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Eight low-cost tools every start-up business owner needs

I don't suppose you received any emails this week tempting you to a free trial of an amazing new app, did you? How many apps did you try out? And which ones are you still using?

Are you addicted to subscribing to new apps that you never have a chance to use? Don't feel bad - we all do it! When you first start out in business, you're pulled in all directions, so of course every minute is precious. Any extra app or tool that promises to help you manage your business more easily is enticing.

Most organisations can't do without email, Word, Excel and PowerPoint (or their equivalent), but there are thousands of other software apps you could add to your suite of business applications. Our digital world offers so much choice that even the smallest, simplest business can find it overwhelming.

I've been running my small business for more than ten years. I've tried hundreds of apps because I love productivity tools. But I've continually been refining my list and I now have a shortlist of eight tools I'd recommend to any small business owner just starting out or in their first couple of years of business. The majority are free or include a free version, depending on the features you need. I use all of them daily and they ensure I keep my business running smoothly. 

Posted on Sunday, 14th January 2018 by Vanessa Hunt

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Blogging comes easy when you're in flow

Does it seem to take you forever to come up with new ideas for a blog? And then actually getting it down on (digital) paper takes an eternity? Then I have a tip for you.

Write less. Snap more. 

You might just prefer a more visual approach to blogging...

Posted on Thursday, 14th December 2017 by Vanessa Hunt

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The definitive guide to starting your own Marketing, PR or Advertising Business

You may have dreamt about it for years, but not felt comfortable to make the jump. You may have had some great bosses, but have always wanted to be the boss of your own marketing business. Well, this is the guide that will give you all the tools and resources that you need to start your own marketing, PR or Advertising agency. 

Posted on Friday, 28th July 2017 by Paul Lymer

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Why Your SEO Needs to Be a Long-Term Investment

SEO is easily misunderstood by businesses, who think it's something they only need with a new website, or something that can be turned off and on like a tap. With clickbait blog posts and random spam emails flooding your inbox on a daily basis, it can be hard to know what exactly SEO means for your business. 

Posted on Friday, 23rd June 2017 by Gareth Simpson

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Guest blogging earns Gold for best article in CRM Writers' Awards 2017

I love creating content on current CRM topics like user adoption, sales enablement and training for SalesMethods. So I was even more delighted for my client when I learnt that my guest blogging had won the Gold and Silver awards in two categories of the CRM Writers' Awards 2017. 

Posted on Tuesday, 25th April 2017 by Vanessa Hunt

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