The world is changing. New technology is released every week which can make current processes seem obsolete. With this change comes new catch phrases and ‘buzzwords’ that often seem only to complicate things; phrases such as Business Intelligence and ‘Big Data’.
Looking back at economic revolutions to-date, what they have all had in common is that technological advances have driven major shifts in how businesses operate and how people live and work.
Cyber Monday is a hot date in the diary. With all retailers jumping on the bandwagon to make sales, getting ahead of the game to ensure your business can compete is crucial this year.
It seems that there is no stopping marketplace giant Amazon. In 2013, marketplace sellers on Amazon sold more than a billion units worldwide, cumulatively worth tens of billions of pounds. It’s clear that the opportunity is there for third-party retailers, but there is a difference between listing your products on Amazon and being successful on Amazon.
It’s that time of year again! As the Christmas shopping season ramps up, e-commerce retailers are looking to 2015 and planning what to expect and budget for. As you compile and narrow down your priorities for next year, here are four e-commerce priorities we think you’ll want to find space for in your 2015 budget.
Ahead of Britain means Business next week (19th and 20th November 2014), we caught up with expert speaker Daryl Woodhouse, Founder and CEO of Advantage Business Partnerships Ltd.
Posted on 10th November 2014 in Business Growth.
I’ve been fortunate, during my career to date, to have had ample access to training everywhere I’ve worked. Not that I’ve always taken advantage of this. Legend has it that I fell asleep in one of the earliest training sessions I attended — a technology module on wide area networking delivered by our managing director. While this accusation doesn’t sit particularly comfortably with me, it’s quite hard for me to contest as I have no recollection of the incident (which in of itself adds weight to the claim that I may have drifted off briefly).
Posted on 4th November 2014 in Business Growth.
Running a successful business doesn’t always go to plan, but having a plan in place makes it easier to overcome any problems that arise. Below are some examples of how I did it, and my top tips for planning for success:
My daughter asked me the other day what life was like in 1993 — ‘Before computers.’ It made me reflect on how far we have come with regards to digital life. After all, the first real browser, Netscape, only came out in 1994, so it’s only been 20 years since the WWW was part of our daily and business life.
Posted on 3rd November 2014 in Business Growth.
All business owners want to see their businesses grow and prosper. Once a business starts to really grow, business owners take the big step of hiring staff and putting processes in place to keep the business on track. It is at this point that strategic management is critical if your business is to move to the next level.
Posted on 29th October 2014 in Business Growth.
We live in an incredibly globalised world, but expanding your business is always a challenge — especially when you’re looking to do so abroad. Much like engaging with potential investors, exporting often means convincing stakeholders, partners and customers that they should work with and for you. What’s more, it requires getting to grips with local policies, languages, taxes and customs to get things off the ground.