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'Facebook Inspiration' supports Chris & Charlie's Adventures

I'm happy to receive book reviews of Facebook Inspiration any day of the week, but this one was particularly pertinent. Facebook Inspiration: 30 days of creativity for your page was first available on Amazon on 2nd March 2017, and I received this review the day after the book's first anniversary.

I wrote the book to help anyone with a Facebook page (or group) generate conversation and interest in their page, helping it reach a wider audience organically. So when I first stumbled upon Chris and Charlie's Adventures page, and saw that their page was relatively new, I shared details of my book with them. Having read A walk in the woods by Bill Bryson a few years ago, I was particularly interested in Chris and Charlie's walking adventure.

I was delighted that they offered to review it for me. And even more delighted when I received this detailed review, published originally on their website, Chris and Charlie's Adventures.  

Posted on Saturday, 3rd March 2018 by Vanessa Hunt

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The small business owners guide to GDPR and how to be prepared

Yes, we know… May is nearly here and the GDPR deadline is closing in fast. 

But as Corporal Jones said:

"Don't panic, Mr Mainwaring!"

So do you know what GDPR is? And are you prepared?

Posted on Wednesday, 28th February 2018 by Tanya Dixon

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Eight low-cost tools every start-up business owner needs

I don't suppose you received any emails this week tempting you to a free trial of an amazing new app, did you? How many apps did you try out? And which ones are you still using?

Are you addicted to subscribing to new apps that you never have a chance to use? Don't feel bad - we all do it! When you first start out in business, you're pulled in all directions, so of course every minute is precious. Any extra app or tool that promises to help you manage your business more easily is enticing.

Most organisations can't do without email, Word, Excel and PowerPoint (or their equivalent), but there are thousands of other software apps you could add to your suite of business applications. Our digital world offers so much choice that even the smallest, simplest business can find it overwhelming.

I've been running my small business for more than ten years. I've tried hundreds of apps because I love productivity tools. But I've continually been refining my list and I now have a shortlist of eight tools I'd recommend to any small business owner just starting out or in their first couple of years of business. The majority are free or include a free version, depending on the features you need. I use all of them daily and they ensure I keep my business running smoothly. 

Posted on Sunday, 14th January 2018 by Vanessa Hunt

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Blogging comes easy when you're in flow

Does it seem to take you forever to come up with new ideas for a blog? And then actually getting it down on (digital) paper takes an eternity? Then I have a tip for you.

Write less. Snap more. 

You might just prefer a more visual approach to blogging...

Posted on Thursday, 14th December 2017 by Vanessa Hunt

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The definitive guide to starting your own Marketing, PR or Advertising Business

You may have dreamt about it for years, but not felt comfortable to make the jump. You may have had some great bosses, but have always wanted to be the boss of your own marketing business. Well, this is the guide that will give you all the tools and resources that you need to start your own marketing, PR or Advertising agency. 

Posted on Friday, 28th July 2017 by Paul Lymer

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