I?ve looked at the New Year ahead and what all businesses can do to ensure they have an effective sales plan to guide them in 2017.
No longer is a prom just something British teenagers have to imagine by watching films like American Pie, for most can now have their own awkward angst-filled experiences as the US tradition has taken hold in the UK to result in a growing expense for parents.
Businesses want to increase their profits where possible, and will often look to offer discounts to attract customers. However, reducing costs is almost always a bad idea.
The behaviour of UK salespeople has been analysed by Adobe to find technology is enabling more flexibility with sales deals, which has been demonstrated with a 30 per cent growth in the amount of business secured out of the office with staff becoming more mobile.
Effective time management could be the key to SME growth, as study finds punctuality makes it 20 per cent more likely that companies will achieve increased growth margins than those with poor timekeeping and organisation.
Model train maker Hornby achieved a five per cent year-on-year sales growth in Q3, while sales in its native UK rose by seven per cent.
Digital food marketplace JUST EAT ended its first nine months as a pubic company by posting sales increases of 50 per cent – which saw its share price climb nearly 10p in early morning trading.
This July the UK achieved overall growth of 1.3 per cent year on year, which at first glance compares unfavourably with the 2.3 per cent long-term rate over the last 12 months.
After last month's poor performance, retail sales volumes are finally picking up the pace again.
An influx of orders and a growing business is what every entrepreneur dreams of, but how do you deal with a growth spurt and turn it into sustainable success? The COO of Charlie Bears discusses…