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In the funk? Here's 3 ways to get out of it!

In the funk? Here's 3 ways to get out of it!

We all get in the funk sometimes! The internet goes down, we feel grotty, we've just lost a client, we had an argument with our loved one, we just can't seem to get in the mood.

Life throws all sorts of curve balls at us, and as small business owners, we still have to keep the ship moving and do the things we need to do to keep our business afloat.

So here's some tips when you're feeling funky!

The number 1 way to make more money in your business

The number 1 way to make more money in your business

Firstly I want to start this with a caveat. I’ve decided to tackle this issue this week because it’s come up a few times lately with clients, with students I’m mentoring, on podcasts I’m listening to and in my own life  - so I thought it’s time we talked about money!

5 amazing TED lectures that will change how you do business

5 amazing TED lectures that will change how you do business

My beloved Great nan Ruby once told me that you never stop learning no matter how old you are. To me, she seemed very old, and that idea amazed me.

I thought we went to school, college and maybe university, and then phew stopped. ‘That’s it I’ve stopped learning’, on with the real business of being alive.

I never knew that the real business of being alive was learning and ostensibly growing.

17 tools I use to keep my business running smoothly!

17 tools I use to keep my business running smoothly!

Blimey, being an entrepreneur is busy! I connected with a new business woman, and once I’d told her all the things I did, running my own business, marketing for other business, First Tuesday, Blue Stockings, Nottingham Soup and being a mummy, she had no idea how I managed to fit it all in!

Sometimes I’m not so sure either. But I know I wouldn’t be half as happy as debbiedooodah if I didn’t have all the side projects going that help me support the business community in Nottingham!

So how do I all manage it?

Learn how to love your website

Learn how to love your website

First thing I wanted to say here, is that around 99% of us are not happy with the first, second or even third version of their website.  Either it just doesn’t feel right, we know it should be working harder, the messages can seem a little muddled, we’re not sure if anyone is going there, how to get them there, or even if we want to send them there.

However, your website is your shop window to the online world.

5 ways to work smarter with social media

5 ways to work smarter with social media

Now we all know businesses should be on social media these days.  If you aren’t there exciting your future customers, your competition will be.  But how can you work smarter with social media so that it gives you better results and saves you time?

This is the number one question my clients want answered!  And while I won’t be able to give you all the tips I give my clients, I’m going to lay bare my top 5 tips!

Why timing is everything with Facebook

Why timing is everything with Facebook

Time. It’s a measured thing, it never stops ticking away, and there is a finite amount of it.  Alongside marketing, you’re actually running your business, getting new customers, networking, invoicing, emails, sorting tax returns and on and on.  So we’re agreed time is a resource we all want more of!

In this blog we’re going to be talking more about the timing of things, well the timing of Facebook precisely, so that we can save time on other areas of our business. 

Help! I’m suffering from competitor envy!

Help! I’m suffering from competitor envy!

We all get it sometimes, even the best of us.  Looking over the garden wall, seeing what they’ve got, wishing you had as much energy, style, charisma, clients, twitter followers, knowledge & anything else they’ve got that you want more of.

It can be tiring constantly wishing you had more of everything.  Also down right depressing!  We all want more, of everything, all the time!