James Helliwell's Blog (45)

How to Make Money as a Modern Professional DJ coming into 2020



Being a DJ is arguably one of the most enjoyable professions in existence. Playing music to an adoring crowd of people. But something that many of us quickly realise when we take that first step into the industry is that it isn’t quite as easy as we imagined it to be. No matter the skill set, it isn’t that glamorous. At the beginning there’s a striking…

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Added by James Helliwell on June 8, 2019 at 9:28am — No Comments

No Face Time? No Problem: How to Generate Employee Engagement with a Remote Team

Today, remote work is a common practice in many industries.

According to Global Workplace Analytics , offering remote opportunities is an attractive way to gain productive…

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Added by James Helliwell on March 12, 2019 at 11:51am — No Comments

5 Productivity Ideas That Never Work

How many times have you searched for the best ways to be productive?

Whether you run a small business or a well established company, it's important to learn how to be productive and work more efficiently instead of just working more. But if productivity isn't one of your strongest suits, it can be difficult to make the most of your time as an entrepreneur.

Learning how to be productive can't be easy for someone for whom procrastination is an issue. And…

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Added by James Helliwell on November 15, 2018 at 5:00am — No Comments

7 Secrets to a Great Business Partnership

Many businesses are co-owned. Two friends, family members or acquaintances come together and decide that they can go into a particular business as partners. You can be more than two people. It does not matter if you come from the same neighborhood or even country. What carries much weight here is the fact that you all have the same interest, and that is to start a business and see it thrive.

Whether you are two or…

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Added by James Helliwell on October 4, 2018 at 4:25am — No Comments

Get an ROI on your Social Selling

Social selling can be a time-consuming selling activity, but it holds the promise of huge potential for ROI.

Like anything you do to build your business, the time you invest in social selling needs to be monitored and evaluated in…

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Added by James Helliwell on September 10, 2018 at 7:30am — No Comments

What you need to know to keep your small business afloat during a difficult financial period

Business can be an unpredictable, having unexpected changes in cash flow, market competition, and consumer preferences. Every…

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Added by James Helliwell on August 27, 2018 at 10:30am — No Comments

From Finance to Services 7 Super Tips on Exploding Your Start Up Agency

Going back just five years, the internet landscape was quite different. Those that were looking to improve their presence on the web could focus on maybe a simplified web design and a single Facebook page, but those days are over. With recent changes, digital marketing agencies have more factors to juggle than ever in order to stay competitive. Here is a look at six…

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Added by James Helliwell on July 25, 2018 at 8:22am — No Comments

6 Secrets to a Great Business Partnership

Many businesses are co-owned. Two friends, family members or acquaintances come together and decide that they can go into a particular business as partners. You can be more than two people. It does not matter if you come from the same neighborhood or even country.…

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Added by James Helliwell on July 10, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments

5 Effective Ways to Reduce Warehouse Costs



A warehouse operation is not like a retail store in terms of overhead expenses. Certainly you’ll have to account for utilities, staffing, and perhaps a lease if you don’t own your facility, but retail operations likely…

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Added by James Helliwell on June 14, 2018 at 7:58pm — No Comments

Ultimate Guide to Starting a modern mobile foodvan business

The idea of mobile food trucks conjures different images to different people. To some people, it is the embodiment of unhealthy food sold from funny looking vehicles. However, things have changed a lot in the last few years. There are lots of successful restaurants, high quality food…

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Added by James Helliwell on May 16, 2018 at 11:50am — No Comments

Electronic Timesheet May Save Your Business

It is safe to say that when it comes to business, every owner or manager wants the same thing, the knowledge that their employees are working effectively and productively every day to improve the bottom line of the business.

However, the truth is that…

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Added by James Helliwell on May 14, 2018 at 7:00pm — No Comments

From Office Design to Expansion 7 Tips on Starting an Ultra Modern 2018 Digital Agency

When you consider the way that companies are converting to the internet and using it as a way to attract their customers, it’s no surprise that digital search marketing agencies are in more demand than ever before.

Because of this, many entrepreneurs and business owners are making the…

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Added by James Helliwell on May 2, 2018 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Setting Up Your Organised Home Office For Digital Work

Many people work from home these days as this is one of the most comfortable situations to work in these days. From reasons from dealing with a family life to managing businesses from home the ease of the net and connectivity just “works” these days. From doing important work that is needed such as SEO (search engine optimisation) to marketing and product development which can all work from your home computer with ease.…

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Added by James Helliwell on April 30, 2018 at 12:37pm — No Comments

5 Ways You Can Build Customer Loyalty

Customer is king has been a favorite phrase among businesses since time immemorial. They are essential to the success of your business, which is why it is important that you do all you can to make them loyal. Loyal customers all the people that would still do business with you…

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Added by James Helliwell on April 23, 2018 at 5:24am — No Comments

The Best Staff Make The Best Business

"The best staff make the best companies or businesses. This is a fact of life. This is why online recruitment is becoming so popular and successful. This is a way for employers or recruitment agencies to find the very best staff not only in the city but around the world. The more candidates a group has, the more likely it is that the best talent will be lured in." -…

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Added by James Helliwell on April 22, 2018 at 6:24pm — No Comments

Animated Short Videos Great for Modern Marketing

Were you aware that part of Google’s algorithm for search rankings recognise the amount of time the visitors keep staying on your website? This is one of the main reasons why online video has become the “man of the moment” and is demonstrating an explosive growth.…

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Added by James Helliwell on March 23, 2018 at 8:00am — No Comments

Mistakes to avoid when getting a bridging loan for your business

Bridging loans are typically used by individuals looking to buy a new property but do not have the required cash. Most home buyers tend to opt for bridging loans because of the speed with which one can be acquired compared to other types of loans. But contrary to general thought, bridging loans can also be used for business purposes.

For instance, …

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Added by James Helliwell on December 28, 2017 at 8:00pm — No Comments

5 Ways Local Businesses Can Improve Their Online Reputation



Every business will have to deal with an angry or disappointed customer at some point or another. It’s how the business manages and responds to such issues that determines whether it impacts its reputation positively or negatively.

In today’s world where literally everyone lives on the Internet, things can go south very easily for a company that isn’t prepared or careful. It won’t matter how great your local rankings are if you have a bad reputation.

But, you don’t have…

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Added by James Helliwell on December 1, 2017 at 10:43pm — No Comments

5 Super Ways to Expand Your Modern Business

As a small business, the expansion of your brand is vital to its growth and continued existence. What can you do to ensure consistent expansion? This piece holds some time-tested strategies that can work wonders when appropriately deployed.

Dig Deeper into Your Current Clientele

When…

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Added by James Helliwell on November 24, 2017 at 7:55am — No Comments

5 Expert Online Reputation Management Tips For Small Businesses

The internet has set a new yardstick for business to customer relations, making the task of managing your online reputation much harder. Which raises the essential question, what can small businesses do to build, protect and preserve their online reputation?

The reputation of your brand has a much larger impact than Google or Yelp reviews. Experts…

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Added by James Helliwell on November 2, 2017 at 5:49pm — No Comments

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