Using new technology to support conversational marketing

Technology continues to move forward, and new approaches to digital marketing evolve in parallel. While direct mail, billboards, television and radio ads still have their place, the changing digital landscape means small businesses need to keep up or lose potential customers to the competition. Conversational marketing has emerged as new …

The menopause and other female health issues should be addressed in better ways

From menstruation to menopause, the challenges that come with being a woman at work is causing reoccurring career breaks, which are costing UK businesses, according to a new report from Bupa. As many as 11 million women have had to take a long-term leave of absence at some point during …

Celebrate Black History Month: How to prepare your nonprofit

Black History Month isn’t a holiday in the conventional sense, but it’s an observance that deserves your nonprofit’s attention. Now’s the time to determine how to prepare your nonprofit — and make changes and additions to your strategy to take advantage of it — as you celebrate Black History Month. …

Small Businesses Can Benefit from Rental Transit Packaging

Many businesses rely on reliable logistics to transport products from one place to another. Oftentimes, investing in vehicles for transport is especially necessary when dealing with perishable goods such as food items. This includes buying packaging equipment such as crates and pallets. In the long run, this can be quite …

Companies that adopt agile working enjoy improved financial performance, claims report

Companies that embrace agile working and and a generally more flexible and responsive way of working enjoy a financial and operational competitive advantage over their rivals, according to new research from PA Consulting.  Two thirds of the respondents said that their business model is at risk of fundamentally becoming outdated, …

The biggest problem with open plan offices is how they are used

For decades the trend among workplaces has seen employees moving out of individual offices and into open plan spaces. This has not always been successful, with the open-plan approach receiving significant criticism. The key issues are distraction and noise, which apparently leads to uncooperative behaviour, distrust and negative personal relationships, and the …