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We all know that collaboration is a good thing for business. Two heads are better than one, as the old saying goes. But never has the means of collaboration with business stakeholders been as easy as it is today, whether that’s with employees, contractors, suppliers or even your customers. By adopting the right technologies, every… Read more »
Do you ever find yourself in back to back meetings? Maybe even meetings about meetings? We’ve all been there, desperately trying to action key tasks within our business roles, but struggling with time because we just spend so much time in meetings. Think of the impact of this on your business efficiency and costs. It’s… Read more »
“But it’s not in the plan!” How many times have you found yourself saying this in business? After all, why bother putting a strategic or business plan together in the first place if you are not going to stick with it? Sure, it can be frustrating when your plans don’t match up with the reality… Read more »
When it comes to checking on the progress and performance of your business, it helps to have an eye for the numbers. Even more so if you know how to use those numbers to improve the way you work. Here’s a quick run through of what it all means… Financial reports are great for telling… Read more »
We’ve all heard the cliche in the boardroom (if you haven’t feel free to look it up), but in today’s fluctuating business climate, it’s starting to make a lot of sense. When it comes to growing your business, confidence is vital to stimulating growth. But what’s just as important is having the ability to make… Read more »
As businesses are forced to face up to the economic and political challenges presented by changing landscapes and the global downturn, there are still opportunities for them to succeed and grow. But, with today’s economy as it is, they all have to work harder than before to stay successful until the upturn happens naturally. In… Read more »
Low interest rates mean great investment opportunities. But should your business bite the investment bullet?
With the recent news that record low interest rates will continue into 2012, we take a look at what it means to business owners – and why now could be the right time to bite the proverbial bullet… and invest in your business. How do ‘low interest rates’ benefit businesses? Lower interest rates make it… Read more »
With £800 million of ERDF funding still available, the European Regional Development Fund continues to be a major source of economic development investment in the UK regions. In their midterm reviews of regional ERDF programmes (with reports at intervals between summer 2010 and autumn 2011), Regeneris Consulting reported that programmes have ‘just two more years… Read more »
The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) has been – and with £800m left to invest, still is – a major source of economic development investment in the UK regions. However, Regeneris Consulting have recently completed midterm reviews of regional ERDF programmes with reports at intervals between summer 2010 and autumn 2011, and have suggested that… Read more »
With the current economic climate changing on an almost daily basis, the pressure is on for virtually every business organisation on the planet to keep pace. But for Local Authorities and Third Sector organisations, it’s even more important to have the right management and financial structures in place as their razor sharp margins and recent… Read more »