Don’t Dream Big!

Don’t Dream Big!

Don’t dream big  *sharp intake of breath* did I really say that?  Yep,  and I am going to say even more – big dreams suck!  Not the type of dreams you get whilst in REM sleep mode, I am talking Dreams  like off of the 80’s.  Dreams by their very…

Should I Have A Blog For My Business?

Should I Have A Blog For My Business?

“Should I have a blog for my business?” one small wedding solopreneur asked me recently.  I am sure there are many people all asking the same thing so I thought I would write my thoughts in a post for you. To Blog Or Not To Blog – That Is The…

Phone Photography Tips – My Top Ten

Phone Photography Tips – My Top Ten

Phone photography tips are invaluable if you want to get better looking images for your social media.  There is a lot of snobbery surrounding photography but at the end of the day, phone cameras have come a long way over the years & can produce some amazing images if used…

Home Office Ideas – Creating The Perfect Work Space

Home Office Ideas – Creating The Perfect Work Space

Home office ideas can be found all over Pinterest – it’s awash with images of beautiful looking work spaces in people’s homes, but I often wonder how practical some of them are. Your home office has got be more than just pretty space – it has to be functional &…

Free Images For Your Website & Social Media

Free Images For Your Website & Social Media

Free images for your website & social media are not difficult to come by, you just need to know where to go for them.  And no – I am not talking about nicking them from the web without permission!! You NEED Images It is well documented that images are hugely…

How To Fund Your New Wedding Business

How To Fund Your New Wedding Business

How to fund your new wedding business is a very personal choice but I will share with you how I funded my venue dressing business.  I have never needed to raise capital to fund my business & I have never used a loan or an overdraft.  It has been totally…

Take Better Photos For Your Business Using Your Phone

Take Better Photos For Your Business Using Your Phone

Take better photos for your business using your phone – it’s not difficult to up your visual game & here is how I have helped one small wedding business owner to do just that. The Scenario A friend of mine, Katie,  makes cakes – wedding cakes, birthday cakes, cup cakes…

How To Make An Instagram Graphic Using Canva

Canva is a fabulous online tool that enables you to create beautiful graphics for your website, social media & marketing material.  This short tutorial shows me creating an Instagram graphic using Canva, the easy way.  This tutorial is part of the blog post about How to create beautiful professional looking…

Create Professional Looking Graphics For Free

Create Professional Looking Graphics For Free

Create professional looking graphics for free with Canva.com.  If you have never heard of Canva, you are missing a trick.  Canva is an online graphic design tool that enables you to create beautiful graphics quickly & easily.   It is not only used by non-professional graphic designers, but also by professionals….

Staying Motivated Out of Wedding Season

Staying Motivated Out of Wedding Season

Staying motivated out of wedding season can be tricky.  There aren’t many industries where you could probably take 2 months of the year off completely, if you could afford to do it. So how DO you stay motivated at a time when you are not working IN your business? 1….