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The 4 Principles of Effective Working from Home

Whether you always work from home or the current situation is enforcing it, effective working from home is a great skill to have. In this article I outline the 4 principles of effective working from home that will enable you to successfully make the most of this amazing and flexible situation: routine, personal care, physical environment and technology. It can …

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The key to business success: a healthy diet

This article has been kindly written by the wonderful Michelle Manuel at Her Wealth IQ just for Bramley Business Solutions. Finance is pivotal to all our businesses so I hope you like this guest blog from a finance expert. Statistics vary but it is estimated that as many as 60% of new businesses fail in their first 5 years. Many …

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Welcome to the Joy of Batching

Imagine the scene: you’re getting your afternoon cup of tea from the kitchen and fancy a biscuit. But instead of reaching for the biscuit tin, you get out the mixing bowl, turn on the oven, measure out a tiny portion of butter, flour and sugar. Maybe a few chocolate chips. You cook one individual biscuit to satisfy your desire. Does …

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Tip of the Week: 2019 Compilation

Ever wondered when to do your tough jobs? Pondered how to make emails less stressful? Fancy some bite-sized tips on productivity? Then Tip of the Week is for you! Throughout 2019 Bramley Business Solutions has created a ‘Tip of the Week’ (or TOTW as it’s known internally), covering quick tips on productivity, technology, planning and more. TOTW goes out in …

Software for Small Businesses: A Quick-Start Guide

You know your area – be it a service or product, you know your stuff, that’s why you started your business. Then there are all the other things that come with running a business. This article aims to help with one of those: the right software for small businesses, to improve your efficiency and deliver professional results. There are so …

How to Improve SEO on your website

The basics for small business owners This article is aimed at small businesses who want to know how to improve SEO (search engine optimisation) on their website themselves. Doing it well takes time and energy – big companies have whole departments who do just this. If SEO is key to your strategy, I recommend hiring a company to do this …

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How to Organise Files to Save Time and Stress

Organising your files is like organising your clothes. You could put the same types of clothing together, like socks, t-shirts, jumpers, or put them together by use, like work clothes, exercise clothes, sleeping clothes. And just like organising your clothes, if you put them all together in one big box, finding the right file – or pair of socks – …

Challenge Yourself

or, learnings from climbing a trampoline mountain 8 times Being strapped into a harness is an oddly comforting feeling. For Up at The O2’s birthday each year they have a charity day, The O2 Challenge, when charities send teams to climb the monument as many times as they can in a 2 hour period. This year I’ve joined a couple …