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The Business Of Fashion: 7 Surprising Facts About The Fashion Industry

The Business Of Fashion: 7 Surprising Facts About The Fashion Industry

Jul 16, 2015

[The business of fashion is changing! Today we have our contributor talk about fashion and how the digital world has changed it!] Fashion. Love it or loathe it, it’s something you just can’t ignore. Whether you are flicking through the channels on your TV, strolling down the high street, or standing in line at the bus stop, you’ll likely be...

Building Team Collaboration And Boosting Productivity

Building Team Collaboration And Boosting Productivity

Jul 6, 2015

Team collaboration is essential to get things done in any organization – if you accept that a team is greater than the constituent sum of the individuals, then you must also accept collaboration is the Factor X which increases team value and effectiveness. This said, too many executives consider collaboration as a buzzword for a passing phase, but no matter...

Busting Presentation Myths [Infographic]

Busting Presentation Myths [Infographic]

Mar 16, 2015

Don’t believe everything you’ve been told about presenting. Which of these myths have you already smashed? A lot of presentation skills training I hear about only really gives you half the skills you need to be an effective communicator – because it focuses too much on transmitting. I believe that half of any presentation you make should be made...

The Four Faces Of Leadership Excellence

The Four Faces Of Leadership Excellence

Oct 16, 2014

People are always fascinated by exceptional leadership, inspired by those who seem to rise out of the sea of everyday mediocrity with an ease most can never hope to attain. Most never get there because it takes a unique and strong combination of personas to be a great leader:  a visionary, a communicator, a motivator, and an achiever. A Virtual Visionary A...

Don’t Do This (and Lose Business)

Don’t Do This (and Lose Business)

Oct 1, 2014

If your website isn’t fully accessible and viewable on mobile devices, you are missing out on more than half of your opportunities to interact with potential readers and customers. In May of 2013, a PewInternet Research study found that 34% of cell internet users access websites mostly via their cell phones. By January of 2014, CNN declared that 55% of all...

Framing Reality: An Entrepreneur’s Greatest Asset

Framing Reality: An Entrepreneur’s Greatest Asset

Sep 28, 2014

I have a startup superpower – a superhuman ability to find the reasons any startup idea will fail. It’s an ability I’ve honed through trial and error. Through dozens of failed projects. (My secondary superpower is the ability to come up with the absolute worst startup ideas on the planet.) Building a multi-sided marketplace? FAIL. Balancing...

10 Local Social Networks that Give Your Business a Profitable Local Footprint

10 Local Social Networks that Give Your Business a Profitable Local Footprint

Aug 28, 2014

Heard the phrase, ‘the world is a small place’? Well, social media has made it even smaller and the six degrees of separation have been reduced to just two or even one, courtesy social networking. Forget about people to people interaction, it’s even impacted the way businesses connect with their customers. Social media marketing has allowed businesses to...

4 Things To Test For A 50%+ Lift (Conversion Rate Optimisation)

4 Things To Test For A 50%+ Lift (Conversion Rate Optimisation)

Jul 9, 2014

When you’re shopping on a well-known retailer like MooseJaw.com (one of my favorites!), you probably don’t stop to consider the sheer number of variables that the retailer can be optimizing for. For example: With a simple site like this: Which promotional offer do you decide to place at the center? How do you determine the trade offers between promotional...

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