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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 ...
Preparing Your Small Business For The Holidays

Preparing Your Small Business For The Holidays

You may think that Christmas songs, holiday offers and Yuletide preparations are premature but for the small business you can never start too soon. So let’s go over a few ways your business can start getting ready for the holiday season. Related posts: Seasonal and event driven promotions 5 Things To Do Now To Boost ...
October Round Up!

October Round Up!

It’s been a great couple of weeks on the blog this October. I hope you found this month’s posts inspiring and feel encouraged to get cracking on certain aspects of your business! If you missed any part of last month then here is a monthly round up of all the best bits from October. Enjoy! ...
The WordPress 101 Series!

The WordPress 101 Series!

We have recently completed our WordPress 101 series. For those of you who have been following along I hope it has cleared some things up and got you started on the road to blogging success. However don’t worry if you missed it, we’ve been very lovely people and included a list of links so that ...
18 Spooky Facts About Halloween!

18 Spooky Facts About Halloween!

As it’s Halloween this weekend we thought we would share some seasonal facts and fiction. Halloween is one of the oldest holidays in the world and is still one of the biggest celebrations in many countries around the world. But where did it all start? What are some superstitions? And how do others celebrate the day ...