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How to take a holiday when you work for yourself

Hooray, it’s summer! Time for holidays, right?! Well, maybe if you can take paid annual leave with your employer, but not necessarily if you work for yourself. If you run a small business, this could be the busiest time of year with people looking for Christmas gifts or experiences, and your business may be open extended hours to cater for late-night shoppers.

But take heart – you CAN still have a holiday. You just have to plan carefully…

How to take a holiday when you work for yourself

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Starting your own business? Here’s what you need to set up.

A lot of people dream of starting their own business, working for themselves rather than answering to a boss, setting their own work hours and making as much or as little money as they desire. However, there’s a reason not everyone does it – it’s complicated, it can be confusing and sometimes there’s no room in the marketplace for what you want to do.

But if you have a great business idea, you have the passion and you’re motivated, then it’s time to set yourself up! So what should you start with? Here’s a basic guide (from someone who’s done it all before)…

Starting your own business? Here's what you need to set up.

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5 Essential Online Tools You Need To Run Your Business

Being a business owner requires a lot of juggling – keeping all the essential functions of the business running smoothly, all the balls in the air so to speak. From accounting to document management, social media to meeting organisation, there are some brilliant tools you can make use of to ensure you run your business successfully from the get-go.

5 Essential Online Tools You Need To Run Your Business

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How to work from home with kids

Do you dream of starting your own business? Do you want to get out of the 9-5 rat race and spend more time with your family? Working from home could be the answer. But how do you actually get any work done when you have young children still at home, probably getting under your feet, let alone on your nerves? Read on…

How to work from home with kids

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The role of social media in a balanced life

Social media is still relatively new, in historical terms, and how it affects our lives has not been researched thoroughly to date. However, I think most people can intuitively feel when their social media use is getting beyond their control, and endeavour to use social media as part of a balanced life. In business, as in life, it’s important to have balance. Here are some ideas on how to use social media in a way that enhances rather than takes away from your real life…

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Should Your Business Blog?

Should your business blog? Yes.

How often should it do it? As often as you can!

Creating a blog has a big impact on your website’s SEO. Adding a new blog page to your website, and populating it with keywords that address existing web searches, not only helps your SEO but it creates quality, interesting content that is relevant to your readers. While the way that Google indexes and ranks websites is incredibly complex, a simple rule to live by is that relevant and fresh content will always have a positive impact.

Should your business blog?

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The 7 Deadly Sins of Social Media

When it comes to social media, there are certain things that you just can’t do. Whether it’s bombarding people with too many posts or never posting at all; ignoring negative feedback or trying to be something you’re not, it’s pretty easy to get it wrong on social media. These are the seven things you need to take a long, hard look at when assessing your social media profiles…

The 7 Deadly Sins of Social Media

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2016 Sensis Social Media Report

The Sensis Social Media Report for 2016 was published last week, to much relief from Social Media and Community Managers around Australia. This report is an annual survey of 800 consumers, 1,000 small & midsize businesses and 100 large businesses on how they use social networking sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter in Australia, and there are some hugely useful learnings from this year’s report. Here are my highlights from the report…

Sensis social media report 2016

Image credit: www.sensis.com.au

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What Keeps Me Creative

Often, I’m full of inspiration. Positively brimming with ideas and bursts of creative genius! But sometimes, just sometimes, it can be hard to rustle up the enthusiasm required to create a piece of content, or think of a tagline, or design an inspiring image. That’s where my creative touchstones come into play – those things I do, places I go to, sites I visit that help me get my creative groove back on. And here they are…

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