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9 business lessons we can learn from Encanto

business lessons from encanto

Encanto isn’t just about the earworms songs, here are 9 business lessons that I found when I watched Disney’s new blockbuster (yes I do have the soundtrack saved to my Spotify!) If you’ve just come back from a trip to the moon, or don’t know any children you might not be familiar with the hit […]

Why should I write a newsletter for my business?

Should I write a newsletter for my business? How do I set up a newsletter? Which email software should I use? What should I write in it? How often should I send it? These are questions that pop up all the time in the online communities that I’m in and the very short answer is […]

What to put at the top of your website and what not!

dont put an inspirational quote at the top of your homepage

In this blog post I’m going to talk about what to put in the top third of your website homepage and why it shouldn’t be a quote from Marie Forleo, Tony Robbins, Seth Godin, the Dalai Lama or any other folk that inspire you. If you’d like help making sure that your website tells your […]

Work-life balance; is the idea more harmful than useful?

work life balance is a tightrope

Today I want to talk to you about the idea of work-life balance, why I think it is damaging idea and why I prefer to think of work and life in terms of choice. Work-life balance is, to me, a toxic idea and my invitation to you today is to do away with it and […]

Freelance copywriter or low-cost content writing service – what’s best value?

freelance copywriter outsourced content marketing

Recently a client asked me whether they should use an automated blog writing service.Obviously, I’m biased because having worked as a freelance copywriter one of the services I provided was blog writing services, but let’s dig into if you should or shouldn’t use these services for your business website. Automated blog writing services from big […]

Start-Up Stories- Claire Lowe Jewellery

Claire Lowe Jewellery - Devon-based contemporary jewellery design

Meet Claire Hennesy, creator of Claire Lowe Jewellery Claire graduated from London Metropolitan University in 2005, after studying silversmithing, jewellery and allied crafts, and now finds creative inspiration for Claire Lowe Jewellery in Devon, where she lives with her family. What does your business do? I am a contemporary jewellery designer maker. I create jewellery […]

Start-Up Stories – Keeping It Vintage

Today we talk to Tracy Kensdale from Keeping It Vintage Keeping It Vintage is a small, family run wedding and event hire company based in Sidmouth, East Devon. What does your business do? Wedding and event props hire. We also offer setup and styling services to our clients on a bespoke basis. How long have […]

Start-Up Stories – Bird

Today we chat to Ed Bird from Bird Sunglasses Family-run Bird make award-winning, sustainable eyewear with a social purpose. With lightweight frames made from sustainable materials, unique designs, and polarised lenses, every pair sold brings the gift of solar light to families in Malawi, Zambia and Uganda through Bird’s ethical Share Your Sun partnership with SolarAid. How […]

Start-Up Stories – Claire Close

Claire Close - So Close print and design studio

Today we welcome Claire Close, a successful Not on the High Street seller Claire Close runs So Close, a gift company based in Exmouth, East Devon with her husband Tarot. So Close is a gifting company that specialises in quirky, colourful, personalised gifts which Claire, Tarot and their team design, make and dispatch from their […]

Start-Up Stories – Rosie Johnson Illustrates

Rosie johnson illustrates

Say hello to Rosie Johnson, an illustrator that hopes to entertain and inspire Rosie Johnson is an illustrator based in Exmouth, East Devon. She creates beautiful, individual illustrations and portraits on commission as well as her unique line of cards, jewellery and gifts which are infused with her sense of humour and political views. What […]