My new year’s resolution…change

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Loose weight, work less, spend more time with friends and family, exercise more, save more, do something exciting.

All of these are the typical new year’s resolutions that are thrown around come the start of January. All of these are worth doing and if carried out are certainly rewarding intentions. All of these, unfortunately when said by me, have been utter rubbish.
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Social media tips for your start up…thanks!

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Some great social media questions, answered by Net 4 Wise Owls’ social media expert and entrepreneur Bill McCartney.

Bill McCartney is an expert, consultant, trainer and all round guru of all things social media. Having started his own business, Net 4 Wise Owls, in 2010 Bill has in contributed to the social success of many Northern Ireland based organisations specialising in marketing and delivering business value via social media.
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Selling Through Online Marketplaces

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When it comes to selling online, I had not looked any further than through my own e-commerce website.

It wasn’t until I attended a presentation from a member of the e-Solutions team with Invest NI that I thought any differently. He pointed out that the most popular market places for start-up businesses are eBay and Amazon.

Some of the facts and figures outlined in the presentation were hard to ignore and I would be foolish to not take them on board. Read More

Business Boot Camp

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Very recently I upped my efforts to find out what is available to people like me, who may wish to start their own business.

I found a large number of local online resources that were readily available and most helpful. Especially Go For It NI and NI Business.

I decided to make an appointment to speak to an advisor, simply to set the ball rolling and to find out as much information as I could. I met with Emma Pearson who is the Business Development Manager for Go For It in North Down. She was extremely helpful and provided me with some invaluable advice. Read More

So it begins…

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New website, new direction and ultimately…new me*.

From this moment onwards I am going to focus on doing the work I want to do. This means the only areas of work I will be doing, are those outlined on the homepage. I am not going to waste my time on projects that do not stimulate me or spend hours doing high quality work for people who expect to pay nothing.

I work full-time, so any time that I have available for freelance is valuable to me, so I at least want it to be exciting.

*By this I mean a new leaner me. My first target is to lose 3lb every week until November. Let’s do this!