50 things to throw out of your home office right now

Liz Hall Design - logo designer, graphic designer, Bradford, Yorkshire

A few of my customers recently have been hit by the decluttering bug and have been inspired by my blog Declutter your office and your business. There are a few times in the year when it seems to hit people – September, end of the year going into the new year and Spring time.

It always gets me towards the end of the year, looking back and wanting to clear excess before the start of the new year. I do it in my home in general but it’s especially nice in the office where I inevitably spend much of my day.

If you’re keen to declutter but you’re struggling to know where to start or you just want a quick clear out of excess items, I’ve put together a list of 50 things you can throw out of your office right now.

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10 things to remember for your next exhibition stand

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Fairs, events and exhibitions – you may go regularly, you may have been invited to attend one or you’re still thinking about attending one. You might even have a small stand at a networking event.

You’ve invited all your contacts to your stand, sent them an email, directed them to your website and reminded them on social media. What next?

I’ve created a list with some essentials to help make your stand look cohesive and branded, and ensure that you’re giving your visitors a good experience of your small business so they hopefully remember you when they’re back home.

And you can concentrate on the important part, meeting people and selling your products or services.

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10 leaflet ideas to inspire your next marketing project

Liz Hall Design - leaflet ideas to inspire your next marketing project

When it comes to leaflets we always seems to fall back to the trustworthy A5 flyer.

Solid and dependable, you know where you are with it – everyone is familiar with the famous A5 flyer.

If you’re simply after a double sided flyer, I’ve written another blog about alternatives to the A5 flyer which might suit your project better or help you look a little different and stand out from the crowd.

However, before you jump straight in with both feet and get your flyers ordered, have a good think whether it’s a flyer you really need or whether a small folded leaflet might suit your marketing project better.

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10 creative ideas for social media posts

10 creative ideas for social media posts by Liz Hall Design - logo designer, graphic designer, Bradford, Shipley

Coming up with ideas for social media posts can be time consuming and frustrating. We’ve all been there, sat at the computer wracking our brains for some thing interesting, funny or useful to post to our followers. And the more we think about it, the harder it seems to get!

To make things a little easier, and get the creative juices flowing, I’ve come up with 10 ideas for your social media posts. And these will work for any type of business, just adapt them for what you need.

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10 reasons to use case studies in your marketing

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What’s the best way to show your customers how you can solve their problem?

By showing them how you solved the problem for someone else.

And not only are you showing how you can solve a problem, you’re also giving customers an insight into your little world, how you work and what they can expect from you. Whether it’s a particular way of working or a process you use, they can get to know more about your business and hopefully want to work with you.

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10 things to do with your blog after you hit publish

10 things to do with your blog after you hit publish - Liz Hall Design, logo designer, graphic designer

Blogs are simply the best.

They can help drive traffic to your website and improve your SEO.

People are more likely to trust the information they read on a blog.

And they’re free! (unless you’re super busy then you can pay an expert to write for you)

However, once you’ve spent the time researching and writing and have finally hit the publish button, what next?

Even if you’ve only been blogging a short while, you’ll have very quickly built up a wealth of information that you shouldn’t just forget about.

Let’s see what you can do with it.

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