1 day to go: Countdown to Christmas – a gift for the new year: #UELMakeItGlobal’s January seminar – improving your performance whilst travelling overseas

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Make It Global: Managing your personal performance whilst travelling overseas

When: Thursday 16th January 2014 14:00 – 17:00pm

Where: One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, UEL Office, 10th Floor, E14 5AB

Cost: Free to all eligible Make It Global Businesses*

Register: here

International travel is becoming an important aspect of growing your business beyond national borders. Maintaining your momentum during your travel becomes a challenge when your expectations are not met and time wasters accumulate over your stay. Work life balance becomes a real struggle. In this highly interactive workshop, Bettina and Valerie will share practical tips and insights on how to deal with typical stress triggers arising from working internationally. They will help you better manage your stress so that stress does not take over your life. Participants will have the opportunity to reflect and share with their peers their stress challenges. They will experience first-hand practical and simple tools to bring down stress levels and regain your “optimal state” when it matters.

To find out more about Bettina’s and Valerie’s stress management approach and insights, check out their blog.

Bettina Pickering

Working for a major UK consultancy, Bettina spent more than 10 years travelling all over Europe and the US, selling and delivering project ranging from short interventions to complex people and IT change programmes for multinational and local client companies. Since founding Aronagh in 2010, Bettina has worked with clients in the UK, Germany, Denmark and Dubai, as a trainer, facilitator, coach and consultant. Developing and maintaining her own practice based on Qi Gong, Mindfulness and Somatic Psychology enabled Bettina to stay healthy, fit and motivated in times of extensive workloads and weekly travel to more than one country.

Bettina’s profile is available on Linkedin. In addition to stress management, Bettina offers cross culture change consultancy, leadership training and behavioural change facilitation. She also coaches on career transition and emotion management. Check out her website for more information.

Valerie Cheong Took

Valerie has spent most of her career working for international organisations. Business travel has been part of the work landscape for a number of years. Carrying on business negotiations, board meetings, project appraisal, business and project evaluation in different countries was part of her responsibilities. With an agenda that did not allow regular attendance at the gym or fitness classes, Valerie came up with her own  “wellbeing” toolkit so as to continue on performing at work and enjoying life. As a coach and workshop facilitator, she has been working with individuals and organisations based in Mauritius, Tanzania and the UK.

Valerie’s profile is available on Linkedin. In addition to stress management, Valerie offers cross cultural coaching and training. She also coaches on conflict resolution. In addition, she mentors and coaches young people. More information is available on her website.

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2 days to go: Countdown to Christmas – take your business overseas in the new year & get support from UKTI to do it

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UKTI provides access to specialist advice and information for businesses on export. Businesses can benefit from programmes such as Passport to Export, trade missions and research opportunities.

UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) works with UK-based businesses to ensure their success in international markets, and encourage the best overseas companies to look to the UK as their global partner of choice.

UKTI has professional advisers both within the UK and across more than 100 international markets.

UKTI has a customer commitment to helping its UK and international customers by providing a range of services, to a high standard and improve customer service by listening to customer feedback.

They also have a co-ordination role across government to establish a more systematic approach to relationships with companies which are the most economically significant investors and exporters.

See how UKTI can help you here.

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3 days to go: Countdown to Christmas – useful tips for a happy e-Christmas #UELMakeItGlobal

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At this time of year, ecommerce merchants are frantically working on sprucing up their web design and advertising campaigns ready for the big Christmas rush. This is all well and good, but if one of your servers goes down or your website crashes at a critical time, all the sweat and tears that has gone into optimising your site and making it easy to use will have been a complete waste.

Read the rest of the article here.

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4 days to go: Countdown to Christmas – top tech tips to transform your business in the New Year #UELMakeItGlobal

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782798724Technology is more affordable, accessible and powerful than ever before, making it possible for every small to medium business owner (SME) to use tools that were once only accessible by larger businesses.

Now more than ever before, technology is within the reach of businesses of all shapes, sizes, ages, industries and origins.

