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Although guidelines say that we can return to the office, many businesses are choosing to go with a Hybrid Working Model - which allows teams to work from the office and home in equal parts. If you are going to be using a remote working model in the future, you will want to consider how to facilitate virtual team building to keep teams engaged and connected.  Being in an office environment encourages you to become a strong...

The demand for digital has continued to grow, with no signs of slowing down or halting. As customers continue to switch to digital alternatives, businesses who are yet to adapt to the demand, are struggling to succeed. So how can you improve your digital presence to ensure you benefit from the opportunity? Offer a Fast and Reliable Service Whether you are selling a product or service, consumers are becoming accustomed to short waiting times. This is shown by a...

Working from home has become a norm in which many of us have adjusted to, enjoying the perks of reduced travel costs, a flexible schedule and most importantly, a Covid-safe work environment. However for some people, working from home is becoming more of a challenge and the countdown to returning to the office couldn't come sooner! A recent survey showed that more than half of UK workers are feeling fatigued from working from home, which is...

Website accessibility or accessible computing, refers to the accessibility of web and computer systems, regardless of a persons disability or impairment. Windows and macOS both provide display modification options, such as magnification and inverting colours helping those with difficulty seeing, text-to-speech to provide audible descriptions of objects and text on the screen and dictation can be used to perform common tasks with vocal commands. Why is Accessibility Important? Accessibility is important as The Disability Discrimination Act stipulates that...

Customer reviews are vital, whether your business provides a service or product. Many customers research and read reviews before deciding to make a purchase or enquiring about your services. So how do you ask a customer to review your business? Here are a few ways to get a review.   How to Ask for a Review   In person Whilst your customers are in store, you can ask them for a review by providing forms for them to fill out. The...

September and October are usually the best times to target students at Fresher's Fairs, Student Lock-Ins and Pop-Up Stalls on campuses. But due to the pandemic, many large scale fairs and events have been cancelled and a high number of students are remaining at home. Those opting to live in accommodation are likely to have a very different social experience this academic year. Some businesses may find less of an influx of students this Autumn, specifically for...

Social Media has always been used for B2C marketing, however it doesn’t mean that B2B companies can’t use social media too.  One of the largest reasons that B2B companies can often struggle, is the lack of knowledge and awareness of social media and its possible benefits, the lack of staffing and training, or lack of resources available.  However, businesses need to embrace social media marketing, as they cannot rely solely on traditional tactics such as networking events or...

Building positive relationships with your target audience is key to building trust and boosting your reputation. It is essential to continuously build and maintain customer relationships. 4 Ways to Build Relationships With Consumers 1. Listen to Feedback Feedback can help you improve your marketing efforts. Gaining data driven insights can aid you to improve products and services, which in turn will help to increase conversions. A great way to do this is by looking at social media channels and review sites...

Team meetings often get bogged down with the all familiar question of ‘what are you working on today?’, which although may be helpful, can be very time consuming. What’s more, your team should already know what the rest of their colleagues are working on, and Kanban is a great way to do this.  What is Kanban?  Kanban is a visual method for managing work and tasks, to maximise efficiency. When your team uses Kanban, it helps to reduce...

We’ve all suffered from the post-lunch slump, finding it hard to gain motivation and counting down the hours till 5pm. It can be made even worse if you’re stuck between the same 4 walls all everyday, and can feel like inspiration is a thing of the past.  But did you know that The Coffee Shop Effect is actually a very real thing?  Simply walking into a new environment will help your motivation levels to increase, and once seated...