How to go to a networking event… when you hate networking

I’ve written before on networking, but I’ll admit it. I hate networking. I’m not good at small talk, I usually regret things I’ve said afterwards, and due to my family commitments, I often find it difficult to commit to attending anything regularly enough to get much benefit from networking events. That being said, there are…

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How much time do you spend on social media each day?

A report on Social Media Today has this morning published that the average user spends 2 hours and 23 minutes each day on social media. With people glued to their phones for so long, shouldn’t your business be present too?The above infographic (from Social Media Today) shows the importance of choosing the right social media…

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A small business’ guide to internal communications

When your business grew to take on its first employee(s), did you spare a thought for how you’d speak to them, or did you take it as a given that you’d communicate as you always do in business? Hopefully with respect, patience, and a little bit of authority? These internal communications (the general term for…

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Are you ready for a ‘digital future’?

If, as the UK Government has described today, we’re facing a future where “everything is digital“, then have you considered how to keep your business’ marketing up to date? You may roll your eyes, and complain that you’re a builder. Or a restaurateur. A hairdresser. Or a painter. But as we all know, showcasing your…

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#topfivefriday Five Quick Ways To Improve Your LinkedIn Profile

#topfivefriday – Five quick ways to improve your LinkedIn profile and make the right impression to contacts…

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How to market a franchise business… without annoying friends and family!

Many work-from-home businesses are designed to encourage you to sell products or services to people you know. How can you promote these online, without annoying your friends and family?

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Trick or Treat? Last Minute Social Media Marketing Ideas for Halloween

Forgot about Halloween? Make the most of it with these quick social media content ideas for your small business…

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#TopFiveFriday – Get more from networking

#TopFive Friday – get more from your marketing. This week’s top five tips are on best practice for networking…

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What is your definition of success?

As a small business, how do you know if your marketing activity has been successful?

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Are the younger generation looking for positive engagement online?

Are Generation Z beginning to switch off from social media? Or are they just looking for more positive engagement with the brands they’re interested in?

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