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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Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod

The book for April at the Business BookCLUB was The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod. Among the blurb on the back cover this book is introduced as “The next chapter of your life – the most extraordinary life you’ve ever imagines – is about to begin.” The book had a lot to live up to,…

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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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Atomic habits book

I have been a member of Ros Jones’ Business Bookclub now for almost two years. I have read some really inspiring books and some that were a struggle; until now none of them had made me change what I do before I had even finished reading the book. That is what Atomic Habits has done…

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The 10th January is MicroBiz Matters Day and founders Tina and Tony will be celebrating with a conference over in Preston. They have also requested that micro businesses share their top 10 tips so, as 2020 will see Red Kite Services celebrate our 10th birthday, I thought I would share some of ours (in no…

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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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This book was music to my ears! Using examples from the fields of building, aviation and, finally, medicine Surgeon Atul Gawande explains how a simple checklist saves lives. This was the April book for the York Business BookClub and was met with enthusiasm right around the table. What was most interesting is how in an…

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