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Retail 

How retailers are overcoming the Post-Pandemic Economic Recession 

6 July 2020   \\ Retail                                                   

Author: Alexander Boast


Businesses around the world are still scrambling to react (not adequately respond, but react) to the world-changing events of the Covid-19 pandemic. 


Whilst research is still being done on the hardest-hit industries, anecdotal evidence can easily pick out travel, tourism and hospitality as some of the biggest casualties, but new headlines emerge daily about the retail industry shaving hundreds or thousands of jobs from their stores if not closing them outright. 


What if I told you that some businesses haven’t been hit very hard, or are outright growing? Would you believe me?


Today we’re going to look at the types of businesses that have amazingly been able to adapt and thrive to the current socioeconomic climate. 


D2C – in fashion retail, Direct-to-consumer is all the rage right now and goes hand in hand with the digital first theme. We’re seeing new brands pop up all over the place and manage their own relationship with their customers via online communities rather than through a retailer’s physical store. 


The Wetherspoons example – when it was announced that UK pubs would have to offer table service and the ability to collect contact data of customers, this was no problem for Wetherspoons, who have been doing this already for ages in a great example of innovation at the time. 


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RETAIL


6 July 2020

How retailers are overcoming the Post-Pandemic Economic Recession 

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TECHNOLOGY


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FINANCE


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Technology

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Being Data-Driven: What does it mean?

17 August 2020   \\ Technology                                                   

Author: Alexander Boast


It’s a phrase, and perhaps verb, that we hear a lot, isn’t it?

LinkedIn profiles, job descriptions and PR articles are all talking about how to become data-driven, how to make data-driven decisions, how to be data-driven.


To the uninitiated – and perhaps even to the initiated – it might be worth pausing for a moment to ask what this really means? 


A Google search for the term “data-driven” returns some 655 million results, and a quick adjective definition that reads thusly:

“The adjective data-driven means that progress in an activity is compelled by data, rather than by intuition or by personal experience.” Wikipedia


That sounds fair enough, and perhaps advantageous in some if not most decision-making situations, but how does one collect the data and use it in an actionable way? 


You first need to be ready to be data-driven


The thing we are forgetting is that most founders and entrepreneurs, as well as humans in general, love to trust their gut, enjoy a personal anecdote, and will make decisions based on how much they like the person they’re buying from or selling to.


Surely, then, this is at odds with being data-driven?


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    10 August 2020

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    Finance

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    DeFi: Decentralised Finance’s impact on 2020 and beyond

    7 Sept. 2020   \\ Finance                                                

    Author: Alexander Boast


    As inflation around the world quickly catches up to and threatens to overtake interest rates set by the major banks, it’s possible that soon keeping money in a misnomer “savings account” will actually lose us money.


    What are people doing to combat this?


    They’re looking elsewhere, squarely at the Decentralised Finance movement and the options it brings to them.


    “Buy more money with your money”


    What is DeFi?


    Decentralised Finance is the guiding principle behind the blockchain initiative – something you’ve likely heard of by now – and the governing force behind the rise of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum.


    Ethereum’s blockchain has enabled developers around the world – and even those with no technical skills – to create their own currencies, and build apps that solve real-world problems with them. Whilst there are few notable examples of these so far, the industry as a whole is rapidly evolving. 


    Why is it relevant (to me)?


    Well, how is money relevant to you? 


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      7 Sept. 2020

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      Public Sector

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      The Public Sector is slow but does it have to be?

      27 July 2020   \\ Public Sector                                                   

      Author: Alexander Boast


      Digital Transformation.

      System Modernisation.

      Change Management. 


      These loosely similar terms mean largely the same thing: digitising and organisation and the culture within it. 


      This is hugely relevant for every sector in every country, but none more perhaps than the United Kingdom’s Local and Central Governments, which are governed by laboriously slow and out of date systems in charge of such important facets of British life as driving, receiving benefits and healthcare.


      The Covid-19 pandemic sweeping the world and its resultant economic recession have shown us two things: we weren’t ready and we need to change. We are hearing concurrently that we aren’t ready: track and trace will not be finished until September earliest, but also that we’re past the peak – is it coming too late? 


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        Your Post-Pandemic Business Recovery should start today

        17 August 2020   \\ Growth & Finance                                                

        Author: Alexander Boast


        We aren’t going to tell you that things are bad right now; you know that already, so we come with good news.


        We’re excited to announce the launch of a new service offering to help those affected by the current global economic recession. 


        We want to work with you whatever the size of your business and whatever your budget – because it’s the right thing to do.


        Don’t expect any tired platitudes or generic benefit statements from us; we don’t have time for that and neither do you. Instead, our growth experts have been devising new, experimental and affordable solutions to kick-start your business recovery.


        When you choose one of the packages you can read about on this page, you’re not investing in cutting costs, you’re investing in growing revenue.


        Business paralysis and inertia is common in times of crisis, change and uncertainty.


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