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The importance of business standard operating procedures (SOPs)

Business standard operating procedures are not just for large corporate organisations. This blog explains what an SOP is and 6 reasons why all businesses, even sole traders, can benefit from having documented standard operating procedures in place. What is a standard...

How to create a 5-day challenge to market your business online

Many new business owners find it a struggle at the beginning to get visible and gain new clients. This blog will explore how to create a 5-day challenge to market your business online.What is a 5-day challenge? A 5-day challenge is a marketing approach that businesses...

5 ways to improve small business efficiency in 2022

When I chat to potential clients about how I can help them, I’m sometimes asked for my top tips for how to improve small business efficiency. There are always things you can do to streamline your processes and help your business run more smoothly. It’s easy to think...

6 Steps to make your Business more resilient

Small businesses have been struggling as the country deals with the largest pandemic for over a hundred years. Depending on the sector you operate in, you may be close to giving up, or drowning in a sea of orders! If there is one thing that the last twelve months have...

7 Ways to Grow your business in 2021

It’s nearly Christmas and, in this most challenging of years, you may well be looking forward to getting together with at least some of your family to celebrate. Everybody deserves some joy this year as we focus on the things that matter most in our lives. But if you...

Email Marketing – Maximising the Potential of Your Contact List

Have you created your own list? Not a shopping list or a to-do list, but one that holds details of your customers and prospects who have agreed that you can email them regularly. If you haven’t built a list yet, make it a top priority to do it. Here’s why: You’ll be...

Why You Should Use A CRM System

How many people start a business and then get asked by someone, “what CRM system do you use?” For some people, you may as well have asked them to explain the four laws of thermodynamics! Seriously though, a CRM system or Client Relationship Management system is a must...

What is a VA?

Well, this question comes up a lot, especially when I attend business networking meetings. VA stands for Virtual Assistant. A VA is a specialist working remotely, with a variety of technical and admin skills that can manage many of the tasks that stop you from...

9 Ways You Can Make the Most of Time During the Pandemic

Keeping a business running through a global pandemic is quite a challenge right? You may not be able to work in close proximity with your colleagues, suppliers, or customers. Homeschooling may have been a challenge until two weeks ago.   But many did get more...