Courage, failure and what you can achieve when you re-think fear

In 2012, I wrote a series of posts on my personal blog detailing how being a typically Type A, serial over-achiever and dedicated people-pleaser led me to such a hopeless place, ...

5 simple ways to secure your WordPress site (even if you can’t code)

Anyone’s who’s had a website designed and built by us knows WordPress is our platform of choice. We love it because it’s fast, is constantly being developed and improved, and ...

How your personality affects your productivity

When Gretchen Rubin was writing Better Than Before, her brilliant book about habit creation, she discovered something interesting: not everyone responds to expectations in the same way. There are two ...

5 impactful 2017 web design trends and how to use them on your website

The first thing I’ll say is I’m usually very trend-averse. ‘Stick to the classics and you’ll never go wrong’. That’s more my style. All that said, there are some current ...

5 ingredients of an annual report design that rocks

Annual report design. You might think it’s yawn-worthy but it’s something we find really fun. Why? Because we like the challenge of taking what is usually a very dry document, ...

If no-one’s opening your marketing emails these 5 basic things will help

Hopefully by now you know that building an email marketing list is one the smartest things you can do for your business. Being invited into people’s inboxes is a big ...

7 ways to identify your passions (and why you’d even want to)

I’ll start by answering the second part of the headline first. Why is it important to know what you’re passionate about? It’s because passions are what stop us from burning ...

How much should a website cost?

Three years ago, my husband and I set the wheels in motion to build a new house. We’d purchased an awkwardly shaped block of land so selecting an ‘off-the-shelf’ plan ...

3 easy ways you can simplify your business life (like, right now)

Being a business owner is awesome, right? The flexibility. The fact we answer only to ourselves. The satisfaction that comes from all the little wins we amass over the course ...

4 mindset shifts that will convince you time is not your enemy

Towards the end of last year I had the pleasure of attending a TEDx event where the theme was ‘Shift’. Every presentation was geared towards getting us to make simple ...

5 psychology hacks to make your price seem like a total steal

Regardless of whether it’s a service or product you’re selling, pricing is always a vexing topic. Even when we’ve done all the hard work of: Communicating how that product or ...

3 no-brainer ways to spend $199 on your small business this year

As a rule, small business owners and solopreneurs don’t have a heap of cash to splash around when it comes to making their business better. And, even if they did, ...

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