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Why Hackers (and Spies) Love Your LinkedIn Profile

We all get them. Those connection requests from LinkedIn (especially after you have polished your LinkedIn profile). But what do you do with the requests? Should you automatically connect? Hold your horses! We need to have a chat about stranger danger. You know...

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How to Safely Share Passwords With People

One of the earliest parts of our conversations with new clients is the question, “Can you send me over your login details to your hosting, domain name registration and website?”   But before we can start to tell them how to share the details with us safely, the...

How to safely share passwords with people

Must Read Books for Entrepreneurs

Looking for inspiration or to ways build your business skills? You can’t beat a great book! These must read books for entrepreneurs will help you discover more about the psychology of marketing, tweak your mindset and enhance your leadership skills. These are the business books I love, recommend and buy for entrepreneurs and small business owners.

Books for entrepreneurs

Is Your Web Designer Holding You Hostage?

“Help me! I am being held hostage and can’t escape,” sobbed a woman into my phone. It was a late midweek afternoon. I had been savouring my last tea of the day while bathing in the last of the sun’s fat rays through my office window. “Tell me what is going on,” I...

Is Your Web Designer Holding You Hostage?

Emails You Should Ignore & Delete

Unsolicited emails are the scourge of every business owner’s existence. But what about unsolicited emails that sound vaguely legitimate as they talk about your SEO or your marketing? Should you ignore them? Respond to them with a “no thanks” or take them up on their offer?

Here’s a quick run through of some of the many emails that you can happily delete.

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Accidental Midlife Entrepreneurs

Have you ever had one of those blinding flashes of insight? The sort of thing where nothing around you looks the same ever again? At the beginning of each year, I think back over my clients, alliance partners, speaking audiences and colleagues from the previous...

Accidental Midlife Entrepreneurs

How (and Why) To Market When You are Busy

"I am super busy. Every day I mean to get onto getting my website sorted and marketing my business, but I spend each day fighting fires, and it never gets done. How do I find the time to market and still do the work?" I was having a mentoring session with a...

How (and Why) To Market When You are Busy

Do You Need a Copyright Notice on Your Website?

At the beginning of each year, one of the regular website tasks is to update your copyright notice in your footer. But what is a copyright notice, and why do you need one on your small business website? Websites & Copyright Law in Australia I need to kick this...

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Fixit Friday: 7 Five-Minute Website Fixes

2020 has been a cow of a year for the world, and most small business owners are finding they are tired, frazzled and aching for a few days of downtime over the Christmas break. But, unless you are the Cookie Monster or suffering severe lockdown compensation...

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Reflections on 2020

One summer Christmas holiday, when I was as thin as spaghetti and a head taller than every other girl in my primary school, I was given a Tether Tennis set. What is Tether Tennis (also known as Totem Tennis or Swingball)? Imagine a green metal stake about the...

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