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10 Small Business Management Tools to Make Your Life Easier

The nature of small business is changing. In today’s connected world, business owners, staff, and clients can interact on a professional level from anywhere in the world at any time of day – as long as they have internet access. With so many management processes now online, a whole host of innovative, virtual business tools…

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Virtual Assistant

Why You Need a Virtual Assistant and How to Get One

As business owners, we know we should be spending at least 20% of our time each week working on activities that will grow and develop the business, and at least 70% of our week doing stuff that brings in the money. Often when we analyse our actual daily activities (hint –  write down what you…

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thinklikeacustomer

3 Ways to Build Trust Online

Do you trust people you’ve never met? If you’re choosing a product or service for the first time – how do you know which company you can trust? You can’t. What you’ll probably do is conduct some online and offline research – find out what you can about the company, the owners, and what other…

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Christmas Messages and Marketing Planning in the New Year

It’s that time of year again. Christmas is just around the corner, and business isn’t operating as usual. You might be wondering how you can make the most of the holiday season, and keep your customers up-to-date with changing trading hours. Keep Customers Up-to-date With Trading Hours Over the holiday period, your trading times are…

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outsourcing

Outsourcing: Get Things Done Through Others

Have you used outsourcing sites to find people to do things for you?  This can range from one off tasks to regular work.  I don’t really like the word “outsourcing”,  but it does define the process of finding someone who has skills you don’t have or more time than you do.  I’m always on the…

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