It’s a new year and you’ve probably set up some resolutions for your business as well as goals and targets after a review of 2018. But before you finalise anything, it’s important to keep abreast of those trends that will affect your industry and the business world in general.
Going forward into 2019, what is it you need to know?
Time to get serious about AIThis is the age of chatbots and virtual assistants, so if you aren’t already on board, it’s time to get involved with artificial intelligence (AI). Large corporations like Amazon, Apple, Facebook and the like are all investing heavily in research and development of AI so as to provide customers with the best experience available.
Payment methods are changingCustomers are always looking for a more flexible payment option, which we saw with Bitcoin and blockchain. Over the last decade, many different payment methods have started to pop up and as a business, you need to keep up with these changes so you remain current and in line with the expectations of your customers.
Free shipping is a brilliant selling point
Flexible working conditions are here to stayTraditionally, working hours have been 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday but in recent times, with the introduction of mobility with laptops, smartphones and tablets, the need for a flexible working week is increasing. And with many different ways to launch businesses, flexible working conditions are here to stay. Working remotely, or having non-traditional work hours are becoming some of the norms of today’s workforce.
Fantastic growing embroidery and clothing printers company. This is a relocatable business opportunity. Extensive list of fixtures and fittings. Offers invited.
Upmarket restaurant and play centre based in Manchester. Affluent trading area. Beautifully presented throughout. Management team in place. Newly equipped in 2018. Offers invited.
Popular restaurant located in Media City, Manchester. Located close to BBC offices. Good public transport links. Offers invited.
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