Tag Archives: Business and Economy

Set up Your Own Business When the Kids Go Back to School!

Picture: Autumn’s Leaves by Carsten Tolkmit. Licensed under Creative Commons. Well they looked smart on their first day at least! The house is quiet and their pyjamas have been left where they dropped them when they got dressed. The kids … Continue reading

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How to Keep Your Business from Failing

It’s a scary thought – you came into business, excited at a new idea, buzzing with the possibilities that lay ahead and laughing in the face of failure. Six, twelve or eighteen months on, the realities have hit: you have … Continue reading

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How to Ensure that Your Message is Understood

This week I have an extra teenager in the house: a French exchange student. She has been here for one night and is obviously finding the whole situation very strange as she does not speak a lot of English. There … Continue reading

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Should You Start Your Own Home-Based Business?

  Many people have job uncertainty at the moment and the option of working from home begins to look more attractive. You can’t fire yourself and the prospect of giving yourself a disciplinary warning seems unlikely!   Joking aside, however, … Continue reading

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Do You Need a Mobile Website?

The definition of a mobile website is one that can be viewed successfully by a mobile phone. Information or retail websites can increase their success by optimising for both Apple and Android mobile phones. The use of mobile phones to … Continue reading

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Form Alliances with Fellow Small Businesses

For small businesses, it can be difficult to have the skills to do all that your client may want you to. Your client may be looking for a web designer who also has graphic design skills, or they may look … Continue reading

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The Bitsy Website for Small Businesses

I have long been a fan of Enterprise Nation, the UK website devoted to helping small businesses. Recently Enterprise Nation added another website to its stable: Bitsy. Enterprise Nation was always good for regular Twitter chat and had really helpful … Continue reading

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Organising Your Writing

Sometimes you have a large amount of information which you need to get in a document. It can feel overwhelming and be difficult to know where to begin. Spend a little while organising your thoughts which can help you sort it all out. Continue reading

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