Blogs Under The Microscope – Part 1

This is the first in a series of posts I am compiling about blogs and those who create them. Whether it be for business or personal use, blogs are a great method of getting your message out to a wide audience.  We know that Google loves to see fresh content, and regular blogging is a great method of ensuring that this occurs – but blogging  isn’t always about trying to get to the top of the elusive Google ladder,  sometimes bloggers have a more personal reason behind Read More + Read More +

Que Sera, Sera….

Life is like stepping onto a boat that is about to sail out to sea and sink. – Shunryu Suzuki. If you knew that the boat moored before you had a high likelihood of sinking would you hop on board, or would you turn and walk away? Would you search out a more seaworthy vehicle, one that would help you reach your destination via safe and chartered waters? Read More +

Is Your Website Mobile-Friendly?

Businesses with online stores need to be aware of a major change happening on 21 April, 2015 that will effect them greatly.  A change that may see their sales drop, or soar if they are one of the lucky ones. Which side of the fence do you want to be on? Well, as the saying  goes it’s all about “Being Prepared”! Be Prepared Starting April 21 Google will be expanding their use of mobile-friendliness as a method of ranking.  In other words, websites that are Read More +

Marketing – It’s Not All About Online!

Marketing is not all about doing it online. In all honesty a large number of small business owners really need to get down to grass roots and actually get out from behind the computer and meet prospective clients face to face. It’s true that online marketing such as having a business page on Facebook or a Twitter account is very important for most businesses, we also need to realise that marketing is certainly not a ‘one size fits all’ product and this method of customer contact does not Read More +

Facebook Competitions – Fake or For Real?

When it looks too good to be true, it usually is… If you live on Facebook, like I do,  you have probably joined in countless “Like & Share to win” Facebook competitions.  Now as a small business owner myself, I know that running these competitions is a great way to get new Likes for a business page, and I am the first to admit I love winning stuff! Only last week I received an awesome free book from Tractor Girl – Viz Biz by simply liking and Read More +