Month: September 2017

Community Chest: The difference between sales and marketing

In this edition of Community Chest, we look to the business community to answer the question: What’s the difference between sales and marketing? While often lumped together, sales and marketing are entirely different areas and skillsets. For years, the two departments have fought back against being ‘pigeonholed’ together, and for good reason. If you hire a marketing person and expect closed leads, or you employ a sales person and expect quality optimised content, you’re going to be disappointed. As always, we’ve scoured the business forums to bring you answers from those on the front line. So here is the difference...

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Uber driven out of capital

In a recent shock decision, Transport for London (TfL), has decided not to renew Uber’s licence in the capital when it expires on the 30 September. In a statement released by TfL, they confirm the decision was reached following careful consideration that ‘Uber’s approach and conduct demonstrate a lack of corporate responsibility in relation to a number of issues which have potential public safety and security implications.’ TfL went on to label these potential implications, which include their: Approach to reporting serious criminal offences Approach to how medical certificates are obtained Approach to how Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service...

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Eight times you broke the law without realising

The privilege of driving comes with a number of rules you must follow to not only protect yourself but other road users. While you may think you’re a fairly law-abiding citizen, the truth is that you probably break laws every day. There are obvious ones such as don’t speed, use your mobile while behind the wheel and/or drive while under the influence of a mind-altering substance, which most us will never do. But what about those times when you’ve broken the law without realising it? Here are eight things that are illegal that you probably didn’t know about. Sleeping...

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Would you back higher parking fines for people who park in parent and child spaces?

There are few things more disheartening than coming back to your car and find a parking ticket, but a recent survey found that over a quarter of people want to inflict that terror on the car park using public. Or more specifically those who abuse the parent and child spaces. The survey carried out by YourParkingSpace.co.uk, found that of 500 people, more than a quarter believe a hefty fine of more than £25 would be a strong enough deterrent, whereas the remaining third felt that a more modest fine of £25 or less would be sufficient. Approximately 10% of...

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Hate thy neighbour: Who’s parking in your space?

It’s been a long day at work, the commute has been hell and you can’t wait to just get home and put the kettle on. There’s only one problem, some idiot has parked in your space. Again. For those of us who don’t live in a house with a driveway, the anxiety of losing your parking space for a simple trip to the shops is enough to make us all agoraphobic. But fear not, ‘You are not aloan’ – sorry wrong advert! GoCompare When not creating TV ads that North Korean torture specialists would be proud of, GoCompare Insurance...

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