Consider whether you’ll have enough to say
A radio show to which people can listen on their phone is a useful way of getting in front of the customer or prospect regularly and making yourself their first choice when they need something you can offer. However, podcasting isn’t for everybody – will you be able to put together a programme once a month, a week, a fortnight, and will it have something of value every time? The occasional sales message is fine but the emphasis needs to be on ‘occasional’. What is your podcast going to say?
The service aims to ensure that businesses not only understand the benefits of the available technologies, and the business case for investing in them, but that they know what they are buying and how to buy and implement it.
To this extent Superfast Business is actually creating a marketplace for technology based on the new opportunities that fibre broadband brings. And being a South West project, it aims to ensure that South West suppliers can benefit.
We’re more networked than ever before, and whether or not you actively engage in those networks they still exist. The people you work with directly and indirectly are part of those networks and ultimately, in order to understand social business, we need to move beyond seeing our businesses as
separate from those people and begin put everything into the context of connected individuals.
When I was growing up in the world of work, contacting people was easy. You went over and spoke to them if they were in the same building. You’d probably phone them if they weren’t. Or you might write a letter. Within a few years, because I’m not that old, you could start sending emails around the place.
If you think your business deserves to be recognised as one of the very best, enter The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise – the UK’s most prestigious business awards. They are bestowed each year by Her Majesty The Queen in recognition of the winners’ outstanding achievements. There are three categories: Innovation, International Trade and Sustainable Development.
First the bad news – more small businesses than ever are suffering IT security breaches. Now the good news – there’s a raft of help and guidance out there to help make sure you’re not the next!
It’s a common misconception that cyber criminals only target large multi-nationals in the hope of a bumper pay day. The reality is actually very different. Two figures stand out in the recently published 2013 Information Security Breaches Survey: