32. More, more, more – 5 ways to be more productive

The UK is expected to be strongest performing of the largest economies in 2014, with GDP growth expected to exceed its pre-recession peak this summer. This is not the only good news for the UK however as productivity levels, albeit still below their pre-recession levels, are showing significant improvement, rising 0.3% in the final quarter […]

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29. How to achieve more by doing less

A top priority for many high profile technology firms this year is the automation of software development¹ as a way to stay competitive and continue growing. Mike Manos, CTO at First Data Corp. has said that “to drive and scale this business forward, automation at every level is really key”. Automation is not solely confined […]

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27. Subscribe to a new way of business thinking

As consumer demands continually evolve, so too does the SME landscape within which these consumers procure goods and services. There has been a noticeable shift in consumer attitude to what is expected from a business; winning the price war alone is no longer enough, so businesses have to think differently. It’s not just consumers whose […]

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10. Building business value in the run-up to exit

There are many motivations behind setting up a business and in many cases the personal wealth of the owner-manager is tied up in the business, often for a long period of time. If the financial investment made by the business owner is to be recouped and hopefully significantly increased, careful consideration needs to be given […]

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