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Successful companies use board meetings to create and improve key business strategies. A similar approach can benefit smaller businesses and strategy meetings in general. Preparation is vital: from making sure
Profitability needs to be the key long-term aim of any business. Follow our helpful tips to ensure you have the best chance of making profits. Ensure managers (and other employees)
Benchmarking compares your business to similar companies. At its simplest, it helps you to compare statistics and control costs. More sophisticated benchmarking looks at process design and business strategy. Every
One of the most dependable ways to develop a successful business is to have a firm belief in who you are, what you are doing and in the services or
Personal development plans (PDPs) provide a powerful, flexible way to link employees’ professional and personal development with the development of your business. A PDP is a short, unambiguous written document
A memorable brand can reinforce your difference from competitors and can help to encourage customer loyalty. But developing a lasting brand involves a lot more than simply redesigning your logo.
ISO 9000 is a set of international standards designed to help businesses meet the needs of customers while meeting regulatory and statutory requirements. Many companies see the introduction of a
Whether you are aiming for increased sales, more efficient production, better use of IT or simply a reliable team that can solve its own problems, training is often the best