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Free admin support available for local businesses - don't miss out!

If you are a local business and have a wish list of projects and tasks as long as your arm, you're in luck. As leaders in the business of administration, Strictly Savvy has secured the exciting opportunity of providing a Savvy Business Administration Course to job seekers in the Wellington Region. A key element of the course will be undertaking real-life tasks for real-life businesses. It's a win-win - attendees will be able to practice their learnings and businesses will get resources working ...

April 5, 2017

How to start a simple business - without actually selling anything!

I know it sounds too good to be true, but you can actually create a business without having to sell a single thing. The concept I want to talk about isn't a new one, however in my opinion it is completely under-utilised. I think it could be perfect for someone who wants extra income on the side. A side hustle, if you will. Whether you are working part-time or full-time, supplementing your income could mean buying those shoes you've had your eye on or buying shares on the stock market (dependin...

March 7, 2017

A little challenge that will make your day, and someone else's

How good does it feel to make someone else feel good? Amazingly good, right? Giving to someone else means that you inadvertently get even more back. I'm not talking about money or tangible things, I'm talking about joy, happiness, and that gooey stuff. We should all give more. I wrote three recommendations on LinkedIn today (without being asked) and it felt great. The recipients were so grateful and now I'm looking for who else I can genuinely recommend publicly. This brings me to a little ...

February 8, 2017

Are you our next Savvy team member?

You'll be naturally organised and efficient, thrive working under pressure and love to have fun. Your work ethic has seen you be the go-to-person in your previous roles and you love the idea of helping business owners achieve their dreams of greatness. If this sounds like you, send your CV and cover letter telling us why you'd be perfect for our team to hr@strictlysavvy.co.nz ...

January 9, 2017

Through the eyes of a client

I'm truly humbled by the sincere and uninhibited words that one of our fabulous clients, Anna from Plyhome has shared about the Strictly Savvy Squad. If you have ever wondered what it would be like to have us on your team, this sums it up perfectly...' How to Clone Yourself' ...

January 9, 2017

Part 5 - The keys to unlock savvy communication

Anyone who owns or runs a business anticipates that there will be a certain amount of administration 'stuff' to take care of. However, sometimes the basic mechanics of business management can become overwhelming. Here at Strictly Savvy we have made it our business to help you run your business more efficiently, so if you are drowning in admin or you've forgotten what your actual job is, this five-part blog series might be just the life raft you've been looking for! We've reached the end of this...

January 6, 2017

Part 4 - Nailing your finances

Anyone who owns or runs a business anticipates that there will be a certain amount of administration 'stuff' to take care of. However, sometimes the basic mechanics of business management can become overwhelming. Here at Strictly Savvy we have made it our business to help you run your business more efficiently, so if you are drowning in admin or you've forgotten what your actual job is, this five-part blog series might be just the life raft you've been looking for! Now that we are on the home s...

December 15, 2016

Part 3 - Smarts for Smartphones

Anyone who owns or runs a business anticipates that there will be a certain amount of administration 'stuff' to take care of. However, sometimes the basic mechanics of business management can become overwhelming. Here at Strictly Savvy we have made it our business to help you run your business more efficiently, so if you are drowning in admin or you've forgotten what your actual job is, this five-part blog series might be just the life raft you've been looking for! We are three parts into this ...

December 8, 2016

Part 2 - Surfing the net like a pro

Anyone who owns or runs a business anticipates that there will be a certain amount of administration 'stuff' to take care of. However, sometimes the basic mechanics of business management can become overwhelming. Here at Strictly Savvy, we have made it our business to help you run your business more efficiently, so if you are drowning in admin or you've forgotten what your actual job is, this five-part blog series might be just the life raft you've been looking for! Now that you have your emai...

December 5, 2016

Part 1 - The dreaded inbox and email nightmare

Anyone who owns or runs a business anticipates that there will be a certain amount of administration 'stuff' to take care of. However, sometimes the basic mechanics of business management can become overwhelming. Here at Strictly Savvy, we have made it our business to help you run your business more efficiently, so if you are drowning in admin or you've forgotten what your actual job is, this five-part blog series might just be the life-raft you've been looking for! The first (and arguably most...

November 30, 2016

Samsung phone feature that will blow your mind

Ok, so whoa 'mind blown'...I was editing a contact on my phone today and I noticed something. Now I'm not sure if this was something I had just never seen before or whether it is something that has appeared just recently, but it was intriguing. If it had been there forever, I may just not have ever seen it until now because it actually disappears under my screen keyboard. I was so excited that I gathered all of the team into my office and told them they were about to see the most amazing thing ...

