Mobile Apps

Do you need an App for your Small Business – 8 questions to ask

There is a lot of pressure on a business to invest in a Mobile App in the current climate. A lot of that pressure comes from companies who actually build Apps. Seems a little biased to me. So, as a ...
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Mobile phones and toddlers

Are Social Skills at risk in the techno generation?

This article originally appeared in MamaLife Parenting Magazine. I wrote it as a parent rather than as a Geek. Many parents are concerned that their kids are growing up lacking the right social skills to carry them forward in society ...
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Dealing with business overwhelm

Dealing with business overwhelm

I have seen so many posts lately about business overwhelm. Believe me, after almost 17 years working for myself I have been there many times. I thought it might be useful to share with you how I use technology to ...
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Should you be in to Insta?

A #NoFilter approach to Instagram for businesses. It’s 2019 and people have jobs that revolve around posting on Instagram which, as a 20-something, broke student I am insanely envious of. But you don’t need to fill everyone’s feed with selfies ...
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SIM Swap Fraud

SIM Swap Fraud

What is it and how can you protect yourself? You may not even have heard of SIM Swap fraud. I hadn't realised how close to home this had got until I got a message from a very lovely friend. She ...
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Story telling in Digital Marketing

There is something about a good story…

Story telling has been around a very long time. It was a traditional way to convey information that needed to be passed down from generation to generation. Nothing has changed except the medium available to tell our stories. Story telling ...
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Text Neck and lower back pain, could it be your use of tech causing it.

Text Neck and lower back pain – could it be your use of technology?

Please enjoy our Guest Blog this month from my friend, the lovely massage therapist, Anna. Smartphones have only been around for about 20 years and as they have become more functional we have started to use them more.  They are ...
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Which Social plaftorm?

An outline of the main Social Media Platforms to help you choose yours!

Following on from last month's blog post about Social Media here is my simple guide to the main choices to help you understand which may suit you and your business. Remember it's not about what works for your mate, your ...
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4 steps to choosing your social platform

4 steps to choosing Social Media Platforms to market your business on

I often get asked "Which Social Media shall I use?" and "Do I need to be on ...?" and the answer I generally give is "It depends". You have probably heard your friends and associates spouting about how you must be ...
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Security

Facebook Scams and how they can hurt your security.

With the looming of the new GDPR rules everyone is talking about what will happen. This article isn't about GDPR (that would be way too boring) but what we talk about here will impact the security side of the new ...
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Facebook Reach isn't everything

It’s not all about the reach! There is more to marketing than being seen on Facebook.

Just about every day at present I see posts and articles explaining how important it is to reach as many people as possible on Facebook and how that is getting more difficult/impossible for small business owners. While Facebook can be ...
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cyberbullying happens to adults as well as kids

Cyberbullying – sadly it’s not just the kids being bullied.

I've been tasked with writing an article for Mama Life Magazine's next issue, about Cyberbullying. It's not a topic I am an expert in and I have trawled the internet and discovered some disconcerting facts. There are lots of articles ...
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The Busy Bee’s top 5 tips on getting more sales through your website!

You can have thousands of visitors to your website each and every day but if they aren't buying what's the point? It's important to be able to convert those visitors into buyers by providing them with a pleasurable experience and ...
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Jane Hawkes, Seashore No. 4, Coastal Living e-commerce website

Jane’s journey from novice to online retailer! (Guest blog)

Our guest blog this week is from the lovely Jane Hawkes. Jane is the owner and founder of Seashore No. 4 Ltd, an online, e-commerce store selling beautiful nautical themed goods. A business set up for her son who has ...
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Pat Harland, Thrive with Pat (Harland Consultancy)

Confusion or Confidence? (Guest blog)

Which do you choose?  Confusion was the state I was in when it became necessary for me to at long last learn how to sort out my own website and marketing.  I had moved quite a distance from Hereford to ...
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