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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?”

Networking, Blogging, Social Media – what’s the point?

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Why bother with networking, blogging and social media for business?

If you run a business there are so many things to do, all the time, and there is so much information out there about how often you should be networking, blogging and updating social media. We have written before about our networking experiences, our Virtual Angels social media is active and updated often and we regularly blog for our business. All of this takes time and when you’re on your own the sheer volume of work can seem overwhelming. Continue reading “Networking, Blogging, Social Media – what’s the point?”

Tips & Tricks: how to email merge using Outlook

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Sending emails to contacts has become easier with the development of online email marketing tools.  You can easily make professional looking emails and personalise them to the contacts in your list. In addition, there are options to track your emails, find out if people are opening them and even work out which links they are clicking on. Continue reading “Tips & Tricks: how to email merge using Outlook”

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”