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August 2014 Blog Posts (17)

Employee Benefits: Attract, Retain & Motivate Staff

The most important assets within your business are also the most fragile and the most difficult to replace. You will have invested a lot of time and energy – not to mention money, into recruiting your key staff, and training them to be the best they can be. Their talents, and the relationships they will have…

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Added by Graham Carson on August 31, 2014 at 18:42 — No Comments

What is a Good Website?

When creating your website, remember that it is not about you--it should be about your business. Even though you may have an impressive background and you want to show this off to sound credible, this may not be a good idea.

Put yourself in the shoes of your visitors and think of how your website will look from their eyes. Do you think you will be able to offer them something that they like? Will it be worth the money they will pay you?

Remember, what is important is…

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Added by Steve Mills on August 30, 2014 at 18:43 — No Comments

This five-minute read will save you money and get you to bed earlier at night!

How’s your juggling? Can you handle three hacky-sacks at a time or do you struggle to keep just two going?  We ask, because we hear of so many business people who try and keep too many balls in the air.

It's particularly true of a small concern, where one or two people try to do everything…

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Added by Lisa Chaffey on August 27, 2014 at 15:45 — No Comments

£1,000 grant for your business when staff take up remote working

Grants of up to £1,000 are available from the Government if you are able to reduce travel to work for you and your team – and there are several ways we can help you to qualify.

These include:

  • Supplying and setting up laptops at excellent prices to enable team members to function in any…
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Added by Craig Atkins on August 20, 2014 at 13:30 — 1 Comment

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Added by Laura Pawlowska on August 19, 2014 at 9:40 — No Comments

Use LinkedIn Posts to promote your business

Want to get more people reading and responding to your blog posts?

Don’t ignore LinkedIn – especially as you now have the facility to use LinkedIn Post, which is a way of publishing your blog within LinkedIn.

We are seeing terrific results with our clients, with …

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Added by Lisa Chaffey on August 18, 2014 at 14:36 — No Comments

LinkedIn is Pure Gold

LinkedIn has brought me significant income, great contacts, excellent employees, and quite a number of friends into the bargain over the last decade. Yet I frequently meet people who aren’t on LinkedIn at all, or confidently tell me it’s a waste of time! So here’s how it could work for you…

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Added by Rob Pickering on August 18, 2014 at 8:00 — No Comments

Calling All Fantasy Football Managers

Hi all,

I've created a 'Networking in Berkshire League' in the free Fantasy Premier League game and wanted to invite you to join.

Simply use this link and you'll be added automatically or if you need the league code to join manually, it's below too...

http://fantasy.premierleague.com/my-leagues/443003/join/?autojoin-code=1449836-443003.

Code:…

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Added by Chris Lunn on August 13, 2014 at 21:35 — No Comments

Stop Nagging and Start Inspiring

It can feel really frustrating when someone isn’t doing what they ought to, yet nagging them to do it just seems to make it worse. No one likes being nagged!

Nagging will usually come across as a form of verbal attack. Phrases like “Why haven’t you?”, or even just “When will you…?” are likely to feel like…

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Added by Rob Pickering on August 13, 2014 at 17:07 — No Comments

Will Sitting By The Pool Be The Start Of Your New Business Venture?

Each September, we always see an increase in the number of enquiries from people wanting help and advice on the financial aspects of setting up their own business.  Perhaps it’s no coincidence that this blip occurs just after the summer holidays. For many people, it’s the only time they get to switch off…

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Added by Graham Carson on August 13, 2014 at 15:00 — No Comments

Costume Donations To Businesses In The Berkshire Area

I've been working here at Jokers' Masquerade for over ten years now and I've seen my role constantly change as the business here has grown from a small family owned entity at a New Greenham Business Park unit to developing into a multimillion pound market leader in…

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Added by Ian Tomkins on August 13, 2014 at 10:00 — 2 Comments

Summer – the perfect time to plan your emails

The warmth of summer is finally here and for many, August can be a quiet month due to school holidays. Instead of wondering what you can do to boost your business immediately, you should take the time to consider the rest of the year and plan ahead, especially your email marketing. Most businesses will sit down at the beginning of the year and plan out what products and services they want to deliver throughout the course of the year. So why don’t you do that with…

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Added by Ann Campbell-Kelly on August 12, 2014 at 16:00 — No Comments

Could a Government Grant Help You Grow Your Business?

Getting your business set up so that it’s established and trading profitably is hard work, but as soon as you get there, you realise it’s just the beginning; if you’re ambitious and hungry for more success, you’ll want to grow your business to the next level.  To do this, you’re going to need help – and funds, but before…

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Added by Graham Carson on August 6, 2014 at 16:00 — No Comments

Still using excel for your accounts?

If you're using Excel to record your business transactions, you may find you're creating a lot of work for yourself.

If you were to use an accounts package, not only would it more simply and efficiently record your data, but you could also run reports from it that Excel just couldn't do.

At Sharp Accounting Solutions we specialise in Sage Accounts, so whether you want to buy your own package and need training, or you want us to process your records on our Sage…

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Added by John Sharp on August 6, 2014 at 9:13 — No Comments

Extra! Extra! Read all about it!

A great marketing email can be carefully thought out, planned and designed to award-winning standards, but without a great headline/subject line, it will just end up being ignored. Just like direct mail pieces, a potential customer will not open your letter/email if the initial impact is not enticing enough, leading to all your hard work going unseen.…





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Added by Ann Campbell-Kelly on August 5, 2014 at 16:00 — No Comments

Is more information better?

I met with one of my business coaching clients recently – they were concerned that they didn’t have as much cash in the business as they expected.

I asked them to prepare some information for the meeting:

  • Last 12 months turnover, gross profit, net profit by month
  • Last 12 months working capital showing WIP, debtors, creditors by month
  • Last month’s job profitability analysis

When I got there the desk was covered in a deep layer of reports. …

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Added by Nick Bettes on August 5, 2014 at 9:00 — No Comments

6 Ways to Promote Your New Facebook Page

Anyone with a personal Facebook profile can set up a business page – but it can be a lonely, soul-destroying place unless you can reach and build an audience.



Here are six steps to get things…

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Added by Lisa Chaffey on August 1, 2014 at 10:30 — No Comments

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