It can be hard to recognise change when it’s happening around us. That’s why we don’t always appreciate just how much digital technology has reshaped the way we live our lives.
The old adage that “cash is king” has long dominated business speak, and is a reflection of the fact that the majority of business failures aren't because of a bad idea – but are to do with running out of money and having nowhere to go.
Following on from her 90th birthday celebrations, the Queen has given her state opening of parliament speech, during which she spoke of economic recovery and technological advancements. We heard from the UK’s business leaders about their thoughts on the announcements.
The average bride will spend £301 on beauty for their wedding, according to Brides magazine, and some will spend even more. That’s because, when it comes to a bride on her wedding day, nothing short of perfection is acceptable – a lesson that can be adapted for customer service across sectors.
The rapid rate of returns over the past year has resulted in strained profit margins and operational activities for Britain’s retail SMEs, as consumers have begun abusing the opportunity to return items for free when shopping online.
Bringing together the results of the annual Real Business FDs’ Satisfaction Survey and discussions held at our maiden FD Surgery event, FDs from some of the nation’s leading growth companies worked through what is keeping them awake at night.