Tips from the team
The end of the year is always a good time to reflect on achievements from the last 12 months. But the pressure we put on ourselves to fulfil promises for the next year often fall to the wayside after a few weeks of effort.
Meetings are invaluable for turning ideas into plans of action and collaborating with others on projects, but have you ever wondered if you could be getting more out of them? We’ve all felt tired and uninterested during a meeting at some point, so perhaps it's time to use that hour (or more) to your benefit.
With Summer drawing to a close and the Autumn darkness creeping in, it’s a transitional time of year where we’ve started swapping garden BBQs, flip flops and iced frappés for cozy jumpers, pumpkin spice lattes (sorry not sorry) and nights in front of The X Factor. Whilst the seasons may be changing, there’s no reason you or your business have to go into hibernation mode.
Summer may be coming to an end but it’s not too late to take some well-earned time off if you haven’t already. Of course, as a business owner, if you do manage to get away it’s hard to switch off and there’s always the temptation to take work with you.
Being able to pitch confidently is a vital skill if you want to take your business to the next level. To help you deliver a killer presentation (and make sure you’re prepared for it), we’ve created The Perfect Pitch Checklist.
When you form a company you just want to get on with it. Most people dream of running their own business and find that official aspects of administration and filing within a company confusing, or at least irritating.
Talent - something all small businesses need access to in order to grow. Simply put you may need to hire specialists - whether this be business development, digital marketing or web optimisation - at some point a small business will need to employ staff with a particular skill set.
When you look at some of the most successful and innovative companies in the world you can’t ignore what their culture and philosophy is like. If there is anything valuable about a company for the people and employees involved - it is its culture.
When you get a good idea, sometimes it can’t wait. It’s a sudden rush - inspiration strikes.
The internet has been many things, but one of the lesser known of those is as wonderful place for people to showcase their skills. Whether it’s the cool viral video of someone balancing a coin on their nose, a website dedicated to the advanced ins and outs of crocheting or an amateur carpentry hobbyist selling some home made chairs on eBay - the web has made it clear there are many talented people online.
The urge to start a business is a common one, and indeed with formation services like our own it’s extremely easy to do. However, the process of building a business is a lot more involved than the initial impulse to form a company.
When you start a company, there are many important dates that you need to keep in mind. With such a large amount of information, it can be difficult to keep track.