Blog posts

Business continuity and the non profit sector

Aug 22, 2014 10:29 BST The Business Continuity Institute "I always imagined a few people on the phones in a small office taking calls, not a big office with actual departments, and definitely not anyone thinking about business continuity and risks." Over the past year I have heard this line said to me in varying forms when I have explained that I give advice on corporate risk and business continuity in the non profit sector.

Protecting yourself from a social backlash

Aug 21, 2014 09:14 BST The Business Continuity Institute The first tweet was sent just over eight years ago when creator Jack Dorsey typed up "just setting up my twttr" and it pinged into the history books. Since then the growth of Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and other lesser known platforms has fundamentally changed the way we process events and read content. Despite this, the majority of executives are still terrified of social media.

Make sure your marketing communications are clear and consistent

Aug 19, 2014 17:27 BST Neopost For many SMEs, understanding the importance of your brand within marketing communications can seem like a difficult concept to get your head around.

ATE Insurance! What is it good for?

Aug 18, 2014 16:52 BST Allianz Insurance Allianz Legal Protection will be publishing a series blog posts reflecting on their market and the changes that have taken place over the last year. The third blog is written by Steve Rowley, Business Development manager.

Scottish independence - for better for worse

Aug 18, 2014 15:03 BST The Business Continuity Institute Throughout Scotland, at the moment, all conversations seem to quite quickly move on to the topic of the independence debate. We as business continuity people know that if you shut your mind off to unlikely events then they tend to catch you out. So my call to action is for BC managers to examine their exposure to Scottish independence and then identify and mitigate any potential risks.

Bank of mum and dad to support one in five children through university

Aug 17, 2014 17:34 BST elephant communications Two in four parents would encourage their children to get a weekend job to help them become more employable after school or university – and more than one in four would encourage their children to learn more languages and have a full driving license.

Help keep your cross channel marketing personal with Neopost

Aug 14, 2014 16:37 BST Neopost Personalised marketing communications are continuing to shape the way businesses interact with their customers – and no matter the size of your business or market sector, failing to tailor everything from promotional emails to a monthly newsletter risks leaving customers in the cold.

Can you work with just a mobile phone and internet connection?

Aug 13, 2014 10:14 BST The Business Continuity Institute Next time someone says to you “I can just work from wherever I am, as long as I have my mobile phone and an internet connection,” I strongly suggest you challenge them to prove it. Because some things are a lot easier said than done.

The value of continuous learning

Aug 12, 2014 09:18 BST The Business Continuity Institute Primarily, I’m interested in business continuity. I’m also interested in improvement; that means self, organisation, personal and professional. And of course, I’m interested in education. I like to learn from my peers, colleagues, students and business partners, as well as by studying and maintaining focus on what is going on around us every day.

How to get a credit card machine for small business? No contract, no commitment.

Aug 10, 2014 20:58 BST Spiderweb Online Marketing LTD Mobile business? Travel place to place, customer to customer or mostly take cash? Would having a mobile credit card reader benefit your business? Welcome to the next genn of refined technology - no contract, no commitment, pay as you go mobile credit/ debit card readers! Exceptional applications and card reader with no commitment or contract. Open the doors to better business facilities.