Guest Blogger

Our Real Networking community is full of amazing, inspirational people with a wealth of knowledge and experience across a huge variety of business types. We are delighted to be able to share some of that knowledge and experience in guest posts on our website. A big thank you to all who have contributed here. Please see individual posts for contact details should you wish to get in touch with any of our contributors.

Guest Blogger

Do I need a CRM System and if so, where do I start? – by Tracy Hampton

A Customer Relationship Management System, or CRM, is a system that helps businesses store customer contact details and track customer communication including emails and documents sent, phone calls made, or meetings held. Housing this information in one place means that you can make future communications with your customers highly personalised, relevant and up to date. …

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Combating stress eating when working from home – by Sarah Grant

Three strategies for keeping on top of eating habits when working from home Working remotely efficiently and effectively requires a good dose of discipline and a solid routine. The structures that you put in place around your home working will likely affect not only your productivity, but also your eating habits. Conversely, your eating habits …

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What I’ve learnt from starting a business in the midst of a global pandemic – by Marie Peters

So, it’s October of 2019, when I realise the dawn of a new decade is approaching – and 2020 would mark the 10 year anniversary of working for the same company. It really got me thinking; do I want to be here, doing this for another 10 years? The answer was no, so I did …

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ONS report highlights money worries as key factor affecting the nation’s well-being – by Mark Fryer

While there is a degree of inevitability that the crisis we are living through will have an anxiety impact on the population, figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) really lay out the size of the problem. As a financial advisory company, it’s concerning to read that anxiety levels were highest amongst people …

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Relationship survival strategies during lockdown – by Tricia Woolfrey

You don’t need me to tell you that people’s stress is at unparalleled levels during this pandemic. This is fuelled by some basic human needs which are not being met: safety, security, connection and certainty. All of which are severely compromised at the moment. And feeling hemmed in doesn’t help. The Effect of Lockdown on …

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Image of fitness trainer Jill Huskisson taken by photographer Jo Scott

What to expect when commissioning a professional photographer – by Jo Scott

Most people are apprehensive about commissioning photography for their website and social media, because they don’t know if their vision will be interpreted by the photographer in a way that they will resonate with. So it’s lovely when I get fantastic feedback, and I just had to share it! Having headshots taken is nerve-racking enough, …

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