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Work Smart

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Running a business is stressful enough. Make your work easier with tools that make running and organizing your business easier. For most small business owners we’re working a job and trying to get a business off the ground. Even when we have taken the plunge, we’re usually juggling a few business ideas or income streams […]

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Buy Buttons

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Read Buy Buttons by Nick Loper This book popped up in one of those marketing emails and it’s surprisingly packed full of actionable useful information for starting a side business. If you’re looking to make some extra cash – who isn’t? – read this book. Find one idea that interests you and make some money […]

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How to choose the right IT Consultant for your business

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Does your small business need an IT Consultant? As a small business, you might think that your business does not need that much technology for you to seek the services of an IT consultant. Most twenty first century businesses rely on some form of technology or the other to run efficiently and be cost efficient. […]

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Take control of your Schedule like a Boss with Google Calendar

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How do I keep track of all I need to do as a small business owner? If you’re anything like me, you have various projects to keep track of and you’re using a combination of paper/notebook, note taking app and other scheduling apps to track your tasks. This then results in many Todo lists in […]

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5 Steps to More Customers

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Step 1: Create an offer that connects The first step to getting customers is an offer that connects. Your first task on this journey is to define your offer. By that I mean your legendary brand offering that stands out clearly to the customer you desire to acquire. If you have several products and services […]

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Emails – Making them count!

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Love them or hate them, email signatures offer a great way to let people know about your brand. Most of us are suffering from information overload and it’s a struggle to get your emails opened. First you need a subject line catchy enough to get the recipient to open the email. And once they’ve opened […]

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Parent’s guide to online safety

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Educate your kids It’s important that you educate your kids on security online so they are aware of what to look out for and how to stay safe online. You must prepare them for the fact that there are threats online. Encourage them to be vigilant and be involved in their online activities as much […]

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Safety Online

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Be Safe Online Keeping your business data secure You’ve heard the word hacker and seen headlines about data breaches in big companies. You probably think it doesn’t concern you. Who cares about my small business… you think. Your business and personal data can be valuable to hackers…. Imagine you go to an office for a […]

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Choose a winning domain name

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Tips to choose a domain name Choosing a domain name is very similar to choosing a business name. You want a name that is easy to recall and distinct. Assuming that you already have a business name, you may want your domain name to be the same as your business name. This may not be […]

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Get your business online

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Whatever business you’re in, being online can add immense value to your business. Being online means that your business is open 24/7. People can find you and find information about your products and services at any time that suits them. Imagine you run a bakery that makes celebration cakes to order. If your business is […]