We all spend a lot of time ‘on the internet’. Increasingly the ‘things’ we use have some form of internet connectivity. Our telephone company, banks, utilities and supermarkets all utilise the web to interact with us. However, very few of the ‘things’ we use every day are connected to the internet. The Internet of Things is a concept where we can connect more of the objects around us to the internet and make them work for us. As an example, my kettle i
‘Great idea – poor execution’ is the eternal issue that gets in the way of real success. It’s even more apparent when you start realising that the mechanic of actually ‘selling’ your goods and services may be the real thing to worry about, not the goods and services themselves.
At the heart of every successful business is a finely tuned sales engine to take your products and services to market, but how do you achieve successful sales? Ha
It is often said that a businesses most important assets are its staff. After all, they communicate with customers, make the widgets, collect the money and sell the products.
So it makes sense to ensure that people who are put in charge of such important parts of the business are content with their job and their employer. But how do businesses ensure that their staff are trusted ambassadors?
A recent study undertaken by Warwick Business School has confirmed
After a disappointing 2012, will 2013 deliver any better economic news for the UK? On the face of it, the omens do not look especially encouraging. Fiscal austerity is set to bite harder this year. Over the coming months, rising food and energy prices are likely to keep inflation elevated. At the same time, the ongoing fragility of the euro area and the onset of fiscal tightening in the US are likely to present significant external challenges.
After a short-lived Olympics-