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…

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…

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…

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…