Yearly Archives: 2016


Four Eyes Are Better Than Two

So you’ve written a blog post. You’ve read through it a couple of times, looked at the preview to make sure it’s all laid out properly on the page, you’re hovering your mouse over the ‘Publish’ button. You freeze. Freak out. You read it again. You spot another mistake and […]


Rock Your Writing with a Blog

    I started blogging in 2013. What started as a way to share ideas, evolved from a bit of fun on Blogger to an integral part of my marketing strategy to build my consultancy business. Although, I admit, I’m a bit slack at monitoring the stats behind my marketing, […]


Follow Your Dreams (but not for these 10 reasons)…

I’ve been following the progress of one inspiring young entrepreneur in the states for a while now, Marc Guberti. He’s written a couple of guest blogs for me in the past: 4 Ways to get More Twitter Chatter 3 Ways to Get Better Time Management He is also a prolific […]


3 Powerful Words to Clinch that Sale

Last week, I had a stand at my first trade show… I made some great connections and spoke to lots of fascinating businesses, as well as catching up with some familiar faces. One such face was Tony Pizii. Tony is an independent, whole of market personal insurance broker, whose specialism […]


Sharing the Business Karma

Last month, I made a pledge at a group coaching event run by the wonderfully inspiring Amanda Kerin to guest blog more. To coin a phrase used by James Comer – an accountant specialising is supporting small businesses, who I met recently – I like the ‘business karma’ of hosting […]


My Business Expo Checklist

On Thursday 14th July 2016 I’ll be hosting my first ever stall at a big business exhibition. I’m both excited and terrified! I’ve done jobs fairs and business shows many times in the past, but on those occasions, I’ve always been wearing someone else’s uniform and promoting someone else’s business […]


To Freebie, or Not To Freebie… That Is The Question

…I’m a writer so I love a Bill Shakespeare pun! It’s a tough one, isn’t it? As entrepreneurs, we rue the fact that we do so much work with no financial recognition, all on the premise that eventually it will pay off. We bemoan those cheeky folks that take advantage […]


USP is so Passé, What’s Your SSP?

Redirected from LinkedIn: Download the The Story Of Your Business Questionnaire   (This post will take approx. 5 minutes to read) If you’ve ever been to any business workshops or events the chances are that at some point someone has asked you “What’s your USP?” (Unique Selling Point). I’ve always […]


Surviving the First Year in Business

Entrepreneurship has always been in my DNA; I’ve been part-time self-employed for many years, but it was only in 2015 that I found the confidence and got the push I needed to go for it and fully employ myself. I started my business a year ago today (1st June 2015). […]