Category Blog Archives - Smart Business Solutions

How to Utilise your employees correctly

“A person who feels appreciated will always do more than what is expected” One of the biggest assets for any company is their staff. Without their experience and dedication, nothing will get done. If a workforce feels appreciated, they will work harder and stay with you. If they are unappreciated, they will work less or …

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Make your First Impression count

“There is never a SECOND chance to make a FIRST good impression” So you finally have your business up and running. You’ve made a few good contacts and you have your first meeting to discuss your services with a potential new client. While you may think you’re already prepared for a meeting because you know …

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Get YOUR priorities right

“In order to say YES to your priorities, you need to say NO to something else.” Running a business is hard work, but it can also very rewarding. No matter what type of business you run, your list of jobs to be done never seems to get any shorter. It can be very daunting when …

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Let others run your business

Delegate and do what you do best When you take the first step and set up your own business, one of the hardest things to do is delegate the work. This is also imperative if you want your business to expand and develop. As your business starts to grow, you’ll soon discover that it gets …

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Why bad customer service is important

‘The customer is always right,’ Except of course on the many occasions that they are wrong. At times like this you need to bring all your customer service skills in to action, or that customer could cause your business a lot of damage. Even one customer, if they’re treated badly, can spread the word among …

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Jack Knight Graphics

Illustrator for hire! When did you start out on your own? I started Knight Time Creations as an illustration studio back in 2010 in the months leading up to becoming a dad. Prior to that I’d been flexing my creativity through makeup as I was a makeup artist who travelled around the country to film …

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Registering as Self-employed

Deciding to set up business on your own is a big step, and one you’ll hopefully enjoy. When you first set your business up there is so much to do, but the first thing you must do is register yourself as self-employed. Why register as self-employed? When you are employed by someone else, they are …

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Help with Business Start Up

We are here to Help With Business Start Up Help with business start up can seem daunting at first, but with the right help and advice our Startup Superheroes help make it an easier task. Help with starting a business requires lots of support, advice, guidance, tools and tips in order to reach your goals …

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Jump in feet first? or test the water?

Startup a business today! All it takes is an idea! It may be redundancy, a desire for independence, more flexibility or simply a desire to achieve more. For me, it was to achieve a work life balance that would work with my young family, and I have never looked back. BUT there are things you …

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The Importance of an Email List when Starting Up your Business

“An Email can make or break a potential opportunity for you” Everyone has a different opinion when it comes to creating an email list to be used for email marketing. I am of the opinion that it is a brilliant method of marketing, but only if it is used correctly. Email marketing can be a …

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