Tag Archives: Small Business Support

The Hardest Working Advert

Advertising – Reach New Heights I have always advised clients to steer clear of advertising in newspapers and magazines. At prohibitive costs, that advert only stands a chance of working for you for the seconds that particular page is open … Continue reading

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Privacy Policy

GDPR Deadline The GDPR Deadline is this Friday, 25th May. Businesses that hold, process or use data about any EU citizen need to be aware of, and comply with, a new set of regulations put in place by the European Parliament. This … Continue reading

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Productivity and the 80/20 Rule

Productivity According to Pareto According to the the Pareto Principle, 20% of your activity will account for 80% of your results. Vilfredo Pareto, an Italian economist, first described the principle in 1895: 20% of your products or services will produce … Continue reading

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GDPR Don’t Panic, Just Prepare

On Monday I shall be at the GDPR Summit in London, helping DBR Data to support SMBs and SMEs to get GDPR compliant with the help of GDPR Mentor software. They have until May 25th and whilst there is no … Continue reading

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Small Businesses Unite

Got Space to Spare? Use it! Many months ago I came home after using the village post office and wrote a post about it. The local postmaster works long hours and has neither the time nor the inclination to stock … Continue reading

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Facebook’s New Algorithm – What it Means To You

The Monster that is Facebook Many businesses have long regarded Facebook as a ‘necessary evil’. It is, after all, a massive drain on time and energy, detracting us from real life. A tide of ‘Facebook leavers’ see no added value … Continue reading

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Making Mistakes?

We recently lost a family member, bringing sadness, regrets, and a not inconsidearable amount of work. I am an Executor of his estate but the whole process has been reasonably straightforward, with one exception… Dealing With The Energy Company In … Continue reading

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That Job You Hate? Delegate!

How’s Your ‘To-Do’ List? We all have jobs that we don’t like doing. That task that keeps getting filed under ‘later’. The one that just doesn’t go away. The job that is so huge you have no idea where to … Continue reading

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Mothers Day Marketing – to Everyone

Mothers Day Marketing It always makes me chuckle to see it, and this year has been no exception. Why do marketing departments publish Mothers Day marketing that’s aimed at either men  or women? Surely we all had/have mothers? I know it might appear that men … Continue reading

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How To Get Google Reviews

Do Google Reviews Matter? The short answer is, yes, they do. Any SEO strategy should include increasing the number of reviews and testimonials across all media, including: Search engines Website Social media Directories On other relevant websites How Do I … Continue reading

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