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The Future Of Business Is In The Cloud (And Is GDPR Compliant)

The Future Of Business Is In The Cloud (And Is GDPR Compliant)

Cloud computing has levelled the playing field for small businesses, start-ups and self-employed people. Whereas only larger organisations with significant resources at their disposal could access the latest software tools in the past, the scalability of the cloud makes cutting edge solutions available across the board.

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Accountancy For Contractors – How To Get Organised And Get Paid On Time…

Accountancy For Contractors – How To Get Organised And Get Paid On Time…

When it comes to balancing the books, sole traders and small businesses face an uphill struggle. There are enough obstacles to overcome in your daily job already, let alone then having to deal with all the extra admin that comes with being a contractor.

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Launching the Smarty Deadlines

Launching the Smarty Deadlines

A software-based solution is the best option for modern accountancy firms looking to avoid chaos at the end of each financial cycle. And Deadlines from Smarty Software is a good example of how digitising your time management can pay dividends.

Built in conjunction with finance pros, it is designed to empower entire organisations and allow them to stay on top of various vital deadlines for every client.

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Freebies For Small Business Owners

Freebies For Small Business Owners

Being an entrepreneur or a small business owner is costly.  When you’re starting your own business costs can start to add up very quickly. The money spent on setting up your business, such as the different business systems you use for marketing, managing your staff, a web designer, invoicing and finance and more cost quite a lot in perspective. Realising and understanding this challenge you might face, we decided to compile a list of “freebies” for you to try out! Our list ranges from different business automation software systems to online courses that you might find helpful. 

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Effective Deadline Management For Accountancy Firms

Effective Deadline Management For Accountancy Firms

Time is a resource that no organisation can afford to squander. And in the world of accountancy, being able to set achievable deadlines and stick to them is an essential skill.

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1 hour a Day Online Marketing Programme for Start-ups

1 hour a Day Online Marketing Programme for Start-ups

If you’re new to the world of sales and marketing, or you’re just not sure where to start when creating your own lead generation strategy, don’t worry. Smarty Software's marketing team have created a comprehensive marketing programme which we will share with you on weekly basis.

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Short Case Study from Our Clients

Short Case Study from Our Clients

We are excited to share three case studies of our clients using Smarty Software. Find out in under 2 minutes how those entreprenuers using software to grow their business.

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Smarty+Google Drive integration

Smarty+Google Drive integration

As Google Drive is a safe place for your files, as an entrepreneur you may wish to have access to whatever you have added there on your CRM and  MARKETING software.

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Landing page designing cannot get easier

Landing page designing cannot get easier

As an entrepreneur, your website is an important marketing tool where your leads and customers arrive at. It is like that “welcome” sign on the front door of a shop which may attract people to come in or continue their way!
You may need to add new services, host a specific webinar, create a discount, design a landing page for each of them and share them on social media. things are not that much easy when you know beans about HTML and web designing. 

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Make your expectations Real  With Smarty KPI

Make your expectations Real  With Smarty KPI

Make the sales process better, faster and quicker with Smarty

Make the sales process better, faster and quicker with Smarty

Did you know that you can make the vast majority of your sales closed in just one call? It seems to be the most difficult task to close even 80% of all sales. Prospects need to know things before buying and you will close most of your calls if you know their needs well.

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How does Smarty CRM integrate with Google Calendar?

How does Smarty CRM integrate with Google Calendar?

Entrepreneurship is not an easy task on any of its scale. Entrepreneurs are often surrounded with the massive workload and several upcoming meetings and events during the week. That's why calendars are at the heart of entrepreneurship time management. The Google calendar two-way integration with Smarty calendar empowers you to set up meeting, calls, and events on your Smarty calendar and a Google Calendar event for them all at the same time. 

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Say goodbye to appointment missing with Smarty appointment !

Say goodbye to appointment missing with Smarty appointment !

“Smarty appointments” is a highly intelligent tool that enables you to let your clients set appointments with their staff and customers. It lets your Clients quickly view your real-time availability and book their own appointments. (You can also book an appointment on you client’s behalf)

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Invoicing made easy

Invoicing made easy

In a world where computers are ruling, no profession can step aside and be like; “No thank you. I’m fine.” While we sleep, artificial intelligence can evaluate our next day’s work and give us useful information on how to be more assertive and practical. This makes your business more lucrative, and your clients more satisfied. This is all Smarty wants to do for you.

