6 Quick Tips for Business Show Delegates

(A super short post with an infographic that will take less than 5 minutes to read) It’s an unexpected thing to say, but I enjoy a Business Show! Yes, I know. Bit weird! via GIPHY I enjoy business shows for a number of reasons: I always catch up with people […]

Handshake Making connections at a business show

flock of birds

Birds Must Sing… Why Everything You Write Matters!

We live in the middle of a row of 1930’s terraces in Bristol, UK. The houses are old railway, docker’s and miner’s houses from the mid-century industrialism of Bristol. They were lucky enough to escape being flattened in the Blitz. There’s a patch of waste ground from the alley along […]


The Biggest Blog Challenges for Business

    There are many challenges businesses face when it comes to blogging. Over the past few years, I’ve developed something of a reputation locally as ‘the blog lady’. I’m a trainer, mentor, blogger and author but people know me because I’m often talking about and training small businesses to […]

Blogging challenges survey results

Discover your expertise

How to Discover Your Expertise – A Guest Post

  It’s always a privilege to host fellow entrepreneurs as guests on the blog and share their expertise. When they have been long-time business buddies too, that’s an extra bonus. Linda Davies-Carr’s drive, determination and passion are impressive. As The Master Fixer, she’s helped plenty of businesses to achieve their […]


The Real Writing Is In The Edit

“The real writing happens in the edit” I find myself saying that a lot. I say it, because I believe it and I preach it to anyone writing their own blogs and other content. I’m going to use a rather crude analogy here, so brace yourselves…   You’re walking along […]

editing skills to improve your blog

The freedom of cycling and self emplyment

The Joy Of Freedom – On Your Bike

    Meet Barry…     Barry The Bike   He’s been sat in my shed for seven years until this summer. I re-homed the various spiders who’d moved into Barry’s nooks and crannies and took him to Crucial BMX for a service. For just under Β£80 – a new […]


Three Things Your Business Should Work On

It’s all too easy to swamp yourself with work In the business, while neglecting working On the business. But working on the business is more than thinking about cashflow and how to win the next client! In fact, personally I hate the phrase ‘winning’ a client. For me, it’s not […]

Three things your business should work on

Setting boundaries while staying authentic

How To Set Boundaries On My Blog? (A to Z of Blogging)

    I’ll be the first to admit that the last three letters in the A to Z of Blogging are a bit tenuous! I’ve come this far, I want to complete this series! X is for X-Ray Y is for You Z is for Zoom Let’s tackle them together… […]


Why I Wanted to Self Publish (& You Could Too)

I responded to a comment on a fellow writer friend’s Facebook post a while back in which someone said, “You’d have to be desperate to self publish with Amazon“. I couldn’t resist the urge to challenge them on their assumptions about self-publishing…     I’ve published 3 fiction novels and […]

8 reasons why I chose to self publish my books

Crowd of men. If web platforms were people

If Web Platforms Were People

Brilliant guest post by my friend and colleague, WordPress Developer, Vik Martin. Vik designs beautiful websites for real people using WordPress and I’m delighted to be co-hosting a workshop on Blogging With WordPress, with her.   If Blogging platforms were people…   You want to start a blog but which […]