Why do you need to communicate?

One of the key things in any business, no matter how large or how small, is communication. It’s easy to remember to communicate with your suppliers and customers, but what about the people who work for you? Your staff are one of the most important assets you have, so make sure they feel respected and …

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How to stop Micromanaging

I perform better under strict micromanaging said no employee ever Learning to trust others when you decide to run your own business is very daunting. You put so much effort in to starting it up that it’s hard to let anyone else have any control. Micromanaging is an easy habit to fall in to. You …

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Top 10 Tips to keep your business organised

“Thinking too long about doing something i often the reason it doesn’t get done” An organised business is a profitable one. When you first set up your business there’s so much to do, that it’s easy to suddenly find everything has got a little out of hand. While you may not know where to start …

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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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