Posts in the "Advice" category

Want to be more innovative? What’s ‘in it’ for your business?

Business Innovation 2014

Posted on August 21st, 2014

Being an industry leader and staying in that position requires a new way of thinking. Innovative workplaces share certain qualities that help them stay ahead of their game. Continuous investment into research and development is just one of these qualities. Your business too, can adopt certain qualities to help its focus and direction in the… Read more »

Six Tips for Business Excellence in 2013

Business Tips

Posted on January 24th, 2013

What are your business plans for 2013? A new year provides the opportunity to take stock of your business’ goals and achievements over the last twelve months, and put new processes in place to take your business to the next level in the year to come. Focus on the following areas and you will be… Read more »

What’s Your Work Plan for 2013?

Strategy Image

Posted on November 22nd, 2012

Do you have a formal strategic plan for your business across the next three years, the next year, or even the next quarter? Strategic planning is essential for the long-term success of any business, particularly in these uncertain economic times. A well crafted plan will stop you from wondering: • Why you aren’t hitting your… Read more »

Stay positive for the upturn (it’ll help you beat the downturn!)

business economy downturn

Posted on February 22nd, 2012

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?

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Posted on January 25th, 2012

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 »

ERDF has £800m left to unlock. But can you find the key?

ERDF Funding - Can you unlock it

Posted on November 12th, 2011

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 »

The (economic) times are a-changing. Here’s how Local Authorities and the Third Sector can keep up.

economic times changing

Posted on October 17th, 2011

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 »

Management Innovation – the advice you really need to hear.

management innovation

Posted on September 7th, 2011

The key to innovation in management today is about helping organisations to best tackle the issues of the day, let go of old practices and old ideas, and to revamp themselves into a business that’s ready for the future. Sounds tricky, right? It doesn’t have to be, if you take the right kind of advice…. Read more »

It’s your move: why chess could change the way you think about business.

chess business

Posted on August 12th, 2011

When it comes to making tough decisions and choices, the current economic climate is a challenging time for business leaders across all industry sectors. Obstacles repeatedly block business development, you constantly need to keep an eye on your competitors’ strategies, and the pressure never seems to let up. It’s like a giant game of chess,… Read more »

Poor management: how it can cost your business.

writing cheque

Posted on July 25th, 2011

“Our people are our most important assets.” If you’re anything like us, you’ll have heard that statement a million times, from everyone from small business owners right through to HR managers of giant corporations. Our view is that it’s OK saying it, and it’s great if you believe it… but it’s only really worth something… Read more »

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