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Why do you need professional photos on your website?

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Photos by Pennie

http://www.photosbypennie.co.uk/

Pennie Withers is a Commercial and Event Photographer working in the Thames Valley and London.  She helps businesses stand out from the crowd by enabling them to have professional photographs on their websites, marketing materials and social media.

In the first guest blog of a three-part series by professional photographer Pennie Withers, she talks about the importance of professional images for your business website.

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Email etiquette – what grinds your gears?

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Email has become an essential part of everyday communication. Some people love it, others hate it, but there is no getting away from it. Personally, I think email is a useful tool, working virtually it is a key part of my communications with my clients. That said, there are a few email habits that do make me grumble, here’s a list of my email pet dislikes. Continue reading “Email etiquette – what grinds your gears?”

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?”

Using Social Media

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Social media has become a big part of our everyday lives personally and professionally. As a police officer, my social media profiles were locked down with limited public information. However, leaving the police and running my own business, I’ve had to learn to be more open about connecting with people and keeping the information up to date. Continue reading “Using Social Media”

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?”

Dropbox

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We use Dropbox with several of our clients, it makes sharing files and folders easy and means we both have access to the most recently updated documents we are using. However, I have been asked on a couple of occasions recently, “What is Dropbox, would it be useful for me to use?” So, I thought I would do a basic overview of Dropbox to share with you. Continue reading “Dropbox”

Hiring – How To Get It Right First Time!

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This week we have a guest blogger with us, Charlotte Allfrey, the founder of Metro HR. Charlotte set up Metro HR to help small and medium sized businesses deliver great HR. She does this by helping clients to put a proactive HR framework in place as their business starts to grow. Having this in place allows them to avoid staffing problems, support employees and retain the best team. Continue reading “Hiring – How To Get It Right First Time!”

Tips and Tricks: Gmail Settings (personal or business)

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Today, it’s Google’s turn for our ‘tips and tricks’ spot. Google have a range of apps for business under their GSuite subscription. One of these is Gmail, which is also available free as personal email. Continue reading “Tips and Tricks: Gmail Settings (personal or business)”

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?”