Social Media: Why outsource when you can do it yourself?

As business owners, we wear lots of different hats to fulfil a variety of roles required to run a successful business. Social media is usually one of the things that keeps dropping to the bottom of the to-do list. This could be because you need to prioritise more important tasks or just because you don’t […]

When not to blog for your business

Don’t give yourself a blogging headache I know, I know. I’ve been urging you on to write a blog for your business since the last decade (feels weird to be able to say that) and now I’m telling you not to?! Well, no. Mostly, a blog is still a really good idea for most businesses. […]

You can find the time to blog (honest!)

OK, I know that’s a sweeping generalisation. There will be plenty of you who really can’t find the time. If adding another thing into your week means giving up sleep or spending time with anyone you care about, don’t do it. Maybe you don’t even want to blog, and that’s fine. That’s what I’m here […]

Leaving your comfort zone

Are you stuck in your comfort zone? When you’re in business there’s a lot of talk about leaving your comfort zone as a tool for growth. I’ve realised that it’s a message that mostly resonates with women. A couple of weeks ago I shared the image below on my social media accounts and the response […]

How you can write a blog stress free

The look on your face when blogging gets easier… I’m going to hazard a wild guess that since you’ve clicked on a link about stress free blogging, you find blogging stressful. Is that a fair assumption? The source of your stress could be the idea of getting your blog started in the first place. It […]

How you can get started blogging

If you run a small business it’s likely you’ll have been bombarded with marketing advice from various sources (including me). It would be completely incredible if blogging hadn’t featured somewhere. Blogging isn’t the only way to market your business but it’s a good one. There aren’t many businesses that a marketing blog wouldn’t suit. (There […]

You need time off from your business at Christmas

Do you just need a lie in? I know, when you run a business you’re never truly ‘off’. Business related thoughts and ideas appear at the most random moments and if you don’t write them down they’ll be gone forever. (Or is that just me?!) The point is, that’s the reason you need time off. […]

Is your marketing plan ready to go for the New Year?

When you’re a small business owner the fact that you make your own marketing plan can be both a blessing and a curse. It’s always a good idea to give a new marketing plan a few months to bed in before you look back and assess whether it’s working. When you’re the one looking at […]

5 business Christmas gifts that will feed your entrepreneurial spirit

Have you made a Christmas list? When you run a business,Christmas gifts can start to shift towards practicality, or even become completelyintangible. For most of the small business owners I know, the list goessomething like this: More sleep. Even more sleep. Snacks. Financial security. Wine. Does that look familiar? Now obviously that list is onlyuseful […]