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Ways to make your business more efficient

15/05/2019
Every business aims to be efficient and keep costs to minimum.  Often over time business processes can become outdated and inefficient.  So how can businesses stop wasting time and money? Review your processes Look at your current processes.  Look at all the steps in turn and evaluate their necessity.  What is its purpose and how is it working now?  Are there any unn . . .

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Ways to grow your business without breaking the bank

16/04/2019
Most small businesses don’t have huge marketing budgets.  How can you get your business name out there without spending a massive amount of money? Create great content Update your website blog or news page regularly.  Let people know what your business is up to.  This keeps your company fresh in people’s minds so they think to call you.  You can share advice a . . .

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Starting your own business – Tips for success

04/04/2019
Have you always wanted to run your own business but not sure where to start?  Here are some tips on how to make a go of being your own boss.  Build a business on your passion If you are lucky enough to base a business on something you love it won’t feel so much like work! This can give you motivation when times are tough.  Have a business plan Fail to plan, plan to . . .

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Spring cleaning tips

26/03/2019
Spring is the perfect time to give your home a good declutter and clean.  A good clean and clear out can make all the difference to your home and wellbeing. Declutter your home A built up of “stuff” can lead to us feeling disorganised and unhappy.  So now is a great time to look around your house to see what you have. If there are things you haven’t used for six m . . .

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The benefits of using a small business

19/02/2019
Big corporations are everywhere, they are on our high streets and online, many offering the same products!  Although they have big budgets it can be hard to find someone to talk to for advice and help.  At the other end of the scale a small business can offer the personal service that large companies lack.  So, what other advantages are there to buying from a small business? Thei . . .

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Free tools to help you run your small business

29/01/2019
When you are part of a small business you end up taking responsibility for many aspects of the company.  You may oversee the business admin, the marketing for the company or run the social media channels. It is important that you project the right professional image whilst keeping an eye on costs.  So, what free tools are there available to help? Trello If you need a way to manage . . .

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How to find a trusted business

11/12/2018
When you need an expert how do you know who to call?  With so many suppliers available how can you decide who to trust? Check them out with Trust Local! Trust Local is here to provide fully vetted and qualified businesses.  We undertake all the checks so you don’t have to.  This directory is full of trusted traders and our website www.trust-local.co.uk contains more info . . .

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Tips to help achieve a work life balance

11/12/2018
We now live in a world where technology constantly connects us to work.  With smart phones pinging with emails at any time of the day it is harder than ever to switch off. But how can we try and get some balance back in our lives? Turn off email notifications out of hours Incessant checking of emails can increase your stress levels.  Turn off your emails out of working hours, makin . . .

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Home improvements that could add value to your home

11/12/2018
Investing in your home, whether to get it ready to sell or to help add value long term, can be a wise move.  There are plenty of ways to help improve the value of your home, but if you are thinking of making improvements to sell it is important to seek advice from a local estate agent before committing to any changes.  An estate agent will be able to advise you about the house prices in . . .

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Building a network of support to help your small business

11/12/2018
When you run a small business, you may not have a lot of interaction with others during the day.  Rather than working in a large office full of colleagues you might work remotely.  Building up a network of support is not all about selling.   Having a support group of people you can talk to about your business can help you grow and succeed.  Find events that suit you . . .

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