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How to prioritise when everything is a priority – 5 steps that will (hopefully) change your life

There are days when you need a priority list for your…priority list. Everything seems important and it just doesn’t seem right to give one thing all your attention when you have one or two other items on your to-do list that have equal importance. There is no magic cure to

Five online tools you’re probably not using in your business, but should be

When starting up your own business, it is important to take advantage of the wide range of online tools at your disposal. From comparison sites to cloud services, there are a multitude of services you can utilise to make your start-up more efficient and more profitable. Here we look at

Five reasons why you’re making zero money from your website

Do you run a website? Is it profitable? No? Do your competitors seem to be making it big while you just can’t seem to make a penny? Here are five possible reasons why your website hasn’t performed as well as you wish it would:

Four big lies about running an online business

With Christmas practically m our doorsteps, and the new year dawning, many of us will be thinking about things we really need to kick off when 2014 comes a knocking, and starting an online business may be at the top of the list. Everyone has their own reason for wanting

Working from home? Find out if you need insurance cover

Working from home is something many working mums want – it’s peaceful (well it can be!), productive and you get to choose your working hours, especially if you work for yourself. If your work enables you to work from home, you’ll be joining a strong army of people who have

Three business models you can use to make money from home

Working from home has become the reality for millions of people around the world, thanks to the internet. Our mum friends in the US have taken a lead on this, and it’s not uncommon to find a mother homeschooling her children while running a home-based business at the same time.

Three mistakes to avoid when starting or promoting an online business

When it comes to internet marketing, there are some basic things that you need to avoid so that you will not waste your time or irritate your audience. These are very common mistakes that even those who are more experienced should know better about (but often forget) and if you

Three ways collaborative working helps your business succeed

It’s been an industry buzzword for a couple of years now but collaborative working seems to have exploded in popularity in the last year; with new co-working centres being set up in Bath and London and in many other cities across the UK.

Two simple ways to boost the sales of your online store overnight

If I had a pound for online stores with the perfect products but the poorest website structures that I’ve come across I’d be sipping ice tea on a beach somewhere…all year round. If you have an online business, you have to come up with strategies to help you generate more

How to keep your business afloat in an ever-changing marketplace launched in September 2007, and since that time there have been numerous mother-related websites, products and businesses that we have seen come and go.

How to really annoy your website visitors – what every online business mum should know about their websites

It is quite easy to build a website and it is even easier to really annoy your website visitors. Poorly thought out and poorly designed websites can cost you…and you might not even know what’s putting your website visitors off. Here are some common pitfalls to avoid:

9 things you should be monitoring on your website

Every online business needs to know how its website is doing. That’s the idea behind exit surveys, customer feedback forms, suggestion boxes and other devices that we often see on big brand websites. Without feedback from your customers and other benchmarks, an online business can take a quick slide down