Simplify your social media

Social media. Love it or hate it, it’s an important part of the marketing strategy for most businesses. Today, the world has over 3 billion internet users and a staggering 2 billion of them have active social media accounts. So you can’t really afford to ignore it. But with so many different social media sites […]

Under the Spotlight: Don’t Cry Wolf

Each month we showcase some of the fantastic stories our community of business owners and professionals have to share. This month John Brown speaks to Virtalent about his branding and communications agency, Don’t Cry Wolf. Hi John, can you please introduce yourself and tell us a little bit about your business? I’m John, founder of […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]