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 Before we get started on the potential issues, we should review all of the wonderful things about working for yourself! Low overheads if you work from home -sweet! No horrible commute to get through twice a day Total control over...

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 Welcome to the wonderfully gobbledegook world of printing terms. Now, before you leave the page in bewilderment…haven’t you ever wanted to know what us designers work with on a daily basis? If you’ve got that little bit of knowledge, we...

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 A shout out to hard-working businesswomen! Did you know that spell checker does not recognise the word ‘businesswomen’? I’m serious. How disappointing is that? It’s time to hold our heads up high and be proud to shout about our many...

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You can come out from behind the sofa! Few of us happily run toward the camera with open arms and a ready smile (including me) but if we want to make a splash in the business world we have to...

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There's always a balancing act happening in life and business... and one of those balances is how much sleep we're getting. We all know the benefits of getting enough shut eye; it improves focus and our mood - not enough...

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I had a fab chat with Dayve Ward about professional photography and why it's important for your brand. Here's his take on the subject: With so many things in business costing money it’s no wonder that you’ll be looking for...

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Now, don’t get me wrong, I bloody love a bargain! That shiny new pair of shoes, marked 50% off… But, it’s now Spring and these are sparkly stilletoes that would be suited more to a Christmas party… Not really useful...

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If you run your own business, you'll know the feeling of overwhelm. Self care is so important; you can't pour from an empty cup, as they say. Now I’m as rubbish as anyone for making time to look after myself....

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I do love a podcast - I often listen to them whilst working in the background. Over the last year I've listened to some fantastic ones which I'd like to share: The Janet Murray Show - Love Marketing, Make Money...

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Defining your target market is super important - if you don't know who you're going to be trying to reach then how can you tailor your marketing accordingly? Making sure you know exactly who your ideal customer is can really...

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Do you have a friend or loved one who has their own business? Here's my gift guide for entrepreneurs and business owners: A planner I have a slight (ok, massive) fetish for stationery. Getting a new planner or diary for...

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This year has whizzed by in a flash. I don’t know about you, but I like to look back over the year and assess what’s happened and look at the next year to see how things could improve. I WAS...

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Branding is important; you don’t need me to tell you that. But when should you start the process of branding your business?   AT THE BEGINNING Ideally, once you’ve got your business idea set in stone the branding process should...

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When I've finished a branding project you'll get a whole host of files for using in print and web applications. It can be a bit daunting being landed with a load of files that you have no idea what to...

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It’s almost ingrained in us to be ballsy in business. I honestly think it’s frowned upon to show compassion if you’re in a corporate environment, but this has to stop. With mental health awareness being much more talked about, it’s...

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