Published on 19th Dec 18
January is essentially the Monday of the year, with everyone struggling to get back into a routine after the festive period, pockets feeling that bit lighter, and a general sluggishness sets in after overindulging throughout December...
Published on 28th Nov 18
The winter period can be a difficult one in the workplace. Now that the clocks have gone back and there are only a few hours of light each day, some employees may enter and leave work in darkness, which can make it more difficult to keep up a positive attitude...
Published on 30th Oct 18
Without doubt one of the most rewarding and cost-effective ways to generate leads for your business is through a referrals program. When done correctly it has multiple advantages for you and your business.
Published on 24th Sep 18
As a Hampshire based business we understand how exciting it can be to be in a position of expanding your team...
Published on 29th Aug 18
Have you ever had a boss who was simply going through the motions without much care for anything they did? It was probably an uphill battle to be productive when your leader wasn’t pulling their weight and showing enthusiasm for their role.
Published on 25th Jul 18
Top Tips to Improve your Memory to Become More Organised
Inspired by Ian Dickson’s Blog. Read more about the topic online and other business-related tips at www.iandickson.co.uk/myblog/
Published on 27th Jun 18
Standing before a crowd of people may appear to be a daunting thing to do. However, if you are a business which desires to be successful then communicating who you are and what you do in person can support with its progress. Business Buddies highlight 5 points inspired by International Business Speaker and Multi Aw
Published on 1st Jun 18
Dealing with figures in business is something we all must do. But numbers are not the be all and end all; there are areas in business which are equally, if not more important than numbers.
Published on 18th May 18
Deafness is something which isn’t commonly spoken about – yet it affects around 11 million people across the UK.
Published on 1st May 18
Establishing your own business can be daunting.
Published on 1st Apr 18
The opportunities for you to advertise your business and the services it offers are endless. With the digital world developing so rapidly many companies desire to have a growing online presence.
Published on 1st Mar 18
We are continually making decisions. Sometimes we make good ones, sometimes not so good! Making decisions can be extremely difficult, tiring and stressful.
However, for some it seems to be a breeze and they make great decisions quickly, clearly and successfully. Here are some tips that
Published on 1st Feb 18
Being at the heart of our local community and helping where possible is something The Directory Group is driven to do. In previous years, our Chosen Charities scheme has been effective regards raising awareness and money for local organisations.
Published on 1st Feb 18
As a Hampshire based business we understand how exciting it can be to be in a position of expanding your team.
Published on 1st Jan 18
Using tools such as Facebook Live and Ripl animations on your social media can boost your business.
Published on 27th Nov 17
This month’s Business Buddies article comes to you from our good friend and business coach, Ian Dickson...
Published on 31st Oct 17
The business advice that can help you...
Published on 25th Oct 17
Denise Lloyd, from The Directory Group and Beautiful South Magazine, discovers a new tearooms certain to accommodate high expectations.
Published on 25th Sep 17
So I hope September has been good to you in business, its normally a funny month with potential customers waiting for children to be back to school before they look to get things sorted within the home – so roll on October I say...
Published on 20th Sep 17
As guest speaker on 93.7 Express FM’s Business Show last week, our MD Denise Lloyd, explains why and how she started The Directory Group and Beautiful South ...
Published on 29th Aug 17
As someone who started my business from scratch 12 years ago, I have always understood how difficult it is to run and grow a company, and often how lonely it is too! We have created Business Buddies, with helpful tips and advice on business. Furthermore, we shall also be launching a monthly &lsqu
Published on 20th Jul 17
Email marketing may seem to have less presence in recent times, yet it continues to evolve and act as a key element in a business’ marketing strategy.
Published on 8th May 17
LinkedIn is known as the world’s largest professional network. Therefore, business owners worldwide are using this powerful tool to create a successful and active business LinkedIn profile alongside other business social networking platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.
Published on 6th Apr 17
With digital marketing, often less is more... The use of a few keywords enables you to boost traffic to your website and generate more business enquiries.
Published on 22nd Feb 17
The power of video – how using tools such as Facebook Live and Ripl animations on your social media can boost your small business and complement your marketing…
Published on 1st Feb 17
There is always pressure to be better, to reach higher and to achieve business targets. But what better time than the start of the year to truly put a strategy into place to achieve your goals?
Published on 23rd Jan 17
The importance of local advertising and marketing for small to medium-sized businesses to promote your USPs...
Published on 30th Dec 16
Networking for any small to medium-sized business is vital.
Investing time in building and maintaining your network will benefit your business in the long run, but patience, perseverance and passion are all key to making it really work for you.
Published on 12th Dec 16
Many small business owners are quick to dismiss branding as it is commonly thought of as something that only matters for larger businesses. This however is false. Branding is a marvellous tool which completely forms how people view your company, allowing you to be in almost complete control of the way you are perceived by th
Published on 26th Oct 16
As humans, one of our most valuable assets is time. Time wasted is time lost forever, and so for that reason it is so important to ensure you are managing your time effectively, in not only your personal life, but your work one...
Published on 6th Oct 16
In 2012, a survey reported that 54% of small business owners felt they needed serious help with their social media accounts. In 2014 that number dropped 45%. Despite this slight improvement, there is still so much that needs to be done in regard to educating business owners on the importance of creating an online presence, via social media.&
Published on 6th Oct 16
In the age of online marketing and social media, many companies question whether print media has had its day on both a local and national level.
The Directory Group covers the following areas within Hampshire and West Sussex: Petersfield, Clanfield, Hayling Island, Cowplain, Waterlooville, Denmead, Purbrook, Widley, Farlington, Cosham, Drayton, Havant, Rowlands Castle, Emsworth, Southbourne, Westbourne, Bosham, Portsmouth, Alton, Alresford, Bentley, Four Marks and Meon Valley