Innovating While Staying True to the Brand’s Principles

Innovating is a required element of sustained success for any business.  Adapting to changing consumer demand allows a business to remain relevant as trends change.  Innovation also has risks, as executives and businesses can “chase trends” that take their eye off the business’ core competencies.

Running a national gym chain, I often get asked about our approach to innovation.  Our basketball-focused fitness clubs are recognized as the premier spot for basketball enthusiasts, and our franchise program receives hundreds of inquiries each month from individuals looking to open one of our gyms in their community.  This success can be directly attributed to our track record of innovation.

Ten years ago, PickUp USA Fitness had one service offering – PickUp basketball with referees for adults.  Today, our clubs still offer this original service that put us on the map, but now we are a full-service, one-stop basketball shop that also offers group … Read more

Crucial Steps to Take Before Purchasing Your First Rental Property

Getting your hands on a good rental property can set the stage for decades of passive income generation. However, if you’ve never owned a rental property, there are a number of crucial steps you’ll need to take in advance of making an investment of this magnitude. Purchasing your first rental property in haste is liable to result in long-term losses and copious regret. As such, anyone preparing to enter the rental property game is strongly advised to attend to the following tasks.

Make Sure the Property is Professionally Inspected

Purchasing a rental property that hasn’t undergone a professional inspection is practically asking for trouble. No matter how meticulously maintained a property appears to be, there could be serious problems lurking beneath the surface – problems that you, as a non-professional, are not qualified to identify. With this in mind, make a pre-purchase inspection – or multiple pre-purchase inspections – a … Read more

Valentina White: An Undisputed Master of Money Energy

Seasoned by her ten years of experience running her accountancy firm, Valentina White sets an example for youngsters to build a great career in her field. She has developed unique teaching in the book of 18 Money Energy Laws and has become a Master of Money Energy. Her curiosity to learn has made it possible for her to work as a Chief Financial Officer in an influential and trustworthy company named WHITE ACCOUNTANCY.

Valentina offers innovative and effective financial solutions, drafting necessary and proper documents required by individuals and offices. The company seeks long-term customer relationships and has created an atmosphere of complete trust with its clients. It is focused on the principles of fairness, teamwork and commitment, making it one of the pioneers in the field.

We at Insights Success interviewed her to learn about her vision for the company and future plans.

Let’s dive straight into her … Read more

Bank of England announces 0.5 percentage point rise in interest rates

The Bank of England has raised interest rates for the seventh consecutive time to 2.25 per cent, the highest since 2008, in an attempt to contain near double-digit inflation.

The central bank’s nine-strong monetary policy committee (MPC) voted by five-three in favour of a 0.5 percentage point rise for the second consecutive meeting. The MPC defied market expectations of a bumper 0.75 percentage point tightening.

The move comes before tomorrow’s tax-cutting mini-budget where Kwasi Kwarteng, the chancellor, will announce a series of measures to reduce levies and cut regulation to stimulate growth. The shift in fiscal policy, which includes an emergency price cap on energy bills for households and businesses, is expected to support growth and keep inflationary pressures elevated into next year.

The UK’s consumer price inflation fell back to 9.9 per cent in August from 10.1 per cent on the back of falling oil prices, but rate setters … Read more