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How to distribute flyers

We tapped our Head of Outside Sales for some top tips on getting your flyers into the hands of the right people (at the right time). As he'll tell you, it's all about simplicity.

Calling in the Cavalry: When Not to Do it Alone

You don't have to 'go it alone', even as a consultant. Calling on other expert contacts, and asking for outside help when facing a project you're struggling with, is just another resource up your sleeve; not an admission of failure.

Why Businesses Hire Consultants

Your profession has unlimited possibilities, and an endless source of work, regardless of the niche you specialise in. Businesses will always need a fresh pair of eyes, and someone ready to get the work done - but there’s a lot more to it than that.

The 15 Personality Traits of Great Consultants

There's no hard and fast rulebook to being a consultant, but there are certain personality traits and habits that distinguish the great from the good. Some of these you'll have intrinsically, while others have to be worked on, but either way, both you and your clients will notice the difference.

15 Key Values Clients Look For in Consultants

When you branch out into being a self-employed consultant,the responsibilities and tasks expected of you begin to blur. While every industry will require something slightly different, several key ideas reoccur, regardless of the type of project, size of company and level of experience.

How to Find your First Client

Securing your first client is paramount to securing your future as a self-employed consultant. It might take days to find a project, or it might take weeks; but either way, there are some tried and tested methods to help you land that first job and start building up a successful portfolio.

Being More than a One-Man Shop

Appearing as professional as a large firm is hard when you're on your own and trying to keep costs down. Luckily, there are small changes you can make that will have a big impact on the way prospective clients perceive you.

Making the most of a merry Christmas

As a small business owner, Christmas is a great opportunity to reflect on the year that’s ending, and to plan for next year. Read Emma Jones’ tips on how to make the most of it.

Get your shop ship-shape for Christmas

When people are waving their wallets during the festive season, what’s the best way to make your online shop even more enticing? Here are some top tips from our friends and expert online sellers, Etsy.

Know your principles

If you want to start a business in an already thriving market, there’s no reason not to – but UK subscription based BlankBox Coffee have some great tips on how to create or discover your own unique business principles.

Host with the Most – Find the right web host for you

In a crowd, web-hosting providers can all seem the same. These are the 4 areas you should look for when searching for a web host.

The Rules of (Online) Engagement

There are plenty of tricks to help you engage your customer base online – and our friends at OpenSky (a connection based shopping platform) seem to know them all!

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