Tag: Business

7
Apr

Early Stage Business Growth : Investing In People

Early Stage Business Growth You thought of an idea, built a product, found your first customers, generated revenue and learnt a lot along the way. The hard part is over, right? Starting a business isn’t easy, however, even more difficulties arise when you have proven all of your assumptions and have achieved a reasonable level of income to make the

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16
Feb

Meditation for Entrepreneurs: Why Virtalent Loves It

Entrepreneurs lead busy lives. Fact. Starting up businesses, getting ideas off the ground and putting in the hard yards to succeed is all part and parcel of the entrepreneurial calling. If you’re finding it all a bit too much, taking some time out from the maelstrom of running a business can be useful, allowing you to recharge your batteries and regain focus.

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8
Nov

The Continued Importance of Sustainability in Business

The notion of large corporations making up the rules as they go along and turning into hungry, money making machines at the beck and call of shareholders is far removed from the experience of most companies. Sustainability in business has become ever more important over the last couple of decades and has been accompanied by changes in legislation and corporate

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11
Oct

Double Your Size: Our Top Tips for SME Growth

If your company has been moving along quite nicely since you started but you now want to implement strategies for growth, the prospect of doubling in size will no doubt be appealing. While SME growth is top of many a business owner’s agendas, there are a number of factors to take into consideration however. These include the sector you are

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4
Oct

How To Grow Your Business In The Next 5 Years

Taking a small business to the next level is the ambition of most entrepreneurs. Some businesses start up and stay at the same level, often because the owner wants it to remain manageable, while others suddenly begin to blossom and turn into large corporations because there is a drive to make it so.  If you want to grow your business

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27
Sep

Learning About Effective Marketing From Your Competitors

While it might seem sensible to put your nose to the grindstone and keep going no matter what, stepping back and taking a look at your competitors and what they are up to can be extremely beneficial. If you want to learn what effective marketing is in your industry or sector, then borrowing a few tips from the top performers

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20
Sep

Why It’s Important to Measure Performance in Business

If you don’t measure performance in business and measure it correctly, the chances are you won’t be able to create the kind of infrastructure that drives you forward and leads to success. While it’s not the only thing that is vital to business success – the drive and enthusiasm of team members being less easy to measure – it can

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14
Sep

The Importance of Having a Business Mentor

The importance of having a business mentor cannot be underestimated. Most successful businessmen and women will readily admit they would not have got where they are today without good advice and support. A mentor provides more than just helpful tips. They get to know you deep down and can guide you through difficult times to profitable success. As American businessman,

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26
Aug

Gamification In Business

If you run a business and are looking at ways to engage staff, keep customers and create some of healthy and enjoyable competition, then gamification might be just the thing you are looking for. Essentially, gamification rewards users for taking positive actions. We all like to be rewarded for being ‘good’ and this makes everything a lot more fun. You

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6
Jun

How To Expand Your Business Abroad

So, it’s the 21st century, your UK sales are stagnating, and thanks to technological developments, it’s easier than over to expand your business abroad. “British products and services are in demand, and exploring overseas avenues delivers huge growth potential” according to Steve Childs, Head of International for Business Banking at Barclays. It is still one of the biggest decisions you’ll

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