Could Your Business Survive Without You?

  I’m back at work following almost three months out of the business as unfortunately I had to go into hospital for a major operation. ...

When It Comes To Promotional Merchandise, Cheap Is Not Always Better

I know we all know this really, but I am frequently amazed by customers asking me for the “cheapest” pen/umbrella/T-Shirt …. While I believe there ...
Should I Be VAT Registered?

Should I Be VAT Registered?

Once you’ve set up your new business, the next question that may well arise is “Should I be VAT Registered?” If you expect your turnover ...
Marketing and Social Media Workshops Daventry Northamptonshire

6 New Marketing Workshops for June 2016!

"When are your next workshops Julia?" After the success of our workshops earlier in the year, we have made the decision to run them again. ...
Brochures! Does Anyone Actually Read Them?

Brochures! Does Anyone Actually Read Them?

Have you ever been to a trade exhibition or a business fair and come back with a number of brochures? Did you read many of ...

Seven Pinteresting Tips For Your Business From A Self-Confessed Pinaholic

I have a confession. I am a Pinaholic. I have been pinning for over five years now, and it’s been, ooh, at least 15 minutes ...

Serendipity – How I Got Where I Am Today

I am often asked how I got to where I am today, and I have to say that much of it is due to living ...

Please Stop Asking Me To Turn On My Instagram Notifications!

You would think that Instagram had announced to the world that they were blocking everyone's posts unless you subscribed to the channel, by the volume ...

Do you have Mountains to Climb in your Business and Personal Life?

Do you have mountains to climb in your business and personal life? So what are your business mountains this year? What do you need to ...

Success, Rugby, And Leadership

As I wrote this, the England Rugby team had already won this year’s 6 Nations Championship with a game in hand. They were poised for ...

The End Of Local Business Web Advertising Is Nigh

Have Google's recent changes to search and pay per click advertising gone too far? Anyone who is even slightly familiar with the search giant will ...

Good news! Twitter's Character Limit Is Staying At 140 Characters, Not 10,000!

Twitter have finally realised that what makes them different and unique is the 140 character limit.  It is the bite-sized chunks of information allowing people to ...
Google My Business

How do I get my business on Google? – Introducing Google My Business

We get asked this question quite often by businesses who are brand new, or those who are struggling to gain traction in search results. One ...
Pinterest trends to look out for in 2020

The 5 Top Trends to Look for On Pinterest in 2020

Over the past two years, I have coached and managed social media for many different types of businesses, but one platform that is rarely, if ...
How to Amplify your content strategy in a few easy steps

How to Amplify your content strategy in a few easy steps

Content. If you’re responsible for marketing in your business that one word is probably responsible for more than a few sleepless nights. Defining what ‘Content’ ...
5 marketing books to read in 2020

5 Marketing Books to read in 2020

It’s that time of year again when you are planning for the year ahead; business owners are reflecting on the successes of 2019 and looking ...
2020 Business Goals

For the sake of Auld Lang Syne… Here’s to 2020!

There’s been a bit of a tradition here at Green umbrella over the last few years. A tradition I wasn’t quite sure I wanted to ...
Emma's Aim Christmas

Supporting Emma's Aim this Christmas

As many of you will know, for the past few years we have been supporting Emma's Aim. So again this year, we will be making ...
Predictions for Social Media and Digital Marketing Trends in 2020

Our Predictions for Social Media and Digital Marketing Trends in 2020

It’s that most wonderful time of the year… when we look back on 2019 and think ‘Wow! How far have we come with all the ...
Social Media and Marketing: 15 Statistics to Drive Your Marketing Strategy for 2020

Social Media and Marketing: 15 Statistics to Drive Your Marketing Strategy for 2020

As we creep towards the end of the year, hopefully, you are tuning into your marketing strategy for 2020. Where are you going to show ...
Facebook Reach

Why is My Facebook Reach So Low?

Remember the good old days? You know, when Facebook was still a baby and when you posted you'd get endless people seeing and engaging with ...
Honest or just couldn’t be bothered? Why you may need to stop being ‘authentic’ in your video posts

Honest or just couldn’t be bothered? Why you may need to stop being ‘authentic’ in your video posts

I want to be perfectly clear about something. I love authenticity. When you are posting on social or creating content for your marketing, you should ...
3 core attributes you need for your business to succeed on social

Three Core Attributes You Need for Your Business to Succeed on Social

After several years of supporting business owners with their marketing efforts, it has become clear to me what is required to ensure success when implementing ...
Press play on interactive video content

Press Play on Interactive Video Content

Video marketing has become one of the biggest and growing trends of recent years, and it’s showing no sign of slowing down. Video is one ...