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GDPR Marketing – Are We Doing It Right?

For the last few months you haven’t been able to turn around without bumping into a GDPR email or notification. If you’re anything like me, once you’d gotten over the annoyance of an inbox full of “please stay” emails you will have secretly smiled at the thought of a...

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10 tips to avoid stress in the workplace

  We all suffer from stress at some time in our lives, but suffering from work-related stress can make you really ill, and impact your ability to do your job well. Work-related stress can be caused by different factors, but it is usually brought about by an employer...

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Work Differently

New Year, New Start... How many times have you read that this week? We all have those thoughts, that we could be working better, smarter and especially for the sole traders, we know we're likely doing too much. How often do you get to the end of the day and have the...

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What Makes You Special?

It's an interesting question and one which I was asked recently. How do you answer? In Britain we're very much taught not to be a bragger or to "blow our own trumpets", so it's ingrained in us from an early age not to think of ourselves in that way. But of course,...

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A little Rant

I have tried very hard over the last few weeks not to become engaged in the political rants however I'm bloody tired of seeing people's opinions forced upon me. Right now I don't believe we have anyone capable of being the leader this country needs. We need someone to...

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Do You Really Want Me?

On Friday morning I was "treated" to a sales call.  Now I was expecting the call having enquired about their services.  It was a well know business growth company that had been recommended.  I should state that I wasn't overly impressed with their product or the cost,...

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You’re In The Wrong Place

So yesterday morning I happened upon Radio 2 and caught the end of Jeremy Vine disparaging LinkedIn.  Firstly I was surprised that they were talking about social media and secondly that the overall opinion seemed to be that LinkedIn no longer had value.. Which then...

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The Write People

As you may know, last week I attended the London Book Fair.  To be honest I had a fair amount of trepidation on the days running up to it, for a sole proprietor that was a lot of expense, time and energy - so was it worth it? I can honestly say that it was. I was...

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Virtually There

So roughly 8 weeks ago on the spur of the moment, I booked a stand for the London Book Fair. 3 Days in Olympia, what could be better? Of course having never exhibited before, there were a lot of things I didn't know about, hadn't considered and quite honestly scared...

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Birthday Bashes

So this week we're all saying Happy Birthday to Twitter, now 10. A pretty big milestone in the life of a social media platform, but what exactly does it do for you? I get asked time and again, how can Twitter effectively be used as a business tool, isn't it just about...

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