Onsite or Offsite Business Support?

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Are you beginning to think that you can’t manage your workload, juggling too many things at once, it seems as if there is never enough time to plan ahead, contact possible new clients, think about planning and income for the next six to nine months? It may be the right time to consider business support. Continue reading “Onsite or Offsite Business Support?”

Making the most of the Summer months

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Summer holidays can mean two things for businesses depending on the product or service they provide. It can be one of the busiest times of the year for the hospitality or tourist industry, but for those providing business to business (B2B) services, it can be an incredibly quiet time. Often clients will take time off over the summer or reduce their required services. Some may even review the services over these quiet months and decide to stop using them altogether. Continue reading “Making the most of the Summer months”

What can I do to be more organised?

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“What can I do to be more organised?” Is a question we hear often at Virtual Angels, when chatting to people.

Before we can answer, we need to ask some direct questions, also known as the ‘mini-interrogation’. Continue reading “What can I do to be more organised?”

Holiday support: is it time to think about it?

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The last half term has passed us by for this school year and it will be the summer holiday in ‘only’ six weeks’ time, seven for some!  Not long, is it?  While children, no doubt, are looking forward to the time off, it can be a frantic time for parents who are employed, let alone run their own businesses. Continue reading “Holiday support: is it time to think about it?”

Getting your Finances Organised

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We’ve just come to the end of another tax year. Will you be submitting your return in the next few months or will you be feeling frazzled on 31 January, desperately trying to pull everything together?

Did you only just get your tax return in by the skin of your teeth and promised yourself it will be different next year?

Then this blog is for you! Continue reading “Getting your Finances Organised”

More on, Relocation, Relocation, Relocation

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In my last blog, I talked about preparing for an office move, thinking about the location, engaging staff in the project and budgeting!  This time I am covering the relocation plan and the actual move. Continue reading “More on, Relocation, Relocation, Relocation”

Relocation, Relocation, Relocation!

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Over the past few months, I have been helping a client move offices, relocation, relocation, relocation! Moving from the Isle of Wight to the mainland (a real change of scenery). I have visited both the Isle of Wight and the chosen area in the UK during the past few months, so some on-site work rather than virtual for a change!

However, initially, the sourcing of the new office was started by searching the internet for possible options and making lots of telephone calls. Continue reading “Relocation, Relocation, Relocation!”

Tips for Running your Business from Home

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Many businesses start out from the founder’s spare room.  To many people, it may seem like a dream to have less than 10 steps between your bedroom and your work space, but it can throw up some challenges and blur the line between personal life work. Here are my tips for working from home. Continue reading “Tips for Running your Business from Home”

Holiday Checklist for Business Owners

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When you own your own business the idea of taking a week or two away can be daunting.  However, there are many benefits to taking a holiday.  It gives you time to relax and rejuvenate.  It can also give you the head space you need to problem solve and plan for your business.

Here’s our Business Owner’s holiday checklist to help you get ready for your summer break. Continue reading “Holiday Checklist for Business Owners”

My advice to new Business Owners

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As a business owner I regularly attend different networking events. I enjoy meeting other businesses and it’s a great opportunity to build connections and get advice. At a recent event we were asked to break in to groups and discuss what we would do differently if we started out in business again and what advice we would give a new business owner. It was a really interesting discussion with lots of common themes across the groups. I thought I would share with you my thoughts about starting up a new business. Continue reading “My advice to new Business Owners”