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Training Courses

Over 10 years we have built up a lot of expertise and contacts in the world of SMEs. We offer training in the following areas:

Capsule CRM

Mailchimp Templates and Set up

Mailchimp Landing Pages

WordPress Basics.

These are normally carried out on a bespoke 1 to 1 basis, but we can provide a broader training course to groups of people. Please contact us if you would like to book training.

Useful Information

We also produce a number of "how to" blogs explaining how to do some of the basic administrative tasks. You can read them below. To receive new training blogs as we go along, please sign up to the newsletter.

Business BookCLUB

Sam is a member of the Business BookCLUB and had put together quite an archive of book reviews. Many of these are excellent books for helping both business and personal development. Read them here.

How To Guides from Red Kite Services

How to Write a Press Release

Vicky Clapham, Managing Director of Bevic Marketing Services Ltd is back with her second guest blog for us, this time sharing her top tip for How to Write a Press Release. How to Write a Press Release When writing a press release the best tip is to go for the upside down triangle approach, with…

How to….. Set up a Landing Page in Mailchimp

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…

How to….. Set up a template email using a Gmail account

Many of us send out standard emails on a regular basis and setting up a template for these emails is an excellent time-saver. If you are a Gmail user it is now super simple to set up a template email using a Gmail account.       Here are the six simple steps: 1) in…

Business Book Reviews

Book cover of Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

Book Review: Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

The review on the cover of this page told me to expect a book that was ‘inspiring, revelatory.’ So, I opened the book for the May Business BookCLUB with anticipation. Did it live up to this promise? In my opinion, only partly. It was revelatory, but as for inspiring I found it quite the opposite.…

Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod

Book Review: The 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,…

The book Night School by Richard Wiseman

Book Review: Night School by Richard Wiseman

This month’s Business BookCLUB was a bit different: it was the first one of  lockdown, so held on Zoom – giving us an insight into our home life. The book was also a bit different as it was more to do with lifestyle than business life, but as you read the book you will realise…

Secrets of the Millionaire Mind

Book Review: Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T.Harv Eker

With a subtitle of “Think to Get Rich” I was always going to struggle with the sentiment of Secrets of a Millionaire Mind – our February choice for Business Book Club. My scepticism was fairly quickly supported when the exemplar of how a millionaire thinks was Donald Trump – quite frankly if you have to…

Atomic habits book

Book Review: Atomic Habits by James Clear

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…

Book Review: The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande

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…