Hobbies are fun and it is very possible to turn passion of pastime into a business – if you have the right skills in place to make the transition.
Advice & Guides
I am sure you’ve heard it hundreds of times – the first year is the hardest when starting your own business – but I am going to share with you the most common mistakes new businesses make and provide advice for how you can avoid them.
The steady digitisation of customer service and engagement processes has brought about significant improvements in both efficiency and customer experience.
Not only is the enterprise landscape moving fast, but it is complex, uncertain and ambiguous for many leaders and managers in business today. Now is a fascinating and exciting time to be a leader and a manager – as long as you’re equipped for the responsibilities.
Bosses may have felt a backlash in terms of productivity of late, and it’s all because of the modern firm’s focus on increased collaboration. This raises the question of whether teamwork is truly necessary when it comes to staff getting the job done.
Simon Whitehead, partner at HRC Law LLP brings clarity on what section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act means for businesses and how to produce that all-important statement.
A successful sustainable partnership can boost your business’ revenues and improve your profile amongst consumers, while also ensuring your longstanding positive impact on the world. Gavin Milligan, sustainability director at William Jackson Food Group, pinpoints the key components to consider.
Some of the most enduring businesses of our time have relied on a strategic partnership framework to maximise success, and with the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills suggesting SMEs account for 99.9 per cent of all private sector firms in Britain, bosses need to replicate such strategies to increase sales.
Today, everything is driven by data. Whether it’s analysing quarterly sales figures or using a fitness tracking app, reviewing inventory information or scrolling through recommended music on iTunes – data permeates both work and play, our jobs and our personal lives.
With the recent news that Deloitte warned staff at UK mobile commerce company Powa Technologies to not give intellectual property to former management, it raises the question: how can firms protect the business when going into administration?
Mark Haupt from Twenga Solutions explains how personalisation is key when it comes a retailer’s cross-selling strategy and how this can ultimately increase sales revenue.
Running a business used to require an office or high street presence, but now technology means you can run your firm from anywhere in the world and still be connected with customers and clients. Is it time to head to the beach?