For those of you who know my love of travel, it’s probably no surprise to you that I prepared my first business plan while sitting by a pool in a Darwin hotel. That was back in 2000. And I had big dreams and made plans on how to deal with growth.
Now you have 280 characters to play with – good or bad? Founded way back in March 2006, Twitter has proved its popularity, surviving for more than a decade as a much-loved social media platform. It’s no secret that it’s one of my favourites as it’s built my business since I joined in December 2008. Twitter and I clicked.
In our online world, business owners know the value of content marketing: for authority, for SEO and to turn their website into a hub of knowledge. And if you’re always blogging, good on you – it’s hard work to keep up that momentum. But now you’ve written loads of blog posts and/or articles, what are you doing with them?
When it comes to technology, five years is a long time. I wrote my first blog about business Apps back in May 2012, and geez, how things have changed since then. So here are my top 10 favourite FREE business Apps I use today.
When I started Interim Business Solutions way back in November 2005, working from home wasn’t the norm. My business was like a ninja; hidden from view and no one could know of my home-based existence.
Ask anyone how they are these days and the standard response is often, ‘Good but busy’. We’re all pushed for time and really appreciate anything that makes our lives easier. Things like online shopping have come as a godsend as it’s quick and convenient. Read how we assisted Carawah Nursery fine-tune their Product Catalogue and ordering process.
For the past 11+ years as a Virtual Assistant, I’ve worked from my little home office. The same 4 walls, every day, all day. Some days I felt like thumping my head against the wall. My very plain and boring wall. I was getting over it all.
In a highly social world (online), if you haven’t branded your social media platforms, you need to do it – now. Your branding on your social media accounts (and all the newsletters you send out) remind your visitors who you are and what you do. And it’s vital that you make sure this is consistent across all platforms.
In 2008, my brother was travelling to Iceland and encouraged me to, ‘Join Twitter sis and I’ll keep you updated on our trip’. So I did. It was the early, early days of Social Media. I was already reluctantly ‘dabbling’ with Facebook, and had a dormant profile on LinkedIn.
For a few years now, the Interim Business Solutions team have been assisting University students by transcribing interviews they are using for their research studies. Naturally, we totally respect and guarantee complete confidentiality given the nature of many of these interviews.