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We love to listen to your opinions – and to share our own!

We like to think that with all our experience of working with businesses large and small, we know a thing or two about leadership and management. Here are a few of our observations. Let us know what you think!

How to make your next project disruption-free

When you’re working on multiple projects it can be disruptive to everyone involved. Everyone needs to become a bit more flexible. Remote workers might need to come to the office, or office workers will need to go out to site meetings. And people working ‘unusual’ hours might have to change their schedule to fit in […]

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Overseas clients? Translate docs like a pro

Office 365 contains lots of useful features you might not be aware of. One of our favourites is Microsoft Translator, which has recently been added to Word, Excel and PowerPoint. You can find out more about it in our brand new video:   And if you want to know anything at all about Office 365, […]

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Is this your Start button?

  Look at your Windows Start button. If my records are right, on at least one of your machines it will look like this: If so, your business is at risk. Because it means you’re still using Windows 7. And in January, Windows 7 reaches the end of its life. This means Microsoft will not […]

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Make sense of your scribbles

Office 365 contains lots of features you might not know about yet. One of our new favourites is Ink Replay. It lets you replay exactly what happened when you scribbled a note on a Word document or PowerPoint. Great for remembering what you were thinking at the time. Or putting extra emphasis on slides during […]

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Say goodbye to email clutter (finally)

Is your email inbox out of control? Most business owners and managers have this problem. They spend far too much time dealing with basic email management, at the expense of doing the really important stuff (like growing the business). Are you spending more time trying to keep up, than getting on with the really important […]

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An Excel trick so clever you could lick it

Excel. A critical app. But also one that can make you fall asleep. Especially when you’re using it to try to present data to other people. Did you know there’s a way to share data in a more dynamic way? It’s called Microsoft 3D Maps. And it’s so beautiful you could lick it. Watch our […]

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Inbox Zero

For some people, the idea of ZERO emails waiting for them… is bliss. In fact, there’s a whole movement called Inbox Zero. Where you aim to clear your inbox every day, by being more efficient in the way you read and process emails. The BBC did a great article on it recently: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48271940 If you […]

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Wi-Fi 6 is coming

There’s a new Wi-Fi standard which is going to speed up your connection to the internet. And make it easier for more devices to get a speedy connection at the same time. It’s called Wi-Fi 6. We think you’ll want to upgrade at the end of the year or early next year. So we created […]

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Missed calls kill sales

Missed calls kill sales. Answerphones kill sales too. And both of these things are so easy to avoid. Using an up-to-date VOIP phone system. You’ve probably heard of VOIP. They’re phones that use your internet connection, rather than the traditional phone lines. And that makes them very cost effective, and unbelievably flexible. You’ll be able […]

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Social media relaxation tools

Social media is an essential tool for all modern businesses. But frankly, it’s tiring trying to keep up with all that posting, scheduling and responding to messages. This post from Marketing and Growth Hacking introduces the best social media management tools, to help you grow your online presence without tearing your hair out. 27 of […]

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