Website advice for artists
If you are an artist and want to display and sell your art online, it’s widely accepted that a website is the place to start. Having a website not only adds credibility and elevates you above being seen as a hobbyist, but also provides a number of ways for you to get noticed and sell your art. […]
Manchester hosts inaugural Better Business Summit
Patagonia, the Royal Society for Arts, B Lab and the Carbon Literacy Project are amongst businesseswho will talk about turning ideas into action for a ‘better business’ future at a new event inManchester.The Better Business Summit, which will be held on Thursday January 19th, is designed to helpdelegates explore and embrace the sustainability agenda, including […]
How to value a business to raise capital
Business owners are often confused about how to value a business to raise capital and why investors value a business differently from each other, even for similar-sized businesses, at the same stage, in the same sector. Someone who asked me recently was referring to the TV show Dragons’ Den; however, the conundrum applies to many […]
The nightmare shoppers face when trying to buy something online
It’s well documented that too much choice – ‘overchoice’, ‘choice paralysis’, ‘paradox of choice’ – whatever you want to call it – rather than help people, causes a whole host of problems including a ton of anxiety and stress. When it comes to shopping online this ‘overchoice’ is becoming more of a problem – the […]
Why do so many startup businesses fail? (the elephant in the room)
Lots of startups fail. The figures are bad. The reasons are many. Interestingly, you can often spot the potential failures a mile off too, often before they even get going. But why do so many startup businesses fail? Back in the day, the narrative was often shrouded in business talk and jargon. However, the reason […]
Installing HTTPS, WordPress and Themify Ultra on Siteground
Last year SiteGround’s new Client Area and Site Tools were launched. New customers started using these interfaces in August 2019 and existing clients are currently being migrated. Having spent years getting used to cPanel I was a little nervous about the change. I didn’t need to be. It is excellent. Today we’re going to have […]
Will high street stores survive post lockdown?
High street retailers were already struggling and then along came Covid and kicked them whilst they were down. Will high street stores survive post lockdown? Some will find it hard to recover – especially ones who seem to be making strategic decisions that do little to help their cause. At the moment, it’s even more […]
Help for businesses and employees during the coronavirus outbreak
All over the world businesses are really struggling due to coronavirus. Employees are finding the situation equally hard – worrying about their jobs and having to work from home for the first time. I was thinking of writing a post giving any advice I could for businesses who are having difficulties and tips for people […]
Is it a good idea to have one big client?
Is it a good idea to have one big client? In short, no. Articles about this topic have been around for years, yet sadly, businesses are still giving in to temptation. So I decided it was time for another go at persuading business owners that it’s not a good idea to have one big client. […]
Investors in the sustainability, environmental and cleantech sector – updated 2023
If you are in the sustainability, environmental and cleantech sector and you need to raise investment it obviously makes sense to speak to potential investors who specialise in, and have a track record of investing in this sector. Here are some firms you may want to check out depending on the stage of your business, […]
Does your business actually do what you say it does?
Does your business actually do what you say it does? Many businesses are failing because they are not delivering on their strap-line or stated USP. Marketing materials, strap-lines and sales pitches are often used to get people through the door, only to then flog them a watered down version of the goods or services. For […]
How to add a Twitter feed to a WordPress site using Themify
If you want to know how to add a Twitter feed to a WordPress site using Themify, you’ll be pleased to hear that it’s pretty straightforward (Note, I’m referring to WordPress.org sites here, not WordPress.com). If you are familiar with interfaces, WordPress and using themes/builders, then you should have no problem. There are a number […]