Today, you can quite literally pack all the computing power needed to run your operation in your pocket.

Businesses can be transformed by only a few key investments in new technology. Making the right choices are the key to maximising your investment, and getting the best results for your bottom line this coming year.

Here are MYOB’s top five technology investments for the new financial year and the rest of the article.

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5 days to go: Countdown to Christmas – using mobile marketing to increase Xmas sales #UELMakeItGlobal

MIG Santapg-10-smart-santa4 Ways to Use Mobile Marketing To Increase Christmas Retail Sales

With each new day comes a new operating system update, app, tablet release or new phone rumor that makes it increasingly more difficult to understand how anyone ever lived without being able to access the Internet anywhere, anytime. Worldwide, 1.2 billion people access the Internet through mobile phones or tablets and more than 58 percent of Americans own a smartphone. Now, more than ever, our smartphones are our lifelines – especially during the holiday season.

Navigating the sales, short-lived deals and promos of the holiday season is a simple task with the help of a smartphone. Seventy-four percent of smartphone users shop on their phones and 79 percent of these people make purchases right from their phones or tablets. Marketers can take advantage of Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the entire sales cycle of the holiday season by using mobile marketing to its fullest potential. Check out these 4 ways to use mobile marketing to reach an increasingly larger mobile audience and boost sales.

Read more and the 4 ways here.

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6 days to go: Countdown to Christmas – 6 tips for work/life balance for entrepreneurs over Xmas

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If you’re an entrepreneur or self-employed, chances are you struggle with taking any real time off. Sure, your lifestyle may allow you to “work from anywhere,” but you’re not recharging the batteries when you’re chained to your smartphone or iPad, even while sitting at the beach.

It’s never easy for a business owner to take time off. For starters, taking a week off usually means no paycheck for that time. And more importantly, when you’re a solo entrepreneur or small business owner, there’s the very practical matter of figuring out who’s going to mind the shop and take care of clients in your absence.

For the rest of the article and the 6 tips click here.

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7 days to go: Countdown to Christmas – what wish for your business will you be asking Santa for this year? #UELMakeItGlobal

MIG Santawish1023Why don’t you tell us what you are wishing for this Christmas for your business, or share an article with us that you found useful for Christmas.

Tweet to us with the #UELMakeItGlobal or comment on or Facebook page details below.

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8 days to go: Countdown to Christmas – 5 tips for after Xmas e-commerce sales #UELMakeItGlobal

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5 Tips for After-Christmas Sales

Even if fourth quarter holiday sales broke all records, there would still be some left over inventory that online retailers would like to sell in the days and weeks after Christmas. And after-Christmas sales and special offers may help increase revenue in the end of December and in January when retail stores are typically slower.

If properly executed, after-Christmas sales may move excess inventory, generate revenue, boost cash flow, and continue relationships with customers acquired during the holiday season. To get the most from this sort of promotion, plan the event in advance, come up with unique for creative offers, segment shoppers and make targeted offers, consider deep discounts on troubled items, and always be aware of other promises you may have made.

For the rest of the article and 5 tips here.

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9 days to go: Countdown to Christmas – never underestimate the importance of logistics @ Xmas #UELMakeItGlobal

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Top three logistics tips this Christmas

“Christmas is often viewed as a ‘make or break’ trading period for retailers that have an online/home delivery presence; careful planning and forethought is vital in order to maximise on the opportunities available during this time,” says Paul Doble, director at DX – an independent logistics and parcel distribution company to the retail market.

At all times of the year, retailers need to make sure that their online operations reflect the needs of today’s consumers. Flexible delivery options, for example, can really enhance the shopping experience, so retailers need to make it much easier for Customers to control this part of the ordering process.

At the same time, retailers’ websites need to offer detailed information on the different delivery options available. This information should include the fact that free-delivery may mean there is no item tracking or guaranteed time of delivery, whilst next-day delivery (at an added cost) often comes with a tracking service and an accurate window for delivery.

Customers should also be made aware that the cheapest delivery option isn’t always the best option for their needs and, during the busy Christmas period in particular, selecting the premium delivery option may suit them best in some cases.

