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How To Grow Your Business In The Next 5 Years

Taking a small business to the next level is the ambition of most entrepreneurs. Some businesses start up and stay at the same level, often because the owner wants it to remain manageable, while others suddenly begin to blossom and turn into large corporations because there is a drive to make it so.  If you […]

Learning About Effective Marketing From Your Competitors

While it might seem sensible to put your nose to the grindstone and keep going no matter what, stepping back and taking a look at your competitors and what they are up to can be extremely beneficial. If you want to learn what effective marketing is in your industry or sector, then borrowing a few […]

Responding to Customers on Social Media

Responding to customers on social media can be an obstacle for even the most savvy social media expert. Even the Prime Minister summed up – in his own eloquent way – the problems we can all face on social media. “The trouble with Twitter, the instantness of it – too many tweets might make a […]

How To Expand Your Business Abroad

So, it’s the 21st century, your UK sales are stagnating, and thanks to technological developments, it’s easier than over to expand your business abroad. “British products and services are in demand, and exploring overseas avenues delivers huge growth potential” according to Steve Childs, Head of International for Business Banking at Barclays. It is still one […]

SEO 101: Boost Your Rankings With Research Tools

Pushing your site up on Google’s search rankings is hard work, especially if you are competing against much bigger industry players. Yet, with the correct strategy and some powerful keyword research tools, it certainly is possible to make some noticeable gains in a matter of months. If you haven’t already, check out our previous post on improving your website […]

SEO 101: Speed Up Your WordPress Site

Need to speed up your WordPress site? Every second counts. According to Kissmetrics, 47% of consumers will expect an e-commerce website to load in under 2 seconds and 44% of online shoppers will tell their friends about a bad experience online. In fact, a slow website thats takes too long to load will not only deter […]

Increase Your Customer Engagement

In today’s constantly connected world, customer engagement through excellent customer service is key for many businesses. One wrong move, and your customer can be all over social media complaining about your service. In fact, 76% of consumers say they view customer service as the ‘true test’ of how much a company values them. Customers expect […]

Marketing Ideas for Your Small Business

We understand how you can often become stuck in a rut when trying to come up with marketing ideas for our small business. Virtalent’s team of Virtual Assistants are here to offer their advice and help you out. Our team can help with market research, writing a marketing plan and then carry out the work detailed in the plan according to your […]

Zappos: Delivering Happiness in Customer Service

Bad customer service is something that we often moan about. Customers like to be treated with respect and feel that their issue is dealt with – sadly though this isn’t always the case. Twice as many people tell others about bad service than good service. So how do you get people talking about the service […]

PACE: The Benefits of PR

When starting out as a company, it can become incredibly difficult to market your business, especially when you’re relying on a basic social media presence to provide you with your first few sources of income. So what are the benefits of PR? If you’re the type of start-up that is looking to recruit staff, then […]