Category: Business

procurement collaboration

Procurement: Is it the Enemy of Innovation?

Is procurement about putting dogma before dynamism? There are perceptions that procurement is process and compliance driven and that it is...

energy efficiency

Energy Efficiency: Is it Catch-22 for Business Rates?

The environment is the place we work in. A business environment might be offices, or retail space, a factory or workshop, or a school. For...

strategic planning

Strategic Planning: Are You Destined to Fail?

Strategy is the key to business success.  Disciplined strategic planning is essential to capturing this strategy and working out how to...

selling a business

Selling a Business? What is Your Strategy?

When is the right time for a selling a business?  The answer is simple: when it is worth the most money. However, the issue here is that,...

supply chain inspection

Are You Controlling Your Supplier’s Supply Chain?

For many businesses, supply chain transparency is a challenge. Whereas the business itself may be diligently pursuing ethical policies and...

competitor profiling

What Strategic Insights Can Competitor Profiling Give You?

Business is not a one-horse race. Everyone has competition, and the threat from it can be a powerful motivating force. But if a...

Claire Ebrey IoD North West

IoD North West Event is a Sizzling Success

At its Summer BBQ, the Institute of Directors (IoD North West) took the opportunity to reiterate the importance of the north west as a...

manned live chat

Does Manned Live Chat Have the Human Touch?

Customer service is usually the only point of contact a customer has with a company. It is there to resolve issues and answer questions –...

data theft

Data Theft: Who is the Hidden Threat?

A report from the Ponemon Institute shows that three out of every four organisations has been hit by data theft or data loss.  And that...

business growth

Is Business Growth Putting you at Risk?

There is constant pressure for business growth and expansion, and the entrepreneurial mindset fuels this. However, businesses undergo...