What Are The Best Ways To Learn Zoho?

Where do you turn to learn Zoho? Learning how to use a new tool, app, system or anything technical can be quite daunting. Often it can take a generous dollop of time, a pan full of (unanswered) questions, mixed in with a dash of frustration and a spoon full of sugar.  But what happens when it feels like you are hitting your head against a brick wall and you can’t quite get that thing to…

Free Software Trials: 9 Common Mistakes People Make

Free software trials. Love them or hate them? Free software trials suggest to me that I will be able to have a play around and get a feel for the software, before I commit to a full user experience. But in the back of my mind, I always have that saying “you don’t get anything for free.” There is a lot of truth in that when it comes to software trials. Yes, the idea of…

Setting Up As a Teal Organisation

In this article, we explore the process of setting up as a Teal Organisation. I have worked in organisations where hierarchy, profit, growth and accountability to targets were ingrained in the culture. We lived and breathed it every single day. From my early career, through to when I set up Creative Analysis in 2009, this is how I knew business to be.   Standard Business Versus Teal Organisations Seven years after I founded Creative Analysis,…

Tools For Late Payments: How To Get Paid On Time

Late payments. If you run your own business, no doubt you will have had to chase late payments. But is there an easier and less painful way? In this article we will discuss tools that are available to eradicate late payments.   How Late Payment Affects Businesses In a blog post published recently, Zoho cited Experian’s The Late Payment Survey: How Is Late Payment Affecting Business. In it they stated: “British businesses currently have to wait…

How do you juggle working from home and family life?

Working from home used to be the exception, not the norm. But now, we find ourselves thrust into working from our kitchen table (or the garden), sneaking precious moments in our days to work. We are juggling looking after and home schooling our children, making sure we get our daily exercise and fresh air boost and checking in on our loved ones.   How do you juggle working from home and family life? You may…

Online Tools To Manage Your Business

With the right online tools in place your business can save time, increase efficiency, reduce human error and manual tasks and boost productivity. Not to mention increase sales and ensure you get paid on time, whilst your team work from the comfort of their own home.   So what are the right online tools to manage your business from anywhere? We use the Zoho One suite of applications in our business and our clients rave…

Working From Home During Coronavirus

With the worst public health crisis for a generation upon us, many organisations are encouraging working from home during the coronavirus pandemic. Coronavirus (Covid-19) is making its presence known, impacting on businesses and communities around the world. Events are being cancelled, schools are being closed, flights are being grounded and countries are on lock down.   Working From Home During The Coronavirus Pandemic? We can tell you a thing or two about remote working, having…

What Are Teal Organisations?

What Are Teal organisations? I was introduced to the concept of Teal organisations in 2016 and was instantly fascinated by the three core principles of Teal. Self-Management: this is a system based on peer relationships. There is no need for hierarchy, consensus or central command and control in self-managed teams and organisations. Wholeness: this is about a consistent set of practices that invite members to reclaim their inner wholeness and bring to the workplace ‘all of who they are’….

Canoe Down The Zambezi River

In July 2018 I (Paula) am going to canoe down the Zambezi River. Here is why this is so important to me. When I look at the body of an elephant, I see history. I see nature at its best and I see an amazing animal that deserves complete protection and respect. When I look into the eye of an elephant I see pure majestic wisdom, I see deep emotion and I see a soft…

Are you CRM Ready?

Why CRM Software trials don’t work so well. If you’re anything like me, I am always signing up to free trials of software. In fact I have just promised myself that I will not sign up to another free trial again. Well, until I’m ready to jump all in and use it. Because, this is where the problem lies. I am always attracted by the ‘shiny shiny’ ads that XXX software is going to revolutionise…