Need More Clients? Think Like a Farmer

Do you think all a farmer has to do is wait until fall to harvest truckloads of delicious tomatoes or corn or squash? Think again! That farmer has worked hard all year long to prepare for that week or two of reward. He prepared the ground following last year’s...

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Fear-Based Decisions Are Bad for Business

At one point, every business owner will find herself in a troubling situation. Revenue is down. New clients are scarce. Profits are falling, and a peek at the financials is enough to bring on a full-fledged anxiety attack. Unless you’re Mark Zuckerberg or Bill Gates,...

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3 Sales Tips for Reluctant Sales People

Would it come as a surprise to you if I said we’re all sales people? It’s true. Every time you have a prospective client on a discovery call, you’re making a sales pitch. Every time you send an email or write a blog post with an offer, you’re making a sales pitch....

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FREE wordpress Tutorials

When you're trying to learn wordpress, or you've forgotten how to do something there are a trillion websites, posts, articles & videos you can google. But which ones are reliable, up-to-date & credible? How do you know when you are a newbie? Go Daddy (on of the...

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How to Make Blogging Fun (again)

It's no secret that blogging can start to get boring. Whether you've hit a wall, you're experiencing writer's block, or you've just got tired because of all the things that are involved with keeping a blog fresh & exciting, despair no more! There are ways to refresh...

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SEO: using the Yoast WordPress plug-in

Getting your website to rank in search engines is essential to driving traffic to your business. One of the easiest ways to get new visitors that doesn’t require leg work on your part in terms of sharing content on social media or contributing to other...

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Video Tips & Tricks

If you're a beginner or just now thinking about getting into video in the new year then you've come to the right place. Videography is by far one of the trickiest things to get down pat, there are constantly new things you need to learn just to get the right shot then...

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Design a Profitable Home Businesses

Top 5 Profitable Home Businesses Starting your own home business can be scary and often stressful but at the end of the day, it's rewarding not only financially but emotionally as well. You become your own boss, you get to set your own rules and best of all you get to...

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website tips & tricks

quickie tips & tricks If you know any thing about Enterprise by Design, you’ll know that one of our sore points is mis-information – sometimes this can just be out-of-date info, but other times it is just not write through ignorance. Running a business in...

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Photography Tips for Beginners

Lots of start-up businesses need to get a handle on taking photos of their stock & it's not always realistic to hire a pro photographer. To DIY photographs, there's a load of things you'll have to learn ... what's the best camera for you, what's the right lighting,...

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understanding copyright

It's on the internet so I can use it! WRONG! Everything on the internet is free! WRONG! I found this great meme on social media so I can use it! WRONG! Copyright is complicated, free is not necessarily free! It's important you have a basic understanding of...

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Are you an Information Hoarder?

4 Reasons to Resist Squirrelling Information Away I have a confession to make, I'm guilty of information hoarding. I'm a resource glutton, an info squirrel, a collector of wisdom and knowledge. Being this way is fantastic when I or someone I know has a problem. I...

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Personal Branding Vs Business Branding

Easy Ways to Build Your Brand When starting any business, you’re going to hear a great deal about branding. You’ll hear about personal branding as well as business branding, but aren’t likely to get much information about what it all means. Personal branding is who...

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Is Email Part of Your Brand?

As you go about your day to day business, how much thought do you give to your email? I don’t mean how swamped you are by it, & I'm not talking about how much of your admin time is wasted attempting whip your inbox into shape by dragging your inbox count kicking and...

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3 Ways to Protect Yourself from Stock Photo Scams

Have you heard about the latest stock photography scam? There are always swindlers trying to take advantage of well-meaning entrepreneurs, but this latest stock photo scam can make a huge dent in your bottom line. The basic ways that scammers exploit...

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when you are your brand

How are you presenting your business online? A beautiful website, stellar copy & slick branding can be rendered totally useless by a careless photo of you, especially when you are your brand. In many cases your headshot is your prospective clients first impression of...

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Grammar nazis … yes or no?

How much thought do you give to grammar and spelling when you're creating content for your website, writing social media posts or preparing to send emails to your clients? Do you worry about how your spelling might make you look? And the impression you will leave if...

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no more website woes!

Okay, I hear you!  It's time you bit the bullet & got working on your website. You've chosen to use wordpress, the most popular open source Content Management System* around. Popular as wordpress is though, for new users it's not always how to complete simple tasks in...

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4 steps to mastery

Every time I realise I need to learn something new I think about a quote by Donald Rumsfeld “There are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; there are things we know we know. But there are also unknown unknowns – the...

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add to your design resource library

Where do you get your own design resources when you don't have your own designer? Whether you're a small business just starting out or you are already established, your branding and design supports the integrity and enhances the visibility of your business. It is an...

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building your website

So you’re gearing up to build your business website? Fantastic! But wait, just before you jump in ... as is true with most things technology, it’s not as simple as saying “I want that one” and choosing from a set menu in a restaurant. (If only!) The process is more...

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