As a 100% remote working cloud accountancy firm, you can rightly assume that we work from coffee shops a fair bit.
We love to do so, but there are some unspoken rules when it comes to working in coffee shops. I mean it's more like etiquette. I think many people forget the fact that it is a business too.
So whether you are a frequent coffee shop worker or a newbie, I am going to share with you the unspoken coffee shop etiquette.Read More
‘Selling’ is natural to us as human beings. Think about it. When you see a good movie or use a new product that changes your life, what do you do…?
You share. You tell other people. You talk about the problem that you have and how you overcame that problem with said product or service.
You tell them about it because you feel it will add value to their life.Read More
Whether you are tired, hungover, jet-lagged or a mix of all 3, sometimes you need an extra boost, and that is ok!
Here at Cone, we swear by creating a small but efficient 'boost kit'. Our boost kit consists of a few items that can help you physically and mentally get into the right mindset.
So, to give you some inspiration and place to start we wanted to share with you what is in our kit!Read More
It is no secret that cash flow is paramount to business success.
The cash flow in a business is precisely that, the flow of money. The money that comes in and goes out of a business. If your cash flow is bad, this can result in slow growth and in many cases a failure of a business.
Emails. Emails. Emails. Ever feel like emails are taking over all of your productivity efforts?
We feel you. This is why we wanted to share our top tips on how to manage emails better to save you a headache and to ensure you only deal with the important stuff.
And as we know that you are most likely super busy, we have kept this short and sweet. Are you ready? Here we go.Read More
"How do I get more followers on Instagram?" When our clients come to us, this is usually the first question we are asked. When asking this question you need to ask yourself what you’re actually trying to achieve. Followers are what we would call a “vanity metric” - sure it looks nice to have 10k followers, but are they actually converting to sales, or whatever it is that your end goal is?Read More
Planning your day in advance is no new thing. Everyone will tell you to do this, but there are so many ways you can do it.
I often used to find planning my days so overwhelming.
I had so much to do, so I would over fill a day with unachievable tasks and then would feel left feeling unsuccessful and miserable when they (obviously) were not completed.Read More
Whether you’re a blogger or a business, social media success always comes down to planning. Our best advice for those who want to boost their engagement and following is to meticulously plan your content a week in advance, and build it around a calendar that runs all throughout the year.Read More
You’re running a small business so you probably already have a lot of things to do each month. For the successful growth of any business though, you need to take some time each month to check-in with yourself. To go over how things are going this month and what could be improved.
Below is a checklist - it’s not exhaustive, but it’s definitely a starting point to go through each month.Read More
Working with big brands and getting free products is exciting.
However, more often than not they are sporadic, and you can not count on them to be in a certain month. Which is why creating a product is so vital to becoming a financially successful blogger.
So with this in mind, we wanted to share with you 4 product ideas to help you grow your revenue streams.Read More
Ok, then. First of all, let's address what a power hour is. A power hour is an hour of time in which you remain focused and get as much done as possible.
The idea is to remove all distractions and have a list of things you want to get done.
The list is crucial as it prevents you wasting time thinking about the things you need to do next.
But why bother with a power hour at all? Here are 8 reasons why power hours are so awesome...Read More
We all have habits. Some good. Some bad. But habits, either way have huge effects on our lives. Although they may seem small they build up really big! So here are 8 (great) habits to help you create a happier life.Read More
We get it. If you have a career in a creative industry, it often looks like to an outsider that what you do isn't work and all you do is take pretty pictures. Wow, what a common, yet hugely wrong assumption.Read More
Sometimes you just don't feel it. No matter how hard you want to hustle, you sit down in your office and just feel... bleurgh. A lot of that can come down to the lack of energy in the room. Messy desks, no natural light and old coffee cups lying around don't scream motivation or inspiration. So here we have shared with you some small features that you could add or change around in your office to help you get your office energy levels up!Read More
Ahh the good old to-do-list. Aren't they great? They can help you clear your mind and see clearly what you need to do. However, many of us write to-do-lists without actually making them work for us, and they actually turn into a big list of 'stuff', unorganised and actually quite intimidating that can lead to procrastination. Here are 4 tips, that we genuinely use everyday for our to-do-lists...Read More
We believe travel is an important part of life. To take a break from your usual surroundings and experience other cultures can be very inspiring, it also helps personal development and can give you a fresh perspective on your own empire.
It is a common misconception that to travel means that you have to go away for an extended period of time, or is unattainable and out of reach if you run your own company. We are here to share our tips for travelling while running an empire.Read More
We have compiled 8 tips to help you gain a deeper, more fantastic sleep. Entrepreneurs are always notoriously busy so these tips are ideal for those moments when you unwind.Read More
Running your small business will come with it’s own challenges and one that most businesses suffer from is cash flow. "Cash is king" as the saying goes and without it, you are going to struggle to keep paying your business overheads such as your staff or rent. We look at 5 ways to help bring this cash into your business quicker and help your slow, painful customers become your best with quick payment.Read More