Did you know the number of people working at home reached an all time high of 4.2 million in 2014? According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), this is about 13.9% of the population with approximately 74% of these home workers classified as managers, professionals or skilled trades.
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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.
When it comes to furniture and interior design, the workplace revolution created by new technology, flexible working, BYOD and Generation Y is seeing out the old and welcoming in the new. Read more »
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Despite black and white and ‘old’ often going hand in hand, monochrome printing continues to be very much a workplace asset. Read more »
Business products resellers are increasingly aware that facilities supplies are a strong answer to the issues of changing consumption in traditional and EOS categories. Read more »
The tablet revolution has hit education. Highly portable devices with intuitive touch screen technology, iPads and other tablets are hugely popular as user friendly gadgets for learners of all ages. They give access to online educational resources including learning apps and they provide new ways to teach, create and share resources. Read more »
It’s no secret that IT peripherals continue to be a growth area. Most of us have probably noticed the number of people now using iPads to complement their PC at work and, instead of taking pad and pen into a meeting, using a tablet to take notes or to present to smaller groups. Read more »
School caretakers are usually the unsung heroes when it comes to keeping a school safe, clean and welcoming. Helping to ensure children and staff can access, use and enjoy their environment day in, day out is no mean feat. Read more »
Margin is regarded by many as a good measure of business viability.
Defined very broadly as the difference between sales and the costs incurred in making those sales, margins need to be healthy, but not so large that they give your competitors the chance to attract your customers with the same services and products at a lower price. Read more »
Spring cleaning can be as motivating in the workplace as at home because it spells out a fresh start.
By allowing fresh air in, cleaning from top to bottom, getting rid of old items and introducing new ones, the spring clean gives us all a chance to review and refresh our surroundings. Read more »
Whether they’re in the shape of contracts, letters, orders or reports, most businesses continue to keep documents. Read more »
One of the biggest decisions any business products reseller will make is which wholesaler or dealer group to partner with.
With customer relationships, logistics, product and service quality and profits all potentially hanging on this, resellers will always think long and hard about who to align themselves with. Read more »
We may all take free tea and coffee at work for granted, but drinks and food, when given out in the right way, can be a major attraction for many employees.