What to think about when taking your business online

the best thing is just to start

There are around 5.9 million businesses in the UK, mostly small businesses. You’re probably one of those – like me! Many businesses are moving online in a way that they haven’t done before due to the coronavirus. Whilst people are less able to visit shops or meet in person, it’s become the best way to survive. If…

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Five minutes with… Gemma Forster: The importance of a strong Call To Action.

Do you have calls to action on your website? You know, those big buttons that say things like contact me, get in touch, buy now, do this, do that! I think most of us do in some way, but possibly – a bit like me – they might be a bit subtle. A bit “if…

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Guest post: Five ways to improve your website’s conversion rate – Jackie Latham, Jackdaw Web Design

So you’ve got your lovely new website and it looks glorious – just what you wanted. It showcases your products or services beautifully, announces to world how fabulous you and your business are, and you’ve spent a fortune on search engine optimisation so it’s sitting proudly at the top of page 1 in Google. But…

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Guest Post: 5 Simple Steps to Complement Your SEO With Responsive Web Design by Chloe Smith

Introduction   The smartphone era is well on its way, this is no shocker. We’ve seen firsthand the rise of various mobile technologies throughout the 2010’s so far. Everyone has at least one smartphone these days, they are a basic part of our life, much like our wallet or car keys. We always check our…

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Guest Post: How to Get Started With eCommerce by Oscar Waterworth

There is nothing to starting an eCommerce business nowadays: the entire process takes up to a few hours tops. Nevertheless, launching an eCommerce site and launching a lucrative eCommerce site are completely different matters: everyone can do the first, but if you want to keep cash flowing in once your e-store is up and running,…

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How do I create a website for my business?

Earlier I rang a potential client who I’d bumped in to the day before, about her website. She didn’t have one, but wanted a new site so that she could sell her products on it. Deciding you want a website and then having a website is quite a big jump. There is a lot to…

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Guest post – Jayne Graham, 2020 Consulting: Has your website found its way to the bottom of the toy box yet?

A couple of days ago I was reading an article in The Guardian about cuddly toys that we still hold on to despite them being rather worse for wear.  The article, entitled ‘Too much love’, made me smile on a personal level, as I thought about my two daughters’ treasured family friends – a ‘thinner than…

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How to declutter your business image

On Wednesday I spent some time with Gillian learning about her new business. Gillian does a wide range of things to do with changing your lifestyle as well as getting rid of your “stuff”. It’s about living a simpler life and decluttering. When I went back to my office afterwards I couldn’t help but feel that I need to do some…

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6 Questions to help you prepare for your website design.

My daughter starts school in September. She’s SO excited. She’s desperate to go and be a big girl.  September can’t come soon enough for her. It’s very exciting! As parents, it’s all about the preparation – filling in forms, buying uniform, paying for milk, attending information evenings, thinking about after school activities, rearranging our work…

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Grow up Green website goes live

This is your chance to learn about real nappies, find out why they are better for you baby, better for you and better for the environment. You can catch up on the latest news and even buy real nappies, accessories and sanitary items for mum. Visit the website here.

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