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How to make the most of Small Business Saturday

Saturday 2nd December is Small Business Saturday in the UK.¬† ¬†A week after the hubbub¬†and over-promotion of Black Friday (did you manage to get a woofle-dangler for less than 10% of its original cost? I didn’t either…) it is the turn of the small business owner. The usual definition of small medium-sized sized enterprises (SMEs) […]

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How to prepare for attending your first big live event

I was pretty nervous about attending my first big conference for online marketing – in fact, I wrote a post inside a private group asking for support to encourage me beforehand.¬† Fast forward a few days later and my brain is on fire with all the takeaways, new friendships and contacts made. The conference was […]

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Social Bee Podcast Episode 7 – Mumsback Gift Hampers for New Mums with Sally Bunkham

Sally Bunkham started Mumsback after the birth of her two children when she¬†realised that although you get lots of gifts for the babies, the mum deserves a little treat too! Sally has appeared several times on the television, radio and in the press talking about motherhood, mental health (including her experience of PND) and the […]

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Why every entrepreneur needs email marketing

introduction to Email Marketing In my Facebook group recently, we had a conversation about emails which went something like this: I have emailed 35 people I met at a conference last week – is there¬†any way to hide the email addresses from the other readers? If you are using an email¬†service provider,no¬†one can¬†see the¬†other email […]

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How to get more sales on LinkedIn

Are you getting the results you want on LinkedIn?   It can take time (and some patience) for your efforts on LinkedIn to pay off.  I know, as it took me a while to build a presence on there.  Once I realised how valuable my network and content on LinkedIn could be for my business, I […]

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Do It Digital UK Workshop – recorded live March 21, Belfast City Hall

I was delighted to have the opportunity to deliver a workshop for small businesses on the Do It DIgital UK big blue bus today. ¬† The bus was parked out side of Belfast City Hall, and we had a great turn out of local business owners and entrepreneurs. ¬† The whole video is about 45 […]

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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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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 […]