The Blog

An eclectic collection of Business Tips and Tutorials – mixed up with my personal musings and tales me; of a mum of three, running a creative business and building a life she loves.

Set Weekly To-Do Lists Early

The best way to set yourself up for an amazingly productive Monday morning, is to have your TO DO LIST ready and waiting on your desk. We often spend half the morning trying to decide what jobs we need to do first, and this not only takes time, but a surprising amount...

Instagram for Business – Driving Traffic

It is time to take it beyond Instagram Instagram is fantastic and can be a lot of fun as well as a great tool to build trust around your brand, but how do you take it beyond that? How do you make sales and get people from Instagram onto your website or into your...

Instagram for Business – Grow Your Following

For those of you not familiar with platforms like Instagram and Twitter, hashtags can sometimes be confusing but don’t be put off by them. There are a few different ways hashtags can be used on Instagram. The hashtag was invented as a label for groups and topics. By...

Instagram for Business – Building Engagement

Share YOU! The first thing you need to decide is what and how much of yourself are you comfortable sharing with the world. Each of us will have very different lines of what we want to share from our personal lives in public places such as Instagram, but whoever your...

Instagram for Business – Building Connections

Now that you have your profile set up, including a link to your website, it is time to start finding your people. Like other social media the best way to approach this is to start with people and brands that interest you. Follow some brands and businesses you like,...

Instagram for Business – Getting started

For those who don’t know about Instagram, it is a wonderful image-sharing tool that has a lot of people hooked. Like Twitter and Facebook, you follow people or businesses and their photographs (and videos) then show up in your feed as they are posted. Most people love...

Setting meaningful goals by defining your ideal day

The reason I am so passionate about business planning is because I believe in the magic that happens when we commit our plans to paper. Even if you create a simple list of five things you want to achieve this year or this quarter, writing them down changes the energy...

The Artful Business Podcast

This podcast is a series of interviews with creative, passionate and artful business owners from across Australia and sharing with you their insights, advice and a bit about their unique journey. If you want to be sure you don’t miss an episode jump on our...

Taking time off

Are you thinking about taking time off this festive season? Then let's talk about how to manage your website or store, as well as orders and social media, over the break and why not to turn off your online store whilst you are on leave. Think first about WHEN you...

Success, failure and looking for a job – an update

I shared this story a few weeks ago with my Love Letter Subscribers - so if that's you, you might want to skip ahead to the update. I wasn't going to share it here at first because, well on the web seemed TOO public to go with it, but the amazing response from those...