While many B2B businesses go quiet over summer, many B2C businesses become very busy. If you work in hospitality, tourism, retail, travel or any other business that historically has its busiest period in July and August, it’s important that all your back-office support works perfectly – it’ll underpin your core business and help you get the most out of the season.

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It’s been an unprecedented time and many businesses have operated differently in the past year. However, as travel becomes a possibility once more and many professionals choose to go away while schools are on holiday, many businesses will still experience a summer lull. Savvy business owners use this quiet time to get ahead with admin, marketing, CRM and practical maintenance so that they can hit the ground running when autumn comes. Knowing you’re up to date can also make it easier to relax if or when you go on holiday yourself.  

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Video is a great marketing tool with many different applications. The human brain naturally absorbs information from watching and listening, as demonstrated by the incredible statistics we see for social media posts that feature video.

In this blog, we look at the three key reasons your business should be recording and sharing videos.

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When we run our own businesses, we often give them our hearts and souls. The business can become an extension of who we are. For some of us, when asked “could your business survive without you?” it’s tempting to proudly reply, “no it couldn’t!” We might see ourselves as the lifeblood of the business – without our input at every level, everything would fall apart.

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Email marketing is a valuable tool for any business, large or small. Studies show it’s one of the top ways of driving conversions, as well as being a great means of building your brand. Let’s take a closer look at why email marketing is so effective for businesses…

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Many people seized opportunities to start their own businesses after being furloughed. This has made for an exciting year and Get Ahead have been blown away by how quickly new entrepreneurs have taken up the reins. For many new businesses, 31st March 2021 will be their first ever year-end – time to time to get the accounts in order, balance the books and make sure you get what you’re entitled to. Even if you’re an established business it’s still good to have a reminder – while we may have adjusted our daily routines, it’s easy to lose track of long-term tasks during lockdown.

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A valuable lesson we are all learning from the coronavirus pandemic is the importance of business resilience. Get Ahead has helped countless businesses through these unprecedented times, providing outsourced admin and phone answering services, filling in while businesses adjust to the new normal.

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Last year, Get Ahead founder Rebecca Newenham published her first book, Virtually Yours. It was an incredible learning experience, and having written it, Rebecca is seeing a variety of benefits that she hadn’t anticipated. Writing a business book has advantages for career development, marketing, networking and more. Here’s how Get Ahead benefited from publishing a business book:

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If you follow Get Ahead on social media, you’ll know how much we love it – LinkedIn in particular is an important way we network with clients. Social media has something for everyone – it can be as pre-planned or spontaneous as you need it to be, and plays a big part in many marketing strategies. However, it’s vital to put some thought into the way you use social media in order to interact with your customers and drive conversions.

Here are some of the mistakes our social media managers have spotted small businesses making recently:

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Our West Yorkshire franchise has recently had a number of requests for support with landing pages and newsletter automation. Landing pages are great for increasing conversions, and newsletters are a great communication tool. Best of all, once your automation is set up, it’s easy for you, your team or your virtual assistant to run email marketing campaigns without having to start from scratch each time.

In this blog, we look more at landing pages and automated newsletters, and how virtual assistants can help you.

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