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With zero knowledge of designing, design landing pages faster than designers!

With zero knowledge of designing, design landing pages faster than designers!

Simply, landing pages are the entry points where your leads can arrive at or “land” on. Lead generating landing pages are used to collect useful data from users who may have interest in your product. With that information collected, you can contact them in time, and lead them to being loyal customers. A beautifully designed landing page is the gateway through which you can make a lasting impression on your prospect’s mind.

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Use Smarty multi-currency to expand your global reach

Use Smarty multi-currency to expand your global reach

If you are doing your business internationally, you most probably know that your accounting system should be able to handle some extra complexities. There are a variety of different regulations to follow working with different countries, and inevitably you work with different currencies.

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Why are appointments important?

Why are appointments important?

Appointments are opportunities to meet your prospects face to face and get a better understanding of their needs. When a prospect agrees on your appointment, she has taken her first step forward which means" she wants to know if you can help or not." Getting to this stage in the sales process gives you that important opportunity to find out first-hand what their needs are. It is much easier to do that face to face than it is over the telephone or by email.

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How email marketing tools can benefit your business

Opening inbox and facing the notification of +100 new email received is not that much surprising for most of us. Receiving irrelevant emails and seeing inbox bursting with tons of unsolicited messages in which we are not interested. Our grandparents had the same experience with the junk mails arrived through their letterbox most of which gets thrown out, unread, and in many cases unopened. You may ask yourself why email marketing when we ignore most of marketing emails sent to our inbox?

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Lead Your Sales to Success in a Few Steps!

Lead Your Sales to Success in a Few Steps!

Dont let the sales process frighten you. Here are ways to talk less and get more from customers.

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1 hour a Day Online Marketing Programme for Start-ups

1 hour a Day Online Marketing Programme for Start-ups

Join the challenge to grow your business at least 20% in just three months!

If you’re new to the world of sales and marketing, or you’re just not sure where to start when creating your own lead generation strategy, don’t worry. Smarty Software's marketing team have created a comprehensive marketing programme which we will share with you on weekly basis.

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Smarty Launched Bank Feed in The Accountancy Suite

Smarty Launched Bank Feed in The Accountancy Suite

Smarty Software partnered up with Bankin to provide a stemless bank feed connection to all the customers. Smarty is taking another step towards creating a more integrated system by providing a connection with hundreds of banks in the UK and thousands globally.

Bankin is the leader in Europe with more more than 1.5 million customers to trust them in France, in England, in Spain and in Germany. They are the only company independent from banks in Europe, making their service more accurate and secure. They were the obvious partner to work with on this important project.

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Success Story - Maria Leinweber of B&F Services on her success using Smarty Software

Success Story - Maria Leinweber of B&F Services on her success using Smarty Software

Introduction

Maria Leinweber has been the Head of Sales nearing to a year at B&F Services. Stepping into her new Senior position, she needed a solution to quickly manage her responsibilities in Marketing, CRM, Accounting and more. Looking for a software to help, she discovered Smarty was the perfect all-in-one solution. Find out how Smarty Software has helped Maria transition smoothly into her first senior position.

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How to have the correct Marketing & Business Strategy in place for the Christmas holidays

How to have the correct Marketing & Business Strategy in place for the Christmas holidays

It’s widely accepted that retailers and business owners (depending on your industry) make the most of their sales during the holiday season. It’s not called the Season of Giving for no reason, this is the time of the year that people are overall much more cheerful, and most importantly, to the benefit of those in business, spending more money!

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Week 5 Marketing Programme

Week 5 Marketing Programme

This week our focus is on creating a list of journalists to contact for a press release and how to create an infographic.

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How Business Automation Can Organise the Life of a Virtual Assistant

How Business Automation Can Organise the Life of a Virtual Assistant

As a Virtual Assistant, it may get overwhelming trying to organise and keep track of your workload. Most of your tasks may range from scheduling an email campaign for a client, managing social media accounts, or calling a clients’ leads through a CRM database. You probably find yourself using different platforms to perform all these tasks which is a headache to say the least. Not only that, but when you are working for more than one client, staying on top of your business can get even more complicated.

