Small business

Why we can’t offer you a discount

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If you’re reading this post, you’ve probably asked for a discount (or a freebie) on one of our events/products/services. Perhaps you’re a new business owner, work for a charity or have simply missed the deadline for a discounted offer.  I’ve put together this post to explain why we have had…

Five online tools I couldn’t be without

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Want to be more productive in 2016? Me too. This week’s round up is a list of tools that are saving me time and making my life easier right now. I’d love to hear about yours… I’ve just started using Meet Edgar for my social media scheduling and it’s brill. As…

Three ways you can rock at PR in 2016

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Has PR been on your to-do list for a while? Have you been putting it off until you have more time, money or a better website (or something other excuse entirely)…? Maybe you’ve had some media coverage already. But you want to go bigger and better: more national coverage, more…

Christmassy PR ideas it’s not too late to pitch

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Got a story idea with a Christmassy theme? If you’re looking for PR coverage in monthly titles, which generally work several months ahead, you’ve probably missed your chance. You may also be too late for some weeklies. But if you act now, there’s still plenty of time to place festive stories (including…

What to do when you feel like giving up

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I’ve run two marathons and the hardest part was definitely the last 800m. Both times round, I remember seeing the 800m marker and thinking there was no way I could make it to the next one (600m). And the next one (400m). And the next one (200m). And the next one…

How to get journalists to write about your business

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If you’re reading this post, I’m guessing you’re keen to get media coverage for your business or brand. Perhaps you’ve tried pitching a few ideas to journalists but they’ve been rejected or ignored It could be that you’ve had a few successes, but would love to get more consistent media coverage…

12 things you should read if you work from home

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I’ve been working at home for 15 years now and, while love it, it also has its challenges – from managing interruptions from family and friends (you’re at home, so you can’t possibly be working, right?) to learning how to switch off. So this week’s round-up is a collection of things you should…