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Tips to bring business success

Running a business, given its share of rewards and risks, could be a very daunting challenge. It is commonly thought that running a successful business requires large amounts of capital, hundreds of employees, to name a few – this doesn’t necessarily have to be the case. In this difficult economic climate, running a business is…

Top 5 Tips for Increasing Small Business Revenue

Top 5 Tips posts from the SME Blog are always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. 1. One of your main aims as a business owner should be converting prospective leads into actual sales. A proven sales script that works is vital for increasing your conversion rate. 2. Another…

Top 5 Tips for Making Your Small Business More ‘Green’

The top 5 tips weekly post is always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. 1. Use energy efficient lighbulbs in your workplace and take advantage of natural light wherever possible. 2. Recycle any waste that is generated by your business. Try to also reduce your waste output wherever it…

Top 5 Small Business Tips for the New Year

The top 5 tips weekly post is always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. 1. Look at your competitors and see how their product offering has changed over the course of the year and examine what they’ve done right and wrong. 2. Try to get the year off to…

Top 5 Tips for Ecommerce at Xmas

The top 5 tips weekly post is always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. 1. Keep track of what your competitors are doing over the festive period. If they are undercutting you by a huge margin you may wish to react to their price cuts. 2. Add personal touches…

Top 5 Tips for Running Your First Business

The weekly top 5 tips post is always full of helpful hints and advice for small, home and micro business owners. 1. Make sure that your chosen area of business is something that you know and understand, but most importantly it should also be something you enjoy and are enthusiastic about doing. 2. Be frugal…

Top 5 Tips for Overcoming Small Business Problems

The weekly top 5 tips post is always full of helpful hints and advice for small, home and micro business owners. 1. Make sure that you listen to what the other people who work in your business are complaining about. Your staff on the frontline are the ones most likely to first encounter any problems…

Don’t Keep A Dog But Bark Yourself!

Hiring staff is aways a double edged sword, staff cost money, time but hopefully they will take work off of your back and increase productivity. After weeks you are still doing the work you hoped your new staff member would do, but here you are still talking to the customer, etc. – so, why did…

If I Throw A Stick, Will You Leave?

You put the phone down after one hour of explaining to your client why you can’t deliver yesterday or perform miracles! And the bad thing is, he will call back again tomorrow. But you are in customer care and that is what you have to do – taking the good with the bad – right?…

It Sounds Like English, But I Can’t Understand A Damn Word You’re Saying

Answer phone messages you really enjoy: Accountant: “Good morning, I’m calling to talk about your P & L and your Balance Sheet!“ Web Designer: “Hi, we need to talk SEO – call me!“ These are conversation you can’t wait to have, right? Well, how about these: Accountant: “Good morning, I wanted to talk about how…

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