January 24, 2020

If I had a penny for every time someone asked me if I write SEO friendly copy, I’d have spent even more money on chocolate. SEO is the holy grail for many businesses. And copy matters. But so do a lot of other things. Here’s what you need to get right with your copy an...

October 28, 2019

I’m going to make myself unpopular by not giving you the answer you’re looking for. But don’t worry, I’ll make up for it all with a really good alternative.

Can you outsource your social media? Yes. Ish. You can certainly have someone create the posts and do the schedul...

November 8, 2018

In anticipation of The Great British Business Show at Excel next week, this one’s for the small business owners out there.

If you run your own business, you’ll know that the balance between spending time and spending money is hard to strike. When you start out you have...

August 29, 2018

I’m currently preparing for the final round of the Kingston Business Exellence Awards. I’m a finalist in the Best SME category. I won’t lie, I was thrilled to find out I’d been selected.

Winning would be wonderful. It would be good for business and a real coup for...

July 24, 2018

I work for Business Clan, an amazing, multi-award winning agency who provide all the services SMEs struggle to do for themselves. There's copywriting of course! But also social media, marketing, accountancy, legal and HR services. They really are a one stop shop which...

August 3, 2017

Earlier this year I was listening to George Michael on Dessert Island Discs. The programme was a repeat to mark the fact that the singer had recently died on Christmas Day. 2016 was noted for its celebrity deaths, but that did not diminish the shock I felt on hearing a...

May 19, 2016

Isn’t modern technology great? It saves so much time and money. But what’s the real cost?


As I stand at the supermarket checkout scanning my own shopping, packing it and then hailing an assistant to reset the machine because of that inevitable unknown item in the baggi...

April 6, 2016

Hello to those of you new to my website. Isn’t it terrible? It’s not designed to showcase half the stuff I can do. [Editor's note... I've since relaunched with my new beautiful website which I hope you agree isn't at all terrible!)


 As with all small businesses I have...

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