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Plan, forecast and build a strategy with the help of CRM

Plan, forecast and build a strategy with the help of CRM

When planning a marketing campaign, it can sometimes feel like you are struggling in the dark with not much to go on.

Especially if you are a smaller company looking to grow, it may feel like you simply don’t have the resources or expertise to forecast and strategize.

Using a CRM to provide the best customer service

Using a CRM to provide the best customer service

For accountancy firms, as with any public-facing business, building and maintaining good customer relationships is vital. The more clients you attract and the longer they stay with you, the more information you will collect. Being able to quickly access and sort...

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Local lockdown support for business announced

Local lockdown support for business announced

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced another support scheme for businesses, this time focused on those affected by regionally-targeted COVID-19 lockdowns. It offers an extension of the job support scheme for employees across the whole of the UK whose workplaces are...

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Why is brand strategy important for accountants?

Why is brand strategy important for accountants?

Having a serious brand strategy is what sets the most exciting and ambitious accounting practices apart and helps them get ahead. Done right, it will make your firm stand out and help you connect with the clients you really want – the people you get a buzz from...

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Reinventing PracticeWeb

Mike Crook is our Chief Digital Officer and in the past year has taken the lead on an overhaul of PracticeWeb's proposition, positioning, products and services. PracticeWeb's editor, Ray, sat down with Mike to find out how he went about getting from a blank project...

The secret science of writing headlines

We see plenty of headlines each day. From reading Metro on the bus to work to trawling through a BBC app, we all scan headlines searching for content that's relevant to us. At their best, they grab your attention and lead you into reading the article. At their worst,...

Budget 2018 is coming, what can you expect?

Budget 2018 is just around the corner after Chancellor Philip Hammond gave less than a month’s notice that the UK’s main fiscal statement will be just two days before Halloween. Exactly five months before the UK is scheduled to leave the EU, the Chancellor may reveal...

Writing an engaging blog post: 4 tips

Blog readers have different expectations of web content than they would with a novel or an essay. Instead of large blocks of text, they're likely to expect small chunks of content that can be skim-read for the information they want. You should also consider breaking...

Interview with Business Owner: Euan Pringle

Earlier this year we took some time to speak to business owners about what they want from their accountants and the challenges they face. Now we want to share with you the insights that emerged from those conversations. First, here’s what we learned from talking to...

Listicles: the format everyone hates to love

Ask most writers what they think of listicles and the chances are they'll groan: “Ugh! Shallow, patronising clickbait, lacking in nutritional value - no thank you very much.” But readers love them, and they have great potential as a way of making writing about tax and...

Writing an About Us page

Imagine you're visiting a website for the first time. Maybe it's one that your friend recommended, or you found it through a quick Google search. Either way, you want to get a feel for the company before you start looking into the services they offer. Where would you...

Insight: The latest topics from small business

UK Business Forums (part of the Sift family) is the largest forum for startups and small businesses – it is an active and passionate community engage in lively debates, discussions and general chat on a wide range of topics. You don’t have to scroll through the 1,500...

If you want a job done well, bring in the experts

Introducing ROAR, PracticeWeb's new partner for lead generation in paid media. Here at PracticeWeb, we recognise the need to focus on campaigns that deliver brand benefits and tangible results. This is especially true when new client acquisition is the name of the...

The complete guide to websites for accountants

Everything you need to know to get the right website to help your accountancy firm meet its business and marketing goals, achieve maximum return on investment, and stand out in the accountancy marketplace.

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