If you think about it, your website is effectively your company’s shop window. This is where people will look up information about you and get their initial first impression. What you don’t want is a shop window where the display looks dated or worse needs tidying up. Therefore, here are the top 5 things to…

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Thanks to the great response to my previous blog which offered some advice on starting a business in a recession (click here to read) and a fair bit more free time on my hands, I thought I would write another which looks at some businesses which surprisingly were started in times of dire economic conditions.…

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As working remotely becomes more of a necessity in these recent times, it is something people may not be used to. Some people can find it hard to focus, while others may burn out. With a few tips it is possible to develop a consistent routine and get the most out of working remotely. Dress…

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As springtime nears, everyone starts to think about spring cleaning. However, it’s not just your drawers or the kitchen microwave that could do with a scrub, your company’s tech can also do with a bit of decluttering to help spark more joy from your devices. Your mobile If you are self-employed or do a lot…

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Most businesses have to use telephones or have some kind of phone system put in place. Even if you are self-employed, the chances are you will have some kind of mobile contact number or use a virtual assistant. Hosted telephony (sometimes referred to as cloud telephony or hosted VoIP) is when you use an outside…

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If you are looking to run your own business, do something on the side to raise a bit of extra money, or want to promote something you are passionate about, a website is effectively your shop window. There are various options you can choose for this, but one you should consider is a WordPress website,…

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After January 15th 2020, Windows 7 will no longer be available, with any machines with the system getting popups effectively forcing an update for Windows 10.  It is important to make sure your devices are up to date in order to keep them fully updated and secure. Security You need to check that your compliance…

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Calling a company can be stressful. Being put on hold for too long, being put through to the wrong person, and having to repeat information can frustrate customers. This is why it is recommended you look at upgrading to a modern phone system. Remote working As well as making the experience better for your customers,…

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There are many ways to promote your business. Social media, broadcast media, print and trade shows can all be beneficial. But one area people often forget is email marketing. Used in the correct way, it can be a smart platform to direct your message to your potential customers. More personal An email can be more…

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Whether you are a small business or a multi-national, you have to consider how you promote your business. Word of mouth can be strong, but generating it can be difficult. One thing that companies need to consider is a simple question- is advertising on social media worthwhile? Reaching your customers The fact is pretty much…

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