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Working From Home: Our Top Tips To Overcome These Challenges

Working from home can be a liberating and rewarding experience, but can also be a challenge for many entrepreneurs and professionals. You may have your home office set up complete with all the essentials you need to get your head down and do some work, but working from home can also be a lonely experience […]

Under The Spotlight: Karina Melvin, Artful Eating

Each month we showcase some of the fantastic stories our community of business owners and professionals have to share. Over the past month or two, the team at Virtalent have been working intensively to support Karina Melvin, Founder of Artful Eating, who recently signed up to use the Virtalent platform. Over this period we are proud to […]

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 […]

The Importance of Having a Business Mentor

The importance of having a business mentor cannot be underestimated. Most successful businessmen and women will readily admit they would not have got where they are today without good advice and support. A mentor provides more than just helpful tips. They get to know you deep down and can guide you through difficult times to […]

☆☆☆ Happy Birthday Virtalent! ☆☆☆

Today marks two years since Ellie and I launched Virtalent. What a journey! From the highs to the lows, life as an “entrepreneur” is certainly challenging, but I would not change it for the world. Of course, hitting these types of milestones are a cause for celebration, but I can’t help but feel reflective. It is commonly accepted […]

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 […]

The Argument For Bootstrapping

Bootstrapping your business isn’t usually the first line of many unicorn fairytale stories. When starting a business, many entrepreneurs believe there is fairytale to fulfil. Come up with great idea, start on your quest to find the elusive unicorn, discover a wide old investor who gives you the sack of gold you need to help you on […]

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 […]

Birmingham Retail is Making Waves in 2015

The team here at Virtalent are all really proud to be based in Birmingham, a city which has been seen by many in quite a negative light over the past few decades following the decline of much of the manufacturing industry on which the city was built. Fortunately, 2015 really has been a fantastic year […]