It can be lonely on this business adventure. And I don’t just mean the physical isolation of running a business on your own every day.
As savvy small business owners, we all know that networking is important for building connections, raising our profile and generating word of mouth.
I’m glad to say, my clients are fantastic. It’s the nature of my business that I work with my clients closely, on an ongoing basis and often strike personal friendships with them. For these reasons, and also because they are good, responsible business owners, they are largely prompt payers who value the services we provide. […]
As 2015 moves forward, many business owners are interested in optimising the daily operations of their business. If this is your objective, it’s important to note that administrative “housekeeping” is an important element in the maintenance of your business. Just as the cleanliness of your room forms your first impression of a hotel, administrative processes […]
Christmas is almost upon us, when we all look forward to winding down and taking a break. But for many business owners, the holidays can seem even more stressful… “Will the business be ok without me over the festive period?” “Will I miss anything?” “What will happen if I don’t [insert your worry here]…?” Sound […]
Without customers our businesses are nothing, and showing them that you care is vital to repeat business and referrals. Sometimes it seems that customer service is a dying art these days, with so many companies missing prime opportunities to show their gratitude. Good customer service is extremely important to ensure that your customers do not […]
Facebook has changed a lot over the last few months. I’ve noticed it with my social media clients – this time last year, we were achieving consistent page growth simply through regular sharing of good content and engaging with followers. Now, organic reach (which basically means how many people see your posts) is down to […]
It’s our instinct, as business owners, is to be professional at all times. We dress professionally, act professionally and speak and write professionally in order to portray the right image to prospective clients. Earning their trust, so that they will ultimately buy our products and services. This is business 101. So it’s only natural that […]
Remote teams are fast becoming a way of life for many businesses, as they move away from the traditional office environment in a bid to reduce overheads and gain more flexibility when hiring employees. As remote staff can be located anywhere in the world, it’s not unusual to have a team of people working together […]
Smartphones have become integral to our daily lives. Fifteen years ago, who could have imagined that our phones would be like a little PC in our pocket, offering us dozens of ways to keep in touch with people, connecting us to the internet, playing music and taking photos – simultaneously! Not to mention the ability […]