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Financial Solutions
  • 28 Nov 2017

    Founders need more than capital

    The WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management has long been considered a top address for students who want to become successful founders. In that context it’s only natural that the private business school has launched a roundtable on entrepreneurship. The aim is to organize events where business ideas are discussed in order to convey know-how in the field of startups and entrepreneurship - a...
  • 23 Nov 2017

    Click and collect shows what’s in store for retailers

    Creative abstract commercial internet business retail sale and web online shopping discount offer concept: 3D render illustration of macro view of the group of color paper shopping bags on modern laptop or notebook computer PC keyboard with selective focus effect

    Like most Swedes, I can’t live without my coffee. And since getting a Nespresso machine a couple of years ago, not any old coffee will do in the same way. But here’s the problem: in central Stockholm, you can only buy the Nespresso coffee capsules at one store. Too often I wake up, or come home, only to find out I’m down to my last capsule. And while you can order online anytime, the...
  • 23 Nov 2017

    Customer Centricity: Merchants need to adapt or fail

    Alexander Birken, CEO of the Otto Group, painted a gloomy picture of the future at the 25th German Trade Congress: "anyone who does not start with the digital transformation now will not be on the market in five years at the latest." The core theme of the congress? You guessed it: the digital transformation and the consequences for the retail sector. For many of the 1,500 participants who came...