Running a business, especially in a tiny team of one, can be overwhelming. Sole founders, business owners and startups have a hundred things to do and it’s all too easy to lose focus and feel motivation drain away. This can be detrimental to your business, not to mention your well-being as a human.
So I asked our fellow UK business owners and startup founders to share their top productivity tips. After receiving so many thoughtful replies and helpful tips, I’m feeling seriously motivated and inspired!
Read on for some fantastic, real-life advice on how to stay productive, like a boss.
For sole traders, start-ups and ‘homepreneurs’, permanent office and meeting room premises are often an overhead you can’t justify, especially in the early days. Finding a quiet, comfortable (and professional) coworking space to talk business with your customers or partners is key but arranging important meetings can be tricky when your office is your kitchen table or in a bag on your back.
Blogging should be a key part of your digital marketing plan. A well written blog is a destination for your target audience, it demonstrates your expertise and supports your social media and SEO performance too. So if blogging is always on your list of things to do for your business, but never quite makes it to the top – make today the day you get your blog on! Here are 10 tips to help you kick start your business blog:
More Top Digital Marketing Tips for SMEs
Is your website driving good levels of traffic and enquiries for your small business? If not, don’t panic; it could just be a case of making a few small tweaks. Here are 5 quick website tips for small business. Use them as a check list to make your website more effective and engaging.
It’s nearly Easter so in the spirit of the season, we’ve curated 10 gorgeous ‘Easter themed’ images that are absolutely free for commercial use. Why not add an Easter holiday twist to your email marketing campaign, or use them to design your Easter special offers page. You could add a ‘Happy Easter’ banner to your email signature or get some Easter stickers printed with Moo and send them to your favourite customers.
There is less than a month until Google’s ‘mobile friendly’ algorithm update officially comes into force. I say officially as it is very likely that Google has been using mobile friendliness as a ranking indicator for some time.
However, from 21 April, Google will start to label sites that are mobile-friendly, and use that to determine whether a website should rank higher in search results. This algorithm is likely to have a huge impact on mobile search results and understandably, this is making webmasters and businesses anxious.
Good organisation is key for any small business owner. If, like me, your main issue is that there aren’t enough hours in the day, then these time saving online tools will help you increase business productivity.
We are delighted to be sharing content marketing tips and tricks at the Enterprise Nation Digital Marketing for Small Business event on Tuesday 3rd February in Somerset House.
Here are our top three free ways to monitor your mentions of your brand in the media. Monitor your PR and media coverage like the pros – without breaking the bank.
While most of us in the marketing sphere don’t need to be code ninjas, it’s incredibly useful to know your way around a stylesheet without picking up the phone to a developer. Getting a handle on the basics will not only make you more self-sufficient in your digital endeavours, it will help you communicate your needs to the technical teams you work with every day in your business.
Here are four wonderful resources for aspiring coders that cater to a variety of learning styles, from in-person coaching to online tutorials and video courses.