Customer Focus in Business

Understanding that a customer has needs when using a good or service can allow a business to identify marketable opportunities for increasing profitability or maximizing revenues. For a large portion of customer focus, its about communication. A customer focused approach can be adopted by many aspects of a business, such as; Sales Management Location Customer Service Marketing Growth and Extensibility Many customers will have different needs and goals and there are many aspects to a business that may need to change to adopt a customer-first approach, but the payoff is; High Customer Retention Long Term Commitment Greater Profitability Greater Customer… Continue reading Customer Focus in Business

Exporting GnuCash Data to PowerBi

Some things are better if you do them yourself. I mainly did this project to keep a running ledger of the changes that I would need to keep track of the account balance data. GnuCash is great, but when I export my accounts data the CSV file isn’t easily translated with power-query automatically. I decided that because I need to keep track of my transactions, this problem was best suited with a little program to calculate my net inflows and outflows using a python program, I also decided halfway through the project that I wanted to hook it up to… Continue reading Exporting GnuCash Data to PowerBi

Business Processes Re-engineering

When a business grows and adapts it often requires a lot of overhauls, both physically and digitally. Processes that previously worked or were effective for purpose are no longer so. Because of this a business will re-engineer part of its business processes to adapt. Reasons Why a Business May Adapt its Processes A business may change the way it functions for many reasons, The business is expanding and it’s old process needs to handle the additional capacity or machinery. The function the old system used to serve has been superseded or removed from the business process as it is no… Continue reading Business Processes Re-engineering

Woodmansy, Beverley UK Weather Current Temperature and Humidity

Hey Thanks for checking out my project, or discovering it organically! Whats the weather? This page shows the output of my outdoor box DHT22 Temperature sensor, powered by two 100w solar panels it can sometimes run out of power, especially late at night on miserable days. The data is updated in 15-minute intervals based on three samples. The data is monitored and transmitted from an esp8266 to my web-server, which is then logged in a google spreadsheet and then published here, only the last 500 entries are kept in the chart, which makes the whole chart 15 hours long. The… Continue reading Woodmansy, Beverley UK Weather Current Temperature and Humidity

Hull University Timetable to Google Calendar

Getting your iCal Link for your Timetable To add your Hull University Timetable iCal feed to Google Calendar, or equivalent calendar to use on your phone or other devices copy the link below, webcal://calendars.hull.ac.uk/tcs/Stucal.asp?p1=201700500 replacing the 201700500 with your student ID found on your lanyard. Adding your Scientia Timetable to Google Calendar Then open Google Calendar and click the plus symbol highlighted in red like below. Then click From URL and paste your link in. It should appear almost instantly. You should then see the new calendar appear that you can then set up notifications and colors to suit your needs. Adding… Continue reading Hull University Timetable to Google Calendar

Aspects a business should consider in corporate strategy

Corporate Strategy   The way a company’s managers should manage a company should largely be down to the business plan. However there are often external factors limiting a companies business, they may choose to solely benefit shareholders, but practically and legally they must provide some benefit to their employees and their customers to remain socially responsible and have a strong positive public relationship to remain profitable. An umbrella corporation may often have to make strategic decisions to combat potential problems well in the future. In the show Silicon Valley (external) the senior venture capitalist spends a lot of his time studying… Continue reading Aspects a business should consider in corporate strategy

Factors Influencing Demand

A Demand and Supply Graph Factors Influencing Demand This article serves to supplement the article Influences for Supply and Demand, that I wrote a while ago. For a more general overview of supply and demand, I suggest visiting there first. Demand has many factors that influence a market, such as;- Changes to the prices to substitute products, such as cheaper products available online or at discount stores could reduce the sales of a premium product or product range. Changes to the availability of complementary goods or changes in the price of complementary goods, such as two large luxury opposing ice cream… Continue reading Factors Influencing Demand

Corporate Social Responsibility’s Advantages and Disadvantages

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a companies attitude toward respecting the effects that the company may have on things like, the environment, their workers, and the political landscape. Companies may opt to be socially responsible in order to remain positive in the eyes of their customers, this can be difficult for businesses that are fundamentally bad for aspects of society, such as oil or paper companies for the environment. Corporate Social Responsibility Some companies may take some strategic steps to ensure that they are to some effect, marketable or otherwise… socially responsible. Some companies may simply take the philanthropic approach,… Continue reading Corporate Social Responsibility’s Advantages and Disadvantages