Should your small business hire a Chief Technology Officer?

With new technologies come new business needs, and with new business needs come a significant change to in-house skills requirements. While a non-tech focused business may once have thrived under the watchful eye of a small IT team, increasing use

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What to consider when choosing technology service providers

Digital transformation is happening, and for many businesses this means a significant growth in the need for collaborative working and partnerships. For small businesses especially, this will involve the support, assistance and guidance of a dedicated technology service provider. They

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Bridging the tech skills gap in a small business

Technology is evolving at a rapid rate. It’s proving tricky for many people to keep up with, but the challenge is, perhaps, greater for educational establishments such as universities, colleges, and schools. Research suggests that it can take 12 months

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How to maximise opportunities at business events

There are numerous ways in which small businesses can successfully maximise opportunities at business events. But just how many of these techniques are continuing to prove to be beneficial in the digital age? Consider business cards. Let’s face it…the majority

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Real time information: a growing trend

It is reported that even some of the biggest newspapers are losing print sales. The reason is clear. Printed papers don’t incorporate one of today’s hottest trends: real time information. Quite simply, printed news is out of date by the

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How your competitors are out-performing you

We’re in a ‘new era’ of intense business competition, with more new businesses than ever before. This means that the competition has never been so fierce. If you’re noticing that your competitors seem to be catching all the biggest and

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Are you ready to ‘Go Green’?

An increasing number of businesses are choosing to ‘go green’ and boost their environmentally friendly operations, but are you ready to take the plunge? Sustainability is actually one of the hottest topics across many industries right now, especially within the

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Even small businesses can keep employees happy

There are plenty of resources out there which provide great little tips on boosting happiness in the workplace; advice such as providing workers with amazing benefits, and offering Google-style break rooms complete with pool tables and ball pits. The problem,

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What nobody tells you when you go paperless

A paperless office might seem completely unachievable. And while many small and medium-sized businesses often pride themselves in being a whole lot more paper-efficient than large corporations, there might yet be even more room for improvement. But what are the

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The right price – pricing strategies explained

Pricing products can be a challenging task, but it is also very important to get it right. Incorrectly priced products can seriously damage your profits and hinder business growth. It becomes difficult to know when to lower your price and

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