Work/Life Balance

Work/Life Balance When Working From Home

September 24, 2012 by Alison Page 0 Comments

Guest blog courtesy of Sandra Swan of Swan Coaching The phrase ‘work/life balance’ always sets me on edge because it suggests that when you’re at work, you’re not having a life.  I’m here to tell you that your life is your work – in the sense that you don’t suddenly become another person when you’re […]

Social Media

Social Media Marketing – What to measure and how

September 5, 2012 by Alison Page 0 Comments

Social media marketing may be deemed ‘free’ yet at the very least, you will be making an investment of your time, if not additional resources as well.  Therefore , you need to understand if its working for you. And the greater investment the more critical this becomes. Last week I joined a webinar by the […]

Small Business Guide to Google Analytics

The Key Elements of Google Analytics For Small Business

August 24, 2012 by Alison Page 0 Comments

Many small businesses venturing into the unknown world of the internet may feel daunted but it is essential they understand the importance and benefits of software such as Google Analytics and how to use it effectively to measure online activity. Find out how in this guest blog by Distinctly Digital. So what are the key elements […]

APM Business Tips

GREAT Low Cost Marketing Tips Part 4

August 8, 2012 by Alison Page 0 Comments

Part 4 of the series ‘GREAT Low Cost Marketing Tips’ is really a review of what’s gone before and a couple of thoughts in final conclusion: Do consider the value of your time versus the amount you might spend scratching your head! Remember the Planning stage from Part 1? All subsequent points pick up on […]

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GREAT Low Cost Marketing Tips Part 3

July 27, 2012 by Alison Page 0 Comments

Following my two previous blogs relating to my presentation ‘GREAT Low Cost Marketing Tips’ we move on to… The LOW COST Stuff! If you’ve been following my blog series ‘GREAT Low Cost Marketing Tips’ you’ll know that previously we’ve looked at both Part 1 Planning and Part 2 the FREE stuff.  All of the following […]

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GREAT Low Cost Marketing Tips Part 2

July 2, 2012 by Alison Page 0 Comments

So, onto Part 2 of my GREAT Low Cost Marketing Tips Presentation… The FREE Stuff Yes it’s there, and if you’re not taking advantage of it, the only question is why not? Online Directories – Search in Google for free directories and listings to register your business; you should easily be able to find 15 – 20 […]

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GREAT Low Cost Marketing Tips Part 1

June 15, 2012 by Alison Page 0 Comments

Following on from my presentation at the Viva Mums UnLtd networking group earlier in June, entitled GREAT Low Cost Marketing Tips, I promised to put together a blog for those of you unable to attend.  Thanks for all the positive feedback from those who did, by the way! My presentation covered the following and I’ll […]

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What is a Virtual Assistant?

May 31, 2012 by Alison Page 3 Comments

I couldn’t tell you the number of times I have been asked what a Virtual Assistant (VA) does and how it works!  I still think it’s an area that people are unsure of and therefore don’t understand it. In a nutshell, a VA supports you and your business on a remote basis by taking responsibility […]

Social Media

Social Media – What if it all goes wrong?

May 11, 2012 by Alison Page 0 Comments

I thought this might be a useful follow-on post to the previous with regards to losing control.  This blog covers a different type of control! Social Media is so named because the networks (ie, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn etc) promote social interaction. If you’re using any of them for business purposes, you will find them most […]

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Losing control because of social networking?

April 27, 2012 by Alison Page 1 Comments

I am a ‘baby boomer’ and I embrace social networking. Today Generation Y (the Millennials) make full use of social media channels. For them email is almost extinct. Facebook, Twitter and other social networks are their mainstay. They communicate, buy and sell, arrange social functions, share music, photos, and videos, on these channels.  Threatened by […]