I’ve got an issue with some of the things that have come out of the CBI conference that I just can’t ignore…
I’ve found that wasting money is appallingly easy in business, particularly as you grow bigger. It’s not easy to deal with and I’ve had experience both of making great savings and wasting money too. Since saving money by negotiating with suppliers is pretty obvious, I’ll leave that topic out. Instead, I want to talk about a few of the more unusual ways I’ve found that make it possible to keep those costs under control.
Taking the lead in a business environment can mean often juggling your team’s problems. But embracing problem solving could lead to a happier workforce.
So to task two and the beach accessory – I love the fact that they met at Heathrow, there would have been that little bit of excitement in the candidates of ‘Where are we going?’ ‘What do you think the task is?’ and then Lord Sugar delivers the fact that they are not going anywhere!!
Well its back and it has started with a BANG, well bangers to be precise. Lord Sugar had all 16 candidates working through the night to produce a range of sausages and sell to the public. Its brilliant and clearly designed to see how people can cope with pressure and of course to see people taking chunks out of each other and this episode did not disappoint.
FairTrade™ is a hot topic at the moment. Businesses and consumers have an opportunity to make it a part of everyday life but are ethical products of equivalent quality to their non-ethical counterparts?
For several generations, corporate gifts have played a traditional role in business culture. Here Rick Lay looks at what the gift-wrapped chocolates sent by the printer to the staff incentive scheme, we are fast approaching the season which carries expectations of recognition for loyalty throughout the year.
As Google launches Google Instant, which displays search results immediately when starting to type a search phrase, is it becoming harder and harder for SMEs based online to appear at the top of the Google rankings?
And is this forcing some businesses to move from online to offline?
The highly-successful car scrappage scheme has now ended, prompting businesses around the UK to consider how they could implement a similar scheme to drive sales.
Marks & Spencer was the first company to jump on the scrappage scheme bandwagon and through a link-up with Oxfam manages to do its bit for charity at the same time.
l am going to discuss a topic that owners of rural businesses up and down the country will be familiar with. Wind turbines. – If you don’t live or work near a wind farm, you probably haven’t considered their impact beyond the benefit in terms of wind power being a renewable energy source!