power of presenting

The Power of Presenting

Very few people are born with the natural charisma and confidence that it is assumed great presenters possess. It would be unreasonable to expect a child to learn to ride a bike immediately, or for anyone new to a sport to excel at it from day one. Presenting is a skill like any other, requiring…

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time management tools

Top Time Management Software Apps

Effectively managing your time as a SME is incredibly important. In the early days, you may have to focus on running the business, performing the service and driving the sales all by yourself. Even when you progress and grow, you may still find that you are performing the same tasks but have added employee duties…

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CRM Systems

Top CRM Systems for SMEs

When you manage a small business, efficiency can often mean the difference between success and failure. You want to grow, but to grow you need more customers. To get more customers, you need to source leads. Once the leads are sourced, you need to make sure you are marketing to them in the right way,…

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How the EU Referendum Might Affect SMEs

On Thursday 23rd June, the UK has been given the opportunity to vote on whether we remain inside, or leave the European Union. Many would say that the EU referendum debate has been wholly negative to date, with campaigners from both sides predicting disaster and disarray should their opponent win. There is no denying that…

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Lisa Wenborn

VA of the Month – Lisa

Congratulations are due to Lisa, the first in the PA Business Support team to be awarded ‘VA of the Month’ – an award given in recognition of great work, skills and achievements within our ever-growing team. Below is the first profile for ‘VA of the Month’ as we delve into Lisa’s story and why she…

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Best Foot Forward

Putting your best foot forward

Is ‘dressing to impress’ still relevant for today’s working woman? What to wear is all part of the daily grind for most of us – unless your role requires uniform, you are responsible for looking the part in your working life. But what does that actually mean? What expectation is there on today’s woman to…

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Divvying up the benefits

Divvying up the benefits

We’re now a month into a new financial year and the dawn of a new April invariably brings a wave of changes to the financial industry – more specifically, the taxing system. The Summer Budget of 2016 announced by George Osborne proved no different at all from its forefathers with a host of changes, specifically…

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