Ready to take on the world. Heriot Watt University / Edinburgh Business School graduates from B and B University College 2018.
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Think that Economics is just abstract theories that can’t be used to improve the business? Think again! At its core, Economics is all about the actions that must be done to get as much as possible from scarce resources. That’s called being efficient and effective – concepts that managers focus on every day. In other [...]
All well-managed organisations should have an effective performance management system and all managers should be involved in, and concerned with, the performance management process. Yes, you can hire bright staff with top qualifications and the right motivation and drive, but unless you regularly review their performance and ensure that their activities are aligned with your [...]
According to the UK government, people, not products are the key to scaling businesses. They refer to a report by Innovate UK last year in which personality, communication and resilience of leaders are cited as the key factors investors consider when considering funding scale-up activities. The leader – more commonly referred to as the entrepreneur [...]
Cash accounting would make accounts simpler to understand. Companies could only account for revenue when they receive the cash and expenses only once they have paid for them. At a stroke, gone from a set of accounts would be subjective items such as depreciation, amortisation, difficult-to-comprehend revenue recognition, accruals, provisions and so on. With recent [...]
In the UK KFC has run out of chicken. For a food outlet specialising in deep-fried poultry this is something of a disaster! It has recently changed suppliers and the new delivery company is having “teething problems”; these are so substantial that it has resulted in a mass closure of outlets. At the time of writing [...]
Ten years or so ago, academics were extolling the techniques of market segmentation and target marketing (not to mention the third leg of the triumvirate, ‘positioning’) as the basis of long-term competitive advantage (see Marketing course Modules 7 and 8). Recently, this doctrine has come under serious threat. Classic segmentation techniques like socio-demographics have been supplemented by the more [...]
B&B University College held its annual appreciation ceremony for students on Sunday March 4, 2018 at The Knutsford Court hotel in Kingston. For over 30 years B&B University College has been the leading provider of international programmes that give Jamaicans exposure to a whole new world of knowledge. If you want to rise to your [...]
When it comes to making steps forward in your career, it is important to establish if there is anything holding you back. One thing you may not have considered is your memory. People’s natural ability to memorise information varies, but we can all take steps to exercise the brain for improvement. One area you should [...]