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How to overhaul your website without throwing it out the window

My website has been out of action for 11 months! I haven’t looked at it, updated it, or changed it, let alone checked that it was doing anything for me or my business in all that time. There, I said it, I’m a website abandoner. Oh for shame! Of course, my story over...

What is a brand? It isn’t just your logo!

A brand isn't just a logo? So what is a brand? Have you ever played one of those board games, "Logo What am I?" or "The Logo Board Game"? Players have to guess the company or product from their pictures, packaging, flavours, advertising, characters or catchphrases. So...

Turn up the Volume in Your Business

Turning up the volume in your business …doesn’t mean shouting, using CAPS, or surrounding everything with neon flashing lights. It’s creating harmony and focusing your efforts that gets you heard.

Are you procrastibranding?

Procrastibranding! I love this word, it so totally sums up the predicament many business owners get themselves tangled up in. I can't take credit for the word, I first heard the word procrastibranding when listening to Denise Duffield Thomas...

10 reasons you need your own website

Social media is great, but having your own website can be a home that you can really call your own. Here are 10 reasons why a little website in the country would be a big step up for your biz... You are much more credible as a business. I must admit I lose a bit of...

Be yourself when selling – reveal the true you in your branding

Do you find it really hard to be yourself when selling?I do. Find out how I created a more me way to sell my online course.Launching a course is always a BIG job, even if you’ve done it before and have loads of fantastic reviews (thank you online gorgeous ladies). My...

Rebranding your business? When, why and how

What do you do if your brand just feels 'wrong'? Is now a good time to think about rebranding your business?When you first set up in business the pressure is on to just get it out there, get it done and start earning money. And not many of us get to start will a big...

Website down? Ask for help!

  I get a lot of people contacting me with ‘HELP! My website has disappeared!’, 'my website is down', ‘I can’t get this plugin to work’, ‘I’m getting a big error and I don’t know why’ or even ‘I’ve lost my website’. The dreaded 500 page error has often just...

DIY SOS! When do you need a professional web design?

DIY can be great. But not in our house and there is a time when it’s just necessary to call in the professionals Our garage is broken. No two ways about it, the door is well and truly foobar. I can sort of close it with an ‘air gap’ of about 30cm at the bottom and...

Don’t be bland – rock your brand

Don’t look like every other business out there – do yours with style It’s not easy to be individual. I’m not a very interesting dresser. My wardrobe is full of bland clothes, jeans, comfy trousers, plain tops and a couple of hoodies (so I won’t be allowed in Lakeside...

Does your business stand out, or is it a bit ‘vanilla’

How to not be vanilla I was talking to my good friend the other day and she suddenly declared that her business was just too Vanilla. She felt as if she wasn’t being seen as anything new or different and was just another business coach. Immediately I protested that...

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