Feedr is a cloud-based canteen offering sustainably delivered and nutritious food produced by artisan vendors. Should Deliveroo watch out?
Our love affair with traditional social media channels has begun to wane. High-profile news about data misuse, its negative impact on young mental health and the promotion of fake news and fake users mean that the honeymoon period for social media is well and truly over. Both businesses and consumers alike are starting to question what’s really at the core of their relationship with channels like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat.
Although many people believe that being an entrepreneur is a glamorous vocation, the reality is often far different from the dream. Long days, heavy workloads and immense pressure often weigh you down. These factors can cloud your view of the very reason why you set up in business in the first place. And while starting up can be a steep learning curve that requires all your time and energy – even when your business is established, there is no time to rest, or cruise along.
Uber’s IPO valuation has dropped from it’s initial $100bn goal. Why? Furthermore, can SMEs learn anything from their mistakes?
We live in an age where we’re expected to never really switch off from ‘work mode’, with technology giving us access to our emails and social media wherever we are. But this is making us all stressed, affecting our sleep, spoiling time is meant to be spent with our families and generally doing nobody any good. For small business owners, it’s even more tempting to burn the candle at both ends, so what can be done to change this?
Trust is the very basis of successful sales execution. Without trust your customers are unlikely to be committed to the sales process, resulting in a sales pipeline which is patchy, unpredictable, impossible to forecast and therefore hard to strategise. In this article, I’ll reveal how sales managers and salespeople can eliminate guesswork from their sales and turn trust into the ultimate mastership of their sales.
In this series, we look at workplace norms that push the gender divide further, and how you can build an inclusive culture that helps everyone bring their best selves to work.
Cru8 Foods was started by Alexi von Eldik after being diagnosed as pre-diabetic. She details her journey from hand delivering bread to running a global business.
In the 4th century BC Aristotle wrote in his book ‘Rhetoric’ that a persuasive speech is supported by three pillars; Ethos – being credible and of good character. Logos – being logical and factual and Pathos – having emotional appeal. Each pillar is important because people are rarely persuaded by just one of them. Incorporate all three and you will greatly enhance the chances of the audience being convinced by what you say.
Workspace is an office provider that’s big on supporting the growth of its resident businesses.
It’s inevitable; the workplace can be a breeding ground for stress. So it’s important that businesses take this into consideration if they want to recruit and retain today’s top talent. Begin by understanding the differences between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ forms of stress, and the different effects they can have on workplace productivity and wellbeing.
When huge multi-national decide to lay-off staff, shift their headquarters over the channel or close entire factories, they grab headlines. The impending closures of Honda’s swindon car plant and the Michelin tyre factory in Dundee, plus the week-long shut down imposed by Jaguar Land Rover are part of a new and concerning trend for UK manufacturing, and in UK business life generally. But what about SMEs and why aren’t we talking about the damage Brexit uncertainty is doing to them?