In business, more and more of what we do is online - from taking orders to updating accounts - but how secure are the systems you're using every day and what can you do to make them better?

The problem of managers and supervisors failing to make a decision, or constantly referring options upwards when they clearly have the authority to make the decision themselves is not new, and it is certainly not uncommon. Managers and Supervisors who won't make decisions are a prime cause of paralysis within a company, business or organisation. This paralysis leads to wasted time, effort, energy and money. The company's business is stalled and as a result progress is curtailed. But what is the cause of this inability to make a decision or need to run a decision past their boss?

It had long been a dream of mine to walk to Intupinku (the Sun Gate) to get my first glimpse of the great Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. Yet nothing had prepared me for the majesty and beauty of the place and its magnificent setting – it was truly awe inspiring!

Reports coming out of government and financial gurus suggest we are "on the up". Does that mean that we can sit back and watch the money roll in or does that mean we can now make that investment in plant, products, processes or people and grow the business? Is our own geographical environment changing? Do we need to diversify to survive or diversify to grow? Do we simply need to do something different?

In celebration of all things baking and cooking we thought we would share our wisdom about the perfect recipe for being a great sales person. Oh and not forgetting that we love cakes too!

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