Are you ready?

Are you ready?

Featured November 15, 2011 0

Venturing into the global marketplace is a lucrative activity with the potential for an SME to become a large multi-national corporation. However, any foray into global markets has to be undertaken when you are ready and capable, says Dr. Ashraf Mahate, Head of Export Market Intelligence, Dubai Exports, and... Read more
Reversing the negative

Reversing the negative

Featured November 13, 2011 0

What starts out as negative feedback can be turned into a positive experience for your business. So how do you handle criticism and even benefit from it? Sawsan Ghanem, Managing Partner, Active PR, shares some insights. “I love negative feedback!” – Yes you read it right! Don’t get me... Read more
Rebound spending

Rebound spending

Featured November 13, 2011 0

Total R&D investment among the world’s top spenders on innovation surged upward in 2010 from its recession-induced decline in 2009, according to the 2011 Global Innovation 1000, the seventh annual study of corporate innovation spending, released by  management consulting firm Booz & Company. The study revealed that the 1,000... Read more
Face value

Face value

Featured November 10, 2011 0

Alan Devereux, Communications Officer, British Business Group, continues where he left from, on promoting your business through Facebook. Last month we created a company page and learnt a bit about coding and computer language. This month we are going to complete the pages. I closed the last article by... Read more
How to monitor your brand on social media
Social media marketing is the new wave in the digital age. Considering the amount of time people spend on social media, brands realise that no marketing strategy for their organisation today is complete, without the inclusion of social media marketing, says Meghna Kothari, Director, McCollins Media. The reactions being... Read more
Fear of the unknown

Fear of the unknown

Featured November 9, 2011 0

The fears and apprehensions you may have in dealing with banks are also mirrored on the other side – banks are wary of lending to SMEs for a variety of reasons. If you understand these and take some simple steps, you will move far closer to becoming bankable, says... Read more
Leading the pack

Leading the pack

Featured October 24, 2011 0

Everybody wants to be a leader, but often we overlook the ingredients that make a leader effective, says Sharan Gohel, Business Manager, QED, as she highlights one key ingredient – Innovation In a recent survey conducted by McKinsey more than 70% of the senior executives, said that innovation will... Read more
Performance and Fulfilment – Why do we need both?
Satisfaction and engagement are not simply airy-fairy terms;they directly impact the bottom line, says Stephan Melchoir, Managing Partner, Wilson Worldwide Learning. Performance has been consistently one of the main drivers and measurement for success in the market place. What exactly is performance? Most people relate it to sales numbers,... Read more
Protecting your assets

Protecting your assets

Featured October 23, 2011 0

All too often SMEs are so caught up with developing a brand, recruiting employees and creating a solid marketing plan, that they forget to purchase one of the most important things that can protect them from the risks, says independent financial advisor, Greg Pogonowski. While getting insured may be... Read more
Protecting your mobile devices
Andy Cordial, Managing Director of secure storage systems specialist, Origin Storage, explains why mobile computing users need to raise their security game if they are to avoid a series of SmartPhone and tablet computer driven data breaches hitting the headlines. While the range and variety of IT security defences... Read more