Dear Business Owners: Should you hire an apprentice?

Date: 23/11/20

How hiring an apprentice works and how will you benefit from it.

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Internal vs External Training

Date: 23/11/20

There are many types of training that you could provide for employees. Here, we go over internal and external training.

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Video content, why it's important

Date: 30/10/20

Video content is very important to utilise as small business owners.

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Welcome to E-Commerce - Shopify

Date: 21/10/20

E-commerce basically means selling stuff online from a website. This could be from a hosted website such as Shopify or Wix, selling any products - e.g. jewellery, clothing or tech stuff.

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BOSS Facebook

Date: 02/10/20

Using Facebook to build your brand reputation.

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So, what's a Side Hustle?

Date: 30/09/20

A side hustle (also called a 'side job', 'side gig') is something that you do alongside your current (usually full-time) job in order to make some more money.

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Writing a Press Release

Date: 03/09/20

Press Releases are used as a cost effective marketing tool in order to get a newsworthy story out into the press.

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How to write a Media Pitch to a Journalist

Date: 03/09/20

Media pitches are written to journalists (generally by PR companies on behalf of a company) in order to increase awareness of a newsworthy person/story.

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Instagram has brought out a new feature: Instagram Reels

Date: 03/09/20

I’m sure you’ve been bored as heck hearing about TikToks, but Instagram has come up with a similar feature.

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Be a BOSS at Instagram (for your Business) part four

Date: 03/09/20

Social media is a super efficient method of driving traffic to your website.

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Be a BOSS at Instagram (for your Business) part three

Date: 03/09/20

Social media is a super efficient method of driving traffic to your website.

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Be a BOSS at Instagram (for your Business) part two

Date: 14/08/20

Social media is a super efficient method of driving traffic to your website.

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Be a BOSS at Instagram (for your business) part uno

Date: 07/08/20

Social media is a super efficient method of driving traffic to your website.

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Small Business Owners and their Money

Date: 24/07/20

As small business owners, if you want to be better off than you need to take more risks and make more money.

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Improving Customer Loyalty

Date: 24/07/20

People develop brand loyalty if they like (or, better, LOVE) a product or service. Therefore, even if the price fluctuates then they will stay loyal.

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Why your business needs Social Media

Date: 22/07/20

Consumer trends have changed - meaning that this era tends to utilize social media a lot more than older generations. This is because it’s super easy, convenient and free (on the most part) to do so.

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Improving your Credit Score

Date: 10/07/20

Welcome to the one stop FREE shop of some tips to improve your credit score.

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Why should I start saving into a pension?

Date: 06/07/20

I’m self-employed what benefit is a pension for me? Being self-employed it is more difficult to start the habit of saving into a pension than employed people. You have no-one to choose the pension scheme, no employer contributions and your income can be quite irregular to begin with. But you should start thinking about saving for your retirement and the quicker you do the better.

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Receipt Bank & Xero - how to deal with Bills you've paid for personally

Date: 01/07/20

If you've uploaded a Bill to your Xero via Receipt Bank, but you paid for it personally (on your personal card, cash etc), here's how to deal with it.We’ve written the steps here, so you don’t have to; put that notepad and pen away.

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Receipt Bank & Xero - How to match Bills to your bank transactions

Date: 01/07/20

If you're using Receipt Bank and Xero to run your business, this quick post explains how to 'match' the Bills you're entering via Receipt Bank with bank transactions on the bank feed. We’ve written the steps here, so you don’t have to; put that note pad and pen away.

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Top tips for perfecting online meetings

Date: 15/06/20

Online meetings may be the way forward for the future - so why not learn how to perfect them now?With the current climate, the world is moving to more online based communication methods. This can be the case for many things - from interviews to client meetings.We're here to help you with this.Here's some top tips to help your success:

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What can I claim?

Date: 08/04/19

One of the most common questions we are asked by a business owner is ‘what can I claim?’. We summarise the main points in this blog post.

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Increase of automatic enrolment contributions

Date: 06/04/19

The minimum contributions you and your staff pay into a workplace pension will increase from 6 April 2019.

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Client Focus: Evolve Websites

Date: 19/05/16

Our Client Focus allows us to feature some of our clients in more detail and allows them to showcase themselves to our other clients and contacts.This week, we caught up with Tom from Evolve Websites.

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Scrap the hourly rate

Date: 19/05/16

The hourly rate has been around probably since the dawn of time. In this post, we’ll discuss why you need to stop charging by the hour, why it’s hurting your business and profits and what the alternatives are.

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8 Office Rules that drive everyone crazy

Date: 22/10/15

As companies grow, so does their difficulty maintaining standards. There have been many occasions clients have discussed with us employees who have crossed a line, or done something they perhaps should not and their response is usually to create a new restrictive rule that applies to all.But that’s where a company’s culture will be destroyed.

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Time Management Tips from 8 Self-Made Billionaires

Date: 13/10/15

There are 1,440 minutes in a day. Here is how the most successful people on the planet make the most of it.

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How your Employees SHOULD be making you money

Date: 17/03/13

You’re Employee’s are everything to your business. Treat them right and you’ll make a bomb. Treat them bad, they’ll destroy you.

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The Secret Knowledge

Date: 17/03/13

Wherever I look, I see adverts, on Facebook, Google, via E-mail, post, all over the place, for so called Sales Gurus and Marketing Experts who brag about a new found idea that’s changing businesses overnight, increasing sales by a trillion percent or some crap (you must have seen them).

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Be Remarkable

Date: 02/11/12

How many times do people tell you that a business needs to stand out from the crowd, be unique somehow or talk about your unique selling points? Most go about this entirely the wrong way, usually on advice from others who have already wasted their businesses life doing exactly the same. There is only one way to achieve rapid growth and a lot of money. Be Remarkable.

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