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Marketing Automation for Small Business

Marketing Automation for Small Business

Owning and maintaining an effective small business comes with many challenges. Small business owners are faced with the non-stop juggle of workload, staffing, cashflow, market conditions and competitor pressures. Although being a small business owner can be highly...

Alternatives to Fax

Alternatives to Fax

In our current age of online communication, it’s hard to believe that people around the world used to wait patiently by the fax machine as they received important documents, watching faxes print line by noisy line. There were no better alternatives to fax then. Now...

The Benefits and Pitfalls of Email Parsers

The Benefits and Pitfalls of Email Parsers

Imagine if a technology existed that could read your email for you, and use that data to trigger a workflow, or automate something. The good news is that it already exists, and has for some time. It’s called an email parser. The bad news is that it is at best kind-of...

What is Business Automation, Anyway?

What is Business Automation, Anyway?

Business Automation might seem like a complex or difficult topic, but even if you have never consciously done so, you have most likely used an automation tool. Do you know what this object does? You have probably never used one. I certainly haven’t, but it was...

Taming Your Tech Stack

Taming Your Tech Stack

Apps are essential to your business, but are your current business apps overlapping and costing you too much? Would you like tech stack that could take care of all the jobs in a better and more organised way? Before you start signing up to apps to automate your...

How Automation Helped Me Live in Italy for Three Months

How Automation Helped Me Live in Italy for Three Months

It is around 11pm, and I am inching towards a project deadline for a client. The home internet connection won’t work, and I am over trying to fix it. I revert to my mobile internet connection, which is patchy where we are in the Euganean Hills (seems to be influenced...

7 Compelling 2018 New Year Automation Resolutions

7 Compelling 2018 New Year Automation Resolutions

The New Year is the perfect time to take stock and make resolutions for the coming 12 months. Automation adoption went ahead by leaps and bounds in 2017 and 2018 promises to be another year laden with growth opportunities. So, what do we need to do to position...

Can That Be Automated?

Can That Be Automated?

One of the first things I do when I meet with a new client is to do a kind of ‘automations audit’. That is, I look at every single process in their business to work out what processes are happening that could be automated. Some are obvious, some are not. If this is...

5 Things to Consider for Your First Website

5 Things to Consider for Your First Website

Before I started building websites, my first site (for a recruitment business) was a complete mess. If you remember the time Homer got a job designing his own car, and it turned out something like this: TheHomer If my first website was a car, this is what it would...