What can you outsource at Christmas?

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, but for many business owners it can also be the busiest. Outsourcing can be a great way to save some time this festive season and give yourself the chance to enjoy the holidays. In this blog post, I will share the tasks you can outsource this season.


What Are Business Support Services?

What are business support services, how they can save you money, and free up your time?’ Business Support services are bespoke to be precisely what you need help with not what ‘Joe Bloggs’ needs. This blog post explains and gives some concrete examples of current trends in business support work, and how, as a result, generated more income for businesses.

Business Support - Busy Lives Nottingham, Outsourced Admin Support, Nottingham, Derby, Leicester

Ensuring Compliance is being met with Companies House

Ensuring compliance is being met with Companies House is one of the most important things you need to complete. Starting your own business brings a tidal wave of emotion and in the early stages there are many key decisions for you to make. One of the biggest decisions you need to make is to decide whether to be a Sole Trader or Limited Company.
This blog post is for new businesses who may be unsure on what they need to complete.


Key Components For Writing A Business Plan When Starting In Business

Writing a business plan enables you to have a robust strategy for moving forward. If you are in the process of starting your own business or at a stage in your business where you require a business plan this blog post is for you!
I knew exactly what my services were going to be, but I had not considered the entire big picture and everything else that was needed. Writing my business plan gave me not only an insight as to what was required but clarity and understanding of what my business would achieve within a competitive marketplace.


Effective Minute Taking

It is often a common misconception that anyone can effectively minute take! This blog post breaks down the key elements and top tips needed to minute take well.



Busy Lives! business support for recruitment. This may be just one aspect of recruitment or implementing the whole process for / alongside clients. You would be surprised how much time and systematic organisation this takes. Let me do this for you.


Spotlight Interviews

This is a business support service where I Interview members of your group, network or business. The choice of questions is up to you if they are generic or questions with a twist! 


Effectively Chairing Meetings

This blog post shares some of my experiences and skills in how to effectively chair, lead and hold a meeting. When meetings run smoothly, stay on track with the agenda and finish on time they make chairing a meeting look like a simple task. This is not always the case.


Recruitment Procedures

This blog post is a sharing of my knowledge and experience of recruiting and interviewing over my years in Education. It incorporates: what to avoid and the background organisation required to make the whole process run smoothly, which can really make a difference on the day.


Do you need a VA, PA or EA?

Do you need a VA, PA or EA? Understand what a VA PA EA is and the differences between them. By outsourcing support using these services reflect how you could gain precious time back to concentrate on your core business and quality of life outside of work.


Five Top Tips for staying on top of paperwork and electronic files

High powered jobs often also come with large amounts of paperwork for the business and in many cases the leadership and management of employees. Sometimes you’re grateful for a sustained block of time without interruption to concentrate on getting through your ‘to do list,’ let alone sorting and following through on the paperwork it’s creating or is coming in.

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