Mention “Procurement” and the act of placing orders for required business goods and supplies come to mind. As a business function, Procurement is one of the most understated functions, being perceived more of a supporting back-room function than a strategic one. And most of these perceptions have to do with the fact that many of us consider ourselves as “experts” in procurement, being able to handle with ease our weekly shopping and scouring the best deals for electronic gadgets from the numerous online marketplaces. However, the role of Procurement in a modern organisation needs to be addressed differently from our personal and private experience.
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When someone says that they write content for a living, they will usually get asked weird questions and funny stares. But little do these people that are asking these questions know that in the world of business, content writing is a huge industry. Writing is a dream job and it definitely isn’t for the faint hearted. Being a content writer who works full time means that you will be spending the entirety of the work week just staring at screens while slamming your fingers on the keyboard praying that you’ve created a masterpiece – and then, you start all over again. It is a very tiring job because it does require for your brain to be constantly working but oh boy, it’s extremely rewarding.
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Over the past few years, content writers have become a great team member to have in your marketing team. They are being vigorously sought out by companies to help with the expansion of their business. Content marketing is on the rise and it has become an unstoppable force when it comes to digital marketing. This is the case because everyone spends their time on the internet nowadays and Google has become the new encyclopedia which everyone relies on for all things information. So staying on top of that loop is super important and one of the ways you can achieve that is to have a strong content marketer.
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That is the million dollar question often asked to the ThunderQuote team in a day and age where everything is online and digitised. An online marketer is someone who works on the internet. That is, perhaps, the short and sweet answer if you wanted one. But far beyond their ability to work online, they also require the talent of understanding consumer habit and their motivations. They also need to be able to work on things like Google Analytics and be able to filter huge amounts of data to find what they need to ensure that the company moves forward on their online presence.
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In the past, procurement had a relatively simple mandate of keeping costs low. These days, however, procurement has become much more nuanced. And to match that more involved existence, a set of procurement practices have been established. Procurement helps to deliver competitive advantage by eliminating wastage in the cycle of demand, source and supply when purchasing goods and services.
If you’re ready to give your retail business a new look but have no idea where to start, then this is the article for you. The renovation process can be very tedious and difficult. There are many things you need to consider before going ahead with renovations, such as engaging architects, designing floor plans, sourcing for contractors and more. Here is a retail renovation checklist to ensure that you’re on the right path.