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Tips to Find Content Ideas

One of the challenges when it comes to blogging is figuring out what to write about. It is one of the main reasons people avoid blogging or get writers block, they just don’t know what to write about. I have a few tips and ideas of how I find content…

Don’t let self-doubt hold you back

Everyone doubts themselves, it is a normal human reaction to new situations or when you must make big decisions. Everyone has regrets, moments of indecision and doubt. The challenge is to not let this self-doubt hold you back from moving forward and achieving.   Easier said than done right? Wrong….

5 of my Creative Office Spaces

Last year I visited the Google offices in Joburg and they were incredibly awesome. I think one of the reasons I hated working in a corporate environment was the boring office spaces we were in. Even when we moved to new buildings with new furniture, it was all so bland…

Why Mom Bosses Are So Successful

Since becoming a mother, it has always baffled me why businesses were, and still are in many cases, adverse to having mothers on their workforce. If you are a mother who has had a 9-5 you will know what I am talking about.   The reason it has baffled me…

5 Things Every Blog Post Must Have

  I have been blogging for 10 years, my personal blog is as much a part of our family as my children are. Blogging has evolved and grown so much over the years. Blogs are how people get a large amount of their information. If you search for something you…

How to improve your blog

Everyone says you need a blog, so you set one up. You are writing good, strong content but no one is seeing it. You aren’t getting comments and you are starting to get despondent and wondering why everyone says it’s a good idea. Like with most things, getting your blog…

Are you taking care of YOU?

I went to yoga this morning. The reason I am mentioning it, is because I haven’t been in a while. I could give a million excuses as to why I didn’t go but the truth is I just didn’t try hard enough to make the time. So many of us…

Getting started on Social Media

You have the business idea. You have the product. You have the website and your email. You even have a business plan and have received your first order. You just need to set your Social Media accounts but aren’t sure how or where?   I have the answers for you…

Dealing with rejection

  One of the most challenging things to deal with as a solopreneur is rejection. It is incredibly hard not to take rejection personally when you are the only one in the business. It is also hard not to get caught up in the negative self talk that inevitably follows…

Corporate Gift Ideas

I have been uuummming and aaahing about whether or not to get gifts for my clients for the end of the year. It is an expense I never budgeted for but I think it would be nice to do something for them this year. They are a huge part of…

Lady Bosses from TV shows

A few months ago we signed up to Netflix. I was pretty anti the whole thing at the time. We hadn’t had any TV other than downloads for years. I just didn’t see the need for this to be honest. I am so glad I relented though, I am slightly…

5 reasons your need a newsletter

I encourage all my clients to send out monthly newsletters. They can be such a powerful tool to use to make contact with your clients and potential clients. There are so many great programs available that make the process of collecting emails simple and sending newsletters out easy and hassle…

Being an entrepreneur can be lonely

When I left corporate life I was very happy to get out of the office. The cubicled floors were depressing, each cluster the same except for the pictures the person had pinned to the pin board. I hated that when you made a phone call everyone could hear. I never…