One in every five pounds spent on retail is now spent online. This is compared to one in ten pounds in 2013. In just six years, e-commerce has experienced phenomenal growth and there has been an explosion of online retailers. Within the sector, competition is fierce and one of the biggest challenges for online brands is […]
Posted on 1st March 2019 in Bits & Bytes.
The UK’s gig economy is showing no signs of slowing down with statistics suggesting that one in seven UK workers, which equates to a 4.8 million people, are now working for themselves.
Posted on 25th February 2019 in Bits & Bytes.
Sadly, small businesses fail more often than not – even those built on great ideas. While there are no shortcuts to success, there are certainly some practical actions you can take to scale your small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) – and a lot of things to avoid, too. I’ve learnt many things from scaling my […]
Posted on 15th February 2019 in Bits & Bytes.
A friend of mine in BNI recently told me a story about her early days in the organisation. Her name is Meaghan and when she joined the group, she had just come out of the construction management industry. Although she was now working as a business coach, she was still dressing to fit in at […]
Posted on 14th February 2019 in Bits & Bytes.
Fyre Festival was marketed as THE event of summer 2017. Festival-goers were excepting the event to be held on the white sandy beaches of a private island, party with some of the most well-known models and listen to the biggest bands and DJ’s on the planet. However, it filled the headlines of summer 2017, for […]
Bamboo fibre is an often-overlooked material in the fashion and furniture industries, and yet potentially it offers a unique and sustainable option – provided it is sourced and processed appropriately. Gus Bartholomew from Supplycompass takes a look at the options and dispels some of the greenwashing myths:
Posted on 27th September 2018 in Bits & Bytes.
Speakers with good content who can also communicate it in an interesting and engaging manner are the unicorns of the conference circuit: They are rare and magical beasts. Technical talks can be some of the most challenging to deliver; there’s important information to get across, that may not be very ‘sexy’, yet the audience needs […]
Posted on 24th September 2018 in Bits & Bytes.
Sometimes the founder of a business is not necessarily the best person to run the day-to-day. But trying to work out if this applies to your business is a very difficult call to make. Fresh Business Thinking has collected a series of insights from members of entrepreneur community The Supper Club — those who have changed direction […]
Posted on 21st September 2018 in Bits & Bytes.
“We’ve all been there,” says Chieu Cao “you’re sitting at your desk and struggling to get through a task that has been assigned to you. Suddenly your phone flashes and you tell yourself ‘I’ll just reply to this message’. However, we’re all fully aware that this can quickly lead to several back and forth messages, checking […]
Posted on 14th September 2018 in Bits & Bytes.
The world of work has changed drastically in the last few years. Employee expectations have evolved, the pace of work has picked up and automation is changing processes – inside and out.
While, the process of outsourcing has been around for decades, it is now considered an integral part of many business’ services due to the pressures associated with streamlining business processes. David Corcoran, Global Outsourcing Advisor for Enterprise Ireland looks deeper.
Posted on 10th September 2018 in Bits & Bytes.
Posted on 6th September 2018 in Bits & Bytes.