Anti-Money Laundering Regulations 2019 – My Thoughts On HMRC’S Concession for VAs Speaking with many Virtual Assistants online and at networking events, I’ve discovered that although many want to provide basic bookkeeping services to their clients, they have been...read more
Attachment Parenting UK: Setting Up Systems and Processes for Growth The Client: Attachment Parenting UK work with families to support their parenting journey and run a number of parenting groups across the UK. Started in 2012 by Michelle McHale this not for profit...read more
I often talk about outsourcing tasks to other business owners and freelancers as it’s something that I have personally benefitted from, but how do you know when it’s the right time to hire a virtual assistant (VA) for your business?A virtual assistant is someone that can remotely provide support services to your business. I help business owners with technology such as WordPress, MailChimp and data collection to save them time and energy that’s better spent on other tasks, other VAs can help with general administration, diary management, customer service, etc.read more
Life is full of twists and turns, so it’s impossible to know when something that needs everything to come to a complete stop might happen. Whether it’s a technology problem, power failure or even hazardous weather causing problems; if you don’t have a solid backup plan in place for your small business, will there be anything left when you’re ready to return to it?read more
How Blogging Got Me To Number 1 On Google People often ask me what I do for search engine optimisation to get Banks Business Solutions to the top of Google search results. My answer? I don’t. I don’t pay someone to continually optimise my site and make changes so...read more
If you remember GDPR, the thought of another data protection regulation may fill you with dread! Well as with GDPR, Banks' Business Solutions is here to support you through the changes that will be coming later this year and we have been speaking to Univate to find...read more
Five Interesting Facts You Might Not Know About Banks’ Business Solutions It’s time to celebrate as Banks’ Business Solutions turns five years old this month! Time really has flown by and I thought now would be a fantastic time to take a moment and reflect on my...read more
It can be difficult to find the budget for a professional website, but a do-it-yourself version could be costing you more in terms of lost customers and revenue. Discover why in my latest blog.read more
4 Reasons You Should Hire A Business Consultant For Your Small Business Managing a small business is hard work, I think few people will argue with me on that one. I’m coming up to my fifth year as a small business owner this year with Bank’s Business Solutions, and...read more
Your website is the backbone of your marketing efforts and provides the foundation for your digital presence as a business owner. So, it’s crucial that you get it right and keep it on top form if it’s going to serve your business well in terms of attracting visitors, converting them into customers and keeping your brand reputation strong. Did you know that 55% of website visitors take just 15 seconds or fewer to decide if your website is what they’re looking for, or not?read more
Your start-up business has become a success and now your aim is for bigger and better things.
Maybe you want to hire staff, expand to new locations or simply develop and offer new services, but how exactly do you go about upgrading and upscaling your business?read more
A big part of running any business is cash flow, and for that, you need paying customers! So one of the goals I set each year is ensuring that I have enough customers to enable my other goals to be met.
So, here’s a serious question for you. Do you have enough clients to survive?
If you’ve been following my blog and social media this year, you’ll know that I became a digital nomad for 3 months so I could travel with my husband and children. Was it easy? No, not always but I absolutely loved it and would do it again in a heartbeat!read more
Why Belonging to a Tribe is Essential as a Small Business Owner You know the saying “it takes a village to raise a child”? Well, I wholeheartedly believe that “it takes a tribe to grow a successful business”, and that’s what I want to talk about today. I firmly...read more
It can be difficult getting your brand message out to your target audience when you’re a small business owner and can’t afford a big marketing budget. While digital marketing is fantastic because you can use social media and your website to get your content out there for free when you’re not using the right tools you could be making things harder for yourself.read more