While many industries collect data, not all effectively use it

Jul 29, 2013 Missy Rogers

While many industries collect data, not all effectively use it

When businesses gathering information about people, whether they are collecting consumer credit data or Internet browsing habits, it can be unsettling to them. A recent article from the Chicago Tribune noted that Nordstrom had briefly been


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UK consumers becoming less worried about financial constraints

Jun 10, 2013 Simon Williams

After years of doom and gloom, British consumer confidence finally appears to be on the rebound, slow as that upward climb may be. "The economy has settled in a place, which is just not nearly as good as it used to be," Andrew Murphy, retail


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British SME sector should take lessons from abroad

Jun 10, 2013 Simon Williams

The United Kingdom's small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) sector has reported slight gains in recent months, in areas like sales and short term lending - but not everyone thinks the signs are all good. "Given the weakness of the economy,


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Alternative lending helping UK SMEs grow

Jun 10, 2013 Simon Williams

Entrepreneur Norman Perera opened a dry cleaner in October 2012. Despite the United Kingdom's sluggish economy, he was ready to open up a second location very quickly, This Is Money reported.Although his company experienced immediate success,


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Technology could help drive SME lending sector in UK

Jun 10, 2013 Simon Williams

If British small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) owners are counting on bank lending to pick up anytime soon, they probably shouldn't hold their breath. Even the Bank of England - which has pumped millions into the economy to try to spur


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