Technology

Anticipate or End Up Like my School Uniform Shop

anticipateSince my kids started school ten years ago, I’ve had to endure the tortuous process of buying the school uniform from the local shop.

They were the only place you could buy the uniform from. And their prices reflected this. What a great business if you owned it!

No need to worry about customer service – and they didn’t. No need to worry if you run short of stock, after… Continue reading →

Why No-one Talks to Car Salesmen Anymore

car salesmenDon’t suppose too many people will shed tears at the demise of car salesmen. They haven’t created the best of reputations. But the internet has really dealt them one body blow after another.

Firstly, buying cars from online companies with few overheads has seriously undercut the retail car showroom. Their only comeback is whether it’s safe in making large internet purchases, but as people get used to the internet, this… Continue reading →

Have you done my Powerpoint slides?

powerpoint slidesIt’s coming up to that time again – the quarterly presentation to the investors. For my client this involves updating the projects, reworking a financial forecast and preparing powerpoint slides.

He has to present it in his own style to put his point across. Maybe it’s for additional investment, or approval of a new project. Or giving bad news about a downgrade of the forecast.

Yet the content is cobbled… Continue reading →

4 Reasons to Rethink your Reluctance of Technology

Reluctance of TechnologyIt’s not so much a resistance to change, but rather a resistance to continual change. Many smaller businesses exhibit a reluctance of technology because what they have still works.

Have you upgraded any technology in the past 12 months? Do you have the skills or staff with the skills to handle it?

Or is it something that happens once every 10 years when a burning issue forces the change?

Perhaps… Continue reading →