readership this year and look forward to continue providing industry insights to help you succeed in 2022.

1. Four Common Pitfalls in Strategic Planning


For business owners and leaders, strategic planning is the time to reflect on the past year, examine the competitive landscape, explore possible initiatives, and set goals. But the idea of strategic planning can feel overwhelming - especially if you don't have a good process and method for facilitation. So what does a good process look like? And what pitfalls should you avoid? Read on here.

2. Leadership Lessons from Harry Styles


Harry Styles - you might think of him as a teenage heartthrob, but there's much more to him than that. In this blog, Brian Stevenson discusses how Styles' progressive, inclusive nature makes him an excellent business role model to look to for strong leadership qualities. Read on here.

3. Six Industry Experts Offer Insights for 2021

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We consulted with six industry experts on what Technology Providers should do to pivot and surge ahead amidst the uncertain aftermath of the global health and financial crisis. The panel of experts share their perspectives in this blog. Read on here.

4. QBR 101: Tips, Tricks, and Best Practices to Creating a Review Cadence that Keeps Clients Happy

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A QBR is a fantastic opportunity to strengthen your relationship with your client. Each review will deepen your understanding of their needs and lead to more consistency with your customers. How can you improve service if you never ask how you’re doing? Read on here.

5. Pitfalls of Running Old Technology

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When it comes to technology, outdated hardware or software are both a liability and a loss of opportunity when it comes to efficiency and cost savings. Simply put — clinging to old, sometimes clunky technology can end up costing more than the price of an upgrade. Read on here.

6.On International Women's Day: Lessons from GreatAmerica Leaders

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March 8th was International Women’s Day, and we asked some of our own leaders to provide perspective for young women business professionals by sharing their successes and offering advice to the future generations. Please help us celebrate by continuing to foster the bright light that shines when ALL people are valued, supported, and treated equally in our midst. Read on here.

7. Industry Experts Offer Insights for 2021: Part II

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Earlier in 2021, we consulted with six industry experts on what technology providers should do to pivot and surge ahead amidst the uncertain aftermath of the global health and financial crisis. We are back with a new panel of experts and a new perspective on the question: What should solution providers be doing to overcome the obstacles 2020 thrust in our paths? Here, they discuss the top areas you should focus efforts to grow sales and protect margins. Read on here.

8. Cross-Functional Teams Play a Critical Role in Your Success

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Having a cross-functional team, consisting of experts in every function, is a large contributor to your success. Read about how fostering collaboration and ensuring opportunities are identified within a cross-functional team serves your customer best. Read on here.

9. Implications of a Low Rate on a Lease or Other Finance Agreement

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When evaluating the right finance provider and program for your company, one factor that comes into play is rate. It is no secret that the price of financing varies among providers. When you have a team that is incentivized by money, sometimes companies or individuals seek out the lowest rates available. In this blog, we want to provide insight into some of the unintended implications when you base your decision solely on who offers the lowest rate. Read on here.

10. Five Steps to Hiring Talent Today

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While we don’t know what the future holds, we can be certain of one thing: hiring top talent will always be necessary for successful businesses. Read on here.

While we can never be 100% certain what 2022 will bring, stick with us next year and let us help you maintain your competitive edge. Subscribe to our blog to get notified of our weekly entries.


GreatAmerica is the largest independent, family-owned national commercial equipment finance company in the U.S. and is dedicated to helping manufacturers, vendors, and dealers be more successful and keep their customers for a lifetime. A $2.4 Billion company, GreatAmerica was established in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 1992 and has a staff of over 600 employees with offices in Iowa, Georgia, Minnesota, and Illinois. In addition to financing, GreatAmerica offers innovative non-financial services to help our customers grow. www.greatamerica.com

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