Passion Projects #7: Being A Square Peg with Alison Muir

  Do you ever feel like a square peg in a round hole? Alison’s big smile and infectious enthusiasm make her a fabulous addition to my Passion Projects series. Living your values, even when you are a square peg in a round hole! Let’s meet… Alison Muir of Square Peg […]


What makes your business unique

You Are Unique (A to Z of Blogging)

  I’ve always had a problem with that business cliche, USP (Unique Selling Point). It creates this illusion that every business needs to have ‘a thing’, some sort of ‘novelty’ or ‘quirk’ that makes them ‘different’. It’s one of the hardest questions to answer because what actually makes you unique […]


Listen To Others, But Think For Yourself

Do you have a big fluffy monster of a goal? It’s so massive, it’s almost inconceivable, almost. Something fluffy, amorphous that might take you a lifetime to reach. The closer you get, the more massive it seems. Like a mountain on the horizon, it looks climbable, until you get up […]

Listen to the fluffy monster of a goal

Stop Trying Start Doing - Perfectionism

Stop Trying and Start Doing – Thoughts On Perfectionism

  Being true to yourself is something you can’t do if you are preoccupied with the validation and approval of others.   The Lie Of Perfectionism Perfectionism masquerades as a positive thing, the drive to create something faultless, something that is the best it can be. Those are positive traits, […]


Tip Top Top Tips (A to Z of Blogging)

  Quick, simple, sharable, actionable and consumable – sharing top tips on your a blog allows you to convey a lot of useful information in a short and snappy way. Who doesn’t love a listicle? That’s why T is for ‘Tips’ in my A to Z of Blogging. You can’t […]

Tip top top tips

Big Red Truck - Marketing Campaigns

Lessons You Can Learn From Successful Marketing Campaigns

  You may not have the budget or resources of a big successful business, but it’s surprising what you can learn from their marketing campaigns. Lessons you can apply to your own business, in your own unique way. This contributed content has some great take-aways to inspire, if you’re stuck […]


6 Harmful Blogging Mistakes

  I love blogging. Blogging and networking are my two favourite ways to market myself and my business. Writing and chatting – Brilliant.   As a writer, blogging is the most intuitive way to communicate my message, but it doesn’t always come easily, especially when you are writing about something […]

Six common blogging mistakes to avoid

Passion Projects #5: Jacqueline Harthill, The Happy Parents’ Club

  I love working with entrepreneurs at the start of their journey. I’ve been mentoring start ups with Brave Enterprise for a while now (having started my own business with their help). I first met Jacquline Harthill earlier this year, having mentored her while launching her new venture The Happy […]


when social media and blogging collide

When Social Media and Blogging Collide (A to Z of Blogging)

  Using Social Media is a little like renting a room from a curmudgeonly landlord. You have to follow their rules. You’re not allowed to redecorate. You can have visitors, but only people on your designated friends’ list – unless you pay the landlord extra rent. If the landlord doesn’t […]