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What is your accent saying about you?

originally posted as LinkedIn article

Now you may have noticed there’s a theme to my posts, there’s always something that’s got me thinking. Well this time it was a lovely client, and now firm friend, Eddie who sparked off my brain cells. He kindly agreed to do a customer recommendation video for me, you can see it here if you’re interested:Eddie video and I think he’s brilliant on it. When I put it up on LinkedIn Eddie commented on his accent and that was what got me thinking. Continue reading

profit

Profit: is it only about financial gain?

Originally posted as LinkedIn article

A headline in the Daily Telegraph this morning over breakfast caught my attention “Savvy shoppers force down prices.” The article reported that the rising popularity of discount stores has forced prices down by 1.8% over the last year overall and this got me thinking. Have supermarkets given profit a bad name?

Don’t get me wrong it’s been widely reported that Britain has some of the highest food prices in Europe & hopefully discount stores like Lidl and Aldi can bring some equilibrium to the market so this is a positive move in that respect. My concern is that people see the profits made by the “big boys” in retail and apply the same measure to small local shops. Enterprise Rockers reported that micro business owners, which covers many of your local shops, earn 20% less than employees. Yet I know from experience that people who would never go into Tesco’s and ask for a discount if one wasn’t advertised will ask a small local shop for one. Continue reading