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…

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…

Our HD8 Business Show Learning Experience…

  The beauty of having all our business’ data stored and categorized into a reliable and organised system or CRM (Customer Relationship Management) platform isn’t just that it helps us keep track of contacts’ details…or that it seamlessly integrates with other systems…or that it minimizes our chances of missing valuable opportunities to grow our business. The true beauty of a tailored and dependable CRM means we can be Location Independent. If you’ve read any of…

Run your business from anywhere

Now you are on the move You no longer need to be in the same place as your clients to run your business. You can run your business from anywhere, as near or as far from everything as you want. Of course, that’s not to say you don’t need to check-in with everyone from time to time! That’s where your system comes in. Wherever you are, you know all you need is an internet connection to instantly get…

Becoming location independent

What does business freedom mean to you? Every business owner we meet has their own definition for business freedom. Maybe you want to pick and choose the hours you work, invest more time into the hobbies you love or create the business of your dreams. Whatever your ultimate goal, becoming a location independent business is usually a key step in the journey to business freedom. Being truly free means you can run your business from…

Communicate effectively in the digital age

Never lose touch again Have you ever had a project delayed just because one person was out of the office and nobody knew what was happening? Lost an important business card? Or had trouble deciphering your own notes one week on from a meeting? In the digital age, it’s easy to build a system that allows everyone in your business to communicate effectively. Great systems boost collaboration between team members, simplify following up with clients…

Businesses’ Secret to Surviving Brexit

  “Brexit”. It’s become the buzzword of 2016 hasn’t it and will probably be added to the Oxford Dictionary soon, in fact I’ve just added it to my computer’s dictionary now! It’s no wonder people from all walks of life are familiar with the term, given that business confidence in the UK economy has dropped by almost double since the historic EU Referendum on June 23rd. The BBC reported that, according to a YouGov and…

Collaboration Has No Borders!

  We all now juggle many job roles, spin lots of plates and wear several hats 24/7 so it pays to be able to enjoy freedom. To have the liberty to work anytime and anyplace we fancy sounds tempting and a valuable asset to many who have to fit the school run, checking on elderly parents or simply other commitments in their active lives. ‘Freedom’ might not be a word traditionally associated with ‘work’ but,…