Marisa Malts

Director of Account Services
Marisa started as an IOI client and officially joined the team in 2020. Her perspective as a client makes her role as an Account Manager that much more crucial. Marisa a straight-forward, tell you like it is type of person who speaks fluent sarcasm, but is also one of the most passionate and loving people you’ll meet. Marisa's favorite sports position is on the sidelines, but that doesn’t stop her from cheering on her beloved Chicago Blackhawks. She’ll probably be the one heckling the opposing team.


Most likely to drop an "F" bomb.


I hate inspirational quotes -Marisa Malts


The team Marisa puts up with.


Articles by Marisa

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Clear is Kind

Recently I was interviewing a candidate for a position and we got to talking about standard operating procedures (SOPs). This candidate said something to me that shed new light on why having good SOP’s are essential for a growing business. “Clear is kind!”, she beamed. “When you are clear with me I can provide my best for you.”

If you are looking to grow your business at scale, embracing SOPs is an absolute must for success. Here are my top 5 reasons why:

Consistency and Efficiency: SOPs provide a clear and concise set of instructions for employees to follow, ensuring that tasks are completed consistently and efficiently. When everyone knows what is expected of them and how to accomplish their tasks, there is less room for error and miscommunication, leading to increased productivity and efficiency.

Training and Onboarding: SOPs are an essential tool for training new employees and onboarding them into your company’s culture and processes. When you have a standardized set of procedures in place, it is easier to bring new employees up to speed quickly and ensure that they are following the same guidelines as the rest of the team.

Quality Control: SOPs are critical for maintaining quality control standards within your business. When everyone is following the same procedures, it is easier to identify potential issues and address them before they become significant problems. This ensures that your products or services are consistent and meet the expectations of your customers.

Scalability: SOPs are essential for business scalability. When your business is growing, it can be challenging to maintain consistent processes and procedures. By having standardized procedures in place, you can easily scale your business without sacrificing quality or efficiency.

Continuous Improvement: SOPs are living documents that should be updated regularly to reflect changes in processes, technology, or best practices. By regularly reviewing and updating your SOPs, you can identify areas for improvement and implement changes to optimize your business processes.

Currently, my favorite tool for creating SOPs effortlessly is www./

It’s a super easy Chrome plug-in that can make SOPs based off of what you are already doing on your computer. 

The bottom line is, utilizing Standard Operating Procedures is crucial for business growth and success. SOPs provide consistency, efficiency, training and onboarding, quality control, scalability, and continuous improvement. By implementing SOPs, you can streamline your business processes and set your company up for success. #worksmarternotharder

Get in touch with our team to learn more about utilizing SOP’s!

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So You’ve Set Goals…Now What

Achieving a business goal can be a challenging task, but it is essential for the growth and success of any organization. Here are some tips on how we at IOI set ourselves up for success and hold ourselves accountable.

Define your goal clearly: The first step towards achieving a business goal is to have a clear understanding of what you want to achieve. Make sure your goals are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound. (SMART Goals)

Break down the goal into smaller, achievable tasks: A big goal can seem overwhelming, breaking it down into smaller tasks makes it much more achievable. This will help you stay focused and motivated, and it will also make it easier to track your progress.

Set deadlines: Deadlines help you stay on track and ensure that you are making progress towards your goal. Make sure you set realistic deadlines for each task and hold yourself accountable for meeting them.

Measure your progress: Track your progress as you work towards your goal. This will help you see how far you have come and identify any areas where you may need to make adjustments.

Stay motivated: Achieving a business goal requires dedication and hard work. Staying motivated helps to keep you excited about your progress along the way. Reward yourself and your team as you accomplish smaller goals along the way.

Seek help when needed: If you need help achieving your business goal, don’t be afraid to seek out resources or ask for assistance. 

In conclusion, achieving a business goal requires clear planning, dedication, and hard work. By following these tips and seeking out resources when needed, you can manufacture success and bring your business to the next level. 

Need help achieving your goals in 2023, let’s chat and see how we can help.