Atom’s Donut websites have gone from strength to strength in 2014 with a 265% growth in traffic and just under one million page views a month. In 2015, we plan to relaunch the sites with a fresh new design and brand new features and functionality.
For now, with the year drawing to a close, here’s a look at some of our most popular content from across the sites.
Popular on Law Donut
- Divorce and separation
What do people most want to know about financial matters at this stressful time?
- How to deal with grumpy employees
Just one Victor Meldrew staff member can seriously damage morale. It’s best to handle grumpy employees informally, if you can.
- Giving references
Asking for and issuing references is an important part of employing people. But how do you negotiate the legal risks of giving references?
Popular on Start Up Donut
If you’re just getting your business up and running, Start Up Donut is the best place to turn to for advice.
- Why bother with a plan?
With research suggesting 34% of businesses don’t bother with a plan, we wonder if business plans are just a waste of time.
- Your work-life balance
It is possible to achieve a healthy work-life balance when you’re running a company. It’s just not easy. We’ve got some tips on how to make a business work for you.
- Tax for the self-employed
If you’ve never been self-employed before, you need to work out what taxes to pay and when. No problem with this useful guide.
Popular on Marketing Donut
Packed full of marketing advice for your business, Marketing Donut has grown strongly through 2014.
Here’s some of our top content:
- How to build your brand
Branding is as important for small businesses as it is for big companies — so make sure you do it right. We’ve got great advice on how to build your brand and some really interesting brand colour insights.
- Do social media right
One of our Marketing Donut experts reckons it only takes ten minutes a day to nail your social media.
- Enormous communication errors
Proving that other people’s mistakes always make good reading, this piece reveals ten common communication errors.
Fundamental to any marketing campaign, of course, is doing your research first. Make sure you really understand what quantitative research is and how to use it.
Popular on IT Donut
IT Donut has spent another year dishing out plain-English tech advice for small businesses. Here are some of the site’s most popular areas:
- Example contracts and documents
Free sample IT policies and sample IT support contracts have proved enduringly popular with IT Donut visitors.
- Screen resolution explained
This straightforward piece explains screen resolution (and why it’s not the same as screen size).
- Cut your printing costs
We take a look at some of the less-obvious ways to reduce what you spend on printing.
Popular on Tax Donut
Tax isn’t exactly everyone’s favourite subject. But we all have to pay it. That’s why Tax Donut exists.
- How to lower your Corporation Tax
This piece is a long-running favourite with Tax Donut visitors. We’ve absolutely no idea why… but our readers seem to be keen to reduce corporation tax.
- Your home expenses
A comprehensive explanation of what you can and can’t claim as expenses when you’re self-employed and working from home.
- What to expect from a tax investigation
If HMRC decides to investigate your business, find out how to cope and what to expect.
If you enjoyed our selection above, you might want to have your own branded website with access to all this great content and much more. Call Jack or Emma on 0117 904 2224 to find out what we can do for you.