Marches, silent tagging and other tagging games defined

Due to the massive response to our blog post received yesterday, I’ve provided a list of definitions that will help you understand what some of these tagging games are and show you why Facebook may flag these as spam. Marches A silent march or bus trip works something like this: You tag your business page […]

Beware the Facebook spam police

Of late there has been a bit of a trend towards silent tagging, silent “marches,” tagging games and “Liking parties” on Facebook. While it might be tempting to join in on all the fun, it can be counterproductive to your business if you find yourself banned from posting on others’ pages for two weeks (which is what has just happened to two legitimate businesses I know of).

How do you plan to make it right?

As a consumer, I’ve learned that the best thing you can ever do when someone royally stuffs you around is to ask the question: “how do you plan to make it right?” Now as the owner of a micro business, I view that question as a business planning tool. Service errors, catastrophes and a plethora of unforeseen circumstances can sometimes hamper client service experiences, no matter how consumer-focused you are.

What do you want from your business?

business_mum

Guest blogger Helen Lindop of Business Plus Baby asks: What do you want from your business? Yes, I know, work that fits around your kids! But let’s be a little more specific. Are you… Aiming to make some extra money to top up your family’s income? A stay-at-home-mum who has started a business because you […]

“Mum, you work too much!” The words no work-at-home mum wants to hear!

“Mum, you work too much!” Those words weren’t exactly what I wanted to hear from my 11-year-old but he was not the only one frustrated by my work load…So when my son blurted out those words, as painful as they were to hear, I knew I had to do something. It was a stark reminder to take breaks, and turn myself off from my work world to be present to my family’s needs. Does anybody else find that difficult?

Kickin’ the goals!

I am reading “The Success Principals” by Jack Canfield at the moment and am loving the motivational messages and encouraging words. However, I am up to the chapter on goals and it has left me feeling a little anxious. I’m big on goal setting, always have been, but lately I feel overwhelmed at the idea of committing my goals to paper and giving them a use by date (as Jack recommends in the book).

Staying the course after startup

Recently, on our not-for-profit (NFP) posting day on Facebook, someone posted a comment half-joking that they felt like their business was not-for-profit. While we may laugh, I think a lot of us can relate to the feeling that we pour our heart, souls and money into our businesses but wonder when the return on our investment is going to happen.

Creating sustainability: the handmade revolution

Having just returned from a trip to New Caledonia and Vanuatu, I am feeling inspired to get creative again but I’m also feeling inspired to spread awareness about buying and creating handmade grassroots arts and craft. One thing I love about Support a WAHP is the huge number of craft businesses we have featured on the facebook page and website on a weekly basis. Grassroots arts and craft businesses have become more prolific in the past few years.