Monthly Archives: February 2011

Why SME’s should start expanding their global horizons

Question – when is the most opportune time for SME’s to consider entering new markets overseas? Answer – now! Many UK firms have already jumped on the bandwagon and, according to a recent article in Director magazine, UK international trade was up 12% overall and by 31% to emerging economies in the first four months Read More

Can you manage stress in the workplace?

Today’s workforce is experiencing higher levels of stress than ever before. We’re currently going through a period of economic and technological change, which provokes personal fears about such issues as job and financial security, opportunities for advancement and, on a broader scale, concern about the viability of the businesses we’re part of. According to the Read More

Are you struggling to communicate effectively? Follow UK marketing consultant Helen Murdoch’s 5 simple tips and watch your business grow…

1. Write to Just One Person How often have you received a letter or an email, or landed on a website and felt as if the writer is addressing a crowd of people, instead of just you – don’t make the same mistake. Think about what specific group of people you’re trying to reach and Read More

People will soon be throwing away their wallets – is your business prepared?

Even back in 2007, research indicated that people were more likely to leave home without their wallet than their mobile phone (Sunday Times article 29/4/07) and credit card companies and mobile phone manufacturers alike are now cashing in on this! At the checkout, the question will soon become “how would you like to pay for Read More