Staying Safe At The Christmas Party

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An extra blog from us this week, a topical post from Charlotte Allfrey, Principal HR Consultant at Metro HR:

‘Staying safe at the Christmas party’.

Charlotte Allfrey founded Metro HR because she really enjoys sharing her knowledge and expertise with clients across all sectors, helping them to build motivated and successful businesses.

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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?”

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!”

Proactive business support

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Good executive support is a valuable asset to a corporate office, charity, SME or entrepreneur in their working life. I am sure that you will have complimented or grumbled about support from administration or operational personnel at some point in your working life, even if you knew the problem wasn’t of their making. Continue reading “Proactive business support”

Welcome to 2017! Planning going well?

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9 January 2017 already – I can’t quite believe it myself?!

I had loads of plans for the Christmas/New Year holiday, although I wasn’t scheduled to have a complete break myself, apart from the usual bank holidays.  It was going to be my time to catch up on some tasks that appear to have been on my own to-do list for much longer than I would like and plan for 2017.

However, a family member admitted to hospital and the best laid plans are put to one side as family come first.  Thankfully, after an operation and great care by the NHS, my family member is home recovering and we are slowly getting back to normal.

Though I now seem to have an even longer list of things that I would like to do.  There seem to be three categories at present: “Must Do”; “Should Do”; “Will Do”! Continue reading “Welcome to 2017! Planning going well?”

Our final guest blog post of 2016: Which Social Media Platform Should I Use for Sharing Blog Content?

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In last month’s post, I talked about discovering where the target readers of your Business Blog may be lurking and I touched briefly on Social Media.

You will probably be active on some of the Social Media platforms already.   You may have found that there are some platforms that you enjoy more and may have also found that you have a preferred platform for sharing existing content.

Or you may not have ventured in to the world where Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram reside yet. Continue reading “Our final guest blog post of 2016: Which Social Media Platform Should I Use for Sharing Blog Content?”