Our Client wanted to understand what role they should be playing in Data Protection

The topic of data protection is overwhelming, seemingly mired in bureaucracy and something that is for big business only. However, as we are increasingly reliant on data to run our businesses, even small enterprises should consider understanding data protection and make sure they have the basics in place. The Challenge Our client runs a small […]

How to overcome a lack of time by using a CRM in your growing business

Time – or rather the lack of it – is a universal problem for small business owners. There are many time management hacks, and no doubt you’ve tried them all. Some work for some of the time but the real solution lies in the way you run your business. Setting up fundamental processes to ensure […]

Data Breaches are commonplace and the loss of personal details are a real cost

Data Breach

When data breaches are commonplace and the loss of personal details is a real cost if used erroneously, knowing that you’ve spent time reinforcing your data protection processes and privacy policies is critical. There’s also an important client satisfaction element in being able to advertise that you are aware of the data safeguarding need. We […]

Simplifying, Sustaining, and Scaling Your Service Business

Running a service-based business comes with its unique challenges, especially as it grows. At Blake Consultants, we specialise in simplifying, sustaining and scaling businesses like yours by implementing the right systems and processes. Every business reaches a point where time becomes a limiting factor. As you get busier, giving each client undivided attention becomes unrealistic. […]

Is your business built for success?

Is your business built for success? In the world of business, every twist and turn is an opportunity waiting to be seized. Success lies in being able to hone our spheres of control and turn them into powerhouses of positivity. In any part of life, and business is no different, we have things that we […]

The Data Protection Fee – to pay or not to pay?

Way back in May 2018 the Data Protection (Charges and Information) Regulations 2018 (the 2018 Regulations) came into force, changing the way the Information Commissioner’s Office funds their data protection work. Under the 2018 Regulations organisations that determine the purpose for which personal data is processed (controllers) must pay a data protection fee unless they are […]

Willow and Puddifoot – Client Success Story

As a business expands, the transition from individual responsibility to teamwork often results in the lack of a structured system. In such instances, a comprehensive Contact Relationship Management (CRM) system like Capsule proves invaluable. Capsule is well-placed to facilitate a smooth and transparent way of working. This functionality is particularly beneficial for small, closely-knit teams, […]

5 Reasons Why Consultancy Businesses Overlook the Power of CRM

CRMs, typically thought of as Customer Relationship Management systems, have revolutionised how companies manage their data, improve interactions, and bolster business growth, and when CRMs are thought of Contact Relationship management systems the power of them is greatly magnified!  This is because all of our contacts can be includes – associates, partners, suppliers, team members […]

Simplify, sustain and scale: three essentials for successful business growth

We love helping all businesses to get more organised but if you are planning to scale up, it becomes critical to be in control of your systems and processes. Here are our thoughts on the common challenges and how to overcome them. As you grow your service-based business, you’ll encounter new challenges. One of the […]

The 4 Basic Systems Your Serivce Based Business Needs to Grow

Systems and processes are often overcomplicated.  Here at Blake Consultants we believe in keeping things as simple as possible. We’ve seen, in our 13 years of helping business owners, that there are four basic systems that service based businesses greatly benefit from having if they are truly want to grow. These 4 systems (on top […]