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Why Should I Keep My Small Business Software Up to Date?

These days the business world is changing pretty rapidly. The compliance world is changing at a crazy pace too: with new legislation, reporting requirements and ways to connect coming into play every year. The area of IT and the humble PC is also changing with entry of new Windows 10 (and even Windows 8 and 8.1), which is significantly different from its previous versions. Moreover, the phasing out of Windows XP and the emergence of cloud-based computing has also played [...]

Improving Customer Satisfaction

6 small business tips for improving customer satisfaction

As a small business, customers are your livelihood. Customer satisfaction is what keeps them coming back and, at the end of the day, what keeps your business afloat. It often takes a large amount of effort to gain a customer, but you can lose them in a second and sometimes without you even noticing. With Valentines Day coming up this week, let’s take a look at how you can show love to your existing customers and keep them coming back for [...]

new year resolutions for small business

5 New Year Resolutions for Small Businesses

At around this time every year people decide that they are going to make a change or resolution in the New Year. As a small business owner, this time of the year is perfect for taking a step back and assessing your business. It’s a great idea to have some resolutions in mind for your business, so that you can kick off 2015 in the best way possible. Take a look at your business plan Your business plan is one of the [...]

tips for christmas season

5 Small Business Tips for Surviving the Christmas Season

The festive season impacts small business owners in different ways. Retail businesses often experience their highest sales, but other businesses may suffer a decrease in production and sales. There are a few things that small business owners need to consider to stay on track and make the festive period more enjoyable for all. Spread some Christmas cheer Keep customers engaged with a festive environment in your business – you would be surprised how far some decorations can go! Why not think up [...]

Goals for small business

How to Set Business Goals and Objectives You Will Achieve

As an entrepreneur, you probably have no shortage of ideas and dreams, but sometimes you can fall short when it comes to putting them into action. Even with the best plans in place, life can sometimes get in the way of you achieving your goals. Here are some tips for setting up goals and objectives for  small business that you will be able to follow through on. Set Business Goals that are Realistic When it comes to business goal setting, you need [...]

Event planning for Small Business

Event Planning for Your Small Business

Organising and running an event takes a lot of planning. Whether it is a conference, seminar or product launch, the success of your event lies in the details. Here are some things to consider when event planning your small business. Determine the purpose of your event Before you can start planning a successful event, be clear on why you want to hold the event at all. Every decision you make should support your main goal or purpose. Is your goal to generate [...]

Having an edge as a small business

7 ways your small business has an advantage over bigger competitors

As a small business you need to understand your advantages over larger businesses in order to succeed. Often, small businesses try to look big and the bigger businesses try to look small and personal. It’s important for you to embrace your strengths in being small. Here are some tips for taking advantage of being one of the little guys. Be Flexible Sometimes watching what bigger businesses can do is scary, but they are usually focused on large volume products and not those for [...]

X-Factor in a small business

Creating the X-Factor in your small business

The X-Factor isn’t just a popular prime time television show, it is a term that has now come to mean someone or something that is interesting, exciting and unforgettable. The X-Factor in your small business is the edge you have that makes it stand out from all the rest. Get Back to Basics Firstly, you need to get back to basics and ask yourself why you went into business in the first place. Make a list of the things you are most [...]

Leadership Skills for Business Owners

6 Leadership Skills Small Business Owners Need

Having a successful small business is about more than just a great idea. It’s also about being a great leader. The thing is, not everybody is a natural born leader, however there are certain leadership skills that can be learned and developed. Skills such as listening, communicating, forward planning and delegating are important traits of a good leader and must be applied within your business whether you have 1 or 100 employees. So, what does it take to be an effective [...]

Phone Etiquette in small business

How to Improve Phone Etiquette in Your Small Business

Poor phone etiquette in small business is quite still prevalent. Did you know that the majority of customers decide whether to go with a particular business based entirely on their first phone interaction with them? A survey by Office HQ found that a mishandled phone call doesn’t only impact the caller but also the business, as the vast majority will tell friends and family to avoid a business if the call wasn’t satisfactory. So, how can your business outshine the rest [...]