Category: Blog

How to choose the optimal CRM for my small business

When it comes to CRM systems for small business owners, how does one begin to choose and what’s your favourite? First, think about what you want your CRM system to do. For example, if you want your CRM system to talk to your invoicing system but there’s no link or integration between the two systems […]

How to choose the ideal financial software package for my small business

So many financial software packages. How do I choose and what’s your go-to recommendation? My go-to recommendation is, stick with what you know but learn to use it fully.  Get someone to train you, or set it up for you so you’re using it to its full potential. I’ve worked with many businesses that are […]

National Recognition for Local Business Owner

Wow! We’ve been nominated for an award! I am so proud to say that we are a finalist for South East England VA of the Year 2021. It’s amazing to be recognised by VA industry experts as part of a national programme as prestigious as UK VA Awards 2021. This nomination reflects the great work that […]

How to Manage Your Business Whilst Away

After a long year in lockdown, it has never been more important to ensure you are taking a break and unwinding. However, when you own your own business, this can be a tough process as you are the sole person responsible for everything that happens, and rightfully so, you can feel a little protective. To […]

The Importance of Good Presentation Skills

Effective presentation skills are a key part of communication and are used to present ideas, projects, plans, or strategies in front of an audience. Whether it be an upcoming webinar, event, meeting in person, or online, presenting can feel like an uncomfortable experience no matter how old you are. However, they are extremely important within […]

Establishing Vision and Values for your Business

Having a strong vision and set of values is crucial for your business to flourish and succeed. Both vision and values embody the company’s ethos and establish the direction in which the business wants to progress. However, not very many people know what both of these attributes mean, so here is a breakdown as well […]

How to Communicate Effectively Within Your Business

There is no doubt that communication within a business is fundamental in ensuring that the workplace runs smoothly. Whether this be communicating with new starters or colleagues who have been with the business since the start, it is imperative to have effective communication in order to ensure that your business progresses forward, and everyone is […]

How can I start up a business with low start-up costs?

So, you have decided you want to set up your own business but now you are wondering logistically: How do I do that without spending lots of money? There might be several options out there such as a loan or searching for an investor and deciding the right option for you can be daunting and […]

What are some essential online tools you should using?

Being a business owner in the modern world means that technology is your absolute best friend. Nowadays, there is an app for everything and figuring out the key ones you should use can be a tough process. I have collated a list of the top 5 systems I would recommend to both smaller and larger […]

What is MFA?

Are you the kind of person who uses the same password for everything? Easily guessed passwords is a huge issue that can cost you and your business a lot of money should someone hack your website or social media channels. According to the Xero website, up to 80% of data breaches can be prevented with […]