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Why And How To Educate Your Clients

Why And How To Educate Your Clients

When you’ve worked within an industry for a significant amount of time you tend to know the ins and outs of your business, the correct terminology to use and the reasons behind each of your processes. However, when you work with new clients it’s easy to forget that your industry is completely foreign and unfamiliar ...
Why You Need Set Yourself Office Hours

Why You Need Set Yourself Office Hours

One of the best parts of running your own business is that you get to set yourself office hours. This is great as it means you can knuckle down when it works for you rather than forcing yourself to concentrate just because you’re in a 9-5 job. However it also means that it’s very easy to fall into the ...
Failing to plan is planning to fail

Failing to plan is planning to fail

Failing to plan is planning to fail. We love a good quote here and this one is attributed to self-help author Alan Lakein, and is now part of business (and life) lexicon. It works because it applies across human activity and is completely intuitive to the modern world. Work schedules and event calendars have been ...
4 Things To Consider When Clients Think You’re Too Expensive

4 Things To Consider When Clients Think You’re Too Expensive

If you’ve worked within the photographic industry for a number of years, you will most likely have heard the objection ‘you’re too expensive’ at some point in time. Your first reaction may be to feel offended or to rush into justifying your fees, however sometimes clients have a valid reason for thinking this way – ...
Christmas Round Up!

Christmas Round Up!

With Christmas just around the corner we wanted to make sure that no one missed out on being amazing this festive season. So here’s a quick recap of all our Christmas posts so that you can be ready for a flurry of bookings and orders. Seasonal And Event Driven Promotions Preparing Your Small Business For ...
6 Ways To Recharge Your Batteries (Even At Your Desk!)

6 Ways To Recharge Your Batteries (Even At Your Desk!)

Running your own business is a very time consuming, full on and often stressful process. It’s rare to find a moment when there is nothing to be done, there are no deadlines looming and no expectations to live up to. When a moment like this does arise we tend to react in one of two ways. For ...
7 Ways To Create A Buzz Around Your Business

7 Ways To Create A Buzz Around Your Business

  With Black Friday tomorrow and Christmas looming many of us are starting to feel the burn when it comes to business. It really is ‘nose to the grind stone’ time and we’ve had a lot of support queries over the past couple of days on how to set up last minute offers, the best ...
Sales up-skilling and product diversity

Sales up-skilling and product diversity

Sales up-skilling and product diversity will drive more business and boost profits. The more sales that happen, the more it becomes clear that building relationships and having some kind of connection, however fleeting, are big factors. Simple things like learning someone’s name and not forgetting it next time around, or following up with a piece ...
12 Ways To Ensure You’re Successful On Black Friday

12 Ways To Ensure You’re Successful On Black Friday

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are tremendous opportunities for your business to make money. According to TechRadar, Black Friday 2015 is projected to be the biggest day of spending on the Internet – EVER. Running a successful Black Friday and Cyber Monday campaign can be overwhelming and stressful. So here are twelve ways to ensure ...
4 Ways To Avoid Social Media Burnout

4 Ways To Avoid Social Media Burnout

As a small business owner we wear many hats – from photography and editing to networking and account keeping, right down to website maintenance and blog presence. Not to mention being on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, LinkedIn… oh and don’t forget Pinterest. Managing multiple social media platforms is hard work and I completely understand and relate ...
6 Ways To Keep Visitors On Your Site For Longer

6 Ways To Keep Visitors On Your Site For Longer

If you want to be successful over the Christmas period it’s vital that your website screams ‘stay here’. The longer a visitor stays on your site the more likely they are to book your services or purchase your products, not to mention the benefits to your search engine optimisation. So here are six tips to ...
Christmas Page Sets!

Christmas Page Sets!

Much like last year we’ve created some Christmas inspired page sets, showing a selection of Christmas offers, that you can easily download and display on your website. We have made some adjustments to the design so it is even more customisable by you. Also, you can now use the images displayed in the page sets if you wish however, ...
Jim’s App Picks: Christmas Edition!

Jim’s App Picks: Christmas Edition!

As we’re starting to get set up for Christmas (only 38 days to go…) I thought I’d share some of the top Christmas apps around at the moment. Enjoy!   Dojo is not your average ‘things to do in London’ app. It has a stunning layout and has an awesome selection of niche events and ...
Focus On: Annie Armitage!

Focus On: Annie Armitage!

Annie Armitage is a celebrated family lifestyle photographer based in Surrey. Having worked in numerous professions – everything from singer/songwriter to hotel management – Annie only found her true vocation after her son, Peter, was born in 2000. Her love of photographing him and people loving her work encouraged her to follow her dream of ...
5 Ways To Make Yourself More Productive

5 Ways To Make Yourself More Productive

As a business owner, you are responsible for every aspect of your company – from taking the photographs, to editing, to accounting, to providing first class customer service. But in reality you’re not only a business owner – you might also be a parent, partner or pet owner and have numerous commitments and priorities away ...
How To Make Your Christmas Gift Guides Stand Out

How To Make Your Christmas Gift Guides Stand Out

For those of you who don’t know, a ‘gift guide’ is basically a guide or list designed to help your customers choose great products from your business. You may well have seen them produced by companies such as John Lewis, Amazon or small independent gift shops. You may be thinking, why should I bother creating a ...
How A Mind-Shift Can Seriously Change Your Business

How A Mind-Shift Can Seriously Change Your Business

When the drearier months roll in we can all fall into a slight rut when it comes to ourselves and to our businesses. But sometimes all you need is a bit of a mind-shift to alter your perspective and to boost your inspiration. Here are three reasons how a change in mind-set can seriously boost your ...
Focus On: Becky Kerr!

Focus On: Becky Kerr!

If you love classic, sophisticated, down-right beautiful weddings, then you’re going to love Becky Kerr. Soon after graduating from Manchester University with a degree in photography Becky worked for numerous magazines in London as a photo editor and graphic designer. After starting a young family she decided that it was time to get behind the camera ...
Being the heart and inspiration for your business

Being the heart and inspiration for your business

Being the heart and inspiration for your business, whether it’s a one-man band, a small company of three or medium-sized business with four regional stores is critical to making the business a success. There are one or two people who provide the drive and passion for making it all work and the reason it started ...
5 Things To Do Now To Boost Holiday Business

5 Things To Do Now To Boost Holiday Business

Christmas is one of the biggest and most important dates in the retail calendar for almost every business. Last year the average person in Britain spent around £868 on their Christmas celebrations. That figure doesn’t sound like something you would want to miss out on. So here are five things you can do RIGHT NOW to boost your ...
How To Get Stuff Done When You Feel Totally Unmotivated

How To Get Stuff Done When You Feel Totally Unmotivated

Many of you in business can probably relate to this. When you first started your business you were probably pleasantly surprised that getting clients and finding work – the things that stab fear into the heart of most entrepreneurs – weren’t that difficult. Instead, the admin side of running your own company became the bane ...