LinkedIn is still here … where are you?
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Are you on LinkedIn? If not, and you run a business, I emphatically encourage you to get your profile set up … now! One of the excuses I hear for not having a LinkedIn profile is: “Business people aren’t my target … Read More

Revive your abandoned social media accounts
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Are you a small business owner? Do you remember when you first started doing social media for your business? That was an exciting time! Watching your Twitter followers grow, responding to tweets, getting published in LinkedIn, posting and engaging with customers on … Read More

Celebrating seven years with a new website!
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Seven years! Where has it gone? Each year has brought something new and exciting. I decided there was only one thing that would show my business how much I love it, the one thing my business truly deserved this year…a … Read More

Want good response rates? It’s all in the timing!
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It’s a bit like when you’re telling a funny story or a joke at a party. Rush through the story and get to the punchline too soon – or worse still, interrupt people already deep in conversation – and you’ll probably … Read More

Social Media for Business is not all glamour and excitement!
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“It’s a bit boring, I’d rather go and make a cup of tea.”  This was the email I received from a team member over a year ago telling me that she didn’t like the work she was doing for me. … Read More

The Christmas Social Media Challenge – can you do it?
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Why does Christmas always take us by surprise? It’s on the same day every year!  It means we are busy, our lives are like whirlwinds, therefore we should try to use Christmas as the perfect opportunity to relax and recharge. … Read More

Small Business Saturday brings you support, promotion & inspiration!
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Small Business Saturday is a pretty awesome national campaign which supports, promotes and inspires small businesses.  You can get involved whether you are a family business, local shop, online business, wholesaler, business service or small manufacturer. Thame in Oxfordshire is having their … Read More

Who and What does your Website Dream Team include?
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Everyone loves a new website! Pretty and shiny, you want to shout about it to the world! Making the decision to have a new website built is exciting.  I commissioned my new one last week…super exciting but also a little … Read More

Free Social Media for Business Workshops in Oxfordshire!
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Free Social Media for Business workshops…yes, you heard right! FREE! Earlier this year I was introduced to Activate Learning by the lovely Joy Foster of Made With Joy. It turned out that they wanted to bid for a tender with Oxfordshire … Read More

Collaboration is the key for business growth
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Entrepreneurs all strive for business growth. And when you’re a startup, or you’re an established small to medium sized company it seems like a massive task when your workforce is minimal. So how do we solve it? Collaboration. I love … Read More

Are you being YOU? Authentic branding attracts the right attention
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Serious, fun, corporate, informal, expensive, cost effective, reliable, off the shelf, tailored solutions, quick fix, long term, local, virtual…is your brand and online personality consistent and reflecting who you really are? Are the people and companies you are currently attracting the … Read More

Dipping a toe in doesn’t get results!
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It can be a sensible idea to test the water first before fully jumping in.   You started doing social media for the business a few months ago. You or a team member are dabbling with Twitter to see how it goes, … Read More

“My son said I can buy Facebook Likes…?”
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I nearly had a seizure! But it was an extremely sensible question as the person this came from hasn’t done any social media for business, but it made me suddenly realise WHY this sounds tempting to people! Why put all that effort into … Read More

Maximising the value of your Social Media content
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Create it once – use it many times! One effort, multiple uses! Doesn’t that sound great? But how do you do that? Let me share… Social Media is perfect for repetition (I wouldn’t recommend the same thing every day!) as everyone logs in … Read More

Celebrating achievements is important! Do you?
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I climbed a mountain! Hell yes!  Not something my friends or family (or me) ever thought would happen. Since I was tiny I’ve always hated walking long distances. There are reasons for it, my left leg wasn’t as it should be … Read More

Are you giving them what they NEED?
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No one cares what matters to YOU, it’s about what matters to THEM! Harsh but true when building a social media community. However if the two match up – you’re home and dry! So what is it that your community … Read More

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