If you live in the UK and have a phone number, it’s likely that you have experienced a cold call at some point in the past. Cold calls are unsolicited phone calls where a company gets in contact with you to try to sell you something even though you haven’t displayed any interest in their product. Of course, cold calls are just a marketing technique that many legitimate businesses use to make more sales, and many people don’t mind being called and offered deals on products. But at their worst, cold calls can be a real pain and quite stressful to deal with.
Whether you own a small business or manage a large department, effective management skills are key to achieving commercial success. Sometimes it helps to take a step back from day-to-day management and be inspired by respected business gurus. With the summer holidays approaching, now may be a good time to do some reading.
The design of an office is widely considered to go hand-in-hand with a business's likelihood of long-term success, and that’s largely due to the fact that a modern workplace which is centred around improving the satisfaction and wellbeing of employees will tend to encourage productivity and improved staff retention. From providing team members with everything from versatile workstations to tapping into colour psychology, inspiring motivation in employees through office design will mean that a company will have the best chance of thriving in the competitive world of business.
We have to admit that we love content marketing. It’s a necessary part of modern digital marketing plans. Yet there are still many myths about content marketing that keep businesses from going all-in on the strategy. So we want to take some time to bust them so you can get a better understanding of how content marketing can help your company stay competitive in today’s modern digital marketing environment.
With the accessibility of modern PCs, phones, laptops and tablets, there has been more stress put on offices and businesses to go ‘paperless’. This essentially results in workplaces printing as little as possible, and with technology available now that even allows electronic signatures, there’s just no need to print large documents. But the big question is, of course, is all of this safe?
The office space you inhabit in the first few years of your startup may not be the Ritz, but we’ve found that a combination of instilling company culture, nailing the essentials and a sense of collaboration can be key to making the most of your surroundings. It won’t be long until you look back on this period of time with very fond memories from your roof terrace on the 8th floor!