Business stuff

Making workplace technology predictions is hard work but I’m going to try anyway

It would be nice to have a Crystal Ball where one could see into the future, but sadly we all have to work with what we see and making workplace technology predictions is often just guesswork based on the the evidence around us. However, I’m going to give this a whirl with my thoughts on …

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Co-op Bank: not as green, ethical and friendly as I thought…

I like banking with the Co-op, it’s easy and my account doesn’t cost anything (my banking needs are very simple). And I’m a big fan of their ethical and eco-friendly ethos since I’m a bit of an eco-worrier (although it took me 4 attempts to get them to stop sending me paper statements). However, this …

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Can you make money marketing your business through Social Media?

From a business point of view I’m very sceptical and increasingly cynical about the use of Social Media such as Facebook, Twitter, Linked-in, blogs etc. I’ve yet to come across a small business (or even a large one) that has a demonstrable (and profitable) return on investment from the time and effort they put into …

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Giving away free training is more difficult than you might imagine

In my role as a promoter of funded and free training on behalf of Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce, I’ve come to realise that many people don’t actually listen on the phone. It’s my job to make appointments and explain the benefits of funded training to those in business and the majority of people …

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