Read the rest of the article and the 3 tips here.

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10 days to go: Countdown to Christmas – web optimisation tips for businesses at Xmas #UELMakeItGlobal

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Top web optimisation tips for retailers as the Christmas rush begins…

Around this time, UK retailers embrace an annually anticipated ‘Cyber Monday’, traditionally the first Monday in December after payday, when consumers gear up to put their credit cards to good use and stock up on stocking-fillers ahead of Christmas.

Read the rest of the article with the top 5 tips here.

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11 days to go: Countdown to Christmas – getting the most out of social media at Christmas #UELMakeItGlobal

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6 Social Media Tips To Get the Most Out Of the Holidays

Another article from the business2community.com

I can’t believe it, but it’s already December, and the holidays are bearing down on us.

While you’re undoubtedly busy planning your personal social schedule with family and friends, now is also a perfect time to be planning your social media activity for the coming weeks. Planning can be critical to ensure you’ve got your ducks in a row for when you inevitably take a bit of time off to enjoy the season, and to sustain activity and engagement with your audience during this time.

In the interest of avoiding over-used clichés and long-winded rambling, let’s get into it: Read more at http://www.business2community.com/social-media/6-social-media-tips-get-holidays-0700190#YyqOXHz7Slq6glsr.99

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12 days to go: Countdown to Christmas – ensure sales success for your business over Xmas #UELMakeItGlobal

MIG SantaChristmasWe all moan that Christmas decorations go up earlier and earlier each year, but the holiday season is now officially underway.

Despite the holiday season, customers aren’t necessarily going to be knocking down your door to spend. However there are some surefire ways SMB owners can maximise retail activity.

Tim Reed, CEO of MYOB, said being prepared is crucial as activity reaches fever pitch in the lead up to Christmas.

“Putting time aside to work on your business strategy can really help drive sales success. Effective planning now can mean the difference between flourishing and flimsy Christmas sales. There’s more competition for the shopper dollar during this time so plan a range of tactics for attracting them,” Reed said.

“The demands of the silly season, coupled with the commitment of running a business, can be overwhelming. Remember to focus on why you love your work and not lose sight of the reasons you’re in business.”

Here are MYOB’s key steps to sales success in the holiday season:

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Make It Global Collaborating for Success: Maximising your resources – Speaker Update

Make It Global Collaborating for Success: Maximising your resources, with Secret Santa Speed Networking

This is a confirmation of the speakers we have lined  up for the event on Tuesday 17th December 2013. The seminar will start at 12:00pm and will finish at 16:30pm. The seminar will be taking place on the 10th Floor, UEL Office, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5AB.

The key speakers from the day have been listed below

Louisa Moger

Louisa Moger. Grant Thornton. Euston. London. United Kingdom.Louisa started her career in media, working for business press, and the Independent newspaper. She joined her father’s printing business, Richard Edward Limited in 2002, redesigning the strategic direction of the company, and leading the change management and transformation programme that saw an ailing business restored to growth, profit, and enabled the desired exit of the business by sale to a global competitor in May 2011. Louisa now owns a consulting business, Evolve Consult which she began in 2005.  She believes that understanding strategy and the realities of implementation, particularly the quick, fast paced decisions required, is key to success in the future. Louisa delivers strategic planning consulting, marketing communications development, coaching and mentoring interventions with a range of clients in various sectors.  Her corporate clients include Grant Thornton, Goldman Sachs, WEConnect International, University of East London, Electric Ireland and Barclaycard. However, she is particularly excited by working with SME’s and is engaged with various consulting assignments with organisations in a diverse range of sectors. Louisa graduated from Ashridge Business School in May 2011, and was listed in the Management Today/Sunday Times ’35 women under 35’. She is mum to Aimee (6) and Heidi (3)

Ewan MacLeod

2013-Ewan-MacLeodEwan is Head of Bizcrowd for Royal Bank of Scotland. He’s also founder of Mobile Industry Review, which delivers news and perspective for 250,000 executives in the mobile industry. Ewan is an entrepreneur, early stage investor and regular speaker.

