Instagram has been around for a while now and while some businesses have leapt on the Instagram bandwagon, some of you are still a little baffled and left thinking what is the point – if that’s you, this blog is for you and if not, you might still get some useful tips!Is Instagram right for your business?
I’m a big believer in 90-day goals. Cutting up the year into manageable chunks of 90-days and then sitting back and looking at what you want to achieve in the next 90-days.
Sometimes looking at the whole financial year can feel overwhelming. Especially if we are then asked to set tasks and create actions alongside. I find it difficult to know what I’m cooking for dinner tomorrow, let alone what actions I’m going to take to grow my business in November!
So as we’ve just got past the end of the last financial tax year, I took some time to take down my whiteboard and add up my turnover and profit and was really surprised to see that I had actually doubled my profit from the year before!
Whoop! But then that led me to do some soul searching about what it was that actually made this seismic change. One, so I could learn from what I’ve obviously been doing well, and also so I could share that learning with you!
4 ways to deal with your negative thoughts - hint they're generally just trying to look after us!
We all have negative thoughts in our head. Telling us not to try things. Telling us we’d look silly if we even attempted something new. That it would fail. That no-one would buy it. That we shouldn’t get too big for our boots.
Going live on social media is a scary prospect for most people. You are at your most vulnerable point, talking straight to the camera, beaming across the internet.
We all know that live can go wrong even for the most experienced presenters. There are been 2 boob out scenarios on live tv that I can think of Janet Jackson on the Super Bowl and our very own Judy Finnigan from Good Morning Britain.
So I’m writing about pretty personal things here, here goes…
I'm sure all have things in our past that we feel bad or ashamed about. Perhaps they keep you awake at night, or catch you unawares and make you hang your head. It seems it's part of the human condition.
These feelings of shame and guilt about things in your past hold you back. They make you feel negatively towards yourself. A past you. Perhaps the things you did were bad, perhaps in the basic sense of the word, they are shameful? But the more you let these experiences of shame define who you are, the less able you are to be your best self now.
SEO or search engine optimisation is essentially you optimising your website so that you can get found on search engines. Google being the biggest by far.
More and more people are using google to search for businesses like yours, so how can you ensure that your website gets found.
Here are a few of the basic things you can do to get found!
This week I launched the toolkit for female entrepreneurs to shape their success #mybusinessmyway!
Here is a copy of the speech I gave at the University of Nottingham.
Also if you want a copy of the toolkit please scroll down to the bottom!