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Share the Love: How to Harness Positive Client Reviews

Does your business’ reputation precede itself, or are you the best-kept secret in your industry? Many businesses have lots of happy clients but they’re not always good at telling other people about it!

In today’s digital age, online reviews are a powerful tool, when used effectively. Positive client reviews have the power to not only enhance a company’s reputation but also [...]

February 5, 2024
Rachel Mallett
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Business Planning for the New Year

January is seen as the time to make plans and set goals for the year. It makes perfect sense; with a fresh 12 months ahead of you, it’s a perfect time to assess your business and make plans for growth.

In this blog post, we will discuss the key areas to prioritise when business planning and how you can effectively approach [...]

January 24, 2024
Rachel Mallett
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The Gift of Giving: Strengthening Business Relationships for a Prosperous New Year

As the festive season approaches, it is a perfect time to reflect on the essence of giving and goodwill. In the business world, this sentiment extends beyond traditional gift-giving and holds the potential to strengthen relationships with employees, clients, suppliers, and colleagues. By embracing the spirit of giving in the following ways, businesses can create a positive impact on their [...]

December 1, 2023
Rachel Mallett
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How to do Black Friday Right!

Black Friday, the biggest shopping event of the year, is just around the corner. While traditionally associated with retail, this day of discounts and deals presents an excellent opportunity for service businesses to boost their sales and engage with customers.

Here we look at how service businesses can effectively use promotions at any time of the year!

Limited time deals

Promotions can be [...]

November 16, 2023
Rachel Mallett
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Recovery Planning for Your Business

In today’s fast-paced and ever-changing business landscape, unexpected events and crises have become more frequent than ever before. From natural disasters to economic downturns and pandemics, businesses across the globe have faced numerous challenges that have severely impacted their operations. In light of these uncertainties, recovery planning has emerged as a vital strategic approach to ensure business continuity and future-proofing.

In [...]

October 11, 2023
Rachel Mallett
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How Resilient is your Business?

As a small business owner, you will be well aware of the many challenges involved in navigating through the ever-changing business landscape. The ability for a business to remain resilient in the face of uncertainties is crucial for long-term success. In this blog, we will explore two key pillars that can help small businesses thrive: having robust systems in place [...]

October 11, 2023
Rachel Mallett
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How to negotiate like a pro

Negotiating is a critical part of business, and it’s important to know how to approach it effectively to ensure you get the best possible outcome.

Being able to negotiate successfully can make the all difference between a good deal and a bad deal – and therefore whether it’s worth entering into. Here are some top tips on how to approach negotiations.

1. [...]

January 25, 2023
Rachel Mallett
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Business Lessons from the Elf on the Shelf!

Love it or hate it, the Elf on the Shelf is back in homes across the country!

Here we look at some of the lessons business owners can learn from those cheeky elves.

Planning

At what is already a busy time of year, parents of young children can struggle to keep up with the daily mischief brought by the elves! Planning ahead can [...]

December 19, 2022
Rachel Mallett
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Start the New Year with a Clean Slate?

Every New Year, we talk about starting off how you mean to go on and making plans at the start of January. However, the reality is that most of us start the year by picking up where we left off! December is often a short month for many of us as we look to take time off between Christmas and [...]

November 14, 2022
Rachel Mallett
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Let’s Get Back to Basics…

The past few weeks and months has seen uncertainty develop across many aspects of the economy.

From political fallouts to economic instability, all against a backdrop of wider global issues, the result means a difficult period ahead for many businesses.

In such uncertain times, one of the best things a business can do is get ‘back to basics’. Here we take a [...]

October 28, 2022
Rachel Mallett
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