There’s no simple rule for cost management, but it is critical if you are to succeed.
In business, luck can play a huge part. Steve Jobs was arguably the most effective CEO the world has ever known. If you count his two stints at Apple separately, he increased the market capitalisation of companies he ran by over a billion dollars on four separate occasions. He also made one of them the most valuable company in the world. That’s some record.
In the late 80s and 90s Mercury Communications was the only alternative phone provider to BT. The Mercury brand has long since disappeared, with just an echo in the annual Mercury Music prize. But Chris Barling's gratitude to the company, and the impact on his career, lives on.
Although, SellerDeck has always provided ecommerce software to both B2C and B2B companies, with quite a few in each camp, it’s hard not to notice that B2B has noticeably lagged behind B2C’s growth.
It’s been interesting listening to the recent conversations about the “death of the High Street”.
Entrepreneur Mike Lynch famously said you should take a gun to a knife fight.
We all make mistakes, but how we deal with them defines whether you are a great leader or not.
Chris Barling ponders how to deal with our own little weaknesses.
Would you send back a parcel because of poor packaging? Many of us would. Chris Barling ponders the great impact this small part of ecommerce can have on a business.
Chris Barling started his ecommerce businesses in 1995. Today, he explains why there are just many opportunities out there now as they were then.
If you don't treat your customers with respect, it will come back to haunt you. Chris Barling shares a lesson about humility.
In his first column for Real Business, ecommerce veteran Chris Barling passes on some tips that will give you a headstart to true success.