How running and entering competitions can boost your home based business

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If you’ve had trouble keeping up with the millions of competitions on Facebook, Pinterest etc, join the club. You might see something cool in your newsfeed and think, “I’ll go back to that later,” but never quite manage it. , whether you’re entering them (and hopefully winning some!) or whether you are running them. You […]

How to work around your family when working from home

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One of the primary reasons people establish home based businesses is so they can work around their families and enjoy more flexible lifestyles. There are some big advantages to working from home. If you’re a work-at-home mum, you can work around the school schedule without the long commute each day. Dads who work from home can spend more time with their families and for those who aren’t parents, working from home means greater flexibility. Well, that’s the idea anyway.

How to use Facebook Page messaging to effectively network your business

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Has your Facebook page inbox been spammed since the new timeline came into being? My guess is “yes.” Or maybe you’ve sent someone a message and are unsure if it was appropriate or not. Here’s a key pointer to help you figure out how to use Facebook Page messaging to network your business.

Timeline for Facebook Business Pages: An Overview

Facebook timeline for business pages an overview

Facebook is introducing the Timeline to Business Pages as of March 30th. You can go ahead and preview your page now to get used to the new features. Here are some highlights:?? For a detailed overview view my Youtube video featuring the highlights here! http://youtu.be/vV_xJBHURxo.

5 Tips to Help You Avoid Spampin (ie. Pinterest Spamming)

5 tips to help you avoid spampin

Pinterest is definitely a great place to share and grow your business, particularly if you are a creative entrepreneur or if you sell other products and services that have visual appeal. However, if you jump in and share without an understanding about how Pinterest works, you will likely turn people off and, even worse, may play a role in killing the platform’s appeal.

10 ways to market your work at home business for free (or low cost)

10 ways to market your work at home business for free or low cost

Most people don’t believe it when I tell them that I started up my local business, Mumatopia, with no budget. We had just come out of a lean year. We’d lost thousands in the 2008 global financial collapse and we were deep in debt. So, what did I do? I started a new business! Inspired by entrepreneur Justin Herald, after hearing an interview with him on a local radio station, I decided to start by dipping into the grocery budget to pay for my business name registration. Once I had a client under my belt, I then used some of that money to order business cards and as my business grew I was able to invest more in my business. Here are ten tips for marketing your work at home business for free:

6 tips for choosing a logo designer

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Facebook craft business pages have been in an uproar these past few days over a designer using other designers’ work (and claiming them as their own) to create logos for small craft businesses…(thanks for the heads up Amanda Foy from Foysters… always got your finger on the pulse!) Here are 6 tips to help you decide the type of designer you need for your business logo and branding.

5 tips for boosting your creative biz’s productivity online

5 tips for boosting your creative business productivity online

There is a dizzying array of online selling and promotional tools for creative entrepreneurs but sometimes there can be such a thing as too much choice. There is a big temptation to spread yourself across every shopping platform and every social network but perhaps all that is needed is to identify and focus on those networks and platforms that bring in the most traffic to your blog or website and to make sure your website is optimized for your visitors. So how do you do that?

Marketing your event using the high school musical principle

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Hands up if you’ve ever been in a high school musical? Now hands up if you’ve gone to one as an audience member? Chances are, if you’ve been to high school, you’ve done one or both and so have your friends, your mum and dad, your grandma and your dog. Years ago when I was working at the Woodford Folk Festival, Director Bill Hauritz told me his secret to marketing success. He dubbed it the high school musical principle. Here’s how it works:

5 reasons why your business needs policies

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Welcome back to the daily dose and Happy New Year! Today I want to talk about writing policies. Before you start snoring and shouting “BORING”, I just want to say that policies don’t necessarily have to be bureaucratic mumbo jumbo. In my former life as a marketing consultant, I spent a lot of time writing policies.