The exponential growth of cost comparison sites has completely transformed the insurance sector over the past decade, making it easy for consumers to switch to the provider offering the best product at the lowest cost.
Bartering, livestock, shells, gold, paper money, credit cards and smartphones are just a few of the ways we have transacted over the years. As civilisation has evolved, so too have these exchanges and with that, the technology.
As Holland and Barrett becomes the latest company to apply blanket cost-pressure to its suppliers, many smaller businesses once again face the dilemma of whether to comply, or fight back.
Corporate travel spending is on the rise. In 2015 it will hit a record high of $1.25tn, according to the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) in its most recent forecast. What does this mean for you?
Justin Simpson, the founder of Inovia, is on a constant quest to improve the IP status quo – which led to the creation of the first "IP portal". We talked to Simpson about how cost has hampered SMEs from filing patents and what lies ahead for the industry.
There’s no simple rule for cost management, but it is critical if you are to succeed.
In the wake of the 0845 premium rate phone scandal with government departments and large corporations accused of ripping off the public, Lindzey Evans gives the inside track on the importance of choosing the right number for your business whatever its size.
If the focus of your IT costs has been on spending money on software and hardware infrastructure, you have only scraped the tip of the iceberg. The long-term ongoing costs – support and services – remain unseen, and these can be considerably more. Experts have estimated that 80 per cent of total IT costs occur after initial purchase.
For many new companies, the biggest decision they have to make is how they price and sell their products. While the traditional approach would be to put a price on something at the start, many organisations are now opting to provide their product as a service for a monthly fee.
Damian Collins MP says that outside the congested and expensive capital, opportunities abound.
Tips on how to lay the building blocks for your site without spending a fortune.
Michael Minall explains how businesses can gain a competitive edge by broadening the remit given to procurement teams to focus on more than just cost.