 

 

Matthew McStravick

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Matthew McStravick, Founder, Echo. Matthew has spent the last five years researching and developing complimentary currency systems to help people and businesses draw value from their latent capacity, save money and achieve their goals.

 

Preparation for the event

For the Secret Santa part of the event, please have a product or service that you can offer ready to exchange.

To get an idea how this is beneficial please check this article from Forbes here.

If you haven’t registered already, do so here.

13 days to go: Countdown to Christmas – five ways to improve your Christmas marketing campaigns

MIG SantaChristmas E-MailHere are top tips on how to capture the attention of your email subscribers this holiday season.

The weather has turned, the evenings are growing ever darker and the most commercially critical time of the retailer’s year is here.

For many retailers, the countdown to Christmas is in full swing and festive marketing strategies are in the final stages of preparation. While consumer uptake of online shopping continues to boom, email marketing has a big part to play for retailers looking to generate interest and sales during the yuletide period.

Here are five tips from ‘Real Business’ to help retailers make their seasonal email campaign work harder to boost their winter revenue.

Read the full article here.

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14 days to go: Countdown to Christmas – get a head start in the new year & sign up for #UELMakeItGlobal

MIG Santamake-it-global-logo.gifIf you have not signed up for support from Make It Global already, why don’t you today, and see how we can help you from the new year.

Please take a few moments to complete the form below, this means we can keep you informed of all the exciting events and opportunities which will be taking place from Make It Global and our partners.

Take the first step register for Make It Global here.

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15 days to go: Countdown to Christmas – useful tips for Christmas copywriting #UELMakeItGlobal

MIG SantaVintage-Christmas-TypewriterCopywriting for Christmas is something that requires a little more effort than we normally put into more generalised writing. Why? Because writers want to take advantage of the tendencies of shoppers during the season without overwhelming them to the point of turning them away. It’s the old question of “how much is too much?”

Read the answers presented to you from Business2community.com in ‘Tips for Christmas Copywriting’ here.

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16 days to go: Countdown to Christmas – is networking not working for you? Pre-Xmas event 12th Dec

MIG SantaChristmas crackerUniversity of East London Expert Series – Networking, Not Working?

When: Thursday 12 December 2013 08.00-10.00

Where: 10th Floor, UEL Office, One Canada Square Canary Wharf London E14 5AB

Cost: Free

Do you regularly attend networking events but feel you’re not getting enough out of them for your business? UEL’s academics will discuss how to make the most out of your existing networks and how to create new relationships.

The seminar will include a chance for you to share your own ideas and network with other business owners to get a fresh perspective.

Dr Candida Yates will lead the discussion.

Dr. Candida Yates is a Reader in Psychosocial Studies at the University of East London and is the Co-Director of the AHRC research network: Media and the Inner World. She is the Co-Editor of the journal Free Associations: Psychoanalysis and Culture, Media, Groups, Politics, and Joint-Editor of the Karnac Book Series: Psychoanalysis and Popular Culture.She has published widely on the psycho-cultural dynamics of emotion and popular culture, and her publications include: Masculine Jealousy and Contemporary Cinema (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2007), Culture and The Unconscious (co-edited, Palgrave Macmillan, 2007), Emotion: Psychosocial Perspectives (co-edited, Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), and Psychoanalysis and Television (co-edited, Karnac Books, 2013).

Register here.

For further information about the seminar programme, please email businesspartnerships@uel.ac.uk or 0208 223 7092.

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17 days to go: Countdown to Christmas – 5 productivity tools for working at home over Xmas

MIG Santaistock_000018273908xsmallMake It Global have found an article from Mashable for business working from home this Christmas also known as remote working. Conveniently titled ‘5 Excellent Productivity Tools for Remote Workers’ read the article here.

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18 days to go: Countdown to Christmas – protecting your business’s IT over Xmas

MIG SantaXmas-PCTop 10 SME IT contingency planning tips from computerweekly.com

‘small firms shouldn’t wait for the next cold snap before putting IT continuity systems in place.’

