Holvi Blog for Makers and Doers

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

Getting started with Facebook ads – Performance Marketer shares his advertising tips for small businesses

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Entrepreneurship, Tips for small businesses, Business marketing | 05/12/19 10:51

For small business owners who want to make marketing a priority but don’t have the time, budget or knowhow, Facebook can be a smart choice. Here, our Performance Marketing Manager shares his best tips for getting started with Facebook ads. 

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

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Entrepreneurship, Tips for small businesses, Business marketing, For Holvi entrepreneurs, Stories from Holvi entrepreneurs | 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 time, there’s often little left for marketing.

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Join fellow entrepreneurs who already have a head start.

Join fellow entrepreneurs who already have a head start.

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

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Entrepreneurship, Tips for small businesses | 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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6 signs you’re dealing with a difficult customer (and how to handle them)

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Entrepreneurship, Tips for small businesses | 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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Tips for beginners – how to set prices for products and services

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Entrepreneurship, Tips for small businesses, 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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5 tips to get promoted by the right blogger

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Entrepreneurship, Tips for small businesses, Business marketing | 09/03/17 13:47

This is a guest blog post by iZettle. The Swedish company iZettle offers a card reader that works with your smartphone or tablet, plus a suite of financial services for the small businesses.

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Boost your career in a coworking space

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Entrepreneurship, Tips for small businesses | 18/01/17 11:38

Working from home sounds like a dream to a lot of freelancers – until they actually try it. But a home office is full of potential distractions: chatty flatmates, the dirty dishes eyeing you reproachfully from the sink, the temptation of YouTube and Netflix because no one is watching. It’s not always easy to be productive at home, but luckily there are alternatives. And one of the easiest low-commitment options is to take your work day to a coworking space. The result is often a boost in productivity and newfound focus, and plenty of networking with like-minded people.

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An expat's guide to a business account - Why you need one

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Entrepreneurship, How to use Holvi, Tips for small businesses, For Holvi entrepreneurs | 04/01/17 14:10

At the beginning of your freelancing career you might ask yourself what the buzz about business accounts is. Why go through the effort of splitting your funds in the first place? The truth is that a business account can make your life much easier. Let German efficiency inspire you!

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An expat's guide to Health Insurance - Choices for Freelancers

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Entrepreneurship, Tips for small businesses | 13/12/16 13:15

Your health is the most important thing in your life. It's also the solid foundation of a successful career. But some things are unpredictable. This is why health insurance is mandatory in Germany! There's no way around it, and the market is big. As a freelancer, you have a variety of choices to go for. Here's our guide through the jungle of German insurance.

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How To Nail Video Marketing in 5 Steps

Entrepreneurship, Tips for small businesses, Business marketing | 08/12/16 12:24

Today’s guest blogger is Aleksandra Bodekhina. She is a young forward-looking explorer with 5 years of international experience and passion for developing great ideas. Aleksandra has been helping European businesses establish their digital presence since 2012. She is currently running marketing for a young Finnish startup Shuut - a handy mobile app for corporate video advertising on social media. 

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