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[ 16 May 2018 | No Comment ]

If you’re a mom who likes to blog and be on social media, there’s more to just clicking share and post.  You can actually increase your blog’s brand awareness by planning out a solid social marketing strategy. With its growing span, business applications and uses, social media is a powerful marketing arsenal that could be the backbone of your blog’s road to monetization.
As a hip mom who already has valuable blog content to boot, all you need is an effective social media strategy to get a solid following and a …

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[ 14 May 2018 | No Comment ]

When you start up your own business, it can be hard to get recognised as a serious contender in the market. Changing people’s perceptions can be quite difficult for new business owners and this is especially true for business owners who are also parents and have a lot on their plate. This is why we have come up with three ways that you can make both your small business and yourself appear more professional in order to be more successful. Keep reading if you’d like to find out more.
Get a …

business planning, Headline »

[ 14 May 2018 | No Comment ]

With the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) only a few weeks away, businesses such as yours are waking up to the fact that they need to make changes to their processes.
As a business owner, it’s likely that your firm will store a lot of personal data, be it from your customers or employees, so you will need to put a GDPR preparation plan in place and change the way you process and store it.
As businesses prepare for the GDPR, we asked a selection of our Sage Business …

awards, Headline »

[ 11 May 2018 | No Comment ]

Everywoman, the leading organisation for the advancement of women in business, has launched its annual search for the UK’s leading female entrepreneurs. The NatWest everywoman Awards is the most highly regarded programme celebrating the achievements of UK-based women business owners. For 16 years, the awards have recognised the success of women from a wide variety of industries, uncovering strong and authentic role models who challenge preconceptions and provide confidence and inspiration in equal measure.
Judged by successful female business owners, who themselves have been on the entrepreneurial journey, the awards distinguish …

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[ 8 May 2018 | No Comment ]

Travel a lot for business? Here are some business trip accessory essentials
Owning a business can mean having to make business trips, sometimes very frequently. If you’re one of those business owners who finds yourself on the road (or in the air) a lot, then you’ll know how much of a pain it is to carry extraneous luggage around, how much time it wastes and how exhausted it makes you. It’s important therefore to take only what you need. This doesn’t mean you have to commit like a Buddhist monk to …

business, Headline »

[ 3 May 2018 | No Comment ]

Attracting and engaging investors is the key to equity crowdfunding. So what exactly are investors looking for? What makes the difference in their decision to invest or not?
Sophisticated and Retail Investors
Investors can be divided into two types: retail investors and sophisticated investors. Retail investors are investing more emotionally. Sophisticated investors typically invest more than retail investors, but the amount they invest doesn’t necessarily reflect their level of sophistication.
While it’s definitely more a spectrum than two clear camps, there are some common identifying features:

Retail investors make their decisions based on emotional …

business, Home Office, Mum's Home Office »

[ 26 Apr 2018 | No Comment ]

Not all telecoms solutions are the same, and every business has different requirements. So, make sure you are being quoted for what your business really needs – and don’t just compare prices as you’ll end up comparing apples with pears.
Check the following:

The price is fixed for duration of the contract
No set up fees or minimum charges on calls
Calls rounded up to the nearest minute – this can add 25% to the overall cost of calls
Prices to destinations you call regularly
Special promotions – a charity was being offered free intra-site calls …

business, Headline, marketing »

[ 25 Apr 2018 | No Comment ]

Digital marketing never stays static so Tim Butler of Innovation Visual has pulled together the four changes you need to know about this year:
Artificial intelligence, or AI, is a significant force in marketing. Machine learning – the ability for AI to learn and improve itself without explicitly being programmed has seen the functional scope of what is possible expand rapidly in recent years. Marketing is at the forefront of AI use. Google’s AdWords and Facebook both use AI to refine who is shown what adverts.
1)   Voice Search & Digital Assistants
The most …

business, finance, Headline »

[ 17 Apr 2018 | No Comment ]

Equity crowdfunding can be a tough way to raise money, but it can also bring you so much more than just cash for the business. If you have the right strategy.
Here’s how to get the most from your crowdfunding opportunity:
1)    Build a tribe
The great thing about building a tribe is that they care more. The most effective founders I’ve come across use their first funding round as a means to bring their fledgling tribe together in one place and get them involved in their business journey.
BrewDog – the Aberdeenshire brewers came up …

business, flexible work »

[ 16 Apr 2018 | No Comment ]

If you want to be the best you possible, then it’s all about striking the right balance in all areas of your life. One of the biggest areas of your life that you can work on is getting a balance between your career and your home life. This is easier said than done though, so follow these tips in order to do just that.
Set out your Working Hours
In the modern age, it feels like work never really stops. We often have our work emails on our personal devices and have …