The key to your social media presence

The key to your social media presence

Social media often seems like a mystic art (particularly the algorithms). The key to social media is to remember that it is just that – social. There is an element of time needed to invest in the social side, but the returns can be well worth it. The more you post and...

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5 steps to Social Media Success

5 steps to Social Media Success

Social media posting shouldn’t be something you just do when you remember. Your social media content should be planned, and that plan should be part of an overall marketing strategy that pulls together your different marketing avenues and strengthens them. Using...

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Open for Business?

Open for Business?

Have you ever arrived at a shop and changed your mind about going in because the shop looked unwelcoming, uncared for, or you weren’t even sure they were still open? Is this what your social media profile/page looks like? Is it neglected and uncared for? What do...

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My Aha! moment

My Aha! moment

I had my a-ha! Moment listening to ‘Start With Why’ audiobook whilst driving down the M1 from Rotherham. My brand had been forming, evolving if you will, yet I knew I wasn’t quite there. The missing link came to me somewhere north of Tibshelf services. From that...

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The value of £15………

The value of £15………

Sarah is 44, a divorcee with 3 children. She also runs the busiest take-away restaurant in Goromonzi, Zimbabwe. I never thought I would feel a connection with someone in Zimbabwe, but having built my own business from scratch I can empathise to some extent with Sarah....

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No More Monkey Business

No More Monkey Business

I had got to the point where a monkey could have done my job. One by one, other team members had been moved sideways to different projects and I was the only one left, my Project Co-ordinator role reduced to little more than Office Junior tasks. When my manager told...

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Are you networking, or building a network?

Are you networking, or building a network?

Network :  Noun. System of connections Verb. To socialise for professional or personal gainBeing part of several online groups I often see the newly self-employed already disheartened that their visit to a local networking event didn’t result in an immediate influx of...

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A Typical Day in Business Support – Part 1

A Typical Day in Business Support – Part 1

  When people ask ‘What do you do?’ the answer ‘Business Support’ doesn’t always answer their question. What do I actually do, each and every day? How do I spend a typical day supporting businesses? The laptop is fired up around 8am, and my chrome startup...

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A Typical Day in Business Support – Part 2

A Typical Day in Business Support – Part 2

After putting the kettle on, I review my email inbox with Client C.  There is one email from my client with two action points to be completed. As both tasks are quick email responses, I am able to complete this there and then - one email chasing two outstanding...

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The Secret to Effective Planning

The Secret to Effective Planning

Every minute you spend in planning saves 10 minutes in execution  - Brian Tracy 5 minutes planning (even just for your day ahead) saves 50 minutes - for larger projects the time-saving increases! It’s a worthwhile exercise. Basic Project Management principles are...

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