Posts tagged Best Practices
Coffee Shop Etiquette: How To Work Stress Free in a Coffee Shop

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.

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How To Sell Your Service In a Beautifully Authentic Way

‘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.

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4 Items You Need In Your Boost Kit

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!

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How To Manage Emails Better

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.

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How To Get More Followers on Instagram Organically

"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?

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Day Planning Method To Prevent Overwhelm

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. 

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7 Monthly Tasks For Successful Business Growth

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.

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8 Ways A Power Hour Can Help You

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...

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Improve Your Office Energy

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!

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To-Do List Tips

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...

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7 Tips To Run a Business & Travel

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.

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5 Ways to Get Paid Faster

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. 

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