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Small Business Resources

Handy resources to help you to bee ready to grow your business

Outsourcing guide

The Ultimate Guide to Outsourcing

How to take your business to the next level by outsourcing work to a Virtual Assistant.

The ultimate guide to answer all of your questions about outsourcing, including:

How Sustainable is your Small Business?

A handy checklist to help you assess your small business ethics.

Find out how you can make your small business as sustainable as possible and do your bit for the planet, including:

The Busy Bee Blog

Business Advice and Support

Looking after your mental health as a busy business owner

As a business owner, stress can be a part of everyday life, and this can have a negative impact on…
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Journal: Our Journey to Net Zero Small Business Sustainability

Unlocking Net Zero: Breaking Down the Jargon for Sustainable Businesses

As part of our commitment to the environment and working towards reducing our business carbon footprint, to become a net…
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Small Business Sustainability

How to get Involved in Earth Day 2024 as a Small Business Owner

What does Earth Day 24 mean for you, as a small business owner? Earth Day is the biggest day of…
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Business Advice and Support Digital Marketing

24 Pivotal Practices to Adopt as a Small Business Owner in 2024

“You choose the future with your actions each day.” James Clear.Since becoming a Virtual Assistant almost 3 years ago, I…
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Eco Virtual Assistant Journey

Running an Ethical VA Business – Year 2 Reflections

September 2023 marks 2 years since I founded our ethical VA business, Planner Bee VA Services and it has absolutely…
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Business Advice and Support Digital Marketing

10 Digital Marketing Strategies Your Sustainable Business Needs to Adopt Before the End of 2023

There is no doubt that the digital marketing landscape has seen some significant shifts in 2023 so far. This has…
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Business Advice and Support Digital Marketing

Struggling to hire marketing staff? Why a Virtual Assistant could be a much-needed addition to your team.

The labour shortage is one of the biggest issues facing businesses across the UK and currently over ¼ of businesses…
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Business Advice and Support

Building an Accessible Brand: The Basics

Today’s blog post on brand accessibility has been written by Rachel Mess from Rachel Mess Web Design. Rachel and myself…
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Journal: Our Journey to Net Zero Small Business Sustainability

Net Zero Explained: A Small Business Guide to Understanding the Basics

Sustainability is a bit of a buzzword in the business community at the moment and with the Scottish government setting…
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Eco Virtual Assistant Journey

The Lisbon Lowdown – how I made it possible to take a month-long working holiday and everything I learnt along the way

To give you some context, if you have managed to avoid the Lisbon spam on the Planner Bee VA Services…
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Business Advice and Support

Introduction to VAT for Small Businesses

Today's blog post has been contributed by the wonderful Cheryl Sharp from Pink Pig Financials. Cheryl and I first met…
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Business Advice and Support Digital Marketing

23 Digital Tools your Small Business Needs in 2023

2022 brought artificial intelligence into the mainstream and digital tools and AI are not going anywhere. As a Virtual Assistant…
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Business Advice and Support Digital Marketing

The decline of copywriters in 2023 and the rise of AI generated content

Chat GPT, the newest AI platform, is everywhere at the moment. This all singing, all dancing AI platform can write…
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Small Business Sustainability

Green Friday vs Black Friday: How to run an ethical promotion this November

In the UK, it is predicted that we will each spend an average of £189 over Black Friday weekend. With…
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Eco Virtual Assistant Journey

Growing a Sustainable Business – 7 Lessons I have learnt in my first year running an eco-friendly Virtual Assistant Service

Although I have been working as a Virtual Assistant for 18 months now, it wasn't until September 2021 that Planner…
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Small Business Sustainability

Ethical Investing for Young Entrepreneurs – a Beginner’s Guide

Today's article has been contributed by Rebecca Robertson of Evolution Financial Planning, an expert in all things finance and entrepreneurship….
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Eco Virtual Assistant Journey

Running an Eco Virtual Assistant Service – my Journey in 2022 so far…

Like many people, I ended 2021 with big plans for 2022. With Covid restrictions finally easing, 2022 was going to…
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Small Business Sustainability

How your personal values can be reflected in your small business to attract and convert your ideal client.

How can your personal values be reflected in your small business? Did you know that 90% of customers mentioned authenticity…
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Small Business Sustainability

5 Easy to Implement Ethical Practices for your Small Business

Why should I implement ethical practices in my small business? Every business, no matter how big or small should be…
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Small Business Sustainability

How the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) affects your small business

The Effect of COP 26 on your Small Business in 2022 and Beyond The 26th Conference of Parties (or COP…
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