Top 5 Mistakes Small Businesses Make When Applying for a Loan
Applying for small business loans can be tricky. You want to make sure that you’re applying for a loan that works best for you and your company. Too often, businesses will apply for a loan they don’t qualify for or that doesn’t benefit their business needs. Below are the top 5 mistakes you should
Customer Loyalty Statistics: 2017 Edition
A collection of every relevant customer loyalty statistic from 2017, complete with links back to the original sources.
The pros and cons of plasticity
Prof Tomas Paus (University of Toronto, Canada) described, at EPA 2016, adolescence as a dynamic period of brain development - and a time of emerging risk ‘If the brain was so simple that we could understand it, we would be so simple that we couldn’t.’ - Emerson Pugh There is interplay between genes and the environment. Prof Paus described the two-hit hypothesis of schizophrenia. Having genetic traits associated with schizophrenia - first hit - plus cannabis use before the age of 16 - second hit - impacts brain structure. Grey matter thickness is reduced. These brain changes may have functional consequences Prof Bogdan Draganski (Université de Lausanne, Switzerland) demonstrated brain plasticity in response to electroconvulsive therapy…
Announcing the IoT Atlas
Since announcing the availability of AWS IoT in 2015, our conversations with customers have made it clear that long-standing IoT design patterns from mature domains such as as sensor networks, control system architectures, and machine-to-machine networks had to be revised to include cloud development concepts. The IoT Atlas is a collection of IoT designs available […]
4 Tips for Building a Better Sales Force, Faster
A skilled and adaptable workforce is a key business priority for the majority of CEOs. In any company, nowhere is the need for a strong workforce more critical than in the sales organization What can executive level management do to impact the development of their sales organization? How can CEOs ensure that their sales organization has the firepower, inspiration, and motivation that it needs to drive the business forward In my years as a CEO and experience of working with CEOs, I’ve found that the following four criteria are critical to building a better sales force, faster, for any business. 1. Customer-centric culture Everyone in the company needs to place customers front and center. In PwC’s…
How to Create a SWOT Analysis
To put it simply, a SWOT analysis helps identify, list and act upon your business key strengths and weaknesses.
This is What a Massive 500 Gallon Propane Tank Explosion Looks Like
If there's one thing that you want to avoid with anything that's propane powered from your grill to your heater, It would most obviously be a situation that would put the propane tank in danger of building up enough pressure to explode and send shrapnel flying everywhere. While these tanks are fitted with safety...
Hacking the farm: How farmers use 'digital agriculture' to grow more crops
Climate Corporation aims to take the guesswork out of farming. The company offers a slate of "digital agriculture" tools that provide a real-time look at what's happening on the farm.
what it means for resources and energy
Critical Resource advisors and other leading experts reflect on the implications of Trump’s presidency for energy and resource companies globally Making resources great again The immediate impact of Trump’s presidency on some commodity prices has been a welcome surprise for many mining groups, and a bullish domestic energy policy has given oil and gas producers encouragement for the years ahead. However, policy uncertainty on US relations with Asia and Africa, and likely roll-backs on transparency and climate change, are viewed with concern by many observers. We asked trusted experts in our network for their views on how President Trump’s policies are likely to play out and how they could impact mining and energy firms in the…
Gender intelligent design: what brands, product designers and customer services need to know
Recent studies suggest women influence anywhere between 64-85% of buying decisions, despite this women feel products, advertising and brand experiences are not designed to speak to them