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Michelle Nicol

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Sage One summer business guides

About this project

A series of guides for small business owners, offering advice on subjects including managing payroll, employees and work-life balance during the summer holidays. I researched and wrote the content for these guides and worked with a designer to produce downloadable PDFs to act as content and lead generation pieces for Sage One online accounting and payroll software.

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How to balance business and the summer break

While students may be longing for the end of term, signalling the long summer holidays, small business owners and entrepreneurs often find it hard to take time off from business.

But if anyone deserves a break, it’s you. Small business owners and entrepreneurs often work longer hours and take on the added pressure and responsibility of managing business, paying staff and looking after customers and suppliers.

In the long term, failing to take a break from business can be harmful to you, your family and your business. Over the next few weeks, we’re offering Sage One guides to balancing your business and taking a well-earned summer break.

Working in the Cloud

Does your laptop sit under a parasol as you lounge beside the pool? Do you check your phone for emails at the dinner buffet?

In a recent survey of Sage customers, 38% said they check work emails while on holiday and 15% said they check in with their business several times a day.

Mobile technology has changed the way we do business, making it easier than ever to stay in touch with what’s going on.

But business is about more than just email communications. There are now many online tools that can help you deal with business admin and processes, quickly and easily, leaving you more time to kick back and enjoy yourself.

Discover the flexibility of dealing with business in the cloud. How you can share calendars, save time by automating processes and speed up cash ow with online payments.

You don’t have to be a financial whizz or a payroll expert to manage these important aspects of your business online. With the right tools, you can deal with them effortlessly and quickly.

Being able to work anytime, anywhere can be a real boost to your business and give you time back to focus on what you enjoy doing.

We’ll show you how taking your business online can save you time, hassle and money all through the year. And how you can stay connected to your business, but still make the most of the summer holidays.

FILES LINKED WITH THIS PROJECT

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