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How to create an image using Canva

  Do you wonder how other people make those cool little images that seem to fit PERFECTLY into the social media post they have written?   Well, one of my favourite,  and possibly daily-used tool, on the internet, is Canva.   You find it at www.canva.com I use Canva to create images to go along […]

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Creating my online course – the journey so far

I decided over a year ago that the best way forward for me,  as a working mum with three kids at primary school,   to manage my own business,  help as many people as possible and just get stuck into working with other entrepreneurs, was to take my training online. I have been steadily working […]

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What I have learned in my first full time year in business

I left my part time job in August 2015 to concentrate on working for myself and building my business.   I was delighted to join a business accelerator in Belfast, Entrepreneurial Spark,  in February of this year, and I have learned a LOT in the time since.  I thought it would be helpful to others […]

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Why do I need email marketing?

In this world of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, podcasting, you may wonder do we still need email.    Well,  I think because the noise level,  volume and SPEED of social media interactions,  your email list is actually getting to be more important.   Why is email marketing important? You are reaching straight into someone’s inbox.  The […]

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Taking the first step

I listen to podcasts ALL the time… I find them inspirational, educational and I can fit them into my life – walking the dog, going for a run or driving in the car in between meetings and picking up the kids. I have abandoned the car radio.. (sorry Women’s Hour and Kerry McLean…) Today I […]

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Online Tools for Business – Social Media Management

In a recent #Twitterchat, we discussed what tools businesses recommend to use online.    We covered social media tools,  general business organisational tools and the top three apps recommended by our Tweeps.  I hope you find this information as useful as I did!   This post is going to focus on the answers to our […]

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Small businesses talk Twitter on #AntrimHour

Our Twitter Chat on 12 September 2016 with #AntrimHour revolved around how business owners use Twitter as part of their social media marketing.   We had a series of questions asked in 15 minute intervals and lots of good responses from our regulars as seen below. Question 1 – How often do you check your Twitter […]

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Why Networking Works

  Last week I was invited to speak to a group of ladies who are starting out on their entrepreneurial dreams… there were ten women in the room, and what they all had in common, was  the fact they were Mums who have been out of the workplace for a while, and are considering starting […]

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How I quit my glass-ceiling part-time job and went to work for myself

A few years ago, in my late 30’s , I was in a real career slump.   I had a relatively well paid job as a Project Manager in a public sector organisation, but was frustrated at the complete inability to progress any further. I had hit the glass ceiling.  After my first child was born […]