General News

Ask ALEXA to Contact HMRC for Help

HMRC has launched new and innovative technology to help more than 3 million customers renew their tax credits. HMRC has developed a customer-focused service through Amazon Alexa specifically for those seeking help with their tax credits renewals.

Maintaining Client Relationships

It costs considerably less to maintain an existing client relationship versus winning a new client.

Creating more successful relationships with your existing clients depends on developing a broader and deeper relationship. 

Building your Personal Brand

Your personal brand is what people say about you when you are not in the room. So how do you go about creating an effective personal brand?

Don’t make the mistake of thinking your personal brand is all about you. It’s not. Your personal brand is not about your work experience or your personal accomplishments. Your personal brand should be about other people, specifically what you can do for other people.

Productivity = Success

Most business owners, managers and senior executives are juggling day to day responsibilities, growing the business and various projects. With so much to do, improving your productivity is key if you want to succeed. Here are a few top tips to help you to improve your productivity.

4 Key Leadership Skills

The best business managers and leaders create a vision of the future that is compelling and motivates employees to want to achieve it. Great business leaders help the members of their team to connect what they do with the business’s overall strategy and its impact on customers.

How to use Google Analytics Effectively

Google Analytics is a free service which allows you to analyse visitors to your website. You could have thousands of visitors to your firm’s website every month, but those visitors don’t mean much if you don’t know anything about them.

Google Analytics is one of the best of many tools available to analyse traffic to your website as it is designed to be easy to use and is free of charge. Used properly, it can help you to understand who is visiting your website and enable you to turn them into potential customers.

Borrowing Money from an Existing Business for Property

Funding the expansion of your Property Portfolio can sometimes be difficult. However, if you have money in other businesses that you are involved in which is not required for trading purposes, you have an alternative option.

If the company with the money is solely owned by yourself then you could transfer the money to your property company as an interest-free loan and which is either repayable on demand or a fixed term, depending on your preferences.

Lasting Power of Attorney

Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) are considered to be one of the most important areas of planning you can put in place during your lifetime for yourself.

Steve Bryan of Eagle Estate Planning led the implementation for the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) across Derbyshire between 2008 and 2012 and lectures on its application. The MCA introduced Lasting Powers of Attorney.

Instant Messaging Versus Email

For most businesses, email remains a key method of both internal and external communication. However, there has been a significant rise in the popularity of instant messaging. So what does this mean for you and your business?

Most of us receive far too many emails. In response, businesses have begun to move to instant messaging as a means of internal communication. 

Creating a Great Business Strategy

When many of us think about business strategy, academics and expensive business consultants tend to spring to mind. The good news is that creating a really great business strategy doesn’t have to be complex.

Put simply, a strategy is what you need to get your business from where it is today to where you want it to be in say, 5 years time. Here are three simple steps to creating an effective strategy for your business:

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