We need to add value to our website – Quick! Let’s add a news feed…
I have an ongoing love-hate relationship with accountants and accountancy firms that stretches back over 10 years. I’ve worked in software companies with products we marketed to accountants – Hyperion Solutions, Coda Group and IRIS Software – so
10 tips for taking the plunge in (business) social media
We have today launched our free ebook, Why you Can’t ignore Social Media in Business. To those who have been tuned into social media for a few years, the book’s content and style will probably seem basic and old hat. And if I’m honest, I am slightly
Five reasons why The Apprentice does not remotely represent business – and five places where it does
I am writing this blog as the titles roll at the end of the second BBC The Apprentice. And probably like most business people across the country, despairing of this as any kind of representation of business. Where does it go so badly wrong? 1. Who
Social media in business – how do I get my blog noticed on Google?
There are three parts to writing a good blog. Identify topics that your clients and potential customers will find helpful and answer questions on. Write about them in an engaging and useful way. And then get your blog noticed by the people you are
Five Twitter features that would make life easier for business
Twitter started life as a purely social tool. It was quickly picked up in the consumer market and it is now being used in the business to business and professional markets. But Twitter hasn’t kept pace with what business users need to make
Digital disruption – how is it shaping companies and boards of the future?
What do companies of the future look like? And what sort of boards do you need to run them? From the discussions at a Heidrick & Struggles breakfast debate this morning, traditional corporates are struggling to think digital, disrupt their existing
Top university award for Yorkshire business leader
A leading Yorkshire businesswoman has been honoured with a Leadership Award by the University of Leeds for helping to shape a future of award-winning education and ensure student skills are relevant to business. Victoria Tomlinson, chief executive of
Uruguayan businesswoman coming to Leeds to share Latin American trade tips
A Uruguayan businesswomen who is an expert in Latin American trade is joining a host of Yorkshire exporters at a free breakfast event in Leeds on the eve of the Olympics to share her insights into international trade and urge companies to look beyond
Retirement – the business risk that is never mentioned?
Retirement. Is this one of the biggest unspoken risks in a business? In the last year I have been to a number of reunions, celebration dinners and parties and noticed that the conversation is increasingly revolving around retirement. Since I am planning
Research reveals what Saudi leaders of the future need for Vision 2030
What skills will Saudi chief executives need over the next 15 years? And what skills will ensure the Kingdom achieves its Vision 2030? A leading international executive research firm has interviewed chairmen and chief executives of prestigious Saudi
Leaders are failing their PR teams – agencies and corporates alike
Over the years, I have trained communications teams and professionals in everything from internal and crisis comms to social media and presentation skills. I must have trained hundreds in the last few years – and gosh, what insights. My big conclusion?