Infographic: Are you the ideal length?

The Optimal Length for Every Social Media Update, Blog Post, headline, and More... Thanks to Buffer for this Infographic.

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The Perfect Social Media Open Graph Image

The uber-savvy Social Media Manager and website owner uses Open Graph as a key weapon of choice in their content arsenal. In simple terms, Open Graph refers to a few lines of code you place in the <head> section of your website and it gives a social media channel such as Facebook, information about what [...]

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WordPress: The uploaded file was only partially uploaded error fix

Ever get the following error when trying to upload 2 or more images files to WordPress? The uploaded file was only partially uploaded This issue, with one particular host (a Namesco VPS) had been a personal battle for some time and we had given up on trying to find a solution - all previous attempts [...]

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What’s your story Morning Glory? Well?

You're constantly being told to "tell your story". Like all advice from the great and good - it can be a bit of a sweeping statement and not specific enough for it to be of much use to you. Your story is... How you help your customers Your beginnings Your future Your principals How you [...]

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Marketing and Sales – is there a difference?

Is there a difference between marketing and sales? The answer is very much disputed.  But yes, there is a difference.  Like a pair of identical twins it can be tricky to tell them apart but there is a definite difference. To me; marketing is everything that leads to the 'sales pitch'.  It whets the appetite and [...]

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Want to win business? Take a tip from a waiter…

How can one waiter earn almost double the amount of tips than a colleague? Taking out of the equation that they’re equally as pleasant a very successful technique some waiters use is called ‘mirroring’. Mirroring is a huge subject; one that I can cover in many posts but the waiter technique I’m about to share [...]

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What to do when it's 'Too Good to be True'.

What do you do when you have something truly ground-breaking in your hands? What do you do when you have something that is literally, ‘Too Good to be True”? Take it to market?  Yes - but if it’s ‘Too Good to be True” – the biggest hurdle you have to jump is actually getting people [...]

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Darwin, Marketing and Missing Links

I saw this quote by Charles Darwin today... Had he not been the most influential naturalist of all time, he could have easily turned his hat at being a Business Coach! Change the word 'species' to 'businesses' and you'll see what I mean. I believe we are at the cusp of a fundamental change in [...]

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This Piggyback went to Market

Did you know there is a very easy method for breaking into new markets and making new customers? Even better, this method takes very little time and very little (if any) up-front investment. It’s called ‘Piggybacking’ and in essence it is utilising the resources, systems, contacts, and the sales force of other organisations that operate [...]

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Post for profit not for loss

Direct mail is still a useful tool for getting your message out. Not everyone is online (yet) and many people still prefer to see and touch parchment rather than pixels on monitor. But email is free and quick - snail mail isn't! Get this!  5,000 emails would cost you around £60 to send with a [...]

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