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Sara González, University of Leeds and Paul Waley, University of Leeds During the early weeks of coronavirus in the UK, there was an obsessive focus on supermarkets and how they were handling the pandemic. It was as if traditional retail markets and small shops didn’t exist. Many markets and traders, however, continued to provide essential […]
App-etising? LDprod Michael Rogerson, University of Bath and Glenn Parry, University of Surrey Food supply chains were vulnerable long before the coronavirus pandemic. Recent scandals have ranged from modern slavery in Vietnamese fisheries to the persistent problem of child labour in the cocoa industry. Perhaps the most well known fraud was the UK’s horsemeat scandal […]
The UK faces a highly uncertain economic future – with its recent withdrawal from the EU and the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak casting much into disarray. But one thing is clear: as part of its recovery, the UK economy will need to address some serious long-term issues around productivity.Productivity is the output produced given the inputs […]
All over the world businesses are really struggling due to coronavirus. Employees are finding the situation equally hard – worrying about their jobs and having to work from home for the first time. I was thinking of writing a post giving any advice I could for businesses who are having difficulties, and tips for people […]
If you are in the sustainability, environmental and cleantech sector and you need to raise investment it obviously makes sense to speak to potential investors who specialise in, and have a track record of investing in this sector. Here are 12 firms you may want to check out depending on the stage of your business, […]
Is it a good idea to have one big client? …… In short, no.Articles about this topic have been around for years, yet sadly, businesses are still giving in to temptation. So I decided it was time for another go at persuading business owners that it’s not a good idea to have one big client.I […]
Many businesses are failing because they are not delivering on their strapline or stated USP. Marketing materials, straplines and sales pitches are often used to get people through the door, only to then flog them a watered down version of the goods or services.For example, some businesses claim their ‘advisors’ will discuss your needs and […]
It’s well documented that too much choice – ‘overchoice’, ‘choice paralysis’, ‘paradox of choice’, whatever you want to call it – rather than help people, causes a whole host of problems including a ton of anxiety and stress. When it comes to shopping online this ‘overchoice’ is just getting worse and worse. Depending on what […]
It’s pretty straightforward to add a Twitter feed to a Wordpress site using Themify (Note, I’m referring to Wordpress.org sites here, not Wordpress.com). If you are familiar with interfaces, Wordpress and using themes/builders, then you should have no problem. There are a number of ways you can add a Twitter feed to a Wordpress site, […]