How To Find A Better Work-Life Balance

Work life balance choices

Running your own business, you can feel overwhelmed by the amount of work you have or that the demand often exceeds the time to do the work. So what is the best way to find a better work-life balance? For a moment, let’s imagine it’s not about striking the perfect balance. Sometimes, work-life and family […]

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Plymouth: The Home of Britain’s Happiest Workers?

Do you think you live in the happiest part of the UK? The stereotypical image of a happy town features plenty of cross-hatch cottages, open land to explore and bunting-lined country fêtes, but in reality there’s more to people’s happiness than a chocolate box village to call home. Work is a massive part of most […]

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How Clean Is Your Email Mailing List?

Email mailing lists can be a numbers game. You may have thousands of subscribers, but a list inundated with inactive users and high bounce rates won’t do your business any good. It is no secret we have become increasingly online savvy. We can choose to block out unwanted email messages, so a marketer shouting about […]

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Our Best Pieces of Business Advice

Finding valuable business advice is gold dust. There are hundreds of books to buy, a lifetime of reading to absorb, but how do you narrow down the best pieces of advice? We look to successful entrepreneurs for some of the best advice they have received to help keep you on top. 1. Love what you […]

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Calling from a mobile? Want cheaper call rates?

Most of us do business on the move, which is why we have introduced a mobile shortcode to help reduce the costs of your mobile telephone bills. We all know conference calls are a great way to stay in touch with customers, colleagues and clients. But when using your mobile to dial into our 0844 […]

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The Good, The Bad And The Unwanted

Being an entrepreneur, it can be a daunting prospect not knowing where your next sale will come from, and it is often that uncertainty that drives you to want to say yes to everyone. It is important to recognise the good from the bad customer. So how can you tell a bad customer from a […]

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Should I Bother With Networking Events?

Attending business networking events is not for everyone, especially if the thought of waking up at 5am every Monday isn’t something you dream of doing. Going to a networking event is something that requires motivation, enthusiasm and in some cases, a reliable alarm clock. Attending or being part of a business networking event, be it […]

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Life’s a Pitch

The popularity of the television programme, Dragon’s Den has grown over the past few years, with its fan base becoming bigger with every series. Proving that despite the sweaty-palmed pitches in front of the dragons hasn’t put many entrepreneurs off. Pitching is like Marmite – either you love it or you hate it. Either way, […]

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What does Scottish independence mean for SMB’s?

The Scottish independence vote is heating up this week, so we have been busy noting down some of ways the vote may impact SMB’s. With Alex Salmond voting for YES and Alistair Darling voting NO, all you really want to know is how this may affect you and your business. The Scottish Independence vote has […]

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Are you engaging?

If you are a small business owner with little to no marketing experience, knowing what to say when it comes to your marketing strategy can be a little daunting. Hiring a copywriter can help persuade someone to buy a product, or influence their beliefs that could in turn transform your business into a more desirable […]

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