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Time to Take Control of Your Business

As business consultants we regularly meet with small business owners on a regular basis who are ready to take their business to the next level but have so often found themselves in a position of uncertainty.

Running your own business brings you a certain level of confidence but taking the next step towards further business growth can seem like a daunting task.

In order to invoke positive change you …

Outsource Your BookKeeping for Better Business Performance

As a business owner you know how important it is to document all of your financial transactions and activities throughout the tax year.

 

Not only are you required by law to do this but keeping accurate figures enables you to monitor how well your business is performing over that year and apply any changes essential to boosting your business growth.

When you have …

Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur

More and more people are turning their back on employment and becoming entrepreneurs.

They no longer want to work long hours for a company where the pay really isn’t what it should be and because of the state of the economy, working for yourself and taking the leap is really starting to look appealing.

Throwing in the towel and starting your own …

Social Media Communication

As social media is becoming more widely used it is important that you know how to communicate using this valuable tool.

Social media communication isn’t just about posting articles onto your Facebook page or re-tweeting someone else’s tweet on twitter it’s about engaging with your audience, getting to know them and what they are all about. By doing this you can …

Negotiate on Price and You Negotiate on Quality

When you’re a small business owner trying to grow your business you will most likely see the value in paying someone new a high fee if that person is going to help win you new business. Speculate to accumulate and all that.

When you run a business it is easy to understand the value of a ‘fee earner’ but often …

Vision and Clarity in Business

Let me ask you a question; would you walk out of your front door without knowing where you were heading?

As a small business owner you can so often get caught up in the day to day running of your business and you can lose sight of what you’re trying to achieve.

Chasing clients for payment, making …

Managing Your Financial Records for Business Growth

Most micro businesses and entrepreneurs manage their finances using the time old tradition of spreadsheets because it seems the easiest solution when you’re building up your business, and to begin with it is.

If you’ve had your business for less than two years then you probably have a spread sheet that records incomings & outgoings …

Get organised in 2012 – easy jobs that you can do now

It’s at this time of year that everyone tells you what a great time it is to revisit your vision, define your goals and put together big plans for the next 12 months. However whilst I find these articles inspiring and they do provide food for thought, they also sound like a bit too much hard work after returning from a much needed break!

If you’re feeling guilty that you haven’t …

10 things you can learn from ice-skating

This week I’ve been lucky enough to enjoy celebrating Christmas with some of my lovely clients.

As part of the Journalista team night we went Ice-Skating at Hyde Parks Winter Wonderland, and not being the greatest ice-skater I was a bit apprehensive! I was convinced I’d fall over every 5 minutes! However I managed to focus on the fun we’d surely have afterwards when sampling the mulled-wine so I signed up …

Young people meet businesses at Opening Doors 2011

Opening Doors is an annual event aiming to bring businesses and young people together.  It’s a chance for organisations to share what it’s like working for them and gives the young people a chance to ask them questions and discuss options and routes into work with them.

Hosted yesterday at the Tottenham Hotspurs football ground I was there helping out as a volunteer.  Our friends over at Silver Skills are the …

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