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September 22, 2021
7 simple time-saving business automation examples without set up stress

When we think of automation in business it's often marketing automation that we think of first. But not all business automations have to involve lengthy sequences of email marketing. Some of the best time-saving business automation examples can be quick, automated responses to an action your prospect or client has taken, or can involve services […]

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August 25, 2021
[Video] 6 practical tips for choosing the right CRM and email marketing for small business

This post features a systemisation video training on 'CRM and email marketing for small business' including measures of customer success, the crusade you face for your prospect's attention, and a buyer's checklist. Connectably partners with small and large businesses that make a positive difference to the lives of small business owners. One such business is […]

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January 19, 2021
Which business books to read in 2021: 12 valuable reads

This post features twelve of the business books I enjoyed last year or come back to regularly. If you're wondering which business books to read in 2021, then this post should bring benefit to you too. I get through a lot of business books every year as this post on 'Why read business books?' explains. […]

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January 18, 2021
Why read business books?

Introduction Small business management can be a lonely place. Your employees or freelancers have people to turn to if they need advice or inputs. They can speak with co-workers or, at the very least, you. But your role as the captain of the ship can feel like a lonely place. The buck stops with you […]

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March 19, 2020
End appointment tennis

“Time seems to be out of my control” Every busy small business owner everywhere One of the greatest time bandits in business is appointments scattered across your diary. It disrupts your flow, it’s inefficient, and it’s an energy drain. Connectably can help you avoid ‘appointment tennis’ with automated scheduling: Connect your calendar to Connectably Set […]

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March 18, 2020
How to start with CRM

“Everyone says ‘you need a CRM’ but I don’t know where to start” Confused small business owners everywhere It’s all very well knowing you should probably get a CRM, but choosing one and then implementing it successfully can be leaps into the unknown. Here’s how Connectably users do it: Set a plan for what functions […]

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March 17, 2020
How much does CRM cost?

“Some CRMs just seem so expensive” Confused small business owners everywhere It’s easy to end up spending £100’s per month on the wrong CRM. Implementing a CRM is a process that a business should really only have to take once. So check the following: Integration with Xero? (✅ Connectably) Syncs with GSuite/Office? (✅ Connectably) Helps […]

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March 16, 2020
Why can software be such a time-suck?

“I’m drowning in software that I barely have time to use” Confused small business owners everywhere The greatest impact of too much software to manage is not cost, but it’s your time to use it in a way that has effectiveness. Focus on some key pillars: There are in fact just 3 core pillars to systemising your […]

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March 15, 2020
How long does CRM take to set up?

“The set up time for CRM worries me” Small business owners everywhere It's new. It's something you're not used to doing. It's something that you don't want to have to do regularly. So the time it's going to take you to set up your CRM is naturally going to be a worry. Before Connectably, our […]

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March 14, 2020
Get more out of Xero

“I really want to use Xero more. I don’t think I’m using it to its full potential” Xero users everywhere Sadly you don’t live in a world where you can do weekly reviews and planning with your accountant to always benefit from the power of Xero. The dirty little truth of Xero is that whilst […]

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