“Businesses are 67% better at closing deals when sales and marketing work together”
Align sales and marketing with technology to boost sales...
Increasing sales, retaining customers, and improving productivity is the key to driving a successful business. The increasing capability of many CRM (customer relationship manager) systems has meant that this is now possible, not just in big business, but within the… Continue
Added by David Thomas on September 5, 2017 at 9:00 —
When the weather is nice and the sun is shining, the last thing you want to think about is cleaning! But with the Summer and hot weather comes new cleaning challenges such as grass stains on carpets and drops of melted ice cream on furniture!
Please find our five top cleaning tips that can help your Summer cleaning schedule become a…
Added by Ray Coleshill on September 4, 2017 at 15:57 —
Do you use hot or cold water when you wash your hands?
Well, new research suggests that cold water might be just as good as warm water!
US scientists studied a group of volunteers and found that washing with cold water (15C) instead of hot water (38C) didn’t make a big difference to how much bacteria was… Continue
Added by Ray Coleshill on August 16, 2017 at 16:30 —
[See my original Blog post here...]
In this article, I tackle the question "How does technology make my company more profitable?" and share 5 steps to understand how you can unlock the value from… Continue
Added by David Thomas on August 1, 2017 at 13:00 —
Let’s face it, most of us try to separate our personal lives from our work lives. In the office, we are expected to conduct ourselves professionally and that includes being respectful of co-workers. Most importantly, we should always try to be clean and clutter-free – particularly in shared environments. However, in the real world, there will always be instances where our optimistic and energetic approach to doing tasks is marred by annoying habits caused by colleagues and… Continue
Added by Ray Coleshill on July 18, 2017 at 15:21 —
My cousin Laura told me when we caught up recently that she’d left her job with nothing else to go to, and she was sure she’d made the right decision. I was surprised: Laura has always been a very solid and responsible woman, and has worked continuously since the children were in their teens. Perhaps she had taken early retirement? No, despite being 62 years of age, that wasn’t it. She’d left because she’d been bullied at work for about six months, and had… Continue
Added by Mara Thorne on July 13, 2017 at 10:00 —
If you are contractor, freelancer and small business owner in the UK, it's staggeringly vital to monitor your filing and payment due dates, as well as changing tax rates and thresholds.
HMRC has two categories of …
Added by Vidit Agarwal on June 27, 2017 at 15:00 —
Almost every week we visit a customer where these things happen:
- No security on the network – routers, printers, wireless devices left on default passwords, so any hacker can walk straight in
- No anti-virus or firewall
- No staff usage policy – So many customers have experienced the internal attack. Data theft, unhappy employee etc. Without an user policy how can you take legal action ?
- Important security updates and patches to software – Often these…
Added by Peter Slack on June 26, 2017 at 15:30 —
Resilience: the ability to bounce back when things get tough. If we all had that in spades, wouldn’t that make being in business a whole lot easier? As we all know, businesses of all kinds can experience peaks and troughs bigger than any roller-coaster. There are many ways to navigate these to help your business go from strength to strength and I’m going to share with you here 5 of my favourites.
Added by Tricia Woolfrey on June 22, 2017 at 13:27 —
The cleanliness of your home should be a top priority, especially if you have children and pets living with you too. There should be no compromises when it comes to the health and happiness of your family and your family’s environment.
Regular sweeping, mopping and dusting help in maintaining a germ-free environment and looking after the hygiene of your pets as well as their surroundings is vital. Maintaining the polish on hardwood floors as well as…
Added by Ray Coleshill on June 20, 2017 at 10:30 —
This month we welcomed Taylor from www.everyoneactive.com
Taylor was presenting to us about ‘Health & Fitness in the Workplace’
So, A bit of Science for your information…
Added by Karen Palmer on June 15, 2017 at 14:28 —
Original Blog Post: http://fairwayconsulting.net/the-digital-cio-and-the-shifting-sands-of-business-technology/
How are the roles of the CIO and technology departments in modern business changing?
How can traditional small- to medium-sized business (SMB’s) leverage the advantage of a virtual CIO achieve the… Continue
Added by David Thomas on June 6, 2017 at 22:27 —
Basic equipment for cleaning the office – Tips from RPC Cleaning
Lots of us spend plenty of our waking hours in the office. But, while we are busy with work, the clutter around our individual workspaces can start to pile up. So it’s a good idea to start a regular cleaning routine to clear some of it up – if not all of the clutter that has built up! Here we provide a few tips to help you effectively… Continue
Added by Ray Coleshill on June 5, 2017 at 12:30 —
A problem I see time and time again within small to medium-sized companies is that they aren’t creating winning scenarios from technology. Many of the owners and directors whom I speak to feel that technology isn’t achieving the advantages they want.
4 Points to Success:
• No plan, no value
• Engage senior management with tech…
Added by David Thomas on May 26, 2017 at 13:00 —
As a solo-preneur, I don't take a stand at Exhibitions and Expos, preferring to make an exhibition of myself as I wander round my captive audience of Exhibitors and engage in passing conversations with other Visitors. Being static on a stand would cramp my style - but I can see how they work well for other businesses, provided they do it right.…
Added by Keith Grover, NiS Founder on May 17, 2017 at 13:00 —
Do Mealtimes With Your Kids Work For You?
Do you enjoy mealtimes together as a family, do you even have time to sit together, are you happy with the food choices you make and feel you have good variety and balance, is eating with your kids an enjoyable experience?
The knock on effect of eating together isn't just that kids usually eat more healthily research has shown there's a whole host of other benefits, including reduced stress, good mental health, improved… Continue
Added by Jane Tyson on May 13, 2017 at 7:41 —
This week we listened to Becky for the 10-minute slot informing us of ‘Ways to Subtly and Easily Enhance your Brand Identity by Getting Creative’ from Abstract Print & Design.
- Icons can be used to separate different areas of your business whilst keeping a consistent brand
- A more visual way to represent your services
- Make it clear for your customers to understand what you offer
- Provides more personality for your…
Added by Karen Palmer on May 10, 2017 at 12:30 —
Securing the best commercial cleaning contractors to clean your hotel rooms can be daunting. After all, you are allowing total strangers full access to your guest rooms, their personal belongings and other private areas of your hotel. There will always be those ‘stranger danger’ warnings at the back of your mind, however, most people who have bravely opened up to cleaning contracts have found out that it’s not as bad as it may seem and there are many benefits.
Here are a few reasons… Continue
Added by Ray Coleshill on May 9, 2017 at 13:30 —
One of my favourite networking tips is to always take your own name badge along to events...
If you have a badge, you are always prepared for meetings where the organiser either doesn't issue badges, or just hasn't got one for… Continue
Added by Keith Grover, NiS Founder on May 5, 2017 at 17:30 —
Don't you just love passionate people?
Yesterday was the first meeting with a lovely lady supported by her husband on their start-up business.
From the moment we started talking, the passion she felt for the product she wants to sell was very evident and extremely infectious.
The couple described the origins and the inspiration for their new product. They… Continue
Added by Steve Robinson on May 3, 2017 at 11:05 —