Social media is open every day of the week and affords you the opportunity of promoting your brand to the global market. However, due to other core and pressing organisational functions, you may not have the luxury of time to manage a social media campaign by yourself. Therefore... the service of a virtual assistant will go a long way to increasing your social media reach.Read More
Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Instagram etc (a new one is deemed the ‘next big thing’ every other day) are only recently being taken seriously as platforms for businesses. As a matter of fact, Instagram with its 300 million strong userbase opened to businesses just a few years ago!
If you are a new and growing business, being an early adopter of these new marketing channels is going to be incredibly crucial to your growth and success.Read More
What ever happened to working 9 to 5? Now most people have mobile access to work emails and have mobile phones making them accessible 24/7 so there is no real limit on work time anymore. So much has changed in a relatively short period of time - technology has changed the way we work and how we can be contacted. Is this a good thing?Read More
Delegating and Outsourcing are key tips to growing your business!
Nobody is superhuman. We have only so many hours in the day, and only so much we can achieve in that time... learning to delegate and outsource certain parts of your job or business will free up more of your time to do the things that only you can do. With the appropriate help, you’ll achieve more, be recognised for your success, and may well see growth in your business much faster than if you never mastered the art of delegation.Read More
Do you have a database that includes both customers and potential customers? Are you sending an electronic newsletter to your database/contact list? If you don’t have an e-newsletter or if you aren't sending it regularly, then you are missing out on a huge opportunity to share your message with these contacts and turn potential customers into customers.Read More
Whether your business is physiotherapy, hairdressing, personal training, dentist, chiropractor, doctor, counsellor, financial services, beautician or a legal firm you will have clients that need to schedule an appointment. This can be time consuming and often takes you away from the client you are with when the call comes through. So why not automate that process and give your clients the option of picking a time that suits them?Read More
When you first start out as an entrepreneur or you take the plunge and start a small business there is a lot to think about and it can be quite daunting. Where do you start? What will you need? What tools will help you get started? You probably won’t have the finances to buy all of the best software or tools so here are some free options to get you started.Read More
After listening to the problems that people have with Word, I decided that it might be helpful to put together a short series of ‘how to’ videos in Word...
My first video in this series is based on working with columns. A lot of people have problems with turning columns on and off at different points in a document but these can be handled simply. This video shows you the simple steps to take to access the options that you have and how to create columns for a whole document or for a selected amount of text.Read More
There are a lot of Client Relationship Management (CRM) tools on the market and it can be hard to work out what the best solution is for you. There are a lot of things that you need to consider when deciding on a CRM. You will consider the industry and type of business you run, the functions you need, the cost involved and many other things. So how where do we start?
Firstly, look at what you need your CRM to do. You may just want a simple list of clients and contact details and an Excel spreadsheet will do the trick but most people will find the functions of a CRM invaluable for tracking their customers, sales and marketing.Read More