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12 03, 2013

Doing good is good for your small business

By | 2017-05-23T09:45:39+00:00 March 12th, 2013|Business Management, The best of the rest|0 Comments

We tend to think of Corporate Social Responsibility as something that big business does. But have you considered why doing good might be good for your small business too? Corporate Social Responsibility can be defined as "A company's sense of responsibility towards the community and environment (both ecological and social) in which it operates" (www.businessdictionary.com) [...]

5 03, 2013

Your unconscious brand

By | 2017-05-23T09:45:39+00:00 March 5th, 2013|Featured businesses, Guest blogs, The best of the rest|0 Comments

I'm delighted to welcome Just leave it with me's guest blogger, Sandra Collins, who today shares her 7 steps to building a 'personal brand'. Sandra spent 20 years in corporate life, working with sales, leadership and coaching. Over the years she developed a real desire to combine her passion for developing and coaching people with [...]

26 02, 2013

Closing the deal

By | 2017-05-23T09:45:39+00:00 February 26th, 2013|Marketing, The best of the rest|0 Comments

You have a strong lead, interest is being shown in your product or service and you are talking up the irresistible benefits of your offering. So how do you move on to the next stage and close the deal without coming across as the much maligned 'seedy sales person'? At this point I should probably [...]

8 02, 2013

Healthy competition

By | 2017-05-23T09:45:40+00:00 February 8th, 2013|Business Management, Marketing|2 Comments

I meet a lot of people offering similar, but different, services to those I offer through Just leave it with me. My business offering also overlaps with many specialist areas within business services. I have never considered this a problem as I take a collaborative approach, and I have confidence in why my clients choose [...]

4 02, 2013

The solo team

By | 2017-05-23T09:45:40+00:00 February 4th, 2013|Motivation, The best of the rest|6 Comments

We often hear that 'there is no I in team'. But what happens when there is no-one else in your team? An important consideration when setting up business on my own was how I would feel about not having the social element I was used to in my corporate work life. Although I am very [...]

18 01, 2013

Snow go?

By | 2017-05-23T09:45:40+00:00 January 18th, 2013|Business Management, Small business employers|0 Comments

As soon as heavy snowfall is forecast in the UK employees start getting concerned about their ability to get to work, and employers become concerned about staff attendance and productivity levels. We just don't get heavy snow frequently enough for us to be prepared in the same way that other countries with 'proper' winters are. [...]