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How to set up Google Local

Google Local is what you see every time you look for the nearest chip shop or try to find a plumber in your local town. But to be found you need to set up your business. This short video shows you how:

What is Guttenberg and what do I need to do about it?

Sorry about the awful lighting... I can't complain about the sunshine but it does make recording videos tricky. This week I'm talking about Guttenberg, a new version of WordPress which is being released soon. I'll show you how to stop it if you would prefer to stick...

How to backup a WordPress website

This post is a plea for all WordPress website owners to ensure they have a their site backed up and that they have a copy of that back themselves. You never know what might happen to your website, hacking is all too common and it is devastating to discover that...

Super System Spotting No.1

I try not to work while I'm on holiday, which includes trying no to thinking about work related things but sometimes it's hard to ignore people who are doing things brilliantly. This happened over the summer on our big family trip to the US where we were ate out a lot...

4th Time Lucky?

Since I left paid employment nearly 4 years ago, I've struggled with the summer holidays. Part of my reason for leaving work was that I wanted to be able to be around for the children. I wanted to be able to pick them up from school, take them to the park to play and...

Should you be an Experimenter? Or a Systemiser?

I'm on a mission... to help small business owners find the right systems and technology to save them time and money. I've been on this mission for a few years now but I've often struggled to articulate how I can help people.  I knew that deep within me there was a...

How to run a webinar

After I shared my last post How to run a paid webinar I realised that I wasn't approaching things in the most logical order. I really should have started a post on How to run a webinar! So here I am. There are a few different parts to running a webinar and what...

How to run a paid webinar

Next week I'm running an online training session. It's the first time I've run an 'paid for' webinar in this way and as I was working through my options I thought you might find it interesting to see what choices I considered and what my final set up looks like. As...

What to look for in website hosting

I get asked the same techie questions a lot so I have decided to turn them into a blog series. Question no 1 is: "What website hosting do you recommend?" Often when I respond to questions about tech I have a few options available. This question is one of the few where...

GRPR – Where are you now?

In my last post I covered the principles of GDPR and what they mean in simple English. In this post I am moving on to starting to take some action to get my business ready for GDPR. If we go back to the principles in the previous post it was clear that (among other...

Where to start with GDPR

We are now less than 4 months away from GDPR going live! The General Data Protection Regulations are being put into place to ensure that personal data is better protected. Unfortunately, as with many new things, there are some grey areas which different 'experts' are...

What do I know about GDPR?

There is building momentum about GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) which come into force in May this year. They are an update to the the Data Protection Act which currently governs how we, as business owners, must look after the data that is in our possesion....

3 UNTRUTHS about GDPR

We are starting to hear more and more about GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) which comes into force on the 25th May 2018. While there is lots of advice flying around it's hard to know what is correct and what's not. I'm sharing the 3 things I'm hearing most...

Appvent day 20 – Make gorgeous graphics with Canva

Do you look at other people's social media feeds and wish that you could come up with beatuiful inspiring images to post? Or wonder how to make catchy graphics to go into your blog posts? Or a quick flyer for a workshop you are running? Canva can do all this for you...

Appvent Day 18 – Calendly

Have you ever wanted to have a quick chat with someone, a potential client or someone you met networking, and ended up in a back and forth exchange of emails that seems to go on for ages to arrange a time? Well this can be solved in an instant with a scheduling tool....

Appvent day 17 – Control your self too!

Yesterday I talked about controlling your kids screen time but we all know it's not just the kids that can spend too much time staring at the screen. If you don't feel like you have enough time in the day but aren't quite sure where it's all going then Rescue Time...