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How James Cann of Dragon Den lost money…

Listening to James Cann of Dragon’s Den fame on the importance of working within your circle of expertise. His success story is similar to Donald Trump’s, thought he had the midas touch, then invested in businesses outside of recruitment… then lost money. One of the take aways is to stick to what I know; search…
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Completely pumped to be going to Unleash The Power Within, Miami!

Soooo excited! After I’ve been thinking about going for the last year about going, but I’ve always struggled justifying the high cost – it’s a lot of money for a small company… …now here I am! :o)

Deeply unpopular thoughts about the future of the tech giants – Google, Facebook, Twitter et al.. THEY’RE GOING DOWN!

They not progressing with their technology. Facebook is better than it used to be, it looks a bit better, there’s more nice options. Google’s listing of results hasn’t changed much. And Twitter, YouTube has barely changed at all in 10+ years. It’s only a matter of time before someone figures out a better way to…
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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 £20,000 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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