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Do you ever have days where you feel discouraged about the progress you’re making with your business? You know, those days where you’ve launched something new, and you check your email about 100 times that day to see if anyone’s emailed you about it, only to find your inbox empty? It might feel like you’re [...]

Keeping up with Facebook changes

Is edgerank pushing your business off the edge on Facebook?

Facebook is making it harder and harder for pint sized businesses to be seen in newsfeeds. There’s even a petition going around demanding that Facebook change things so that pages can be seen without being promoted. Given that Facebook is unlikely to take such a petition seriously, it’s worth taking some time to assess what you can do to improve your edgerank.

Instead of saying “who am I to…?”

Rather than say "who am i to?", say, instead, who am I not to?

This morning, I woke up feeling nervous because I have a webinar to host tonight and last I checked, 91 businesses had signed up to join in. Maybe to some of you that doesn’t sound like a lot but it’s the most I’ve ever had sign up for a single webinar. I had this moment of self doubt after reading a blog post about the Problogger Conference. I thought, “Wow, who the heck am I to host a webinar on business blogging anyway?” Then the thought occurred to me, “who am I not to?” So, for the next time you find yourself thinking the same thing, here’s something you can print out and stick on your office wall, your kitchen fridge or bathroom mirror.

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.

Network Marketers. Business People, Enormous Boobs Or Social Parasites?

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Network marketing or Multi Level Marketing (MLM) is an incredibly valid method of getting goods and services into the market place in an era where more and more people are disgruntled with the old corporate model and are looking to get out on their own without the overheads of traditional business…There are very few careers that aren’t represented at the upper echelons of success in this industry. So, clearly it works, we’d just prefer that you dropped the cloak and dagger stuff.

Storytelling: how to write your own story

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We all know that we should share our stories with the marketplace to help create a connection with our clients. The trouble is that most of us have no idea about what our story is or how to tell it. We’ve lived it, so it’s not a story to us. It’s just life, right? Well, it’s not just life to anyone else. It IS a story and it’s all yours. It’s the story of what shaped you into the person you are and how it caused you to build your particular business.

You don’t have to just get by

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You may not know this, but Support a WAHP has been a bit of a problem child for me. I inherited this business from another entrepreneurial mum, two years ago. At the time I thought it would be a great source of passive income to complement my local startup business, Mumatopia and I loved being [...]

I have this idea, but what do I do next?

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I get a lot of emails from mums who either want to start a home business or they have a home business and want to expand it, try a new product or service, or even start a new side biz. They all seem to have some variation of the same question: “I have this idea, but what do I do next?”

Have you been left holding the screaming baby in your business life?

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I had a Steve Jobs quote pop up in front of me on the computer today and it got me thinking what is it about women in business (guys speak up if I’m generalising) that we start something because we love the idea, we love what we do, yet when things start to flat line or be less than brilliant we go and diversify or come up with another concept?

Financial New Year is the perfect time to consider your brand

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At this time of year we tend to be focused on organizing our business accounts, looking through our costs & profits, and of course getting everything sorted for our taxes. As you go through your accounts and your records for the financial year of your business, I want you to keep something else in mind: your brand.