Holvi Blog for Makers and Doers

The best tips for running your business and insightful news from the world of entrepreneurship.

New EU directive aims to reduce the risk of account misuse, says lawyer

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How to use Holvi, Business tips, Holvi-centric | 09/10/19 07:47

The EU’s payment service directive sets new security standards. But what does this mean for Holvi users?

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A Holvian’s story – a former small business owner shares her best marketing tips

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Business tips, Business marketing, Holvi-centric, Who is Holvi | 07/01/19 09:40

Small business owners love what they do. They’re passionate about their work and their customers. And, of course, they want new customers to find them. But when the actual work – and paperwork – takes up too much time, there’s often not much left for marketing.

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5 reasons to take the leap from employee to entrepreneur

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Business tips, Starting your business | 28/11/18 14:48

Nowadays, it’s easy to start your own business and make a living on your own terms. No wonder entrepreneurship attracts more and more people. Many simply turn their hobby into a business or sell their expertise as a side job, often as a sole trader. A typical micro-entrepreneur or freelancer checks the following boxes:

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How Holvi turned customer learnings into actions – and how you can do the same

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Business tips, Holvi-centric, Who is Holvi | 14/11/18 12:28

Every company wants to understand its customers in order to develop its business and drive growth. Since 2003, NPS or “net promoter score”, has been a key metric to measure growth and loyalty. While gathering feedback from customers used to prove quite difficult, in this data-rich era the problem can often be too much data. When there’s tons of feedback and data to analyse, companies need to find new ways to organise research and use tools, such as the NPS, the right way.

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7 reasons you might be struggling to live off your business

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Business tips, Business marketing | 19/10/18 09:22

You’ve taken the plunge and started your own business, but something’s not quite right. Despite a growing customer base and new orders being placed, you’re not still making enough to cover your overhead (not to mention making a profit).

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6 signs you’re dealing with a difficult customer (and how to handle them)

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Business tips | 10/10/18 10:39

Sooner or later, every entrepreneur comes into contact with them: customers whose difficult and irrational behavior can leave you wondering why you went into business in the first place. They flood you with angry emails, expect you to be reachable 24/7, and always, always know better than you. They demand your full attention and demand, quite literally, the world.

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Find your passion, and start a business from home

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Business tips, Starting your business | 25/09/18 07:49

Do you have a passion or a hobby that you could develop into a business? Or do you have a special talent that could bring joy to others? Maybe it never occurred to you, but people might be willing to pay for your special skills.

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A farewell to a shoebox – How one entrepreneur evolved her bookkeeping strategy

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Business tips, Bookkeeping for small businesses | 20/09/18 10:51

This is a tribute to my long-term relationship with a shoebox. A box that drove with me across the city for years, a box that I handed proudly to my bookkeeper. "Here, my bookkeeping," I would say with a smile.

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Tips for beginners – how to set prices for products and services

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Business tips, Business marketing | 27/08/18 07:55

If my goal is to reach the same level of income as I earned with my full-time job, how much should I charge for my work? How much do I need to earn to cover all my business expenses? What if I set my prices too high and it scares away potential clients or customers?

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How to turn your passion into a business

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Business tips, Starting your business | 22/08/18 13:25

Dreaming of starting your own business? Many of us do, but taking the first steps to make this dream a reality can be difficult and a bit terrifying. Oftentimes when the moment and opportunity arrives, we back out in favor of preserving the status quo.

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