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[Infographic] How you can automate your business with the cloud software

[Infographic] How you can automate your business with the cloud software

If you’re running a small business, you’re probably too busy to even be reading this post (hopefully we caught you on a tea break). Being too busy is bad for business. The number one reason new companies fail is that their owners spend too much time on daily tasks. And that means they don’t spend enough time on steering their ship in the right direction.

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Week 4 Marketing Programme

Week 4 Marketing Programme

As we briefly mentioned in our email, for this week’s marketing strategy we are shaking it up a little bit…doing things a little differently.

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Week 3 Marketing Programme

Week 3 Marketing Programme

We don’t want to bore you too much by writing on what this week’s marketing strategy consists of. At the end of the day the only way to see growth and results in your business is to put words into action. That’s why we’re briefly going to go over this week’s marketing strategy and let you do the rest.

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[Infographic] Top Reasons to Start a Business in London

[Infographic] Top Reasons to Start a Business in London

London was voted the world's most competitive city, the city offers expanding international companies leading talent and huge opportunities for growth. Join the world’s most successful companies in London.

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Week 2 Marketing Programme

Week 2 Marketing Programme

Get the ball rolling in Week 2 of Smarty’s Marketing Programme

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The 411 on Landing Pages

The 411 on Landing Pages

As a small business owner it may be costly and time consuming to make a beautiful and accessible looking website especially when you don’t have anyone around that can help. But that’s no excuse to not having a digital platform where you and your customers can engage with each other.

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Marketing Programme

Marketing Programme

Being an entrepreneur or running a small business can be tiring to say the least. Trust us we know. That’s why we are here to help you come up with a marketing plan to help kick start the marketing side of your business. Don’t panic or feel overwhelmed with implementing these marketing strategies, it’s really not that difficult and made with a novice in marketing in mind. By the end of Christmas, you would have grown your business by at least 25%.

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The Simple Guide to Lead Generation

The Simple Guide to Lead Generation

Leads are the beginning of what makes any business large or small remain in existence.

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Smarty Software Unveils Small Business Auto-response Feature

Smarty Software Unveils Small Business Auto-response Feature

Smarty Software, the UK’s only all-in-one small business software, today introduced new generation of Autoresponders, which sets new standard for the small business automation.

Smarty Autoresponders offer a brand new, modern and intelligent experience across any device that enables clients to work faster and smarter. The unique feature of Smarty’s autoresponders is integration within all-in-one platform where users have an immediate access to anything from marketing, lead generation, sales to finance and appointment settings.

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1.5 hour a Day Marketing Programme for Start-ups and Entrepreneurs

1.5 hour a Day Marketing Programme for Start-ups and Entrepreneurs

Join the challenge to grow your business at least 25% in just three months!

If you’re new to the world of sales and marketing, or you’re just not sure where to start when creating your own lead generation strategy, don’t worry. We have created a comprehensive marketing programme which we will share with you.

Our marketing experts and business consultants have created a simple to implement marketing programme for any start-up and micro business. Every week we will share with you a marketing to-do-list, ideas, and range of free solutions for your business.

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Freebies Every Business Owner Should Know About!

Freebies Every Business Owner Should Know About!

Being an entrepreneur or a small business owner is costly.  When you’re starting your own business costs can start to add up very quickly.  The money spent on setting up your business, such as the different business systems you use for marketing, managing your staff, a web designer, invoicing and finance and more cost quite a lot in perspective.  Realising and understanding this challenge you might face, we decided to compile a list of “freebies” for you to try out! Our list ranges from different business automation software systems to online courses that you might find helpful. 

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4 Reasons why it is important to have a work life balance

4 Reasons why it is important to have a work life balance

Today’s society is all about moving forward and moving up.  We find ourselves constantly working towards one of these.  As a result, we often let our work life take over and push our personal lives to the back burner.  Especially if you are an entrepreneur or a small business owner, your focus can be consumed by work and keeping your business evolving and growing.  While this obsession over your business may seem healthy for its growth, it might be hindering and hurting your own.  Therefore, it is important to find a balance between your work and home life.  Little do people realise that having an unbalanced work life can have detrimental effects for you, your employees, and your friends and family. 

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Living the Dream While Running a Business: How to go on holiday and manage your business

Living the Dream While Running a Business: How to go on holiday and manage your business

For all the work that you do as an entrepreneur, you deserve a break. A chance to go on holiday and not worry about your business. Sound too good to be true? Well, it’s not, at least not with automation software. Business automation software can take over some of the more tedious daily tasks you face, thereby giving you more time in the day. Of course you can use this new found time to do whatever you want, but why not treat yourself to a nice holiday?

