When is the right time to call in a VA to support you in your business? As a VA, I could not tell you the amount of times that I meet with potential new clients and, as soon as I ask how I can support them, they have a mind blank! All too often I hear: “I don’t know where to start…!” or things like … [Read more...] about Guest Blog: When is the right time to call in a VA?
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A few years ago, newly returned to the workplace after some time away, I attended several digital marketing courses where the course leaders casually mentioned that email newsletters were a dying breed and not part of today’s digital toolkit. Controversial. The positioning was, that in … [Read more...] about Is there still a place for email newsletters in digital marketing?
This is partly a blog about networking and partly about presenting as I feel the same way about both. I recently had a birthday party for a “big” birthday. It came to the time when one might be expected to make a speech. I have to admit it, I looked at all those lovely smiling faces, froze, and … [Read more...] about Networking Tips for Introverts
We are all aware how important it is to have a regularly updated business blog. However, surely I'm not the only one of being guilty of talking the talk rather than walking the walk? Benefits of business blogging Below is a quick re-cap of how having a blog can benefit your small business. … [Read more...] about Easy ways to improve the impact of your business blog posts
When your budget is tight or you are managing your marketing yourself, any productivity and blogging tools that can help improve your output or increase engagement with your blog posts can be beneficial. Below are the top 6 free tools that I work with on a daily basis for different client … [Read more...] about 6 useful productivity and blogging tools for small business
When January rolls around each year, there is a proliferation of blog posts and newspaper articles outlining the importance of planning, whether it be for business, marketing, or life in general. Why should the planning cycle just be limited to certain times of the year? Goals help to create … [Read more...] about Why business plans matter