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It’s been a while since I’ve done some blogging…

So what have I been up to? Relocating to new office digs for the time being, I don’t have many things but it’s more of a mental shift than anything else. Today will be spent updating my LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter & Instagram and integrating them. I also have a major coding project to begin work…
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Yes I’m still working!

But very busy! 🙂

How to work remotely – tips, tricks & advice

From travelling around and working I’ve learnt a few things about remote working, here’s my most important lessons shared; Smaller independent cafes tend to have the fastest internet. Cafe Nero dropped out. Starbucks was reliable, but slowed down by students watching YouTube whilst working on their dissertations. Health food cafes tend to be the best.…
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What I learnt talking to a ÂŁ20,000 a day Facebook consultant

Facebook is taking over and replacing much of the rest advertising, including bill boards and print ads. That sounded like a glib spiel (yawn, rolls eyes), but I was on the tube home and more people were heads down looking at their phones than looking up at the eye level advertising, or reading newspapers. On…
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4 Predictions for Search Engine Optimisation in 2017

1) The rise and rise of the mobile website will make desktop and tablet design more and more niche. How quickly the rise of the smart phone has come has been a surprise even for the experts. One day we were designing with smart phone compatibility in mind, the next it was for the smart…
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Is it possible to design websites on a Chromebook? (and nothing else)

Is it really possible to design websites from anywhere with a Chromebook? There’s the cliche of IT experts working on websites in coffee shops, steaming latte ignored whilst they lean in, staring intensely at some new abstract, creative project… But it’s usually a thin Apple they’re using, or occasionally a battered Dell or a sleek Sony. I say…
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3 Misconceptions about Social Media (from the viewpoint of the business owner!)

I get asked about Twitter and Facebook a lot… is it good value? Is it worth the time, the money? As a professional I would say, well, it depends. It’s not about finding new customers. This comes as a shock to most well established business owners that expect to make sales from the get go and…
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How to Use #Twitter to Promote Your Business.

I get asked this a lot, how do I use twitter to promote my business? The real question I’m being asked is what exactly do I write? The 140 character limit sounds daunting. What works and what doesn’t? Here’s 5 tips I’ve picked up to help you get started. You don’t need a plan, a…
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What your first crowdfunding fail will teach you… (and it will teach you alot!)

Your first project will usually fail. But failure is a great teacher. So what will you learn? 1.It’s hard. Harder than you first thought, probably harder than you think now, even. And it doesn’t end either. The dust settles and you realize that it’s gone nowhere. Your target was too ambitious, maybe you  misread the…
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Mobile Websites Have Become Even More Important…

…than ever. For years people have talked of the website of being the new shop window, that it’s been a vital albeit often neglected part of running any business. People have to see what you sell before they choose a service provider, the website is a huge part of that communication. Unlike brochures and sales…
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