Category Business Checklists

Top 5 Tips for Coping with Small Business Data Loss

The top 5 tips weekly post is always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. 1. Investing in a good backup solution can actually prevent you from ever losing data. Combine a USB drive with a cloud solution for best results. 2. Make sure that you monitor your data carefully.…

Top 5 Tips for Small Biz Networking Events

The top 5 tips weekly post is always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. 1. Thorough preparation is important. Try to think about questions you might be asked and consider your responses to them beforehand. 2. Make sure that you take professional business cards with you to the networking…

Top 5 Tips for Small Biz Twitter Beginners

The top 5 tips weekly post is always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. 1. Remember that you are on Twitter primarily to listen and learn, not to simply broadcast your message to the world. 2. Interaction is the key to success on Twitter. Try to follow other people…

Top 5 Tips for Saving a Struggling Small Business

The top 5 tips weekly post is always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. 1. Try to cut your operational costs as quickly and savagely as possible, without it affecting your ability to provide top quality products or service. It is important to get the basics (business planning &…

Top 5 Tips for Small Biz Data Management On-The-Go

The top 5 tips weekly post is always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. 1. The USB stick is still your greatest asset for on-the-fly data management. The only flaw is how easily it can be lost or left behind when travelling. 2. Sync all your mobile gadgets just…

Top 5 Tips for Reducing Small Business Debt for the New Year

The top 5 tips weekly post is always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. 1. Make sure that you stick to a strict budget from now on, even if it has been difficult in the past. Accurate estimates of your monthly payments and expenditures are now essential. 2. Whenever…

Top 5 Small Business Tips for the Holidays

The top 5 tips weekly post is always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. 1. The Xmas period is an excellent excuse to conduct marketing activities and contact the people who have purchased from you in the past. 2. It is important to be prepared for the festive season…

Top 5 Small Business Cloud Computing Tips

The top 5 tips weekly post is always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. 1. There are suprisingly few barriers to entry for any small business considering the cloud and no need for new hardware or software. 2. The cloud can potentially improve your productivity overnight, allowing you instant…

Top 5 Small Business Back Office Tips

The top 5 tips weekly post is always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. 1. Make sure that your back office process is designed with the greatest amount of flexibility in mind and any potential roadblocks are removed from the process. 2. Don’t turn the process into more of…

Top 5 Website Tips for Beginners

The top 5 tips weekly post is always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. 1. Make sure that you know your target market. If you don’t know who you are trying to attract to your website, it is difficult to cater the content accordingly. 2. Consider how your audience…

Top 5 CRM Software Tips for Small Businesses

The top 5 tips weekly post is always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. 1. Make sure that your choice of CRM software is fully integrated with the rest of your key business systems. 2. CRM software will allow you to keep a full record of all of your…

Top 5 Tips for Getting Your Small Business Organised

The top 5 tips weekly post is always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. 1. Pre-sort your physical mail as soon as it arrives, especially if you receive a large volume of it. Decide what needs to be filed, read or replied to. 2. Keep your desk free of…

Top 5 Tips for Small Business Customer Service

The top 5 tips weekly post is always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. 1. Build a rapport with your customer base and try to make every single customer feel valued. 2. Empower your employees to make good customer service decisions on the spot, even if it means that…

Top 5 Benefits of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) for your Small Business

The top 5 tips weekly post is always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. 1. It doesn’t matter which platform you prefer (Linux, Mac or Windows) because SaaS is not platform specific. 2. SaaS does not require any kind of installation because it runs from within your web browser.…

Top 5 Financial Tips for Small Business

The top 5 tips weekly post is always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. 1. Keeping your finances in order will ensure that your small business is attractive to potential investors. 2. Minimising risk is a key aspect of financial management. Ensure that all of your most valuable and…

Top 5 Social Media Basics

The top 5 tips weekly post is always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. 1. It is important for you to locate where your customers are most likely to congregate online. This will vary based on your industry so choosing the right social network will ensure that you don’t…

Top 5 Survival Strategies for Small Business

The top 5 tips weekly post is always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. 1. Planning is a critical function for any small business. Know everything possible about your market before trying to enter it and remember to review your plan at regular intervals. 2. If you must rely…

Top 5 Business Efficiency Tips

The top 5 tips weekly post is always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. 1. Try phasing out the use of ‘snail mail’ in your organisation wherever possible. As a method of communication it is highly inefficient and in many situations is no longer needed because of email. 2.…

Top 5 Social Responsibility Basics

The top 5 tips weekly post is always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. 1. Try to do things that will have a positive impact on the local community. If you can’t afford to contribute financially, give up some of your free time instead. 2. It is possible to…

Top 5 Basics of Marketing

The top 5 tips weekly post is always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. 1. For the best marketing results, it requires a substantial investment of time. Try to dedicate a couple of half-days to marketing every week. 2. Get to know your chosen industry very closely. You should…

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