How to get a takeaway for free!

There's a common phase in economics that says that "there's no such thing as a free lunch". Having just discovered the latest product from Uber I now know that this is incorrect. There really is such a thing as a free lunch - seriously!

Uber, the well know taxi app that's seriously disrupting the mini cab and black cab market have set there targets on disrupting the equilibrium in another market. The food delivery market has been dominated in recent years by Companies such as JustEat and Deliveroo. But now UberEats, Uber's new venture is hoping to steel market share.

Uber are the ultimate masters when it comes to product launches around the world. Their execution is textbook perfect. They have realised that the biggest obstacle for someone trying a new service is the hassle of having to set up the darn thing, download the app, put in your address and payment details. If someone asked you to politely do it you would never get around to doing it. With Uber's original launch they offered (and still do) new users £15 credit if they signed up. As a bonus you could invite others to join Uber as a reward for more credit. Your friend would also enjoy the same welcome bonus. They too could add others ad infinitum. Walla - you have your product launch and its spread like wildfire! Anyone looking to launch an app or a product could gain hugely from analysing Uber's marketing strategy.

UberEats is now following exactly the same tactics. In order to encourage people to be willing to sign up and input their details they are offering first time users a free lunch (or dinner). This isn't a scam, nor is it spam, this is a genuine free lunch opportunity. Once you've signed using the code below (or anyone else's code) then you can start inviting others and rack up those free lunches. If you don't actually want to give UberEats any money then don't worry, you don't have to use the app ever again. Just enjoy your free meal and delete the app.

Want a free lunch or dinner delivered to you today? Get £10 off your first order on #UberEATS with my code: eats-ashleyb2893. ubr.to/EatsGiveGet

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Creativity and Business

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The notion of being creative in the world of business may be the equivalent of fitting a square peg into a round hole for some people. The two may not appear to go hand in hand. But the innovators in business, the most prominent example being Steve Jobs, can be the ones that shone a path.


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If you’re a business leader, how do you work the creative notion into the model you’ve painstakingly grafted? What if you’ve hired some outside creative help to ramp it up a gear or to develop an idea? Here are some things that you can implement when working with the creative mind in business.

Create A Business Strategy And Stick To It
There are many creatives that will state empty platitudes such as “genius takes time”, however you simply don’t have time to wait around for inspiration to strike. The world’s best authors worked a set period of time every day. If you have created a structure, enforce it. Businesses that don’t have a clear vision can only tread water for so long, and you don’t have time to wait. Keep up to speed with regular catch-ups and de-briefings.

Don’t Let Them Worry, That’s Your Job
If you are helping nurture someone’s idea, they may get bogged down in the finer details which they don’t need to worry about, like, “how much does it cost to patent an idea”? The creative mind can be an overactive mind, so let them concentrate on the job they have been hired to do. Make sure you take the time to worry about numbers and figures so they don’t have to.

Give Them Space
We all know in what state we operate the best. If they need to work by themselves instead of in a team, so be it. Nurture what they need. It may take a little while to get on the same page, but these things take time.

Constructive Criticism
Feedback is key, and the creative mind may be especially sensitive when it comes to feeding back things that need to be improved upon, or simply ditched. The creative person is a sensitive soul, so tread carefully. Feedback the points that need improving on in between the good points. Heal and grow is a mantra

Are They A Good Fit In The Long Term?
If you find that down the road that they are suited to your company’s style, vision and community, it may be worth investing in them on a full-time basis. The gamble that you made at the start will have paid off.

The creative in business can be a real shot in the arm. You may see your business in a different light than you had before, and you may be forced to work using different approaches. These can only be viewed as positives. Looking back, you may consider your old business model to be constricting. And, in looking back, be think that the day that outsourcing for creative help was the best long term decision you made.

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Great Habits Make Great Business Owners

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I’ve met a lot of business owners in the course of my career, and although most of them have been fairly competent, there are only a few that really stand out from the pack. Although real excellence can sometimes seem like it’s down to luck, there are certain common threads which many great business owners share. Here, I’ve put together a list of some common habits of successful business owners.


First of all, they’re always looking ahead. This is one of the most prominent traits shared by countless successful leaders. When business owners simply copy proven strategies and follow marketing trends, they may turn a profit, but their operations rarely go anywhere. If you want to be a great business leader, you’re going to have to go further than the here and now. You’ll need to think like a pioneer, even when it comes to the smallest of operations. Keep your mind open to new ways to accomplish tasks and tackle obstacles, and always keep a finger on your industry’s pulse. Making these big leaps forward often means taking some serious risks, but it’s essential if you want your venture to be as successful as possible.

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Another common habit shared by successful businesspeople is that they never stop learning. You’ve probably dedicated several years of your early life solely to learning. However, the world of business never sits still, and neither should your education. As we speak, there are all kinds of new tools, skills and strategies which are being created and making a big impact on their respective industries. If you’re not keeping on top of these developments, you might as well be feeding business to your closest competitor. Furthermore, attending seminars can offer networking opportunities, and studying HR can help you to better understand your employees. Successful magnates like Orrin Woodward are always putting a massive emphasis on the importance for business owners to keep on learning, and there’s a good reason for this!

 
The final habit you should try to hone is always obsessing over value. If you’ve been reading enough about running a business, then you’ve probably heard that old maxim “the customer comes first” too many times to count! While the customer is certainly important, I believe that real success comes from understanding value. From communications to employees to products to content, you should be considering the potential value with every single decision. Once you get used to searching for value and measuring it in everything you do, you’ll gain a better understanding of how everything in a business is linked. Soon enough, you’ll start to see that there are no “little things”, and that everything your business does is another opportunity to increase value. When you apply this kind of attitude to everything you do, your customer service and other facets of your venture will all fall into place.

If you want to be a more successful business owner, then work on getting into these habits. When they become second nature, you’ll start to see all kinds of great benefits.


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