Admin support

How to set up an automated mail sequence using MailChimp

I recently undertook Janet Murray's 10 day email list building challenge, which by the way was enormously rewarding. Anyway, back to this... I like to share on my blog things that will aid your productivity but sometimes forget to share it because I am doing it week...

Do you haggle with freelancers?

Do you haggle with freelancers? I've only had it twice, but it's been twice in as many weeks and both women thought it was justified because they could 'offer me exposure' (yeah, I know, people do actually say it) and the other said 'the work is quite...

How to delegate better: a guide for small business owners

Learning how to delegate better can improve your business and its success   How’s that to-do list looking? When did you last focus solely on your business without distraction? You’re not alone, it might feel like it sometimes, but you’re not. Every successful...

Four quick tips to get the best from your small business’ CRM

Customer Relationship Management (CRM) System. They've evolved rapidly over the years and continue to improve and cater for the demands of small businesses every day. I know you've probably run your business for X amount of time now, you're managing just fine without...

Does your to-do list look like a seven-year-olds bedroom?

4.8 million people now work for themselves across the country, according to the Office for National Statistics. If you’re one of those you either love what you offer, are exceptionally good at it or more often than not, both. Many self-employed business owners took...

What’s it like working with a Virtual Assistant?

Have you considered working with a Virtual Assistant?   One of my first clients was a local will writer, Nigel from Farsight Wills in Swindon. Nigel hadn't worked with a Virtual Assistant (VA) before, but he knew he needed some support in order to concentrate his...

A way to avoid doing your business admin

When you decided to take that journey to be your own boss, did you for one second appreciate the sheer scale of admin you have to do just to get by? Even writing that ‘to-do’ list takes up half a day. Sadly, many people suffer from what is commonly referred to as:...