It revolutionised our leisure time, now social media is redefining the way we do business too. Or is it? I work in marketing and over the past 3 years social media has become a widely used communication channel; every campaign that I work on now has a ‘social media’ element. I happily admit that I live in a ‘communication’ bubble due to my role, so was left wondering if the rest of the world is switched onto using social media for business…or is it just us?
I’m pretty sure I’m not the only magazine editor who sat there last Wednesday night, 15th June, between 9 and 10pm, with my head in my hands, speechless and in disbelief, at what was unfurling on The Apprentice.
It seems that small businesses are still up against the banks when it comes to lending. With the recent news that Vince Cable is threatening banks with tax increases if they don’t improve lending to SME’s, will the situation really improve and how can you prepare yourself for the battle?
You might not know that as well as providing business software we also run Sage training courses throughout the country to make sure our customers get the most out of their software. So we know only too well how increasing employees’ skills levels through training will not only benefit their own professional development, but also your business’s future.
We recently exhibited at the Business Start Up Show at Excel, in London. It was a great show. It always is. We had an unusually large stand this year – one with a drinks and food bar at its centre. This bar has always been a bone of contention with me; yes, it brings customers […]