A number of successful businesses have one thing in common. Rather than let change just happen they strive for continual improvement that empowers proactive change. Most of us know that if we keep on doing the same things, we’re likely to get the same results. Constantly improving and enhancing is the mantra for survival in the face of challenges and changes. Read more »
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Welcome to the VOW To Guide, where business product resellers can find a mix of insight, advice and information to help them increase sales, support customers and grow their businesses.
You may or may not have heard of agile working. If you haven’t, it won’t be long before you do as it’s a practice most used in the software industry, with benefits that are making other sectors sit up and take notice.
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When it comes to furniture there are innumerable options out there. It’s understandable that when facing hundreds of potential suppliers, resellers bombarded with those choices might go on price or choose the company that is most familiar to them. Read more »
When it comes to keeping staff motivated, productive and in the workplace over this summer of sport, a work cinema might just be the answer. Read more »
Schools may not be out just yet, but this time of year should mean one thing for resellers. Peak season for ordering supplies for the new academic year. Read more »
For maximising customer relationships and building long term and cross sell business, the office loo is hard to beat.
With washroom sales worth an estimated £21 per person per annum and repeat sales in paper and dispenser soap that are not to be sniffed at, the washroom also acts as a potential springboard to reseller business growth in any number of categories. Read more »
Most resellers don’t need reminding that facilities supplies is a golden opportunity. This £5 billion UK market is seen as a key route for reseller diversification because it is growing and continues to be less affected by consumer trends and changing work patterns than other categories. Read more »
Green Office Week runs from 9-14 May with the eco-credentials of offices up and down the country likely to come under the spotlight.
Even without a national event pushing green issues up the agenda, any business that’s tendering for new contracts, working towards an accreditation or explaining its progressive approach to customers, employees or suppliers can find itself answering questions on its eco behaviour. Read more »
Using sport as a marketing tool goes way back. Ever since Roman aristocracy bought or supported gladiators, people have aligned themselves with the prestige and excitement of sport, whether or not they’re running onto a pitch or facing an opponent. Read more »
From children choosing their essential back to school items to grown men and women channelling their thoughts on paper, our love of notebooks and pens has endured. Read more »
When it comes to taking notes or making cards and letters to family, friends and business contacts personal and memorable, handwriting can be invaluable. However the benefits of picking up a pen go far beyond this, with gains for our brainpower and wellbeing when we write by hand. Read more »
When it comes to giving employees what they want, healthy tea is on the rise.
Although our love of a mug of builder’s isn’t disappearing overnight, with around 165 million cups drunk each day in the UK and one in three people still having sugar in their tea, more of us are turning to healthier alternatives at break times. Read more »