Make the Most Blog
Parenting

14 Days of Isolation

My family’s experience of staying at home Yesterday the little (little) one was sent home with a fever. Considering the current climate the entire household (big (little) one, husband and dog included) are now in self-isolation for 14 days. I am going to be blogging about the experience… DAY 5 Spring Cleaning We continued tidying up today and managed to clear the living room. Now there is actually space to move. Even got the big (little) one to do some hoovering. He did get a reward for his efforts! Getting Virtual As we are

Read More »
Fire Extinguisher Damage Control Your Brand 2020
Brand Design

Damage Control your Brand & Reputation

How to protect your brand & reputation As a business owner, damage control is part of the everyday running of your company. Whether it’s a disgruntled customer, or unplanned sickness (you or a family member) how you react to those situations can protect or damage your brand. At the time of writing, Manchester has 5 confirmed cases of Coronavirus. One is in Tameside where I live. Although my business is pretty much all online, I am aware of the indirect impact it could have on my business. So here are my 5 tips on

Read More »
sewing box
Business

Even superwomen need to mend their capes

Yesterday I counted down the hours until my husband came home to take over the parenting duties. My youngest had decided that he neither wanted to be put down, nor held. Instead he had taken to just arching his back and crying at me. I had fed him, I had changed him, I had played with him, I’d even given him Calpol to soothe his teeth. Yet nothing made him happy. In the back of my mind I was thinking about my business. For the last couple of months I have been working in

Read More »
lost jobs 2020
Business

Lost Jobs 2020

Why lost jobs can be a good thing The other day I pitched for a commission. I had done this type of job many times before and I had plenty of examples. However, on this occasion, they decided to go with someone else. As a business owner lost jobs means you have missed out on money. Money for your business, money for your family, money for you. But I’m okay with it. Relationship is key I have amazing relationships with the clients that I work with. I know exactly what they want, how they

Read More »
Glasses Second Opinion Blog
Brand Design

Getting a Second Opinion for your Brand 2020

Why my Brand Audit is your business’ Second Opinion I am short-sighted and have been wearing glasses since the start of high school. Because things further than 20 centimetres away get blurry, it poses a challenge when I am trying out new frames. On one visit to the opticians I spent 3 HOURS trying to choose a frame because I couldn’t see whether they suited me or not. Now I take my husband as my “second eyes” to tell me if I suit them. In this instance getting a second opinion is a good

Read More »
What is a Brand Designer
Brand Design

What is a Brand Designer 2020?

A Brand Designer sounds nice, but what is it? Nowadays you can get some amazing job titles – Chocolate Taster and Bed Tester are on my bucket list to achieve but for now I am a Brand Designer. It sounds nice, it invites questions – but what the hell is it? Brand for Business I create the visual identity of your business – your logo, your business cards, your promotional material. Having a visual identity for your business is important, especially if you are not there in person to represent your business. Think about

Read More »