Top 3 free productivity apps for new entrepreneurs

If you’re doing it right, nothing could have adequately prepared you for the graft, sweat and tears that come with being an entrepreneur. It’s a far cry from the outset when you were drawn to the romance of flexibility, the freedom of being your own boss and making your own rules, and the sheer satisfaction […]

What is a business coach, and how can they help me?

Most small businesses are born out of the founder being really good at something or spotting an open gap in the market that simply needed filling. At the outset, entrepreneurs run on optimism, hard work and a little bit of luck. In any business, small or otherwise, the two constant goals are growth and turning […]

Tips for defining your business’s strategic vision

As you probably know, strategy is a key component to the success of your business. Without a clear strategy, how will you know what your short and long-term goals are? How will you know what to work toward and how to lead your team? While there are several strategic planning models that you can use […]

Reasons why entrepreneurs should read more and what books to choose

Some of the most famous entrepreneurs – the likes of Bill Gates and Warren Buffet, for example – have praised reading as a key part of their success. In fact, it’s been reported that 88% of the world’s most wealthy people devote at least 30 minutes per day to reading. Furthermore, reading can help reduce […]

What industry do you need to be in to hire a virtual assistant?

We could give you an expansive list of the industries that would benefit from hiring a virtual assistant, but the truth is, virtual assistants are valuable in pretty much any industry. The core of what they’re there to do is – you guessed it – assist. And in most cases, what they assist with is […]

Remote working trends you need to know about

The nature of business is always changing, and for entrepreneurs, this is especially true. Markets change, your competitors switch tactics, and marketing platforms release algorithm updates just about every other day. This is certainly a lot to keep up with. One change that has totally revolutionised the business world is remote working. It is now […]

How to run a successful virtual business

While the global pandemic changed many things, perhaps one of the biggest shifts we’ve seen as a result is the rise of fully remote businesses. While what felt like endless lockdowns had most of the UK workforce working from home, many companies have chosen to stay remote post-Covid. Let’s look at some remote working statistics: […]

Three top ways to help your business be more sustainable

Whether you’re a new start-up wanting to run a sustainable-only business or an established organisation looking to do things a little greener, we have some good news for you. There are some simple ways to make your business more sustainable, reducing your carbon footprint and, ultimately, doing your bit for our planet. Some even better […]

Lessons in business from the world’s most successful founders

Have you ever heard the saying that hindsight is 20/20? The great thing about learning from leaders who have come before us is that they can look back on their experiences in hindsight and share what worked and what didn’t so we can (hopefully) learn from their mistakes. As entrepreneurs, it’s often difficult to know […]

A practical guide to working with a virtual assistant

Delegating is difficult. As a small or medium-sized business owner, you may find it tempting to try to do everything yourself. However, not only is this not sustainable, but it’s also not the smartest way to run your business. Enter virtual assistants – a valuable resource for any small business to tap into. Anytime someone […]