Are you optimising your business through SEO?

As a small business owner, SEO can be difficult to understand and to achieve. When I first looked into SEO I was daunted by the jargon. The term ‘Search Engine Optimisation’ simply means reaching high search rankings via search engines. It determines your visibility online - when a potential customer…

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Top 10 Apps to Increase Productivity in Your Business

Life is busier than ever these days. In an effort to help us navigate jam-packed days and long to-do lists, many fantastic apps and tools have been created to help us on our way. There are so many to choose from. The ones that you decide to use will very…

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Cashflow is Critical – Top Tips for Small Businesses

Money, Money, Money! Why do some businesses find it difficult to collect payment for the services/products they have worked hard to provide? Some business owners are uncomfortable asking for payment, others do not have the time and, worryingly some do not even realise that they are owed the money because…

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What is your 2020 vision?

Work backwards. Reverse engineer. Whatever you want to call it, you just need to do it to achieve your goals. 2020 is quite literally around the corner. For business owners, this signifies the time to plan your goals for the year ahead. To run a successful business, it’s essential to…

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Top Ten Tips for Effective Email Management

Thirty minutes? One hour? How long do you spend checking emails every day? It’s probably longer than you think. According to Entrepreneur magazine, the average person gets 121 emails per day. That’s a lot of emails! Email has changed the way the world communicates and has dramatically increased productivity and efficiency in…

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Networking the Happy Way

Marmite. They say we either love it or hate it. The same can be said for networking. Whether you like it or not though, the truth is that if you’re serious about promoting your business, networking is key. According to Robert Kiyosaki, “The richest people in the world look for…

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1st Business Birthday

My first year in the freelance world as a Virtual Assistant and business owner has flown by in the blink of an eye. Has it been exciting? You bet it has, but at times my adventure has brought some fear and uncertainty. I wondered if I would be able to…

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Making school holidays work when running a business

It’s hard to believe that the Easter holidays are nearly here. It feels like only five minutes since the chaos of Christmas hit every parent. We now have two weeks of Easter egg hunts, den making, picnics, beach trips, long walks, tantrums, grazed knees and of course lots of noise…you know the drill.

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