When it comes to productivity, there has been no tool more enduring than the humble to-do list. But these days, we find that our lists are growing faster and faster, and it can feel like we’re clearing them slower and slower. And, if you’re anything like us, you may find that the to-do list ends up closer to a “not-done” list by the end of the day. When it comes to achieving business goals, like a profit increase, a to-do list is a vital building block to eventual success.Read More
The New Year is a time to assess your business and put positive change into place. While the internet isn’t short of inspirational tips and tricks to make the most of 2019, the reality is that the everyday ins and outs of running a business are tough – especially in a fast-paced digital world where the only constant is change. From managing budgets to staying relevant and constantly evolving, it isn’t for the faint hearted! When asked what the most significant challenge in business was, Bartercard members said that apart from staffing, it was cash flow which kept them up at night.Read More
With Christmas just around the corner, office parties, and end of year targets to meet, it’s no wonder we end up spinning many different plates and wind up exhausted both physically and mentally. Between booze and business growth strategies, it can sometimes feel like we’re drowning under the pressure.Read More
Today the most successful brands are engaging with their customers around the clock – leaving the standard 9 to 5 working day a thing of the past. While customers’ expectations have changed, so have the expectations of work hours as there’s increasing demand on real-time conversations and collaboration through multiple channels. So what’s an SME business owner to do? How can you meet the challenges of the new ways of working? How can you increase productivity?Read More
Email. Can’t live with it. Can’t get your job done without it. Am I right?
Last year we sent over 2.5 billion emails. And here’s the bad news. In spite of a good amount of loathing, that number is only expected to grow. The volume is an issue, as is the time you spend on it. In fact, reports say you check it about 36 times per hour. 36 times. In a single hour.Read More
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