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Solutions for businesses

Solutions for businesses

Business Model Design Quick quiz: Is your Business set up for success?

Take our quick 2 minute quiz to discover if your business has what it takes to succeed?

Innovative companies Bloom & Wild

Bloom & Wild is one of the fastest growing businesses in the UK and has transformed the online flower gifting market. We examine how they’ve challenged the norm to innovate and become successful, through analysis of their products, services and business model.

Looking for opportunities

Truman’s in the US and Ocean Saver in the UK have started a green revolution within the cleaning products market by looking for opportunities where they can offer something better, fresher and more valuable.

How companies reinvent themselves to stay alive

Greggs the baker is a great example of how to effectively combine new products, marketing and strategy to achieve business success.

Competitive Advantage How to create your competitive advantage

72% of all new product innovations flop. Make sure you are in the 28% that don’t, with our tips on how to create your competitive advantage.

Get out of the office

To really understand your customer and how to best meet their needs, you need to get out of the office and go talk to them!

Identify your competitive advantage

Your competitive advantage is what makes customers come to YOU, rather than your rivals. You know you want one. So how do you work out what it is?

Do you know what your competitive advantage is?

Without clear sight of your competitive advantage and the reason why customers come to you, you are at risk of making serious errors regarding your marketing, pricing and the goods you purchase.

Purpose Three steps to integrating purpose

If you are struggling to embed purpose in your business, you are not alone. We look at three areas that can help you and your business.

Customers buy the why

The overlooked route to growing your business

Inspire your staff

How to embed motivation, loyalty and a drive for excellence into your business

What's the purpose

Businesses with a clear purpose perform better.  Do you know what your business’ purpose is? (tip: it’s not the same as your objectives or strategy)

Growth Five elements to get right when growing a business

Managing a growing business is hard work. If you want to tackle the challenge of growing your business, read on for five key areas to consider.

Six common pitfalls whilst pursuing growth

There are many pitfalls along the road of expansion which could derail your business, here are some to look out for.

You’ve decided to grow your business. What next?

We provide practical examples of how you can employ five different methods of growth.

How top companies adapt to changing market conditions

Businesses in the Food and Beverage industry have always raced to keep up with ever-changing consumer tastes and preferences.

Be a cash strategist, not cash strapped Part 4: Model staff, cash injections and how to manage your cash

In this series we take you through a variety of Business Model options for the Food & Drink sector and explore their cash impacts on your business

Part 3: Production outflows

In this series we take you through a variety of Business Model options for the Food & Drink sector and explore their cash impacts on your business

Part 2: Income streams

In this series we take you through a variety of Business Model options for the Food & Drink sector and explore their cash impacts on your business

Part 1: What is a Business Model and why do you need to understand yours?

In this series we take you through a variety of Business Model options for the Food & Drink sector and explore their cash impacts on your business

When do you plan?

Business planning drives improved performance. We take you three different planning options

Why collect data?

As systems & apps become more accessible, businesses are capturing more and more data. Why collect data and what do you then do with this data?

The financial drivers of business valuation

A “bigger” business in terms of revenue or people does not equate to a more valuable business. So what factors are considered in calculating business valuation?

How much positive feedback to give your team?

Studies show that to keep staff motivated and happy, compliments should outweigh criticism by 3:1

Tips to improve your business model's cash generation

Profit is theoretical, cash is real. Every business should focus on cash generation and too few do.

Tips to improve your ability to deliver

Creating a very real competitive advantage

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