Tag: Entrepreneurs

9
Aug

Under the Spotlight: Virtalent’s Newest Team Members

Each month we showcase some of the fantastic stories our community of business owners and professionals have to share. But this month we’ve decided to shine the spotlight on ourselves and the people that make Virtalent tick. So who are we? Virtalent was founded by Sam and Ellie Wilson in 2014 and over the last year or so, it’s success

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15
Jun

Under the Spotlight: Jonny Tyers, SHEPD

At Virtalent, we regularly showcase the fantastic stories our community of business owners and professionals have to share. In this “Under the Spotlight” story, Jonny Tyers, Founder of SHEPD speaks to Virtalent about his business, the pressures of time management and how he aims to help all small businesses become more secure. Hi Jonny, could you please introduce yourself and

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26
Feb

6 Apps to Organise Your Time (And Get More productive)

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

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15
Feb

Become More Successful and Productive By Waking Up Earlier

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.

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16
Feb

Meditation for Entrepreneurs: Why Virtalent Loves It

Entrepreneurs lead busy lives. Fact. Starting up businesses, getting ideas off the ground and putting in the hard yards to succeed is all part and parcel of the entrepreneurial calling. If you’re finding it all a bit too much, taking some time out from the maelstrom of running a business can be useful, allowing you to recharge your batteries and regain focus.

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24
Oct

How “Successful” People Cope with Stress

Any business owner will tell you that one of the major challenges they face is getting the right work life balance and learning to cope with stress. For any business owner there are a hundred and one different things to do – organising staff, products and services to get out to customers, marketing strategies to implement, networks to forge and competition to

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5
Oct

Under The Spotlight: Karina Melvin, Artful Eating

Each month we showcase some of the fantastic stories our community of business owners and professionals have to share. Over the past month or two, the team at Virtalent have been working intensively to support Karina Melvin, Founder of Artful Eating, who recently signed up to use the Virtalent platform. Over this period we are proud to have been able to accommodate all

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4
Oct

How To Grow Your Business In The Next 5 Years

Taking a small business to the next level is the ambition of most entrepreneurs. Some businesses start up and stay at the same level, often because the owner wants it to remain manageable, while others suddenly begin to blossom and turn into large corporations because there is a drive to make it so.  If you want to grow your business

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23
Jul

Brexit for Small Businesses: One Month On

One of the biggest concerns of the Brexit vote was how it would affect businesses, particularly SMEs. With the pound falling against the dollar and the potential for months, if not years of uncertainty ahead, you could be forgiven for thinking that it was all doom and gloom. We’ve seen a change of PM with David Cameron resigning and Theresa May taking

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8
Apr

10 Myths About Successful Entrepreneurs

Are you already a successful entrepreneur? You will already be familiar with the reality of starting a business in that case. It took a lot more time, money and commitment than you thought it would, right? Fortunately (though it certainly doesn’t feel like it sometimes!) the pressure and pace of the situation develops both your character and business acumen to an extent you had never

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