Read the top 10 here.

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19 days to go: Countdown to Christmas – 5 tips from abroad to help your business at Xmas

MIG Santanov12_internationalxmas600x300At Make It Global we always look for inspiration from abroad, we have found an article from Natwest explaining how ‘As the UK economic climate makes it tough for businesses, it’s not just retail brands and manufacturers who can benefit from the opportunities it brings: there are plenty of ways to maximise the uplift if you look further afield for inspiration.’

For the 5 tips from abroad to give your Christmas figures a boost from Natwest read here.

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20 days to go: Countdown to Christmas – Make It Global’s Secret Santa Speed Networking event – swap your product & services

MIG Santa16d1b443_secret-santaMake It Global Collaborating for Success: Maximising your resources – with Secret Santa Speed Networking

When: Tuesday 17th December 2013 12:00 – 16:30

Where: 10th Floor, UEL Office, One Canada Square Canary Wharf London E14 5AB

Register: migcollaborating.eventbrite.co.uk

Explore how collaboration can maximise your business’ efficiency by joining the Make It Global team in the build up to Christmas for an event with a twist. The event will include a session of Secret Santa Speed Networking. We want you to bring a Secret Santa, a product or service from your business you’d be happy to exchange with another business. The speed networking will allow you to pitch your service or product and the Make It Global team will match up those businesses at the end who’d like to collaborate.

We will hear from inspirational speakers and you will receive expert advice on how to capitalise on the resources around you for business success!

Registration is essential, lunch & refreshments and the odd mince pie are included too.

For further information about the workshop programme or to register for the programme contact Hassan Ahmed via makeitglobal@uel.ac.uk or 0208 223 7092.

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21 days to go: Countdown to Christmas – 5 top tips for businesses preparing for Xmas

MIG Santasize-600x600Real Business asked and answered the following question –

How can small businesses prepare for the Christmas period? Here are five top tips.

Christmas preparations are soon to be in full swing, and retailers need to act now if they are to maximise the profit potential of this vital period.

Consumer spending will rise but competition is fierce, both on the High Street and online. So how can you make sure that your retail business is fighting fit for the festive season?

Read the 5 tips and the rest of the article here.

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22 days to go: Countdown to Christmas – how to maximise your sales over the Xmas period

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xmas-semWe have found an article from smallbusiness.co.uk explaining how Christmas preparations need to be thorough before the giving of presents can happen, and giving the reader tips on how to go about increasing Christmas sales in 12 straightforward steps.

‘Are you working to a plan to increase your Christmas sales this year? Like Santa and his elves, you need to start planning a long time ahead to ensure success. But if you don’t have a plan, or the one you devised isn’t working, here’s a guide to festive success for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), from Ed Reeves, co-founder of Penelope, the latest digital call handling solution from telephone answering specialists Moneypenny….’

Read the rest of the article here.

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23 days to go: Countdown to Christmas – do you know your last date for export business deliveries?

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xmas-delDuring Christmas wherever you are exporting for your business, there is usually an unwanted disruption on the delivery services, why don’t you keep on top of all the disruptions by finding out the delivery schedule of the services you use for posting and delivering for Christmas.

Make It Global are providing you with three different delivery services and there Christmas schedule.

Royal Mail

DHL 

DPD

you might use a different company from the three we have provided. Please enquire for your favoured service, and make sure your exports and clients are ready just like you will be.

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24 days to go: Countdown to Christmas – unwrap the potential of social media

MIG Santaimg12In order to effectively manage a company social media account you need to be able to adapt your approach to seasonal trends, and as Christmas is such a large commercial holiday it requires its own unique strategy.

QUBA have posted a useful insight how this can be accomplished in the following QBLOG here.

Hootsuite and Twitter have teamed up to give you a webinar on ’10 Ways to Improve Audience Engagement on Twitter this Christmas’ on the for 3rd of December at 2pm. See here fore more information and to register.

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