The secret to a successful strategy

How many times have you set out your plans and something has come along and your plans have been blown out of the water, so you’ve decided that actually you’ll just wing it and see what happens! In 2006 me and my partner Darren bought our first house, and...

Your Perfect Strategy

Purpose of a strategy As Yogi Berra said “If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else.” So, if you haven’t got a scooby where your business is going or what you are going to do next to grow your business, then how will you know whether you are...

Setting up a Newsletter

Starting Out To engage with others, you need to talk with them, to communicate and find common interests. In order to build a community, you need to be consistent in that communication, creating useful and valuable advice, so yesterday I decided to set up...

Pinterest Analytics

Pinterest Analytics… what you need to know Why Analyse Well to paraphrase Continuous Improvement Gurus such as Deming and Drucker, if you don’t measure it, you can’t manage it. Your performance may well improve, but you won’t know why, so you won’t be able...

Pinterest Boards

The first thing you need to do when starting with Pinterest is to start creating boards to hold your information and that of other people that you find interesting or useful, to create a portfolio. There are three different types of boards that you can...

Pinterest Pins

I don't know about you, but when I first started on Pinterest, I loved all the different images and way everything was organised, but was really confused about which pins to use for what and how best to display my information, especially as I provide...

Rates of Service

Putting your rates on your website Well, this can be a controversial subject, which some people feel quite passionately about, but it’s a strategic decision that you should make based on your market, and how you feel about it. A high-end store doesn’t put...

ToodleDo – Managing your tasks

Overview Well it’s a fun name… but for me, memorable? Not really! I keep calling it Todoodle and it reminds me of toodle pips! ToodleDo has been designed to be used as a productivity system. To track everything going on in your head and to help you keep...