It was only last week that I was looking at my travels during 2009. They consisted of 1 trip to Dubai, 2 trips to East Coast USA & 1 to the West Coast, 3 trips to South Africa, 2 each to Poland, Germany, Italy & Spain, 1 to Russia and Turkey.
With the freemium revenue model, the most basic service level of a product is free for all, while more sophisticated service levels require users to pay tiered subscription fees based on usage levels.
Following a highly successful inaugural awards last year, Remote Employment in association with BT Business has launched The Remote Worker Awards and this year Business Matters is pleased to be joining as the media partner for the 2010 programme.
Beer & Partners, the UK’s largest business investment agency, and Luke Johnson, the serial entrepreneur and business investor, former chairman of Channel 4 and columnist for the FT have announced that they are joining forces to support the future of Small Business Britain with Johnson becoming a strategic shareholder in Beer & Partners, which provides innovative start-up and smaller companies with much-needed access to capital.
With the fall out from the Icelandic volcano causing travel chaos across many parts of the world and grounding the majority of flights into and out of europe, business travellers and holiday makers returning from easter breaks have been hugely affected.
None more so than three of Britain’s highest profile entrepreneurs and part of the famous five from televisions Dragons’ Den Duncan Bannatyne, Peter Jones and Theo Paphitis who were all enjoying extended Easter breaks out of the UK ahead of filming of the eighth series of Dragons’ Den set to start on Monday.
The due diligence process consists of three main parts: screening due diligence, business due diligence, and legal due diligence. Each firm may have a specific process, but typically it involves reviewing the management team, the market potential, the product or service (and the need it meets), and the business model.
For a salesperson, cold calling can present one of the greatest challenges in their day. Get the most out of your cold calls by following these nine steps. And remember that staying positive, being persistent, and listening and adjusting to customer responses are the personal ingredients to help you succeed.
The London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has today launched an online advice surgery staffed by five ‘Business Doctors’ to help cure the most common day to day problems that companies face.
Andy Preston explains why people don’t buy from you …..and what you can change right now to get their business in the future……..
A new ‘fit note’ introduced has the potential to cause uncertainty amongst employers and employees, and may result in more workplace disputes according to a leading employment law specialist.