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Build on “Know, Like and Trust” When Engaging

You do not have to be regularly attending a business networking group like 4N to know that in business we should all aim to build relationships based on knowing someone, liking them and trusting them. Coincidentally, KNOW – LIKE – TRUST is the 4Networking (or 4N if you prefer) mantra…

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Your Website is Your Key to the Kingdom

Instead of piling high with all your fantastic content on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, You Tube, Tumblr and Pinterest savvy operators put their primary efforts into their actual website instead.  Driving traffic back through your creative content such as blogging and using the relationships you have built keeps everything focussed on…

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Secure Use of Dropbox – Is It Possible?

Around 2010 Dropbox became widely used as a means of sharing files on the internet and is widely used by Virtual PAs and Assistants and their clients.  There have been many security issues for the operators of Dropbox to deal with along the way.  This naturally dented confidence in its usage.  Whilst it…

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Starting a Career as a Virtual Assistant

No matter how you start your Virtual Assistant career, all VAs need to tick many of the same boxes in order to establish a sustainable well run business. Here are some of the points that all new VAs should aim to cover: Decide on a suitable business name but keep…

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Is It All About Likes Or Follows?

Getting LIKES and FOLLOWS is a way of measuring how well you are engaging on social media.  However, is that really the objective? Doing social media should not feel like hard work but in the beginning there is a definite learning curve to get through.  At this stage it can…

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Search Engines Evolution!

Internet search engines in the mid 1990s through to 1999 were a very different animal to the sophisticated tools of today’s internet.  In those days basic searches using Alta Vista (the Google of the time) could often generate seemingly unrelated results with a variety of random topics intermingled.  During the 1990s there was no…

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Getting the Most Out of a Visit to The Office Show

It has been a few years since I last visited The Office Show and my visit on Thursday, 12 May 2016 showed me just how things had grown.  The general atmosphere was as buzzy as ever with lots of keen, career-focussed individuals in abundance.  There were many more businesses represented,…

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Promote Your Business with Hashtags and Online Hours

Most on-line users are aware of the existence of practical tools such as the # (commonly referred to as a Hashtag these days) to help you to get more of what you want from an on-line search, particularly within social media platforms. However, there are still many small businesses who…

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Why Take Part in an Online Hour?

Time is a precious commodity as life is increasingly busy for us all.  We are all looking for ways to harness best use of our time but there are so many demands on it.  Check out the value of an online hour! What is an Online Hour? Regional on line…

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Why Should Serious Business Move to WordPress?

It is getting easier all the time for small businesses to take control of their own websites with the advent of tools such as WordPress.  Despite this, many small businesses still do not want to make the time to absorb the definite learning curve.  They seem to be scared of…

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