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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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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Protect Your Online Reputation

Some time ago I spoke at a local tourist group (Discover West Norfolk) event and advised the audience to never assume that their business name was safe if they chose to ignore or overlook social media.  As I talked I explained that Norfolk Lavender (an international name if ever there…

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Rules of Social Engagement All Newcomers Must Know

Many small businesses who know little or nothing about the world of the internet dive in to social media in the belief that they can build their business opportunities on the hoof.  In other words – they can fudge their way paying no attention to the key mistakes often made…

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WordPress Works For Today’s Business

There are many ways to design and construct a business website.  Today’s internet demands shareability with any on-line marketing activity so every business needs a website that can keep  up.  To compete in the changing on-line market place good business websites must: be easy to update at the drop of…

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Stay Connected When Travelling

It is holiday time again and in this wireless age we can now stay in touch with work, family and friends more easily whilst we are away.  Most of us won’t leave home without taking our smartphone, tablet or laptop and devices such as these which makes staying connected on…

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