The standard fine for using a smartphone while driving is £200 and six penalty points on your licence, but if your case goes to court you could face a £1,000 fine.As a small business, we understand the need for entrepreneurs and small business owners to keep themselves fed and watered, and paying at a drive thru using your smartphone may seem like second nature.
Here at Wize, we're always going above and beyond for our customers, taking care of the smaller tasks that sometimes slip through the cracks, as well as the big important ones -like making sure you get that Friday afternoon McFlurry.
Introducing... Take-a-Wize! We'll take care of your order, the purchase and even the delivery of your favourite takeaways, saving you time and hassle!
Speaking about the new service, Managing Director Cariann said:
"I could see that a gap had opened up in the market. We spend a lot of time with entrepreneurs and we know how much they love their fast food and their smartphones. Introducing this service will ensure that the two don't cost our customers fines or the loss of their license."
We'll be rolling the service out locally throughout the month. For more information, please give us a call on 02921 202 130.
It's easy to focus on the bigger things and let the smaller tasks slide but you could be taking on too much. Trying to run every aspect of a business alone is a sure fire way to start missing deadlines and lose that all important work-life balance.
A lot of people may be put off by the thought of hiring a personal assistant to deal with the smaller (but essential) tasks of running a business as they can’t afford to hire someone full time, or even guarantee what hours their PA will be getting each week.
We can offer an alternative. Wize offers a great way of outsourcing some of those smaller tasks to relieve your workload as you can give us as little or as much work as you want and know you’ll get be getting the tasks done quickly and efficiently by a skilled team.
Some of the tasks we can help with are:
Diary management & organising meetings
Email management/ filtering
Travel & accommodation arrangements
Personal errands (purchasing cards/ gifts online)
Managing & updating social media accounts
Bookkeeping (invoicing/ chasing payments)
Additionally, we've got some great deals to help you celebrate the changing of the seasons and get your business into shape below, all for £20 per hour.
Research conducted by the RAC discovered that attitudes to mobile phone use behind the wheel has relaxed over the last couple of years, with those saying it was acceptable doubling from 7 per cent in 2014 to 14 per cent two years later.
As a small business, we understand the need to answer the phone or respond to an email when it may be a potential enquiry or new client especially if you're self employed, however, with the risk of fines, disqualification and -of course- your safety, there are better ways to ensure you don't miss that call.
If you know you're going to be unavailable, diverting your calls to a call answering service to pick up your messages could be just what you need.
For just 80p per call, Wize can answer your call, take a message or even handle enquiries.
For more information, email email@example.com or give us a call on 02921 202 130.
Who are we?
We're a team of virtual assistants who provide small and medium businesses with a 'virtual' receptionist that can handle your inbound calls. The team can answer calls and take a message, screen them or announce and forward them to you.
What makes us different?
We go above and beyond your everyday call answering service and can handle the call ourselves by taking messages, scheduling appointments or answering frequently asked questions so that your clients don't feel like they're talking to a robot with a script, but a real person.
In addition to our call answering service, Wize offer a range of other services such as general office admin , bookkeeping , event management and social media packages . We also have the below special deals which you can take advantage of when you sign up to our Saturday call answering service.
Business card input to database from £20 per 100 cards
LinkedIn contacts sorting £20 per 150 contacts
Purchase invoice sorting (scan & save to electronic files) from £20 per hour
There will be eight teams of eight in total, meaning a staggering 64 non-professionals taking part, amazing! The bigger event calls for a bigger venue so on May 13th, the teams will be performing two dances each in front of over 400 people at the Swalec Stadium in Cardiff! (Little bit scary!)
The eight teams all comprise of people from local businesses including Welsh ICE, Creazione, Creditsafe, Thomas Carroll, SSE, Plas-Y-Felin Primary School and nurses from the Breast Centre itself!
Plus FOUR members of Team Wize -Becky P, Becky W, Laura and Rachel are teaming up with Briony, Gareth, Graham and Steve from fellow Welsh ICE business WRi to form dance squad WRize! The team is coached by dancing pro Becky Long and have been practicing since before Christmas (check out some of their sweet moves below!)
Mandy was thrilled to pick up the award which recognises someone who can encourage and motivate other women. She said:
“This award means so much to me, especially as a Caerphilly girl with a Caerphilly business. Winning in this category is not only a great honour but I hope it can bring confidence to other women thinking about starting up and highlight the great work already being done by women in business.”
Following the news that she has been shortlisted as Young Entrepreneur of the Year at the Entrepreneur Wales Awards , Cariann is delighted announce that she has been named a finalist in the Entrepreneur of the Year category for a second year in a row at the Caerphilly Business Forum Awards!
The Caerphilly Business Forum Awards are considered one of Wales’s most hotly contested and prestigious business awards. Rewarding success and recognising business excellence within Caerphilly County Borough over the last 12 months, the Awards are open to businesses of all sizes and from all sectors who can compete for one of 9 coveted titles.
On being shortlisted alongside fellow Welsh ICE members , Founder Gareth Jones and DW Studio David Wiffen, Cariann said:
“It’s always an honour to be shortlisted for an award, but especially so when I can share the night with the amazing entrepreneurs working out of Welsh ICE. I’m proud to be part of the growing business community in Caerphilly and look forward to celebrating on the night with friends and family.”
The Caerphilly Business Forum will be celebrating the 15th anniversary gala awards dinner on Friday 18th November 2016 - hosted by BBC Wales TV Presenter Jamie Owen at Bryn Meadows Golf, Hotel & Spa. Sounds like it's going to be a good night!
With only two months to go until the end of the year, you might be thinking about getting that paper work under control ready for the New Year or finally starting that business card database you've been putting off since January. Problem is -all these little tasks have a tendency to pile up and you can easily end up getting swamped and compromising your time with more important work.
One of the biggest mistakes an entrepreneur can make when starting out or growing a business is trying to wear too many hats. Trying to run every aspect of a business alone is a sure fire way to start missing deadlines and lose that all important work-life balance.
A lot of people may be put off by the thought of hiring a personal assistant to deal with the smaller (but essential) tasks of running a business as they can’t afford to hire someone full time, or even guarantee what hours their PA will be getting each week.We can offer an alternative. Wize offers a great way of outsourcing some of those smaller tasks to relieve your workload as you can give us as little or as much work as you want and know you’ll get be getting the tasks done quickly and efficiently by a skilled team.
Some of the tasks we can help with are:
- Diary management & organising meetings
- Email management/ filtering
- Screening calls
- Travel & accommodation arrangements
- Personal errands (purchasing cards/ gifts online)
- Managing & updating social media accounts
- Managing correspondents
- Data entry
- Bookkeeping (invoicing/ chasing payments)
- Holiday cover
The Entrepreneur Wales Awards celebrates the hard work and inspiring stories of Welsh entrepreneurs and businesses in Wales.
Cariann is no stranger to the Entrepreneur Wales Awards having been a finalist in the Service Industries category last year.