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Using a VA – A Case Study

If you’re thinking of hiring a virtual assistant but are still unsure whether it’s right for your business we’ve written a case study to help better explain. Helen Rich is the owner of Taste of Bath who specialise in making gift boxes, using artisan produce sourced within 15 miles of Bath.  Helen is a former […]

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Quick Fixes to Improve Productivity

When you’re running a business there is always so much that needs to be done. Being productive means being efficient but sometimes being in ‘the zone’ just doesn’t flow easily. Here are some quick fixes that are a great start to increase your productivity starting NOW! To Do Lists Clients of ours will tell you […]

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Self-care for the Self Employed

Being self-employed is super exciting and an amazing opportunity. You get to be your own boss and live by your own rules. It’s easy for inspiration to hit at any time of the day or night but that also means it’s super easy to work 24/7. Your business cannot run at 100% if you are […]

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2018 – The Look Back Post

Without sounding SO very cliche, we can’t believe we’re sat here writing this blog post.  What an incredible year it’s been for Boatman Admin Services!  We wanted to document the amazing achievements from the year – time races past so quickly that lots of things often get forgotten. Celebrating our 3rd Birthday Hard to believe […]

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The Benefits of having an accountability buddy

When you run your own business, you’re accountable for EVERYTHING.  Doing the marketing and keeping up to date with social media, getting the accounts in order, managing workload and ensuring you’re hitting deadlines…oh, and doing the ACTUAL work!  There is probably no doubt that you have tasks on your to do list that may have […]

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Small Biz 100 Winner 2018

Small business is big business in the UK and we’re SUPER proud to have been selected as one of the 100 businesses to be profiled as part of the national ‘Small Business Saturday’ campaign for 2018. Small Business Saturday is a campaign which is aimed at highlighting and celebrating the many and varied small businesses in […]

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Sure fire ways to ensure networking isn’t always a nightmare!

Have you considered networking but not really sure where to start or are you a serial networker?!  The thought of networking often fills people with fear – walking into a room where you know nobody, having to introduce yourself and make conversation with people can be daunting. It’s only been in recent times that I’ve […]

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How to better manage your emails

Emails are great…emails are also the bane of the business owner.  It’s a never ending flurry of enquires, orders or ‘junk’ emails.   In my previous ‘life’ I probably dealt with around 400+ emails per day as I worked on 3 different projects so it was a constant battle.  In less time that it takes to […]

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Where to find quality stock photographs

As you may or may not be aware, using multi media in your social media posts can increase engagement.  I’m sure we would all LOVE to have time to spend clicking away taking good quality, photos to use on our Twitter, Facebook or Instagram posts however time does not always allow. What you’re not allowed […]

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The Importance of Taking a Break

We all know what it’s like…if we’ve got an office day, we’ll sit at our desks in the morning and before you know it, it’s 4pm and you literally haven’t stopped for lunch OR we’ve grabbed something and then eaten it at our desk. This was definitely the case for me when I worked in […]