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My Secret Business Building Formula

Starting a new business is both exhilarating and scary, but it is also one of the most rewarding things you can do.Whether you’re an entrepreneur already or working towards it, nothing should prevent you from going after your dreams of running your own business.Anyone who thinks starting a business is easy is kidding themselves! It’s …

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How to Set Realistic Expectations when Outsourcing to a VA

Whenever you embark on a new business venture it’s important to keep your expectations in check. It’s so easy to get carried away in the magic of a moment, believing that a new team member, a new project or a new partnership might be a life changing development for your business When anticipations are high …

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3 Things Small Businesses should be doing in 2017

So the Christmas decorations have been packed away and we’ve all recovered from our New Year celebrations. Now the time has come to dust off our keyboards and meet 2017 head on! There are a number of areas in modern small businesses that, while crucial to growth, are often overlooked. There have been amazing leaps …

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Top Ten Articles for 2016

Another year has past! At Virtual Elves we have been using this time in the lead up to the Christmas holidays to reflect on the year that was and plan for a fresh start in 2017. Part of this process included looking back on our most popular and ‘clicked through’ articles for 2016. We were …

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How to Prepare your Business for the Holiday Season Shut Down

We’ve been reflecting on the past year at Virtual Elves and part of that was looking back on our most popular and ‘clicked through’ articles for 2016. We were not so surprised to find that you all found our articles on productivity to be some of the most informative and popular pieces of content! Being …

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3 Smart Tips for Better Work/Life Balance

It’s a common scenario, you’re building your business, burning candles at both ends, working from dusk to dawn and pulling crazy hours trying to manage a to-do list that keeps on growing! You’re tired, grumpy and fearful of losing control, you keep throwing more and more of your time into trying to manage everything but …

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The Smartest Way to Use Google Apps for your Business

Google has one of the most recognizable and user-friendly interfaces of any online service provider. Their suite of apps have been created to help businesses in the online sphere, making them more visible, productive and profitable. Here are some of the smartest ways to use Google for your business: Google Apps allow you to advertise …

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3 Crucial Business Tasks that can be Outsourced to a Virtual Assistant

Many business owners can be confused about the kinds of tasks they can hand over to a Virtual Assistant. There are many and more things that a talented VA can do within your business, but there are a few essential tasks, that when outsourced correctly, can bring value to your company, making your operations more …

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Tips and Advantages of using Google+ for your Business

If you are looking to boost your online business Google+ can help a lot. Many get confused of where to start and how, while other people use their personal mail like @hotmail, @gmail or @ISP for their small business. There is nothing wrong with that. But instead of using your personal mail you can consider …

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4 Link Building Myths Small Business and SEOs Should Forget About

Throughout the years, big and small businesses have used link building to rank on Google and other search engines. Although some believe that it is no longer effective, many experts believe that this SEO strategy should still be an integral part of your overall marketing campaign. To assure you that link building is still relevant …

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How to Optimise Your E-Commerce Site for Both Customers and Google

If you are selling products online, it’s very important that your e-commerce site is optimised for both Google and your customers. Otherwise, you are wasting the opportunity to attract more traffic and generate more sales. Stoney deGeyter, CEO at Pole Position Marketing, shares some tips on how you can improve the performance of your e-commerce …

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