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How to add Wow to your business without packing up and moving

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Having your clients visit your office is a great way to connect with them and make a lasting impression. Your client’s first impression of your office can make or break your future working relationship with them, therefore it’s important to impress.

You’ve worked hard to gain your clients, so it’s essential that you deliver on their expectations and more in order to keep them. When it comes to impressing your clients, however, there’s no need to up and move office. Here are some ways you can add the wow factor to your business.

 

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Always have a clean and tidy office

It might go without saying but maintaining a clean and tidy office space is an obvious way to impress office visitors. A dirty or unhygienic office could make clients disappear, as well as give your business a bad rep. So, it’s important to keep your office clean at all times, including desktops, bathrooms and kitchen areas.

However, a tidy office goes beyond cleaning. Is the paint of the walls chipped? Are tatty, outdated magazines left around your lobby? The visual aspects of your office are just as important to creating a welcoming and impressive environment, therefore, you should keep on top of your office’s appearance and make sure it looks fresh.

 

Make the visit personalised

When it comes to your clients, you want to make them feel valued. If you have an appointment arranged with a client, adding personal touches can go a long way. For example,thebalancesmb.comrecommends displaying a lobby board that welcomes your visitor the moment they arrive.

Employees should also be aware of visitors coming into the office and give a warm welcome to guests. You want to communicate to your client that they are valued within your business, so it’s important to be consistent.

 

Offer self-serve refreshments          

Another way to impress clients is by offering them high quality refreshments and snacks. Invest in a coffee machine and water cooler that your visitors can use and serve themselves whilst they wait. Have fresh fruit or healthy snacks on display for clients too.

For any existing clients, you can use your past experiences to personalise their experience further and provide them with refreshments you know they like, such as a green tea. This observation shows clients you care about them and provides an added touch to their experience.

 

Recognise the importance of a receptionist

First impressions are important when it comes to winning business. A receptionist plays an important role in how your organisation is perceived by visitors and are often a first point of contact.

However, as a smaller business, you might not have a receptionist in place. In fact, you might not even have a “professional” office. There’s no need to fear though, as having a Virtual Office in London allows your business to simply book an office or meeting room without having to rent physical space. This is a great way to wow clients and give a good impression of your business, all the while being cost-effective.

 

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Introducing Eves Interiors For Designing and Styling Any Space

Interior design is close to my heart, which is why I write about it quite a bit on Fashion and Style Police. I like it when a house or office is well designed and styled with the right decor. Designing a space does not come naturally to many of us. I know I struggle sometimes with what to do with some parts of our house. Well, this where the professionals come in. Today, I am introducing Eves Interiors. It is a new Interior Designing company run by a lovely lady who knows her stuff when it comes to making the most of every space. All the pictures here are spaces designed by Eves Interiors.

 

Hallway Decor By Eves Interiors

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I love the huge wall clock on the wall in the first photo. It is so stunning and captivating. It is the first thing to catch every eye for sure. The wall mirror in the second picture is a beauty to behold. I love the hallway decor so much.

 

Eves Interiors

Here is a quick message from the brand –

Eves Interiors was birthed from my love and passion for design. I love being able to put a home together from scratch. I love designing and styling any space. It literally gives me joy to see a once empty, bland space come together beautifully.

I have a passion for designing home and office spaces and sourcing for decor for the home and/or office space.

I design bedrooms, living rooms, bathrooms, kids nursery, office spaces and kitchen and dining areas.

 

Bedroom Decor By Eves Interiors

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I love everything about the bedroom decor here. The bed and cushions look amazing. The centre table is so pretty. I love the decor on the table as well. It finished off the entire look so beautifully.

 

 

Children’s Bedroom By Eves Interiors

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The bedding here is so lovely. I know my kids would love them. I like the globe lamps, they are so pretty. The bedside cabinets look solid as well. Great decor ideas for children’s bedrooms.

 

Designing and Sourcing Services

I love it when a brand is passionate about what they do. It says a lot about the quality of work they would deliver. I have worked with Eves Interiors numerous times in the last couple of months, and I love what how the brand works. The designing and styling skills are impeccable and so is their sourcing skills. Sometimes I struggle to fill a space with the right decor for my home and lifestyle. The popular home/interior shops usually stock pretty much the same thing year after year, and this can be a bore.

Finding just what you need can be impossible sometimes, which is where sourcing service from Eves Interiors comes in. All Eves Interiors needs to do is to check out the space in real life if within the London/Essex area, or a video call viewing can be arranged if you are outside these areas. Then, decor ideas are sent to you and shipped down if you are happy with them. It is a great service for those who want their home/office space looking stylish but don’t have the time or ideas to do the work.

 

 

Living Room Decor By Eves Interiors

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This living room is so beautifully decorated. I love the centre table. The decor on it goes with the overall theme of the room. I also really like the sofas and the wall decor. They look lovely.

 

 

Kitchen Decor By Eves Interiors

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This kitchen is beautifully decorated. I like the dining table, it looks like great quality. I am also loving the white floor tiles and chandelier lights, they look magnificent.

 

What do you think of Eves Interiors? You can find the brand on Instagram – Eves_Interiors

 

 

How to Cope as a Freelancer by Ageing your Money

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I left traditional employment after having my twins, and I have been freelancing ever since. The decision of not going back to my old job after pregnancy was kind of made for me. Going back to my old job was not going to be worthwhile so I created jobs I could do from anywhere for myself. Being a freelancer/self-employed is not easy but it is worth it. I always weigh all options in life, and the pros of working for myself from home massively outweighs the cons, which is why I am still doing what I know how to do best.

 

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How to cope as a freelancer by ageing your money

Coping financially as a freelancer has been a learning curve. I have had to learn how to ask for the right amount of money for what the job I do. I have also had to learn how to manage my money so it covers all my living expenses and a bit more. Having some kind of savings is important for every one of us, regardless of the work we do. But it is really important when you are working for yourself, as you really have no guaranteed income. The only income that is guaranteed is what you currently have in your bank account. It is very possible to not make £1 for a whole week, only to make as much as £1000 the next week. Which is why you have to learn how to age your money.

 

Ageing your money

Ageing your money is something I have always known about and I have put into practice for as long as I have been earning money. However, I became more aware of this after reading the Wall Street Journal Bestseller – You Need a Budget by Jesse Mecham, earlier in January. The book really resonated with me. It was so good, I couldn’t stop reading it. I finished reading the entire book on my Amazon Kindle within 3 days.

I picked up a lot of tips from this book and I recommend it to all business owners, freelancers, self-employed, and even those doing traditional jobs. The book opened my eyes to ways of really making my money work longer for me, and I picked up many vital tips that I have now implemented in my life.

The whole idea behind ageing your money is you not spending your income as soon as it hits your bank account. It can feel like a delaying tactic but it really works. All you need to do is to try it for a month and see the difference in your bank balance and your mental health. Ageing your money stops you from living pay check to pay check. It helps you get out of debt and stay out of debt.

 

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Having a budget helps age your money

Having a budget helps you stay on top of your income and expenses. Your outgoings are all planned and you are in control of your finances. Being a freelancer means you never really know how much you would make from month to month, so having a realistic budget is important because it gives you that peace of mind.

My income varies from month to month. I have been freelancing for a few years, so I know on average the minimum I would make, so I plan my bills with that in mind. Also, I make sure I keep any extras I get for months when I am short. I age my money by spreading my bills so they all don’t go out in the same week. That way I am never short of cash, and I can keep aside payment for each bill weekly.

 

Ageing my money is how I am smashing my freelancing/self-employed world. It works great for me.

Are you working for yourself from home? How do you stay on top of your finances?

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