5 tools to help your business

5 tools to help your business

Whether you’re just starting your business or trying to grow the business you’ve got, there are a few things that are essential.  These are just a handful of business tools that will make your business stand head and shoulders above your competitors. 1:  A mobile...
Are you visible?

Are you visible?

When you’re running a business there is always a lot to do and marketing is one of those things that often gets pushed onto the back-burner. But what is marketing anyway? It’s not public relations (although that’s part of it) It’s not sales (although that is involved)...
How good is your business focus?

How good is your business focus?

If you’re about to set up in business it’s a scary step to take.  When you’re going from a reliable income as an employee to the captain of your own ship exploring relatively unknown waters with rewards that are, at best, projections, with no guarantees, it can be...
7 essential tips for working from home

7 essential tips for working from home

Suddenly everyone has become a home-worker – and struggling to get to grips with the difference it makes.  People who have previously worked face-to-face now have to find a way to function in a virtual world – so choirs, keep fit instructors, networking...
Where does your business come from?

Where does your business come from?

Business comes from many sources, whether that’s direct sales or being recommended by someone – do you know what the most effective source of business is for you? Take a look at your current batch of customers; how did they find you?  If you don’t know, ask them...
A plan with purpose

A plan with purpose

At this time of year many business people are winding down and the focus can be more on pleasure than planning.  However, if you own a business and you’re responsible for its ongoing success, the end of a year is often an opportunity for reflection and planning. Here...