Time Saving Tips

Is your wallet, purse or top drawer full of receipts to claim back against your business? If so, using CamScanner can help you record and store them as you go along. With the free basic package you can make your phone or tablet into a scanner. The cropping and enhancing function means you can easily read the…

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Time Saving Tips

Ok, so I know it is long time since I  shared one of my time saving tips, but today it is very opportune. As many small business owners and sole traders are still panicking to complete their self-assessment form and trying to find all those little receipts for postage and travel, here is this month’s tip:…

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Time Saving Tips

This is the first in a series of brief blogs sharing my time saving tips for your business Get on the ‘phone. Yes, the quickest and easiest way to make appointments is to pick up the ‘phone, dial a number and discuss a convenient time for a meeting. It takes about 2 minutes! We all…

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Excellent product photography is essential for selling goods online. Product shots need to be planned thoroughly so that studio time is used to maximise the benefit to your business. Peter Lyth shares his experiences of product photography in this blog.

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I have just read an article in the local paper about how the local hospital has received an increase in compliments this year and how the number of compliments far outstripped the complaints. I was pleased about this on a number of levels: it was good to hear a good news story about the NHS, it was…

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Remember that pride when you launched your new website?  How did it feel to have it all completed and ready to share with customers?  But, a website is never finished or completed: you need to stay committed to regularly updating it. Here are 4 easy ways to update your website They don’t need to take lots of time,…

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According to the Start Up Britain campaign, there will be over 600,000 new business start ups in the UK this year. As I go around networking I meet many people setting out on their first step in business. I still notice them doing many of the mistakes that I did myself 5 years ago; mistakes…

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I keep mentioning buffer to my clients and, ahead of a talk to the York Wedding Industry Network tonight I thought I would write a brief blog about why I love buffer. Buffer allows you to drip feed information onto your various social media channels throughout the day. Once you are set up you can click…

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Pile of business cards

Everyone who has a business keeps contact details in some form or other. Often these contacts are a box of business cards, sometimes they are either handwritten or online data collection forms. For people who are really on the ball these contacts might have been added to a spreadsheet. As an administrator, I would usually…

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  Business cards are a vital part of any business networking. You should always have a business card handy – I always have some in my purse. If you are like me, you will ask for a business card if you are interested in someone’s business and want to be able to keep in touch.…

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