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5 ways to automate in your small business

5 ways to automate in your small business

As a small business owner, time is always a limiting factor so the more you can automate in your small business the better. What are the tasks you dread? Can you automate or streamline them? If yes, then you should. You’ll probably be surprised what a big impact...

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Do I need to comply with GDPR?

Do I need to comply with GDPR?

Do you need to comply with GDPR? The answer is "most likely" if you handle any personal data from EU subjects.But over the last few weeks, I’ve had a number of clients who have said they don’t need to comply with GDPR when I’ve asked them for their Privacy Policy to...

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What is Google My Business and why should I use it?

What is Google My Business and why should I use it?

We all use Google, don’t we?We use it for searching the internet; we use it for email; we use it for watching videos; we use it as a word processing package; we use it for our calendar; we use it for its maps and so the list goes on.But if you’re a small business, do...

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How to get started with Hootsuite

How to get started with Hootsuite

Making sure you keep up with your social media posting is a headache for many small businesses, so social media scheduling is a godsend. There are many social media scheduling platforms you can use but one of the most popular ones is Hootsuite. You can do a lot with a...

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How to use Trello to organise your business

How to use Trello to organise your business

Trello is an online project management platform that allows you to manage everything you need to do in both your life and your work. Trello is ideal for small business owners as it enables them to collaborate on projects both with colleagues within their organisation...

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How to outsource in your business

How to outsource in your business

You probably started your business for a purpose – to be a tree surgeon, to repair cars, to deliver training courses, to manage property – but there's far more to a business that just doing whatever it is you do. There's also the administration, marketing, business...

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Do you need a virtual assistant in your business?

Do you need a virtual assistant in your business?

What is a virtual assistant? A virtual assistant (VA) is a self-employed person who provides support services to other businesses from a remote location, usually their home but it could be anywhere in the world. When many people hear the term virtual assistant, they...

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How to download a video from Facebook Messenger

How to download a video from Facebook Messenger

It's now easy to download a video from Facebook Messenger on both a mobile phone and PC. Using a mobile phone As you start to play the video on Facebook Messenger, tap and hold the video. As well as emojis appearing over the video, you will see several options under...

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