The new year is almost upon us. And for business owners that means it’s time to start looking to the challenges that the new year will bring. It’s time to think about how you’ll hold your own as the market grows more competitive. It’s time to think about what will happen as the economy grows more uncertain with the looming issue of Brexit (whether you voted for it or not, there’s no denying that it will have long term economic repercussions including the possibility of a recession). But perhaps most importantly of all, it means doing your part to ensure that your business leads the charge for sustainability and ecological awareness. Given that our PM couldn’t be bothered to even turn up to a debate on climate change, it’s up to the UK’s businesses and entrepreneurs to show how much they care about a sustainable business future. Continue reading “Small Businesses: What Could You Do To Be More Sustainable In 2020?”
There are so many aspects of my job which I love; working from home, being my own boss, making online connections. But one area that can really affect all bloggers is the loneliness and lack of colleagues to chat to or bounce ideas off of. This is precisely why, when a meeting or conference comes up, most of us jump at the chance to attend. A conference gives a blogger the chance to learn new skills, to listen to experts, to chat to new friends and to make valuable contacts with PR’s.
This is the first year that I have made it to any event or conference (I’ve been blogging for 3 years) and now I have stepped out of my comfort zone, I am always eager for that next big day. Continue reading “Attending The Maven Connex Conference at De Vere Hotel Tortworth”
Being a blogger comes with plenty of benefits– working from home, setting your own hours, working around the kids, freelance gigs, being your own boss, but one aspect that can be less than desirable is the fact that you are quite often alone and your ‘workmates’ are all online and are usually people you have never met and may never meet… But what if you did meet up? What if you found a midway meetup point for a blogger workday? Would this help with your productivity? Continue reading “Would a Blogger Workday Meetup Help With Your Productivity?”
It comes to every blogger eventually: the inevitable writer’s block. Running out of steam whilst writing a blog is very common, and there are plenty of reasons why so many of us run out of motivation to carry on. Whether it’s a lack of traffic to our blog, we’re running out of ideas or we just don’t feel like we’re getting the recognition we deserve – especially when we put in all that hard work! Continue reading “Get Up and Get Blogging Again – 5 ways to boost your motivation to write”
A professional brand image is something that all businesses want to achieve today. Read on to discover some suggestions to help you with improving your business.
Invest in a professional business address – The first thing you need to do is invest in the services of a professional business address. This can be something especially beneficial for home-based companies. Check out PO box web alternatives to see some of the best options that are out there today. Contact options on a website play a big role when it comes to professionalism, and so you can take a big leap forward with this. Continue reading “Ways To Make Your Business More Professional”
Although you may have had your blog for a long time, you may not feel as though you are a successful blogger yet. Whilst success means different things to different people when it comes to blogging it often refers to having a regular income or going full-time. Whether you’ve just started your blog or you’ve been going for years, for most this is the ultimate goal. Continue reading “How To Be A Successful Blogger”
Working from home can often seem like the dream, can’t it? Roll out of bed and start work in your pyjamas, no commute, your home comforts at your fingertips and flexible working hours. It really can be, but if you are also a stay at home parent it can throw quite a few curve balls your way! This has been my working life now for 3 years and I have recently been asked a few times how I juggle it all. Well, er, it’s not exactly an exact science Continue reading “How I Juggle Working From Home With Children”