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TIME VS ACTIVITY

19.11.2019

Ask any professional how their week was, and the usual answer will be ‘busy’. However, ask them what they actually achieved during their hectic working hours and the answer may well be ‘not a great deal’. Not only is it common to have a seem...

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Relationship building – the art of

‘Building relationships’ are the buzzwords of the moment and quite literally everyone’s doing it, whether they know it or not. The question is why is it so important and what makes i...

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19 steps to take in order to manifest your goals

Fiona Duncan-Steer, founder of RSViP Business Networking Agency, presents 19 steps to take in order to manifest your goals.1. Identify your strengths and work towards developing them every single...

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Do You Know Your Worth?

One of the most common questions I get asked is, “how do you know how much to charge in your business?” This tells me that many business owners out there struggle to value their offerings,...

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Which Business Network is Right for You?

I was recently invited to take part in a panel discussion alongside five other owners or representatives of business networks from the East Midlands and I have to be honest my first instincts were to ...

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Making the most of your networking experience

Fiona Duncan-Steer, founder of RSViP Business Networking Agency, discusses how to make the most of your networking experience.What makes a professional and productive networking event stand out a...

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Are you Building an Effective Team?

Are you Building an Effective Team? Team-building events are becoming very popular and it’s a rapidly growing industry, worth around £200 million per year. Businesses are investing more and more...

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Running a successful business…What does it really take?

There are many attributes required to be able to start and run a business and even more to keep it going with longevity and success- all the usual’s; skill, motivation, entrepreneurial mindset, ...

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Stop procrastinating and crack on!

This month Fiona Duncan-Steer, founder of RSViP Business Networking Agency, talks about the procrastination trap, motivation and deadlines.Procrastination is an easy trap to fall into in any...

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Head for Figures in the Cloud

No more software updates. Automatic back-ups. And instant access for your professional adviser too. No wonder JACK MOORE of chartered accountants Page Kirk has become a convert to the ‘cloud’. ...

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Top Tips for Small Business Communications

In the increasingly competitive business world, small business owners must ensure their voice is heard. This week, Local Business Week is promoting just that with the aim of helping Britain’s local ...

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Are You Busy Being Busy?

So often these days, I get asked "so are you busy at the moment'/ "keeping busy"? My response has always tended be one of the following, "yes always", "Oh yes very busy at the moment" or words of that...

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10 Easy Steps To Incorporate Social Media Into Your Networking

  Attending an event? Ask the organiser for the attendees list so that you can select those you want to meet and then search their Twitter tag in order to Tweet them prior to the event, saying 'yo...

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The dangers of drink and drug driving

With our years of experience, the specialist motoring defence team at Rothera Sharp know all too well how easy it can be for drivers to end up on the wrong side of the law over the festive period. Th...

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LIQUIDATING A COMPANY - IS IT A CAPITAL GAIN?

One of the anti-avoidance measures being introduced by the latest Finance Bill potentially changes the way that certain payments to shareholders will be taxed. This may result in payments following so...

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Networking Etiquette

As my job for the last eight years has involved connecting people in business, I often get asked all kinds of questions and tips on networking- the do's and dont's and I really have come across everyt...

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7 Steps To Ensure Content Marketing Makes Your Business Money

It’s way easier than you think and it’s not all about blogging… The term Content Marketing is banded around as the holy grail of modern digital marketing. But what is it? How can it make your b...

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Conversation Starters & Exit Strategies for Networking

Many people ask me if I have any tips on how to approach someone or break into a group at a networking event, others want to know how to break away from a conversation with someone without sounding ru...

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Are you an Entrepreneur?

Are you an Entrepreneur? If you answer ‘yes’ to the following then you can safely say you can class yourself as a budding entrepreneur…. You have always been driven, self motivated and hardw...

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6 Steps To Successful Networking

Prepare- Most network event organisers will send through an attendees list prior to the event itself, so ensure you look through it and make a bee-line for those who will be relevant to you to chat ...

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Renewals basis back for Buy to Let Landlords

Following the restriction of tax relief for mortgage interest and the 3% increase in Stamp Duty Land Tax all is not doom and gloom for buy to let landlords. Following on from the consultation this sum...

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