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.

Are you diminishing yourself through the words you use?

Have you ever noticed  those small, sneaky words that we put in our spoken and written dialogue, that diminish what we are saying and discredit us as the smart, driven women we are. These words often seem like a harmless attempt to soften the impact, to help us come...

Your Creativity & How To Spark It

Some of you run artful and creative based businesses; there are designers, writers and artists among us. But in case you didn’t realise it, you are all creative people. You simply can’t be an entrepreneur without also being creative. In fact I honestly believe you...

5 Ways To Beat Overwhelm

Is it just me or is life getting faster? Are the days getting fuller and our schedules busier? It’s almost the end of 2016 and yet it feels like the year just started, right? The pace of it all often makes business fell harder. We worry that we aren't reaching our...

Don’t be the grumpy girl at the party

My number one tip to make sure social media works for you and your business. MAKE YOUR SOCIAL PLATFORMS YOU ARE ON ARE PLACES YOU WANT TO BE. Now let me explain why, and give a few tips on how to stop being the grumpy girl at the social media party and get your groove...

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...