Business

Social Media for Law Firms

  Following on from my recent blog, this post is a case study looking at social media for law firms and the ways I can support them in their social media management.   A local law practice approached me requesting “help with social media”.  They had an existing presence on both Facebook and Twitter, but…

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Small Business Problems

Small Business Problems (and the challenge of overcoming them) Nobody ever said it was going to be easy, but small business owners face a somewhat unique set of challenges. As your business grows, so different problems arise, demanding different solutions. This article highlights four of the most common small business problems and outlines a possible…

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Self-Care at Work – A Necessary Business Strategy

I’m writing today about something that is a new concept for me  – self-care at work.  I can say it is not something  I have ever given much thought to.  That is, until I came across it as part of some training I did recently. It struck such a chord with me that I thought I…

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How to Network – 7 Top Tips

Why build your professional network? Whoever said, “It’s not what you know, but who you know” could not have been more correct.  Companies do not make decisions; it is the people behind the company who do that.  It would be nice if any business were able to rely on word of mouth alone. The reality,…

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Free Tools for Small Business

  As the owner of a small business, how do you keep your head above the parapet?  You have a myriad of tasks with your name on and yet you still have to grow your business and service existing clients.  It is tough, and online tools have never played a bigger part in streamlining your…

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How to get an All-Star Profile

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section” _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” _builder_version=”3.0.47″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.17.6″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” border_style=”solid”]   What is a LinkedIn All-Star Profile? It’s true that LinkedIn might not be the most popular of all the social networks and for some, it remains the platform where you have a profile because …well…you’re just supposed…

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I hate hats (or why it makes sense to hire a Virtual Assistant)

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section” _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” _builder_version=”3.0.47″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.17.6″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” border_style=”solid”]   I have never been a great lover of hats.  They don’t suit me.  They don’t fit.  I look like I should be at a W.I. meeting. Why am I writing about my cocklaphobia (fear of hats, don’t…

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What turns a good VA into a GREAT VA? – Administrative Support for Small Businesses

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section” _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” _builder_version=”3.0.47″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.17.6″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” border_style=”solid”] Administrative support for small businesses   With so many people seeking administrative support for small businesses, I was recently asked to summarise what made a good Virtual Assistant.  My immediate thought was specialist, senior-level experience, and that is…

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Why Should I Hire a VA? – Outsourcing Work to a Virtual Assistant

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section” _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” _builder_version=”3.0.47″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.17.6″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” border_style=”solid”]   What is a VA?   Even though VA’s have been in existence for some years, they are still a relatively unknown breed.  So let me do my bit for the species and explain exactly what a Virtual…

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