Preparing For Christmas

Christmas is another one of those times of the year where us mums in business can succumb to the overwhelm of doing everything and doing it perfectly.  Instagram has a lot to answer for, the perfect tree, perfect Christmas family and the perfectly wrapped presents. Preparing for Christmas : Close your order book. It’s great to be busy but to the point where you are overwhelmed, stressed and distracted isn’t healthy. I realise in my line of business it can be easier to close up shop over Christmas, but equally, when I’m not working I’m not getting paid so I do…

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Always In A Rush? Effective Time Management Tips In Business

Running a small business can be exhausting, even more so in the run-up to Christmas. Between looking after clients, sourcing or making products, marketing, administration, and a myriad of other tasks, oh and 3 children, after-school clubs and a house to run, you’re left with very little time if any (in my case none) to actually enjoy yourself. Whilst it’s great to be busy, there is nothing worse than a busy fool, you don’t have to spend every waking moment working, especially if you’re getting very little done with your time. Here are six effective tips to help you manage…

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Increasing Traffic to Your Website

“Build it and they will come” unlike Kevin Costner’s baseball field in Field of Dreams, this isn’t exactly how it works with websites. *sigh* we can but dream! Getting more people to your website should be one of your primary tasks as a business owner. After all, this is the place where they are going to find more information about your products and services, as well as the place where they can buy from you. Essentially, it is a modern day shop window. But with so many other businesses all shouting out for attention, how are you going to stand…

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