Why You Should Have A Blog For Your Business

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How often do you search on the internet to find the answer to a question? For example “should I be a limited company or register as a sole trader” or “how can I create a garden that requires little maintenance” or “which are the best tools to manage my time better on social media” or “is there a cure for … Read More

My Big Facebook Rant

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Who else is getting annoyed with the constant changes to Facebook? My newsfeed is now clogged up with suggested pages to like, suggested friends, suggested posts and so on. I friend people and follow companies on Facebook (Facebook Business Pages) because I want to see what they have to say and to engage with them. Then if those I follow … Read More

How to Connect with People on LinkedIn

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This is Part 3 in my series on Using LinkedIn for Business which focuses on: suggestions of who to connect with on LinkedIn simple ways to find connections on LinkedIn the best way to invite people to connect with you on LinkedIn how to connect with people who are outside of your network on LinkedIn Suggestions of who to connect … Read More

Using Pinterest for Marketing Your Business

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Are you struggling to effectively market your business? Are you overwhelmed by social media. Are you frustrated about getting traffic to website? Then Pinterest may be the perfect solution! Pinterest is extremely viral with over 80% of pins being repins (retweets are less than 5%) which means your exposure can be huge. The very simple and visual nature of Pinterest offers … Read More

A Few Little Social Media Tricks

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Here are a few little social media tricks I have put together .. all in the spirit of Halloween! 1. Everyone loves a recommendation and mention When you mention, tag, comment or like someones’ social media post, you are starting to engage with them. By engaging or recommending someone’s post and sharing it with your audience, you start to build … Read More

Social Media Checklist for Businesses

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Start planning your social media schedule with this handy guide to posting on the various social networks. Do you find you are always asking yourself these questions about social media ? How many times should I blog? And how do I get people to my blog? What should I post on Facebook and how often should I update my Company … Read More

Tools To Manage Twitter More Effectively

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For those of you on Twitter already, you probably now realise what a minefield it is out there! If you follow a lot of people you could be receiving about 200 tweets every few minutes! It gets harder to hear the important messages among all of the others. So how do you cut through all the noise? Other questions you … Read More