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  • Accountancy Practice Websites – Are They Fit For Purpose?
    by Chester Web Marketing on May 31, 2020 at 5:57 am

    As skilled as they may be at carrying out your bookkeeping and giving tax advice, accountancy practices, on the whole, are not renowned for their impressive website designs. In a traditional field like accountancy this may not come as a surprise. However, with more and more business and communication being carried out online – especially The post Accountancy Practice Websites – Are They Fit For Purpose? appeared first on Wise Business Advice.

  • How to be Happy – Meditation
    by Jonathan Fagan on May 22, 2020 at 7:51 am

    Meditation – a quick guide in how to meditate effectively in order to be happy and achieve a peaceful state of mind. Particularly relevant for busy business people. The post How to be Happy – Meditation appeared first on Wise Business Advice.

  • How to survive a recession as a small business (SME)
    by Jonathan Fagan on March 19, 2020 at 4:23 pm

    As part of a group of companies who not only survived the great recession from 2008 to 2010 by the skin of our teeth, but have thrived ever since and built further successful companies on the back of the ones we kept going, here are our top tips for surviving a recession or dip in The post How to survive a recession as a small business (SME) appeared first on Wise Business Advice.

  • How much should I charge for a guest blog entry on my blog?
    by Jonathan Fagan on December 8, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    We often get asked by PR companies and agencies whether we will accept a guest blog article written for our blog by one of their “expert bloggers”. In 20 years we have not found one suitable article we would accept on our pages as paid content. I always write back to ask how much they The post How much should I charge for a guest blog entry on my blog? appeared first on Wise Business Advice.

  • Typing a Recording – too much trouble? Here’s how to get it done quickly
    by Jonathan Fagan on November 2, 2019 at 7:57 am

    Help – the boss has asked me to type a transcript of a recording. What do I do? Don’t worry; obtaining a transcript of an audio recording is extremely easy and something that if you are a secretary or PA you really should not be doing. Why? Because to complete a transcript of a recording The post Typing a Recording – too much trouble? Here’s how to get it done quickly appeared first on Wise Business Advice.

  • Online reviews – are they a scam?
    by Jonathan Fagan on October 9, 2019 at 7:33 am

    I have to confess that I’m probably as bad as just about everyone else in the world in that I regularly rely on online reviews to determine whether or not I go ahead with a purchase. My particular area for using them is when we are delving through lists from holiday rental companies and need The post Online reviews – are they a scam? appeared first on Wise Business Advice.

  • A Google 1 star review for not answering the telephone
    by Jonathan Fagan on September 21, 2019 at 6:08 am

    Today we had the first review on our company since we moved offices. All our previous reviews have been removed courtesy of a very strange Google requirement that online businesses have a photo of their shop-front showing their company name, but we were very excited to see that someone had been on to Google and The post A Google 1 star review for not answering the telephone appeared first on Wise Business Advice.

  • Has Google Finally Lost the Plot?
    by Jonathan Fagan on August 27, 2019 at 6:13 am

    Google Ads (formerly known as Ad Words) is one of the key stones to the Google empire we think, with ad revenues generating pretty much most of the income that Google makes as a business. Our company has been with Google Ads for many years, and it has always proved to be a useful source The post Has Google Finally Lost the Plot? appeared first on Wise Business Advice.

  • How to check if a Solicitor is genuine
    by Jonathan Fagan on May 6, 2019 at 5:59 am

    There are a number of ways to check whether a solicitor is who they say they are. Firstly, every solicitor in England and Wales has to have a practising certificate if they are dealing with the general public or, if they are working for a company in house or a local authority, they have to The post How to check if a Solicitor is genuine appeared first on Wise Business Advice.

  • List of Regions for Geolocation in Google Maps and Apps linked to Google Maps and using the Google Maps API
    by Jonathan Fagan on March 17, 2019 at 7:58 am

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