Mental Health Awareness Week for Small Business Owners

This week, If you haven’t already heard is #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek

Small businesses working from home reap huge benefits; avoiding the need to attend meeting after meeting, no bustling commute, forgoing the stress of the office, and much more, all things we think are pillars of a healthy state of mind. But running a small business and working from home can also have negative consequences for your mental health.

Many who follow Virtual Bird on social media will know we’re massive advocates for mental health awareness and self care, because although our businesses are important, we’re the key figures behind them and it’s important we’re healthy!

With that in mind, I thought we could explore a few of the pitfalls and look at some strategies to manage your mental health effectively.

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Small Business GDPR FAQ

Small Business GDPR FAQ

Small Business GDPR FAQ

In case you haven’t heard me yap on enough about it for the last 6 months,  General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) is coming!!! The deadline for compliance is just 1 month away and if you’ve not already started preparing, start now!
If you’ve not complied by 25th May 2018 then you face a hefty fine! Over in the business support group there’s been lots of discussion happening as people start to make their plans to become compliant and there have been some FAQ’s along the way, mainly surrounding what GDPR means for small and micro businesses so I figured as we head towards crunch time it’s time for a blog post about Small Business GDPR FAQ.

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Productivity Tips

This week’s blog post is all about productivity, how to make the most of your time and some tools to help you on this mission. We all know how hard it is to be productive, it’s so easy to fall into a social media hole… You know the one, you check notifications and then an hour later you’re still scrolling through your feed.

Being productive is all about being self aware of how you’re spending your time as well as changing habits and routines.

These tips and tools will help you to become more productive and achieve your goals in 2018!

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Small Business Christmas Marketing

Small Business Christmas Marketing

Small Business Christmas Marketing

As we come to the end of October, now is the window for small business Christmas marketing. This is the short period of time where customers are thinking about Christmas and ready to buy. Because of the limited window, it’s important to make the most of every opportunity; now is the time to ramp up your marketing, promotions and take advantage of the customer thinking about Christmas.

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Maximising Business Productivity

How To Maximise Business Productivity

Maximising Business Productivity

As a small business owner, you have to put on a lot of hats: product designer, marketer, accountant, website designer and much more. But is it worth it and is there a way of maximising business productivity? In this article we help you learn how to maximise business productivity

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