Vision In Business

GDPR Tips for Dental Practices

The General Data Protection Regulation takes effect from 25th May 2018 and if it’s sending your stress levels skyrocketing, relax. The bulk of GDPR will seem familiar, as it’s similar to the current Data Protection Act (DPA). By taking a few, straightforward steps now, you’ll ensure your practice will be fully compliant when it comes to storing patients’ personal, identifiable data. Alert your team It’s vital that everyone working at your practice knows about the changes GDPR will bring. A […]

Top Turnaround Strategies for Dental Practices

People won’t often associate dental practices with b2c enterprises, but since NHS dentistry is being superseded by private-only practices, that’s exactly what they need to be. With medical and dental technology and techniques developing exponentially, increasing outlay is required for the latest equipment and materials to match the competition. And with around 48,000 dental practitioners in the UK, there’s a lot of competition out there. Take the blinkers off Some owners and practice managers can be rather blinkered when it […]

Why The Best Agencies Do It All In One Place

If you are thinking of starting a new business, or re-launching or overhauling an existing one, the scale of the task ahead can seem overwhelming. From finding the right design for a new logo to suit your needs, to developing the website, getting the right images, putting the content together and spreading the word, it can be a real challenge to get the right team of people around you. I should know – I’ve spent years working on similar projects. […]

A Few Home Truths

Over the years, I have worked with businesses of all different sizes, across a range of sectors. I love how varied and interesting my job is. Yet no matter what the business, I often find the same fairly basic issues cropping up time and time again. The answers are invariably the same. So, to save you some time, I’ve created what I refer to as my Home Truths. No, the website you designed yourself isn’t good enough. Unless you happen […]

Starting small? Think big!

When you are in the early stages of running a business, there are a thousand and one things you need to do. From taking on employees to balancing the books, getting the basics right is vital if you want to avoid falling at the first hurdle. However, it can be easy to lose sight of the bigger picture when you get caught up in the day-to-day tasks which can often be a bit mundane. Very soon, you lose that initial […]

Everyone can take a photograph

With smart phones and digital cameras, we’re all constantly capturing memories and moments in our lives. But there’s a world of difference between getting a great holiday snap and being able to capture the essence of your business in one image. Having striking photographs can make a real difference to your success in lots of ways. If you use photographs in your marketing, they need to be first class. A badly taken shot will stand out even more when it’s […]

Why Copywriting is more than just Words

When it comes to writing about our businesses, we often feel that we’re the best person to do it. After all, we know it inside out – and anyone who runs a business must be intelligent enough to string a sentence together. However, there are some serious pitfalls to taking on any writing project alone: Accuracy – When you’re writing anything that goes out to the public, it has to be right. A missing apostrophe or a split infinitive will […]

Why Branding and Design is Important

Nobody likes a show-off. Grabbing attention and making yourself the focus can feel unnatural and uncomfortable. However, when it comes to design and branding for your business, you need to be catching as many eyes as you can. People like brands that are impressive, memorable and different – and if you fade into the background, you’ll miss out. Effective branding and design needs to strike a balance between style and substance. Show off the best aspects of your business without […]

Why do you need a website?

Whether your business is brand new or has been established for 50 years, a website is a vital tool in attracting new clients. Where previously you would rely on traditional marketing techniques like networking, these days you need to have a website to promote your business. However, it is not a short cut – you need to take your online presence just as seriously as your face-to-face work. So what do you need to consider? Consistency: A website is a […]

Welcome to Vision in Business

Have you ever found yourself in a new role and felt completely out of your depth? Or set up a business in your field of expertise, then discovered you need a whole set of other skills you had never even considered? It happens a lot. Competent, confident staff earn a promotion – and find they are unprepared for their new responsibilities. Equally, talented professionals such as Hairdressers, photographers and accountants set out on their own, but struggle with the day-to-day […]