Author Archive | sadie

Making the most of flexible workers

What not to do. Here are five of the most frequent mistakes employers make when managing employees they don’t see… #1  Negativity.  People won’t always perform as well as you hope when away from the office, but drawing attention to a persons shortcomings isn’t the answer. There needs to be a two way communication to […]

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Small Business Spotlight… Dr Daz Social

Name: Daz Thornton Twitter handle: @_Dr_Daz_ Business Name: Dr Daz Social Website: http://www.drdazsocial.co.uk I’ve been in business for… Well – technically for 15 years, but Dr Daz Social has been running for just over 2 years. Why I set up my business… Well, firstly, I like sorting things out! I’m a bit of a processes […]

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Hangover Days

With sick days costing micro businesses at least £3,500 a year, is it time to change your policy? I was reading an article the other day with founder of Propercorn, who grants each of her employees two ‘hangover days’ a year, which are there to promote honesty. ‘Instead of pulling a sickie, we would much […]

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The 80:20 Rule

When it comes to social media, there are so many different rules on how often you should post, and what you should be posting. Some of them are great, and some of them are just plain rubbish. The 80:20 rule on the other hand, is one of my favourites. It works like this: of what […]

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Is my blog too long?

If you have written a blog, but are unsure whether its too long, then read it on your mobile or tablet. 60% or so of social media time is spent on mobiles, so if, like many small businesses out there, you promote your blog posts via social media, the chances are the majority that click […]

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Break it up…

Big chunks of text are never appealing to readers, so it always surprises me when I see blog posts that are just that. The way you lay out your blog is incredibly important, it has to look appealing if you want people to read it. Try breaking up the text with subheadings, and using photos […]

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Making the most of your day

We’ve all had those days where we don’t get as much done as we should have, and are left feeling like we’ve wasted a day. When you have to do lists as long as your arm, this isn’t always an option. For many this has a lot to do with procrastination, and although there are […]

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