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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...

Appvent Day 15 – I can’t leave out Evernote

Well, you knew it was coming. Evernote is one of my 'can't live without' apps. It helps to keep my brain clear of drivel and lets me save lots of useful things I find round the internet in a way that I can find again easily. It's a bit tricky to explain in words so...

Appvent Day 13 – An easy way to find a font

Today's app is quite specific but it is also brilliant when you need it. I use it quite often when I'm building websites and thought I'd share so you can become a font addict like me! The app is called Fount (a pity combination of found and font) and it allows you to...

Appvent Day 12! The best To Do list ever

I mentioned Google Keep a few days ago as a list making tool. It's great for keeping track of things you need in lists to refer back to but today's tool is even better... ToDoist is a to do list on steroids. Let me show you how it works. Firstly you create an account...

Appvent Day 11 – Podcasts

A super quickie today as I'm nursing a poorly child.  Yesterday I shared Audible as a great way to listen to more books and use up 'dead' time like when I'm washing up or driving. I also spend a few hours a week listening to podcasts. Podcasts are hard to describe if...

Appvent day 10 – One of my very favourites!

It sounds a bit dramatic but audiobooks have changed my life. When I was younger used to read a LOT.  Then I had kids, you know the story... But a couple of years ago I discovered Audible. It seemed expensive at £7.99 a month when the library is full of free books but...

Appvent Day 9 – Days Counter

Today's app is a quickie as it's the weekend! But it saves me having to do maths on the spot when the kids ask... how many sleeps and it motivates me to get on with things! It's called Days Counter and it does what it says on the tin. It counts down (or in fact up)...

Appvent Day 8 – LastPass Password Manager

Yesterday I mentioned how easy it is to miss things at this busy time of year and I've heard anecdotally that there are more scams going on because we are all so busy we just don't pay proper attention. One way of being safer online is to use good passwords. Ideally...

Appvent Day 7 – PayPal

I'm spending money left right and centre at the moment. Christmas is rushing towards me and I am making the most of the convenience the internet offers to get some of the gifts bought in good time. Today's app is the PayPal app. I'm making lots of online payments via...