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5 Ways Business Automation Can Paint a Path of Success for Small Art Galleries

5 Ways Business Automation Can Paint a Path of Success for Small Art Galleries

When working in an art gallery, the focus should ideally be set on the art, artists, and clients.  However, routine business management can get in the way of this as you start to prioritise sending emails, invoices, managing appointments, tracking down payments from clients, etc., etc. All of this can become overwhelming if you’re trying to do it all on your own. Especially for smaller, independent galleries who do not have the expansive staffing of large galleries to take on some of these responsibilities. 

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How automation can revolutionise event organising and wedding planning businesses

How automation can revolutionise event organising and wedding planning businesses

Event organisers and wedding planners are seen as two of the most lucrative jobs in the world. Often seen as glamourous and fast-paced, there’s probably a lot more than meets the eye when it comes to organising events and arranging weddings for a living. 

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How Automation Can Revolutionise Small Accountancy Firms and Bookkeepers

How Automation Can Revolutionise Small Accountancy Firms and Bookkeepers

It’s no secret that small businesses have a lot to cope with on a daily basis. With a limited workforce, tiny budgets and often relying on a small number of clients to keep it afloat, running a small business is no easy task. However juggling the day to day runnings of a business can become infinitely simpler with automation software.

Allowing tasks such as lead generation and management, invoice chasing and marketing and SEO monitoring to be taken care of in the background, marketing automation can aid businesses when it comes to sustaining and growing their business.

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Creating the Perfect Email Campaign

Creating the Perfect Email Campaign

Direct marketing is one of the best ways to communicate with customers and potential customers. However in this digital world, Email marketing has become one of the most important toolkits of communication that businesses use today.

Offering both you and your clients a great channel to reach potential and existing customers, email marketing includes two of the most valuable marketing tools; email and content. However popular they are, creating a campaign isn’t simply as easy as putting all the information into a template and sending it. There are certain boxes you must check in order to make sure it has the desired effect: 

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How does marketing automation differ from traditional CRM systems?

How does marketing automation differ from traditional CRM systems?

CRM (Customer Relationship Management) systems are a common feature in businesses all over the world, and most of us are now familiar with CRM systems.

However Marketing Automation is a relatively new approach, and one that is often confused with the long-standing CRM systems. However the way they behave, and the impact they have on businesses, differs immensely. Let’s start with the basics:

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Your Guide to Automated Lead Generation and CRM

Your Guide to Automated Lead Generation and CRM

You’ve probably heard the term ‘automated lead generation’, however if you’re not sure quite what it is, read our comprehensive guide to find out everything you need to know about the innovation that is taking the business world by storm.

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5 tips on improving flow between your marketing, sales and accounting department

5 tips on improving flow between your marketing, sales and accounting department

Did you know that two out of every three employees believe that the flow of communication between departments within their organisation is poor?

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How Automation Can Revolutionise a Consulting Business

How Automation Can Revolutionise a Consulting Business

Everywhere we look, technology is redefining the working world. Streamlining processes and freeing up the time of individuals, technology is a force to be reckoned with. Improving the effectiveness of businesses everywhere, developments in technology have helped progress the working arena into what we know and love today. Automation is one of the most important technological developments over the last couple of years, helping thousands of businesses right around the world streamline their processes.

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Five things to consider before you automate your business

Five things to consider before you automate your business

Businesses are always looking for ways to streamline their business processes. Cutting down on paperwork and day-to-day administration duties can not only save time and money, but also reduce stresses and pressure on employees from the bottom up.

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Automation: Not Just For B2C…

Automation: Not Just For B2C…

Automation is a fundamental part of Business to Consumer companies. And unbeknown to some, it can be of a great benefit to Business to Business companies too. Gone are the days of conventional B2B buyers and sellers who worked exclusively with the sales team and over the phone. In today’s modern world, B2B buyers are more self-reliant and dependent on digital, with provides them with instant access to data and research.

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How automation can revolutionise a business

How automation can revolutionise a business

A strategy businesses use to simplify processes in order to contain costs, there’s no denying that automation has its place within the business world. Proven to help grow businesses by allowing organisations to focus on the tasks in hand, automation has played a large part in businesses of all sizes for many years.

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