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When you’re at the nascent stages of growing your business, you’re not only trying to seek out new customers but also looking to retain the existing client base you have. Unfortunately, not all customer relationships you have will be smooth sailing. So what happens when you’re faced with a difficult client? Is it better to stick it out or is it better to get rid of them? Let’s find out.
Slack is a cloud-based team collaboration tool that originally launched back in 2013. A few months ago, the company opened the doors to its Asia Pacific headquarters in Swanston Street, Carlton. The heritage-listed structure was originally a brewery used to store barely and hops in the early 1900s. Some of the original silos have been seamlessly incorporated into the workplace. Here are the photos.
Accounting software company Reckon had added a new feature to its cloud accounting platform that allows customers to issue online invoices to their own clients that can be paid through PayPal. The new feature is targeted squarely at small and medium business (SMB) customers. Here’s what you need to know.
“Electricity is sexy and very exciting!” Jessica Venning-Bryan, general manager for brand for Flick Electric Co, said. Flick is a start-up that’s shaking up the power business in New Zealand. Now, I’d say for most people, the idea of an electricity company doesn’t exactly match up with words like “sexy” and “exciting”. But just like how Flick is changing the way consumers consume energy, it’s also turning the stilted corporate culture associated with big power companies on its head. Their vibrant office is a reflection of that and in this week’s Workspace, we will be exploring Flick’s base of operating in Wellington.
Video is a powerful medium. It transcends the written word in a lot of ways and can be used not just to entertain but to help companies communicate their brand message. You might think that only large organisations with big budgets can make brand videos that are truly engaging. Not so, according to video review platform start-up Wipster. In fact, smaller businesses can make videos that can bolster their brands — without breaking the bank — if they follow some simple rules.