Integrated Systems Make The World Go Round…

“Money, money, money, always funny in a rich man’s world!” so sings ABBA. It is indeed funny in a wealthy man’s (or woman’s!) world, but it’s not so amusing when payments are late, especially for businesses. In a recent blog post published in February, Zoho cited Experian’s The Late Payment Survey: how is late payment affecting business, which stated that: “British businesses currently have to wait an average of 22.5 days beyond agreed credit terms to…

Don’t Fall For Shiny Penny Syndrome!

  What was the last thing that you treated yourself too? If you’re a shopaholic it might have been new clothes or a new pet if you’re an animal lover, perhaps the Apple Watch or some other gadget or gizmo? But what if you had no wardrobe or drawers to store the clothes, or couldn’t afford to feed your new pet or you didn’t have a way to charge your Apple Watch? It would be…

How Business Freedom Enablers Help You Go The Xtra Mile

Think of all the extra things you could do if you didn’t have to do mediocre and mundane tasks… While you’re waiting for your name to be called at the doctors you’re probably daydreaming about playing your favourite sport or making your favourite creative thing, whether that be baking, drawing or writing that novel you’re working on. While you’re in the bus queue you might be wishing you were meeting a friend for a catch…

Become One With ONTRAPORT & Free Your Business

  Have you ever been immobilized by indecision? Dithered for ages over which bank to place your savings in, ‘ummed’ and ‘ahhed’ over which film to watch or music to listen to, wavered over which item of clothing to buy, only to falter even more when confronted with the vast abundance of clothing choice that’s available online once your unlock your phone or open your laptop? Whilst competition amongst banks and clothing brands and even…

Workflow Whizz: Save Time & Grow Your Business!

  Who doesn’t like being productive? The truth is even the biggest procrastinators among us relish the feeling of being efficient and kicking that to-do list to the curb. With the amount of things you could do instead of spending ages on a menial task that should take a fraction of time- from creatively coming up with your next product or service idea to penning that book you’ve always wanted to write- it’s no wonder…

Why Teal Is Our New Favourite Business Colour…

  If you had a business genie at your disposal and could dream up a perfect organisational structure what would it look like? Flexible working hours, location independence for employees and freedom to fulfil their job roles how they liked? But would the necessary results be achieved if there weren’t any firm strategies, procedures and regulations implemented, if there was no clear chain of accountability in place? In our post last week we talked about…

Vision: What’s Your Business Destination?

  Sometimes the best things that happen to us are spontaneous. Bumping into an old friend can bring more laughs than an obligatory scheduled meeting with an acquaintance. A surprise out of the blue from a loved one can be more touching than a planned birthday surprise. Stumbling upon an advert for a local networking event on social media can result in better business relationships than your organised direct sales strategy. But when it comes…

New Year, New Business Approach?

We hope you and your business have enjoyed 2016. Whilst New Year is a time to reflect on how lucky we are at present and the successes we’ve enjoyed so far, my mantra is: “how can we find a better way?” I’m always looking for ways to improve, streamline, optimise and get smarter. So what have we learnt from our A-Z of CRM blog post series this year that can shape practical and useful New…

10 Ways Time-Saver Zoho Tasks Helps You Tackle Your To-Do List

  Time’s pretty fickle isn’t it? When we have lots of it we love it but usually end up squandering it with a ‘I’ll do it tomorrow mentality.’ When time is of the essence and we have very little of it, we resent it and tend to leave an urgent task until the very last minute before a deadline. Poor time can’t win! Time is so tricky because we can’t control how fast passes but…

Keep Your Friends Close And Your Business Contacts Closer…

  Are you guilty of not keeping in touch with family friends, extended family, old colleagues, or school mates? We all love our family and friends but sometimes life gets busy and sadly touching base with them falls down our priority list. Occasionally we’re lucky enough to find friends who are understanding and we can easily pick up where we left off with them, even though it’s been years since we saw them and perhaps…