KEEP SAFE FROM MALWARE ATTACKS

Recent industry reports from cyber security firms such as McAfee and Kaspersky Lab have identified that mobile malware attacks are becoming increasingly widespread and more sophisticated.   Most business professionals use smartphones these days. These devices are basically small computers and can be infected with malware in a similar way to a PC – usually[…]

BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS

There is a trend towards businesses that seek to be more sustainable. These firms seek to have a minimal negative impact on the global and local environment, the economy, society and the communities in which they operate.   Sustainable businesses are focused on the long term. They seek to make a positive impact through doing their[…]

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[…]

CO-WORKING SPACES – CAN THEY WORK FOR YOU?

Co-working spaces were once the preserve of freelancers and creative types. Now medium to large sized businesses are getting in on the act too.   The modern workplace is evolving. First, we had flexible working. Then we had remote working. Now we are seeing an increased demand for co-working spaces – workspaces which are shared[…]

HOW TO GET CLIENTS TO PAY YOU ON TIME

You’ve done the work. You’ve invoiced the client 60 days ago. You are still waiting to get paid 30 days after payment was due. It’s time to chase for payment.   It’s never easy chasing clients for payment. However, this is business and you are entitled to be paid for the work that you have[…]

Make more of social media

Your business can use social media to deliver great customer experiences and develop deeper relationships.   Creating good content and distributing it through social media can be a very effective way to grow your business. That’s why businesses like PWC, Amazon, and McKinsey invest huge amounts of resources into producing great content that people want[…]

Innovation – One Step At A Time

Innovation in business doesn’t necessarily mean you have to make great leaps forward. Sometimes little steps can be just as transformative.   Innovation doesn’t necessarily have to involve massive change programmes and unsustainable levels of activity. Not every business needs a revolution.   Your business doesn’t necessarily need to be the next Google.   What[…]

Leadership Development

It is the management team’s responsibility to invest in, develop and grow the firm’s next generation of leaders.   In order to construct a solid framework with which you can develop the next generation of leaders in your firm, it’s best to start by identifying the attributes and capabilities of the existing leadership team and[…]