Simple Inspiration Fundamentals

Simple Inspiration Fundamentals

As a business owner it can be tough to remain inspired about your business, whether it’s because you have become what is called the “Technician”, AKA doing all the tasks for clients, rather than managing the business, or you just feel you are trucking along in your business, not really doing what you love any more.  (more…)

Social Media – what does it mean for my SME business?

Social Media – what does it mean for my SME business?

Social Media is a space that so many business owners are being told they “need” to use. Whether it’s because they should use it to find more customers or to build their reputation, they know they should be using it, but what does it actually do for the business?

I may be a tad biased here, as I think social media is an excellent space to get to connect with new people, as well as build relationships, so I am going to look at this in two different minds, starting with how I viewed it back when I first started – when I was 17 and started looking after my Father’s business. (more…)

Is social media really making us less social?

Is social media really making us less social?

I recently found this article, sharing a recent study which claims to show that social media may be making
“less social”. In a specific finding, after asking 3,000 participants how they felt about social media in social settings, and found that the guiltiest culprits are often females. The study found 76 percent of females check social media platforms at least 10 times when out with friends, compared with 54 percent of males.

I use social media as a part of my service offering, so, perhaps, because I use it for others, I am not using it the way these people are. Perhaps I see it in a different light, but bear with me here.

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How can I offer more to my clients, without stopping doing what I love or over-exerting myself?

As a business owner you may have started your business saying “yes” to every project available, learning while you go and possibly spending a lot of time doing things you weren’t really in the business for.

This happens across all industries, don’t worry, you are not alone!

However, how can you start to either wean off of these services or, if more clients continue to ask for these offerings, how can you add them to your service without having to spend time on them? (more…)

Are there any problems with working with a virtual team? (and how to resolve them)

As a virtual assistant, who offers services out of my client’s office, I get asked about the issues that can arise from working with a virtual team quite regularly.

In a world where technology is helping us to work more virtually, many business owners and companies are noticing the benefits of having a team that is not fully employed, or working at their office.  (more…)