Blogging when you’re not confident with words

A business colleague of mine recently expressed frustration that he had to rely on others to write blog posts and Facebook status updates for him as he wasn’t a confident writer. He felt he couldn’t blog or engage in social media effectively as a result. So, today I thought I’d share some tips on blogging when […]

Sourcing products for a party plan business

A few weeks ago a fan wrote to us asking us if we had any advice on how to source merchandise for a homewares party plan business. As neither Erica or I sell party plan homewares, we thought it would be a good idea to take that question to WAHPs following our Facebook page. One of the businesses that responded to our call out for help, sent us this…

Going to market

Whether you make stuff or sell other people’s stuff, or have a service to offer, markets can be a great way to start networking with potential customers and clients. Many markets are trendy affairs these days but there are a lot of them and you need to do your research before deciding which market suits your product range or services the best.

What’s to like? Liking etiquette tips for Facebook

In the wake of the drama surrounding Facebook suspending businesses from posting on other pages, we thought it might be helpful to give you a few tips on “liking” etiquette, because if you’re not careful, a lack of thought in how you interact with other Facebook pages could be detrimental to your business.

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?

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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 […]