Posts by Debbie Gilbert

The Top 5 marketing areas to review in 2019

There are a few basic things you should review regarding your marketing each year. Business should review each quarter but if you haven’t got around to it here is what you should check at the end of each year. www.vivabusinesssupport.co.uk Google Analytics – What is driving traffic to your website?  How long do people stay on your site and what do they do when they get there? Make sure you understand the user experience, or you could be losing out on enquiries and sales. Social Media– Check your insights and analytics and ensure you know which posts performed well and
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Christmas Marketing Tips

Add Christmas to your branding and logo! Social media avatars – email footers Get Christmassy! Use Canva its free www.canva.com Reward with discounts and offers Via social media and email lists and package your items up especially with gifts in mind Create specific email campaigns NOW Think about popular Christmas words and phrases and how you can fit these into your marketing Yule adore our wrapping tips! We’re feeling very merry. Get 50 per cent off your order. Ho! Ho! Ho! Our Christmas Shop is Open. Up to 50% bonus — ’tis better to give AND receive! Merry🎄 — We
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Gratitude in Relationships

The practice of gratitude is a well known scientifically proven way to change your mindset, moving away from negative or anxious thinking, and focusing more on the things that you value and appreciate. When we think of gratitude our minds tend to go to thinking about being grateful for the people or external things that we have around us, but it is so much more than that. Taking the time to practice gratitude can literally change your life. Here’s a little bit of the science: The practice of Gratitude literally stimulates the neurotransmitters in the brain, which boosts serotonin and
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Is starting a business right for you?

The term ‘Mumpreneur’ refers to mums who start a business to work around raising children. With escalating childcare costs and the stress of commuting, there’s been a huge increase in women quitting 9 to 5 employment to set-up a business from home whilst looking after their children. No one ever plans to be a mumpreneur. You don’t sit at school with a careers officer and tell them that one day you will start a business to work around your children. When you have children life changes dramatically. You find yourself dealing with the stresses and expense of working full-time and
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Make managing your money a pleasure not a chore

  Make managing your money a pleasure not a chore Financial expert Claire Sweet shares her thoughts on money management - You know that trend that Marie Kondo has set about clearing out your clutter? How are you getting on with that? Has it inspired you to rummage in your cupboards and have a bit of a clear out – or do you look at an overflowing wardrobe and not know what to do first? As women we seem to collect a mass of clothing, accessories and shoes over the years. Things that we love and things that are practical,
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Holiday Packing!

Holiday packing; something lots of us have been thinking about this time of year and it can be a nightmare. So, if you want to avoid those extra airline fees for your luggage, I thought it might be useful to remind you of my top tips for packing light this summer. Obviously the starting point is the type of holiday you are going on. Whether it’s a city break, beach, or touring around the advice is the same. First, think about your footwear, especially if you are on a city break and your shoes will need to be more bulky.
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Event Planning Tips You Wish You’d Known Earlier

Event Planning Tips You Wish You'd Known Earlier Making preparations for an exhibition or trade fair is exciting. It is a lucrative opportunity for you to showcase what your business can offer clients and customers. But it's vital that your stand conveys a strong impression through a memorable, professional display. Taking part in a trade fair can become stressful if you haven't planned thoroughly in advance. However, from holding a rehearsal to using convenient roller banners there are several tips you can implement to make your next event one of the best.   A suitable Location for your Budget  
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Coping with a business and school holidays!

  If you have school age children, you must learn to juggle 13 weeks school holidays a year. Depending on the age gaps of your children this can go on for more than 20 years! Most people do not have a business they can close completely during school holidays. How can you cope with school holidays? In particular the long 6 weeks summer holidays can seem never ending. Here is some advice and tips to help. Your children will grow up faster than you think! What I would like to remind anyone reading this is the fact that your children
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How to Bake a Business

How to Bake a Business! Vicky Feldman is the owner of the Canterbury Baking School.  She is a regular attendee of Mums UnLtd Whitstable. Vicky has grown her business from a combination of her passion for cooking healthy food along with her existing skills and experience as a teacher.  Canterbury Baking School, started in 2015 and teaches baking courses.  Vicky is very passionate about cooking real bread from scratch. It’s nothing like the processed, sliced bread we buy in the supermarket – there’s just no comparison, in terms of both taste and nutrition. Vicky teaches people the lifelong skills of
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How Kate created ‘Kreate Beauty’

How Kate created 'Kreate Beauty' At 40 Kate was disillusioned with her career. Working in an accounts department paid the bills but wasn’t giving her job satisfaction and she was bored. Her passion was make-up and beauty. She decided to enrol at West Herts College and do a part time course and completed a VTCT level 2 in cosmetic make up. The course covered make up, brow tint & shape, lash lift & tint. She loved doing the course and yearned to do something with it but had no idea where to start. A chance meeting with Debbie Gilbert changed
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