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Business Advice

For helpful business advice on topics from how to get your business up and running, to how to use social media to find more customers, these useful articles will help you get ahead of your competition.

The Power of Connection Between Small Business Owners

In our local communities, we can find hundreds of other small business owners just like us. People who had the balls to start and sustain a venture that so often comes way too close to home, financially and emotionally. Are you connecting with them? Supporting them? Starting partnerships with them? If you’re not, you’re missing […]


The Responsibilities of a Marketing Team

‘Marketing’ means different things to different people, so it’s very important to decide which activities are covered by which role within your marketing team. For instance, brand is not the same as marketing. It doesn’t involve the same skills – it just has crossover. A marketing team is not only made up of creative personalities. […]


The Hardest Parts of Starting a Business

780,000 businesses were started in 2020, as many people’s work drastically changed or they looked around for something more. Between 2020 and 2021, 13% more startups were formed than in the year before. In fact, more startups are being formed than at any other time in history. Small business is booming. Are you ready to […]


An Introduction to AI Image Generation

Most of us will have come across a tweet or Facebook post claiming ‘I forced a bot to watch 1,000 hours of [cultural reference] and this is what it wrote’ along with a clearly human-written parody. It’s a meme. We think bots will always be inferior to human creativity, making hilarious gaffes when they attempt […]


How to Make a Remote Team Work for Everyone

Remote team working is brilliant for roles that require deep work, especially creatives who have to physically produce something. One of the struggles, however, is keeping everyone happy. When we’re not next to each other, the easy-breezy, natural team building is gone. We have to actively get that back somehow, or new starters and junior […]


What Brands Can Learn from International Women’s Day 2022

This year, International Women’s Day was an exercise in schooling brands that post empty, shiny stuff on social without the goods to back it up.  You see, International Women’s Day is not – despite what many people think – a celebration of how great women are, but an important rallying cry about the inequality women […]


2022 Goal Setting for Small Businesses Owners

Outside of your business plan and targets and forecasting, what do you want to achieve this year? As a small business owner, it’s so easy to forget the less hardnosed things we always wanted to achieve. Those vague aspirations like ‘giving back’ and ‘maybe taking a break from emails sometimes.’ I hope we can say […]


How to Get a Speaking Gig

Once you’re an expert (don’t listen to that imposter syndrome) in your field of business, you can make nice money speaking about what you do. With so much happening online now, it’s actually easier than ever because organisers can accommodate more speakers per event. Decide your areas of expertise Your area of expertise sounds like […]


How to Retain Staff in a Worker’s Market

We’re all fighting for staff. Small businesses have lost money over the last year no matter what the sector, and between Covid and recruitment issues, just keeping the doors open has been tough. When I say it’s a worker’s market, I mean it. While the pandemic forced some people to find new jobs, it also […]


The Vital Elements of a Thought Leadership Piece

Showing the world that our business contains experts can be an important part of our brand building, whatever our sector. Using that expertise to generate content is great, but true thought leadership is something more than content creation. Something special. A spark. What is thought leadership? Thought leadership means having the knowledge and experience to […]


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