STRATEGIC ALLIANCES

STRATEGIC ALLIANCES.  In the current economic climate, businesses must look at new ways to win customers. As such, many firms are now looking at strategic alliances which allow them to access new segments of the market. If properly executed, a strategic alliance can be good for business and good for the consumer. A strategic alliance […]

PR PROGRAMMES MUST HAVE OBJECTIVES

PR PROGRAMMES MUST HAVE OBJECTIVES In order to maximise return on investment, PR programmes should serve an actual purpose. PR for the sake of PR will most likely fail to produce a tangible result. Instead, each PR programme your business undertakes should tie in with at least one strategic objective of your enterprise. For example, […]

OUTSOURCING HUMAN RESOURCES

OUTSOURCING HUMAN RESOURCES. In today’s challenging business environment, many businesses are turning to outsourcing as a way to reduce costs. It is not uncommon for firms to outsource functions such as IT, payroll, back office functions etc. Now, however, firms are beginning to consider the potential of outsourcing human resources (HR). The benefits to a […]

ORGANIC GROWTH STRATEGIES

ORGANIC GROWTH STRATEGIES. Most businesses want to grow, but with less bank finance available these days it’s not easy to just buy out a competitor. If you can’t grow by “mergers and acquisitions”, you need to develop a strategy to grow your business organically which can prove a much slower process. Organic growth is especially […]