The FTSE 100 index is home to several high-quality shares. Today, I’m looking at two potential options I could pick for my Stocks and Shares ISA. I’m particularly looking at companies that can demonstrate both quality and growth.

I’d describe a quality company as one that consistently provides a high return on capital employed (ROCE). This is a measure of how effectively a company turns its capital into profits. Popular investor Terry Smith frequently highlights this and says “it is the most important financial measure of what a company is delivering”.

I also want my quality shares to have a competitive advantage. This attribute is what renowned investor Warren Buffett has frequently described as an ‘economic moat’.

Making the right moves

One FTSE 100 company that stands out as a suitable candidate according to my criteria is property portal Rightmove (LSE: RMV). It has a return … Read more

There are not enough hours in the day for a business owner to get all the things done on their “To Do List” when operating within a company. Add in having a family, friends, social life, community responsibilities and you’re basically running off fumes at the end of each week questioning is what you’re doing worth it. Luckily, today we are in a time where you can leverage “Outsourcing” in pretty much anything you do. Outsourcing not only applies in business it applies to everyday life tasks. 

Don’t want to clean the house? Hire a house cleaner or cleaning service. 

Hate cutting the lawn and doing yard work? Hire a landscaping company. 

No time to walk the dog? Hire a dog walker.

Women, don’t want to carry a baby and go through the body expansion of childbirth? 

Hire a surrogate. 

Kidding on the last one, since that is a major … Read more

Elon Musk’s Tesla comes back with a bang since supply chain issues, reporting record sales and profits. Revenues rose to $13.76bn in the third quarter of the year, up from $8.77bn 12 months earlier.

The company, led by billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, posted a net profit of $1.6bn and sold 241,391 cars. “We achieved our best-ever net income, operating profit and gross profit,” Tesla said.

The firm said China remained its main exporting hub and it planned to roll out a different type of battery in its standard vehicles worldwide. The new lithium iron phosphate batteries are cheaper than traditional batteries but offer lower range, Reuters reported. Analysts said this could help keep costs down and address part shortages.

Supply chain spiral

Tesla said it had faced a “variety of challenges” to keep its factories running, which included the global shortage of car microchips, congestion at ports and “rolling blackouts”. Read more

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Where is B2B content marketing headed in 2022 and beyond?

Continuing an impressive and time-tested marketing tradition, the recently-released twelfth annual B2B Content Marketing Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends research report from Content Marketing Institute (CMI), MarketingProfs, and ON24 offers up a bountiful array of insights for B2B content marketers, and helps us answer this key question and several others.

The 54-page 2021 edition provides a comprehensive look at how some of the top content marketers have been making an impact and achieving success during the past year, even with the unprecedented challenges we’ve all faced.

B2B content marketing is growing in importance, scope, and adoption by organizations of all sizes, and is poised to see further expansion in 2022 and beyond, as we’ll examine.

Let’s take a look at some of the insights and revelations from the research data that you can take action on and use today in your … Read more

By: Cori O’Brien, Senior Manager, Open Source Commons

Each year, we celebrate Pro Bono Week: a time to recognize professionals around the world who volunteer their skills for causes they care about. This year, we are highlighting contributions made through Open Source Commons, a unique program that highlights the partnership between and our community of customers and partners. Formed as a response to the work our community was already doing, the program provides a framework to support nonprofit and education professionals looking to volunteer their ideas, skills, and expertise to build innovative solutions and share them with the broader community.

In addition to bringing together people from across these sectors, Open Source Commons equips volunteers with the spaces, tools, and training they need to collaborate and create apps, content, and programs that benefit the greater community. These professionals give their time, talent, and passion to help … Read more