Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Running a Business From Home - The delicate balancing act

Most people see working from home as easy, a piece of cake and really they wish they could have it so easy! "Most People" have NO IDEA!

Monday, 17 June 2013

When The Love Is Gone - Why Facebook Page Fans Click Unlike

Like, what was once such a small harmless word now carries so much weight but very little real value. New page admins get so focused on gaining new likes for their pages that they forget, or worse, don't even consider to target their audience. Like ladders, promote pages, giveaways, all aimed at increasing the number of likes on the page but what is the point?  

Friday, 14 June 2013

Is your message clear

When I first  decided to launch my new venture I reached out to a few contacts I had on Facebook,  you know, to get support and to network. I got back some really positive replies and one that was a little brief and I didn't quite understand. I didn't look into it further as I didn't really take offence. 

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Motivation and Random Thoughts by Allison Young

GUEST POST: Motivation, and how to keep it, also some random advice thrown in ( an 'in progress title') 

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Strengths Weaknesses Opportunities Threats

Otherwise know as S W O T 

You may have heard of it before or you may be scratching your head right now wondering if you are reading another language but the simple SWOT analysis can help many a business (regardless of size and nature) and it is so under utilised.

Everything Depends

Somewhere between cuddling Ladybird to sleep the other night and being woken at midnight by Turtle evacuating the contents of his stomach (insert stripping bed sheets and doing washing when should be sleeping) I had read an article by Evan Williams about everything you read about start ups is wrong and I felt calm fall upon me. 

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Sales Platform Matrix

One of the big questions that begs to be answered when you decide to run a handmade business is how do you actually go about selling. 

To assist you navigate the endless information available I have created a matrix to help get you started. Each site is linked for you to go directly to the source when you choose to further investigate.

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Change is essential

This little plant has been in it's pot for the longest time. In the perfect part of the yard for growth yet it remained in a dormant state, no growth, no foliage. 

Two weeks ago my brother re-potted it into a bigger pot. 

This morning I was shocked to see this beauty and another on the way. 

Change is good.