RANKING ON GOOGLE

Google is still the world’s most popular search engine. Google’s search engine algorithm is continuously being updated so how do you keep your firm’s website up to date so that you show up in online searches?   Over the past number of years we have invested in the development of the MMG Archbold website and[…]

MANAGING IN UNCERTAIN TIMES

Due to Brexit, 2019 looks set to be a year filled with uncertainty for businesses. The future is always unknown but this year managers will need to navigate some particularly choppy waters due to market uncertainty and global political turmoil.   Focus on what you can control As a manager, you can always control your[…]

THINGS TO STOP DOING IN 2019

Many of us will have made a new year’s resolution for 2019. Perhaps we want to learn a new language, get in shape or spend more time with our family. The start of a new year is also a good time to decide what you’re not going to do in the office this year. Stop[…]

MAKING THE MOST OF 2019

One of the most common things holding people back from achieving their potential in business is the fear of failure.   It is human nature to fear the unknown. When we push ourselves outside of our comfort zones, whether in business or in our personal lives, it is pretty normal to feel some degree of[…]

2019 BUSINESS TRENDS TO WATCH

Here are some of the top Business Trends to watch in 2019:   Marketing will continue to become more personalised Marketing is becoming increasingly personal, and this trend will keep going as we move into the new year. No longer will stock images, generic campaigns or impersonal calls to action convince consumers. In order to[…]

YOUR BUSINESS AND BREXIT.  ESSENTIAL PLANNING

If there are any clear themes emerging from the year, it is the importance of the political situation for the economy.   If there are any clear themes emerging from the year, it is the importance of the political situation for the economy. Brexit, the US mid-term elections, China – what the politicians have to[…]

DO YOU HAVE CONFIRMATION BIAS?

Most business people these days have too much information and not enough time. We don’t have the time to weigh up every facet of every decision. This tends to encourage us to take shortcuts where we can. As such, we often go into a meeting or a negotiation with an idea as to what the[…]

BUDGET 2018 – What you need to know.

More money for the NHS and an end to austerity? As previously announced, these were the main themes of the Chancellor Phillip Hammond’s third budget but what we were waiting to hear was where the extra money was going to come from? Had he found a “Magic Money Tree”, or would tax and borrowing have to[…]

BEING BUSY ‘V’ BEING PRODUCTIVE

In today’s hyper-connected business environment, it seems we are all busier than ever. Whether we are responding to emails outside of office hours or taking a call while on the way to a meeting, there is so much going on in our work lives that it’s easy to lose focus on getting the most important[…]

DESIGN THINKING

 When we think of designing something, most of us tend to think of an object or an end result such as a “well designed product”. However, “Design Thinking” can be applied in business too.   Design as a process Designing something tends to require various prototypes to be created and evaluated in order to agree[…]