For over a decade hundreds of martial art school owners have been quietly reaping the rewards of my martial arts business coaching group. If you would like to discuss grant funding for business opportunities directly with us, please attend an upcoming Free Canadian Funding for Small Business Webinar or Workshop to receive helpful advice and have your questions answered by Mentor Works, the Canadian Government Funding Experts.

Organisations like Business Gateway (Scotland) , Business Wales , NIBusiness , and UnLtd can also provide access to funding, and don’t forget to contact your local authority too as most (if not all) will have an enterprise team whose role it is to help new businesses in the area, and may be aware of special incentives, rates or schemes to get you started.

There are many reasons why we might part ways: the owner gets sick and everything is put on hold (happened to me), they go out of business, their budget gets tighter and they scale back their marketing, they sell their business and the new owners already have a designer, etc.

However, Emarketing is sometimes considered to have a broader scope than Internet marketing since it refers to digital media such as web, e-mail and wireless media, but also includes management of digital customer data and electronic customer relationship management systems (E-CRM systems).

Without the model, an SME would not be able to afford such initiatives and may simply become another ””. The model is perfectly suited to developing countries, as their education systems may not be able to provide enough high calibre IT professionals to meet demand and companies may not have the financial strength to afford expensive hardware and software.

The implications of this paradigm shift are in terms of a faster cycle of knowledge-creation and its application, by enabling continuous and rapid detection and correction of any discrepancies between the ‘theory of business’ and the dynamically changing business environment.

Based on Porter (1980) generic strategies, Citibank opted for a differentiation strategy for its home banking service by offering a superior web banking option with powerful and relevant functionalities wherein customers can access/operate their banking accounts on the net with full confidence and ease.

It is an excellent fit as it strengthens our existing business in the less volatile lubricants market and will lead to a geographical expansion into the adjacent Oklahoma market,” says Anthony Gerace, managing director, Mergers & Acquisitions at Brenntag Group.