November 11, 2016

5 Tips For Getting Stuff Done and Taking Action

Procrastination. We've all done it. You might even be doing it right now. (If so, then you really need to keep reading). Psychologists and scientists have done countless studies to try and figure out why we hesitate to take action when something needs to be done, and some of the results from these studies are nothing short of mind-blowing. The general consensus is that procrastination is an instinctive reaction to avoid pain ('pain' used as a broad term here for feelings like fear, shame, disple...

October 18, 2016

Email Etiquette

Bad email etiquette can get you into a lot of trouble in business, and given that in many instances the recipient is someone you've never met, it is essential that your emails are constructed correctly. Here are a few tips to keep you out of trouble and keep your emails polished and professional. Clear subject lines It's crucial that your subject line gets to the point, to grab their attention in a sea of emails. Expect that any email with a vague or obscure subject line will be passed over mo...

September 23, 2016

The apps I use to run my life

A child of the '80s and '90s, I remember thinking we were at the peak of space-age developments when I got my first Nokia phone (aka the brick) in high school. There I was, furiously click, click, clicking away, texting my friends in class and feeling like I was more advanced than the Jetsons… Fast-forward 15 years, where the only things that have remained the same are my thoughts of wonderment towards the ever-developing tech sphere. (I'm convinced smell-o-vision must be next!) In this shiny...

September 13, 2016

How to set up a credit card payment option in Xero

Now we can't believe we have only just set this up in our Xero. It is so easy, it is crazy. We have a free PayPal business account set up and running. Then we came across this great little video. We followed the 1 min instructions and now our invoices appear with a PAY NOW button. A client can click on the button, fill in their credit card details and VOILA….instant payment into our PayPal account. Set it up for yourself or call us and we can help!...

June 15, 2016

Stop trying to be a superhero and find virtual freedom

We came across this great blog post on michaelhyatt.com by Chris Ducker on how to stop being a superhero and find virtual freedom (in 3 steps). It is definitely worth a read if you're wanting to free up your time. "In late 2009 I hit burnout. I'd been working sixteen-hour days, six days a week. I was spending hardly anytime with my beautiful wife, or our three children, whom I love more than anything in the world. I was desperately unfit, unhappy, and becoming unappreciative of the success I h...

February 10, 2016

Are you ready to kick the year into full speed?

A new year means New Year's resolutions! Here at Strictly Savvy we have made a few of our own and we would love to assist you with yours. We are back in the office now so whatever your New Year's resolution is we can help – from cleaning out your office to ensuring your accounts are up to date and ready for the end of the financial year. Engaging our services is easy – you can email us or call us on 04 934 5668. We have also found a few great apps to help us with some personal goals and tho...

January 5, 2016

Have you ever noticed this on your car's dashboard?

Now that it's the holiday season and many of you will be hiring cars or driving cars which aren't your own we thought we should share this trusty tip with you! When you are at the petrol station but you're not sure what side your petrol tank is on, you don't need to pull the flap and lean out the window to find out. Simply look down at where the petrol icon is on your dashboard and you will see a tiny arrow next to it which will point to which side your petrol pump is! 90% of cars have this ha...

December 14, 2015

Business Excellence Awards 2015

We were lucky enough to be nominated as finalists in 3 categories in the recent Wellington Region Business Excellence Awards – 'Small Business & Professional Services'; 'Best Emerging Business'; and on an individual level, Jo was a finalist in the 'Young Businessperson of the Year' category....

November 26, 2015

This simple formatting tip could save you hours

Do you end up with different fonts, odd bullets and just get frustrated about doing things more than once? Format Painter is a tool you can find on Google Docs and a number of Microsoft Office programs including Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Word. Format Painter is a great tool if you want to easily copy formatting from one place to another solving the problem of 'different fonts' and saving you a lot of time....

October 29, 2015

The power of one simple act

When it comes down to it everyone chooses to do business with people they like, and everyone likes someone who appreciates them. "People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel." – Unknown The two most powerful words in any language are "Thank you." Saying thank you communicates that you value and appreciate that other person. Saying thank you has the power to completely change the other person's mood for the better, t...

September 23, 2015

Outlook tip that'll stop you from sending an email to the wrong address

You're writing an email to someone called "Sally" and you type "Sally" into the To… bar and a few options pop up. One of them is an old connection you rarely talk to, another is Sally's old email and the last one is Sally's current email address. The problem is you have to remember which email address is the correct one. There is a simple solution that is now widely known. All you need to do is arrow down to the address you don't want and simply hit delete. Now when you type in "Sally" y...

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