Should We Be More Like Germany?

Germany is Europe’s biggest economy and has many world-leading firms that export to countries around the globe. Its unemployment rate at 5.4% is half that of its European neighbours and, most importantly, its youth unemployment rate of 8% is a third of the European average and at its lowest level in 20 years.

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Are Women Taking Charge?

Women are increasingly influential in deciding how money is spent, where it is spent and what it is spent on. The role women play in making financial decisions both in the workplace and at home is growing and changing the world of business.

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Are You Creative? Part II

Technology and social media are changing the world at greater speed than ever and to keep up we need to be more creative. We need creativity in our work and in our lives and most of all in our thinking, as it will help us to manage change. Change is never easy and seldom welcome but it can be less stressful and less difficult when we are creative in our approach.

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Does Retail Have A Future? Yes. Part III

The big story in retail over recent years has been the growth in on-line sales and the predicted death of the ‘bricks and mortar’ shop. Looking to the future, it seems there is hope for the traditional shop albeit there is an urgent need to make it more interesting and relevant to the customer.

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