Hang On To Your Hats! – Five Questions To Help You On Your Social Media Journey

Is this, or was this you? “That’s it. - Decision made. We’re embarking on a social media journey.” “We’re ready to do it – let’s ...

Could You Benefit From A Mastermind Group?

You've heard the saying “Two heads are better than one” - well what about if you had access to ten or more heads? Running your ...
Ten Essential Facebook Competition Strategies

10 Essential Facebook Competition Strategies

As we know, the rules and the goalposts are forever changing on Facebook, so it is important to make sure that you keep up to ...

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 ...
Lead with Value

Does Your Content “Lead with Value”?

“Lead with value”. Dependent on how closely you follow me on social media, how often you read my blogs and whether you join our weekly ...
5 top social media management tools

5 Top Social Media Management Tools

We’re big fans of social media management tools at Green Umbrella. Not only do they make it easier for you to plan your social media ...
Do I need a website

Do I Need a Website?

If you’re launching a new business (as many people are right now) budgets are tight and costs need to be kept low. You look at ...
podcast announcement - Christina Talks

A Little announcement – AND a little favour!

If you do the maths and work out how many hours you have each week after you've removed time for sleep, eating and an average ...
IS the QR code making a come back?

Should You Be Using QR Codes As A Marketing Tool?

Are QR codes making a comeback? They were trendy once, for about 5 minutes, admittedly, and then they quickly seemed to phase out of regular ...
Treat customer with a promotional product

Give Your Customers a Treat as they Return to the Workplace

Strange Times So, not really wanting to use the somewhat overused words such as, 'unprecedented' or 'extraordinary' to describe recent months, it has to be ...
Nine Awesome Ideas For Blog Topics

Nine awesome ideas for blog topics

Help, I don’t know what to blog about! You already know you should be blogging, don’t you?! Let’s assume that we’re preaching to the converted ...
Making social media accessible to all

Making Social Media Accessible to All

In early July, the Government Communication Service (GCS) released a statement that helps encourage us all to create accessible social media campaigns. According to the ...
Top 7 eCommerce Growth Strategies for 2020

Top 7 eCommerce Growth Strategies for 2020

No one could have predicted COVID19 and the global changes that it caused. But now that the dust is settling we can see some definite ...
five reasons to outsource social media

Five Reasons Why You Should Outsource Social Media

With so many social media platforms to consider using in your business and the time it takes to both develop and implement an effective social ...
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 ...
Grow an audience on Instagram

Webinar – How to Grow an Audience on Instagram

This webinar will give you an understanding of how Instagram works and take you through the most effective ways to grow your audience. Tuesday 28th ...