With all the social networks out there and potential for follows, likes and connections, you would be forgiven for forgetting the importance of your email list. Unlike on a social network, anyone on your own email list is part of your data, within your control and not at the whim of any other external provider. You have been given permission
The neverending cycle of work can often cloud your perspective on where your business is at in its development. You can get so caught up in the day to day you miss opportunities to expand. As a business owner, it is key that you make sure you stay open to where your business is going. By doing that, you can
Each month we showcase some of the fantastic stories our community of business owners and professionals have to share. This month Daniel Sokol, the founder of Alpha Academic Appeals, speaks to Virtalent about what made him start the business, the challenges of gaining the trust of his customers and what his plans for the future are. Hi Daniel, could you please
As a business owner, it must be difficult to keep on top of everything that needs to be done. You have work tasks, domestic duties and social events. All of which impacts on your overall productivity. What I need is an extra 6 hours in the day. Alas, this may be a little too ambitious. Therefore it may be worth
To some, the idea of getting up earlier seems like a complete anathema. The thought of dragging yourself out of your deep slumber, possibly before the sun is even up, sends shivers down their spine. We are often told that you are either an early bird or a night owl. Well, that is not strictly true. You can change it.
Each month we showcase some of the fantastic stories our community of business owners and professionals have to share. This month Martin Amor, the co-founder of Cosmic Kids, speaks to Virtalent about what they do, working from home and how it all got started in the first place. Hi Martin, could you please introduce yourself and tell us a little about
There is a common myth in our society that is so part of the norm and accepted as truth that it barely ever gets challenged. It is the idea that “the more you work, the more you produce” or “the faster you work, the better”. There is a whole range of myths around productivity that are so ingrained in our
When growing your business, the time will inevitably come when you have to think about adding to your team. This can involve job adverts, shortlisting, interviewing and then selecting the right candidate. A process which can go one for some time. What if there was another way? Well, there is. Hiring a virtual assistant allows you to build your team,
Keeping your mind on task is not easy. It is something everyone struggles with at some point, yet it is so fundamental to being productive. So, what can we do about it? Well, it is important to understand how you pay attention and how your focus is whilst you are working. By knowing this you can work on improving it.
Each month we showcase some of the fantastic stories our community of business owners and professionals have to share. This month Tim Chorlton, the Director of Leeds based branding and marketing agency The Factory, speaks to Virtalent about the business, what made him work in the industry and the challenges he faces as a small business. Hi Tim, could you please