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Topic: business growth

Tick These 3 Things Off Your Lockdown Marketing Campaign Checklist

Not sure where to start with your marketing? Samantha Crowe, PR director at Manchester-based Make it Be sets out her top tips for a winning formula. It can be daunting to get started on marketing at the best of times, especially if you have to completely change tack and speak to a different type of […] ... Read More

  April 28, 2020     

How Your Business Can Survive (And Even Thrive) in a Recession

Can we truly call what we’re experiencing under Covid-19 a recession? This coronavirus-induced downturn is unlike the 2008 recession, where the economy was active but the credit markets were frozen, as Vox’s editor-at-large Ezra Klein points out. It’s more like parts of the economy have simply stopped. That means many of us are facing a [&hel ... Read More

  April 2, 2020     

3 Best Practice Tips For Better Cashflow Management

Cashflow is at the heart of every successful business yet effective cashflow management is one of the biggest failings of many entrepreneurs with poor cashflow management being a leading cause of SME business failures today. Businesses need to be profitable to survive but first, you must ensure that your sales are sufficient to cover all […] ... Read More

  March 17, 2020     

The Positive Impact of Automation for Employees

The futuristic notion of robots in the workplace is no longer in the future. In fact, with more companies investing in automation, robots are becoming commonplace in factories and warehouse-centric industries every day. Having robots present in a workplace can bring a ream of benefits to business operations and the employees involved in the day-to- ... Read More

  January 23, 2020     

4 Product Trends All Product Businesses Need to Take Note of in 2020

If you own or work in a product business, you need to keep up to date with the latest trends in technology, manufacturing and other areas that will affect your business. Here’s a round-up of the trends we’re predicting will bring you a significant competitive advantage if you seize the opportunity in 2020. 1. Small […] ... Read More

  January 15, 2020     

How to Choose the Right Business Intelligence Tools for Your Business

Business intelligence tools (BI tools) help companies to extract important facts from a huge amount of unstructured data. Transforming this rich data into actionable resources to help those organisations to achieve business goals and targets by guiding timely strategic decisions. BI tools help optimise operational processes, inventory control and t ... Read More

  December 6, 2019     

Setting Good Business Goals: The impact on your business

If a business is small and just starting out, it may seem unnecessary to think about and define the goals at all. Small family-run businesses, for example, may feel they are trucking along just fine, with a small inventory to manage, a small consumer base and a manageable level of demand. A business may not […] ... Read More

  December 3, 2019     

Goal Setting: Looking to the future of your business

Goal setting is an important aspect of both your personal and professional life. You might have personal athletic pursuits and goals of buying a house. When it comes to your professional life, you might be reaching for managerial roles or be seeking that yearly bonus. In order to reach your goals, they need to be […] ... Read More

  November 15, 2019     

5 Steps to Setting Attainable KPIs

Key performance indicators, otherwise referred to as KPIs, are a bit of a buzz word for businesses. So what’s all the buzz about? KPIs are an important measure in business that help you achieve your goals. If you have ambitions for your business, you’ll need a plan for turning those ambitions into a reality. Goals […] ... Read More

  September 30, 2019     

3 Benefits of a Well-crafted BI Dashboard

For business owners just starting out, it may be easy enough to keep track of business KPIs and metrics such as sales records and trends, inventory turnover and more without much outside help. However, as a business grows this process can become more and more complex and time consuming. At the same time however, it […] ... Read More

  September 24, 2019     

Give Yourself the Competitive Edge of a Mobile-Enabled Sales Team

Mobile has changed the way we work, socialise and access information and particularly how we do business. With significant growth in the adoption of mobile technology in the workplace, the tangible benefits of a mobile-enabled business are being realised. From increased productivity to greater responsiveness to clients that exceed customer service ... Read More

  August 30, 2019     

The Basics of Business Intelligence Dashboards

If you’re an inventory manager or a business owner, having data about the way your business runs can be a game-changer. However, gathering data is only part of the equation. Collating and analysing a wealth of information can be a tedious challenge, especially in the face of insurmountable piles of data.  These issues are common […] ... Read More

  August 19, 2019     

3 Inventory Management Bottlenecks That Stifle Growth

Many expanding businesses encounter productivity bottlenecks that stifle potential growth. Typical bottlenecks occur when an inventory management system fails to meet a business’ growing demands. Bottlenecks should be treated as temporary disruptions that can and should be fixed. Examples include an unexpected material shortage, an absent operato ... Read More

  April 10, 2019     

Supply Chain Efficiency vs. Effectiveness

Supply chain managers can often think that if a process is efficient, it is also effective. In fact, this is not always the case. Confusion can arise because the relationship between efficiency and effectiveness is interrelated yet independent. This article will explain the difference between supply chain efficiency and effectiveness, and although ... Read More

  April 6, 2019     

How to Measure If Your Inventory Control is Working Efficiently

As a successful manufacturer or distributor, you understand the importance of managing inventory to ensure the business has enough stock on hand to meet customer demand. You’ve invested considerable time and effort into streamlining and enhancing your inventory control, but now you are unsure how to measure if these efforts have been effective. T ... Read More

  March 11, 2019     

How will peer learning help your workforce?

Training employees is a critical aspect for any company. There are a variety of methods and techniques used to conduct effective training sessions. There are workshops filled with presentations, guest speakers, and offsite team building days. With so many different options and approaches, how do you find the right one? Training is a large investmen ... Read More

  May 21, 2018     

How to Encourage Sustained Business Growth

If only starting and growing a business was as easy as planting a seed, keeping a plant alive and flourishing. Unfortunately, running a successful business is a lot more complicated. Read on for some tried and true methods to start and nurture business growth. Identify and shape your vision The first task of any endeavour […] ... Read More

  May 11, 2018     

Can your business embrace the competition?

There are pros and cons to being competitive, but in business being competitive it is essential. Just because you are competitive with another company does not make you enemies! In fact, it is extremely important to critically analyse your competition and learn from their strengths and weaknesses in the market. Learning from competition If a [&hell ... Read More

  May 4, 2018     

How to Nurture Business Growth

The key to a successful business is to nurture business growth at every stage, and this involves several factors. In this article, we discuss some key ways in which you can nurture business growth and ensure it doesn’t fizzle out. Invest in The Right People When business owners are just starting out, they are generally […] ... Read More

  April 28, 2018     

How To Foster Sustainable Business Growth

Rapid growth may seem ideal at first, but it is only a good thing if that growth can be sustained over time. To be sustainable, the rate of growth in a business should be at a level easily achieved without the need to increase financial leverage or debt financing. Leverage is the amount of debt […] ... Read More

  April 21, 2018     

Why Networking Supports Business Growth

When trying to get a business off the ground, it can seem like there are endless avenues to follow. There are different people, different ideas and different companies that might support you and help foster business growth. There are so many unknowns when starting a new business that it can be overwhelming at times. The […] ... Read More

  April 17, 2018     

The Basic Principles of Sustainable Business Growth

Growth sounds exciting. It signifies expansion, new business and potential success. When a business grows, it is also taking you into completely new territory. One of the biggest struggles that businesses face when they grow, is how to grow sustainably. As start-ups leave their start-up phase and go into something more concrete, it’s important to ... Read More

  April 17, 2018