20th November 2019
Designer involved in a decision-making meeting

Why designers should be involved in decision-making

With their creativity, practicality and powerful problem-solving skills, designers should be involved in decision-making. Why is this so rare?
19th September 2019
Girls laughing. The benefits of humour on your social media and marketing.

The benefits of humour on social media for business

How to harness the power of humour through your social media presence and strengthen your overall marketing mix.
12th March 2018
A selection of Jon Snow's ties

Is branding just for businesses?

Take a look at these photos. You’ll know who these ties belong to and might even guess the owner from just his socks.
1st March 2018
GDPR icon

My top 5 GDPR concerns

This week I attended a workshop on GDPR, and guess what? It’s not nearly as scary as I thought. If you also run a small
7th August 2017
Orange and blue are complimentary colours

How to commission a book designer

Anxious about briefing a designer? Don’t be! Any designer worth their salt will want to help you project
21st April 2017
A selection of photos on a photo library lightbox

How to select photos for projects

Getting photos for your project should be easy, there’s so much available on the internet, right? Well, yes and no.
16th November 2016
Website Design Award

Is your website up to scratch?

Last week I was lucky enough to be commended in the Richmond Business Awards ‘Best Website’ category. During the submission process I
7th July 2016

What team do authors need to run a successful book business?

Have you decided to quit your job to concentrate on writing? If so, you may want to handle everything
28th May 2015
Bookmachine logo

BookMachine success stories

Back in 2013, I wrote a post about a new service for publishing professionals. Little did I know what impact it would have on my career.
12th December 2014

How should creative women dress for business?

First impressions count: it’s well known that people judge you mainly by your appearance, not by how you sound, or even
11th April 2014
website code

What makes a good website?

I was asked recently ‘What makes a good website?’ The only answer I could give was ‘A site that serves its client well’. The majority of businesses
1st October 2013
Orange and blue are complimentary colours

How to commission a graphic designer

Anxious about briefing a designer? Don’t be! Any designer worth their salt will want to help you project the right image, communicate successfully with your customers