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Alison Page

Alison Page

About Alison Page

Alison is a small business owner, freelance writer, author and dressage judge. She has degrees in Equine Science and Business Studies.

Alison Page

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Protecting Your Business From Commercial Theft

When your business is robbed, valuables, stock and trading time are lost.  Commercial burglary can be simply an irritation or it can damage a company such that it is forced to close altogether.  Here’s some good advice to help your business to protect itself from crime.Access to you ...

How to Tackle Workplace Bullying

One of the main factors in being happy in the workplace is the relationship between employees.  If a team is supportive of its members, harmony will rule and everyone in the department will thrive.  However, one rotten apple will spoil the whole barrel and harmony can swiftly deteriorate ...

8 Key Skills For Success in Sales & Marketing

Sales and marketing careers are popular amongst graduates, and there’s fierce competition for jobs.  Here are some essential skills that will lead you to success in this lucrative field.1. Be SEO-savvyAs the direct liaison between your company and the consumer, you must be familiar with ...

4 Signs That It's Time to Break up With a Client

Clients are the lifeblood of your business, but some are just a nightmare to work with.  When things become strained, it’s time to say farewell and move on. Here are four clear indicators that it could be time to part company with a client.1.  The client does not respect you or ...

3 Useful Tips to Increase Sales

Retail sales are a tough environment in which to do business.  Only a finite number of people walk through the door to your store every day so it’s vital to your bottom line that your salespeople convert those visitors.Here are three tips to help your sales team focus on increasing your ...

Is Your HR Manager a Liability?

An HR manager who is not effective can have a knock-on effect on the whole of your company and your staff.  As a business owner, you must know how to handle the problem.  Here’s what to do if your HR manager is a waste of space.What makes a good HR manager?An ideal HR manager should ...

How to Provide Great Customer Service

No matter what business you have, contact with customers will be a part of your daily activities.  Happy customers will return to you as well as providing referrals to help your business to thrive. Here are some basic tips to help you achieve excellence in the customer service you provide ...

How to Make Lasting Business Connections

Relationships are crucial to success in the world of commerce.  Whether these are the relationships between you and your staff or those between you and your clients, healthy relationships with all your contacts are important if your business is to thrive and flourish. Here are a few tips ...

The 5 Stages of Dealing With a Demotion

In these days of economic downturn many people feel lucky to have a job at all, and many companies are being forced to revisit their staffing levels.  Businesses are trying to lower overheads by laying-off staff or by reducing their responsibilities to justify employing them in a lower-paid po ...

Tips to Recruit & Retain the Ideal Staff

Recruiting the best staff for your organisation is a valuable skill.  Here’s how to make sure you take on and retain the best talent.External candidatesBuilding a good candidate pool is the key to ensuring that you have plenty of good prospects to approach when roles within your company ...