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Top tips to staying sane during the Summer holidays

With just a few days to go until the start of the six weeks holiday, we are gearing up to juggling work and family commitments.  For some (me included), we have family close by who can help out but for others this just isn’t an option. So, what can you do to stay sane […]

Conference and Hospitality Show

Yesterday, I attended the Conference and Hospitality Show in Leeds.  It was my first ever visit so didn’t know what to expect.  I get involved in organising meetings, training days and conferences so it made sense to go and see what was out there.  I met some great people and saw some familiar faces […]

Size really doesn’t matter!

That’s right, size really doesn’t matter! I was chatting with someone on twitter recently and they said “oh I’m not big enough yet to outsource”.  But is that the right way to think about it?  So, it got me thinking.  When should you consider outsourcing?

Let’s go back to basics.

You made the decision to set […]

Tools of the Trade

You will no doubt have your favourite tools of the trade, I know I certainly do. Many of the tools I use are cloud-based, which means I can access them from anywhere as long as I have an internet connection. This gives me even greater flexibility in my working day.

Here are my top 5 […]

The PA Club Manchester Away Day

I was invited to attend The PA Club Manchester Away Day on Friday 14th March at the Emirates Old Trafford, Lancashire  County Cricket Club.  If you run events or meetings in Manchester, I would seriously consider checking out this venue – it is awesome!  The food is all prepared and cooked in-house and is […]

By |March 15th, 2014|The PA Club|0 Comments|

Time is Money

Time is money, especially if you are running a service-based business.  Time and Money are two incredibly valuable commodities that are very precious to you as a business owner. We all have the same amount of time, i.e. 24 hours, in a day so, how do you optimise your time so that you can […]

Networking Doesn’t Work?

“Networking doesn’t work?” I hear you cry!!  Now, before you all comment saying that I’m talking rubbish, let me explain my thinking.

Networking is part of the overall marketing strategy in a business…yes?  Well, that’s the key.  It is a strategy and should be approached in the right way.  It should have a purpose.  It […]

By |December 10th, 2013|Business, Networking|0 Comments|

Office 2013

My day didn’t get off to the greatest of starts.  I was en route to London for Office 2013.  The traffic was against me all the way to the Central Station in Newcastle and I had to run (and I mean, run) to collect my tickets.  I was like a woman possessed!  I’ve never […]

By |October 9th, 2013|BEMyVA, Office 2013|0 Comments|

Why SEO is Vital for Your Business

If you know anything at all about SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) then you are aware of the Google updates known as Panda, Penguin and just lately Hummingbird.

These names sound like a collection from Charles Darwin but they can have a huge impact on your business profile online if you do not know what you […]

By |October 1st, 2013|SEO|0 Comments|