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UPS hire 95,000 temporary staff to avoid chaos of last Christmas

By Fiona Ness on Tue 04 November 2014 in Topical

Last Christmas UPS experienced huge delivery issues which left thousands of customers without their orders in time for Christmas.

5 reasons not to hire more telesales staff

By Victoria Dyke on Fri 31 October 2014 in Sales

It is no secret that telesales is an expensive exercise. Recruiting, managing and employing people is time consuming and costly – there is no getting away from it.

 

4 reasons why I prefer shopping online for my business

By Fiona Ness on Fri 31 October 2014 in Web & eCommerce

Online shopping in a B2C environment has soared, my bank balance alone is proof of that. However even at work I would much rather place my orders online than over the phone. That puts me amongst 30% of B2B buyers who use online shopping for at least half of their orders, but why?

Amazon launch same-day delivery

By Fiona Ness on Tue 21 October 2014 in Topical

Last week Amazon announced the launch of their same-day delivery option. 

Top 5 time wasters at work and how to improve them

By Victoria Dyke on Mon 20 October 2014 in CRM

On average 60% of an employee’s time at work is spent on non-profit making activities. These activities are usually made up of time consuming admin that you can probably lessen by making a few simple changes. Read on to see my top 5 time saving changes you could make today.

10 Keyboard shortcuts that will change your life

By Fiona Ness on Mon 20 October 2014 in Topical

If you’re anything like me you probably spend the majority of your time in front of a computer, be that at home or at work. If you also consider yourself to be a busy person, then this article is definitely for you.

Free Business Best Practice Event at Silverstone

By Fiona Ness on Tue 07 October 2014 in CRM

On Tuesday 11th November we are holding our best practice event at Silverstone. 

Is Morrisons’ new loyalty scheme a mistake?

By Fiona Ness on Tue 07 October 2014 in Topical

Following the announcement of their £176 million loss at the beginning of this year, Morrisons have launched a new loyalty scheme.

5 signs you have an excel problem

By Victoria Dyke on Mon 06 October 2014 in CRM

I’ll be the first to admit I have a love hate relationship with excel spreadsheets. My experience with most businesses is that their data and customer information are often stored across multiple spreadsheets, filing cabinets and ERP systems – which all have their limitations when it comes to managing data. 

Why B2B online selling is a natural extension of your business model

By Victoria Dyke on Thu 02 October 2014 in Web & eCommerce

B2B selling is very different to B2C. Which is why I am so often surprised at companies trying to make B2C online selling ideas work for their B2B customers.

 

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