Eight Helpful tips for Building Networking Skills.

Eight Helpful tips for Building Networking Skills.

Building Networking Skills One of the best ways to find new potential clients’ is by networking. For the shy or inexperienced, this really can be really daunting. However, networking in business is also a social and fun way of meeting contacts. All you need to do is practice your networking skills beforehand and you'll enjoy it. Here are some helpful tips for developing your networking skills. 1) Find a networking group to attend. To find networking events in your area try findnetworkingevents.com and also look on your local council’s website: that’s where I…Read more
Honesty and Good Business Ethics

Honesty and Good Business Ethics

Why Honesty and Good Business Ethics Pay Off Honesty and good business ethics are important. In the small business world, news quickly gets around about business owners who value their customers and conduct themselves in an ethical way – the same holds true in a negative way for businesses that are not so ethical or honest. I always remember a concept used during my marketing training: If a person loves your product or service they are likely to tell one friend; if they hate it they will tell eleven. Think about it and…Read more
Social Media Terminology for Beginners

Social Media Terminology for Beginners

Social Media Terminology for Beginners   The Virtuoso-PA short guide to the Social Media terminology used on popular social networks. I've been asked numerous times by clients' what the meaning of an RT is; not everyone knows that it's good to be added into someone's' circle and what it means.  As we all have to start somewhere I've decided to write this blog for newbies to Social Media. Twitter: Twitter is an online social networking service that enables users to send and read short 140-character messages called "tweets". Twitter currently has 304 Million…Read more
Guide to Starting up as a Sole Trader

Guide to Starting up as a Sole Trader

Starting up as a Sole Trader So, you’re a Plumber/Plasterer/Painter & Decorator* (Insert your own trade) and you’re getting a bit fed-up working for Joe Bloggs and Sons. You’ve always had thoughts of being your own boss, well, since the day your apprenticeship finished anyway, and now you’ve decided to do it. Read on for a brief guide to starting up as a Sole Trader. Where do you start and what do you do? 1. Recognise your obligations As a business owner it is vital that you understand what the law asks of…Read more