The ability to set up a landing page in Mailchimp is a really useful addition to your marketing within Mailchimp. It allows you to entice customers to sign up for your newsletter with very specific offers. For example you can use a landing page to: promote a new product give customers exclusive content with a…

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One of the jobs that busy business owners NEVER have time to do is to sort out and organise their contacts. Having a good old clear-out of your contacts is actually quite therapeutic – I have just deleted 189 contacts from my email contact list. We keep information about contacts in many different places: smartphone…

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Deciding to spring clean your website definately comes under the category of “things to do when I have the time.” But a spring clean is really useful – it gives you a chance to check your website is relevant, it gives a better experience for your visitors and it is good for Search Engine Optimisation.…

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I usually promote Red Kite Services at networking groups as “doing all those jobs that you don’t have time to do!” Whether because we are self-isolating, working from home or have no work coming in, many of us do now have time to do “all those jobs we never have time to do.” Here at…

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As somebody who is a bit of a sports fanatic, I am always interested with how business owners view their competition. In sport clearly competition is good, partly because otherwise it wouldn’t be entertaining, but also because it actually improves the players. Men’s tennis over the last 20 years or so has been a fine…

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Are you looking to have an office clear out? An easy place to start is by sorting out your business cards. If you are anything like me and go to lots of networking events, you will probably have a pile of business card in a box or a drawer. Here are a few hints for…

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The written word is becoming a rapid and throw-away form of communication. More and more information is sent and stored electronically. It is a quick, easy and cheap way to get a message across and to keep in contact. But do you proof-read your website, blogs, e-mails or tweets? Does it matter?

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10 tips to improve data security

I am lucky enough to be a member of The Business Network in York and to be able to rub shoulders with many experts. One of these is Andy Gambles from Servertastic, who frequently shares his expertise on data security issues. So, some of these tips are directly attributable to him and some of them…

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Any one who has met us at networking events over the last few weeks will have been given a postcard with a Free Office Health Check. Now we are offering this same health check to our more remote network of contacts. All you have to do is fill in the form below and if you…

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I am feeling very proud of myself. After seven years of Red Kite Services I have finally been through and cleared out my inbox and this is what my inbox looks like today: It took quite a lot of doing, so here are my tips for not only clearing out my inbox, but keeping it…

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