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Marketing Packages for Act! Growth Suite Users

Put your Act! Software to use with our marketing packages The Act! Growth Suite has a range of features designed to help you communicate with your clients and prospects. With email campaigns linking directly to your Act! database, email marketing and lead collection has never been easier.   With Coronavirus currently disrupting businesses, it is more important than ever to keep in touch with your customers. Let them know that you are still open for business, remind them of your products and Read More...

Save Over 30% on Remote Sage Training Courses

Remote Sage Training Sessions Investing in your skills is a great way to help your business during hard times. If you’ve found yourself with a bit of time on time your hands, why not use it to your advantage and work on your Sage skills remotely? We’re currently offering discounted remote Sage training sessions covering a number of products including;Sage 50 Payroll Sage 50 Accounts Sage Forecasting Sage HR Sage P11DOur remote training sessions can be fully customised to suit your business needs. There are Read More...

Keep Marketing Through Coronavirus

With the Coronavirus crisis affecting businesses across the UK many SME owners are understandably worried about the effect it will have on their livelihood. Now is the time to utilise marketing tools to help you keep your business in the minds of your customers. Keep your business relevant Letting people forget about your business and its services will make it harder for you to come back once this is all over. Keeping in touch with your customers using email marketing, social Read More...

Working from Home: Tech and Tools to Keep Your Business Running

With more business moving to home working to combat the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak, we’ve listed some of the ways your team can continue working and minimise disruption to your business. Keep up with your accounts while home working using Sage Drive Remote access for Sage 50cloud Accounts products, Sage Drive allows you to keep up with your accounting tasks even whilst out of the office. Sage Drive gives you live access to Sage 50cloud accounting data as long Read More...

Spring Budget 2020 to help UK’s Small Businesses

The Spring Budget, delivered by new Chancellor Rishi Sunak on 11th March 2020, contained measures to help SME’s amidst Coronavirus uncertainty as well as promising a welcome influx of cash to promote the growth of small businesses. Support for Businesses Affected by Coronavirus The new government budget included a promise to cover sick pay for up to 14 days for SME’s with less than 250 employees. Under the Coronavirus ‘Business Interruption Loan Scheme’ a further £1 billion will be set aside to Read More...

Making Tax Digital Phase 2

In April 2019, HMRC launched the first phase of Making Tax Digital, which affected thousands of businesses in the UK. The first stage of MTD was a ‘soft-landing’ phase with leniency given to businesses, to help them adapt to the changes. It was expected that from 6th April 2020, Making Tax Digital Phase 2 would commence but as of yet there has been no indication of this. Experts suggest that over 1 million businesses will be affected by the changes coming in the second phase of MTD. Digital Bookkeeping Businesses Read More...

Important Financial Dates for the Year 2020-21 to Add to Your Calendar

As a self-employed business owner or an employer, it can be difficult to juggle and remember the important financial dates throughout the tax year. These dates cover self-assessments, tax rate changes and key PAYE dates. With the deadline for self-assessment returns already passed (31st January) here are the main financial dates  for the year 2020-21 to add to your calendar if you are self-employed. 6th April 2020 The first day of the 2020-2021 tax year, this is the day when any scheduled Read More...

Is it working? How to measure your email marketing campaigns

Email marketing is one of the most effective forms of digital marketing and is popular amongst businesses of all shapes and sizes. The advanced options for measuring the success of your campaigns means that email marketing can really help you to understand your subscribers in far more detail than many other marketing activities. Analysing the success of your email campaigns lets you to see how you were able to convert leads and also highlights any areas for improvements, so you Read More...

Softext Partners with Tamworth Charity, Number Eight

Softext Ltd is pleased to announce that we have partnered with local charity Number Eight Tamworth to offer IT support and marketing services. Number Eight is a registered charity that provides supportive accommodation for young mothers and their babies, as well as expectant mothers within the Tamworth area. The charity works to provide a nurturing and safe environment for these young mothers and their children, teaching the essentials of caring for themselves and their babies. Support from the charity includes:Training Read More...

Lead Generation: Building Your Email Marketing List

Email marketing is one of the most effective forms of marketing, but you need an engaged mailing list to get the best return on your efforts. Gaining new subscribers for your mailing list requires a multi-faceted approach that spans your online and offline assets. Some of the most effective ways to add new subscribers to your mailing list are: Email marketing website Opt-in Your website is usually the first point of contact between your business and a potential customer, making it an Read More...