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Our blog posts cover the whole spectrum of running our businesses.  From skills training, to confidence building, managing our website, staff and finances, there’ll be a blog here that was written just for you!

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Don’t forget, all members are welcome to add their own blog posts in; demonstrating your own expertise to the rest of the membership.

10 Reasons Why You Should Review and Refresh Your Website

10 Reasons Why You Should Review and Refresh Your Website

Review and Refresh your website Creating a new website can be both exciting and stressful. However, once you’ve gone live with your website it can get forgotten about and you assume that it’s doing its job of promoting your services or products and driving traffic to...

You’ve picked up how many new clients?!

The Savvy Solos Business Club was founded on a really simple principle – those of us who run a business on our own get lonely, have no-one to bounce ideas off and often need a new perspective on what we're trying to achieve in our businesses. After five years of...

Managing Your SEO

Managing Your SEO

SEO or Search Engine Optimisation is the name given to activity that attempts to improve search engine rankings. SEO is not a priority for every business - it really depends on whether you want to be found through searches on the Internet. If you're happy for your...

Confidence – find your comfort cushion!

Confidence can be described as one's belief in one's ability to succeed. How confident are you? Do you go out there feeling you can conquer the world at any given moment or are you much more likely to feel a little unsure and holding back?   In another lifetime I...

Let’s Talk About Money – The Jargon

Let’s Talk About Money – The Jargon

Let’s Talk About Money – The Jargon Cash flow – arguably the most important aspect of managing money? It is often said that ‘cash flow can kill small businesses’ and so it is vital that the business owner or person in charge of finances (whether we are self-employed...

Sales tips and hints from Nevil Tynemouth

I love the stories that people tell themselves! "I hate selling. I am no good at sales. I don’t like sales. I don’t want to sell. Does that sound familiar?" We don’t have a choice but to sell if we want our businesses to survive. These hints and tips from Nevil...

It’s never too early to make a Will, but it could be too late

It’s never too early to make a Will or put Lasting Powers of Attorney in place, but it could be too late! For most of us, one of the most important things we will ever do is to ensure that our loved ones are taken care of once we have gone. We also want peace of mind...

Why Your Brand Should Affect Your Interior Design

Hello Savvy Solos, I'm Catherine Muir and I run Catherine A Muir Interior Design selling interior design services to home and small business owners across the North East. I believe that our interiors should positively affect us both in the way they look but also in...

Why I use Twitter Lists …

Twitter is a great big, fast and furious world of information that’s sometimes tricky to keep up with. Setting up a Twitter list gives you a way of tracking accounts that are important to you and your business without wasting any time scrolling through an endless...

10 Steps to a MINT Marketing & Social Media Plan

Dear Savvy Solos, Just because you're running a business on your own, doesn't mean you can't ACT big! Getting serious about your marketing is essential and it's part of the reason you've all committed to being a Savvy Solos Business Club member. Your marketing needs...

10 steps to digital marketing success

Just because you're running a micro business doesn't mean you can't ACT big! Getting serious about your marketing is essential. It needs to happen. Digital communication is a vital consideration of any small business marketing strategy. This top-10 list is a great...

How to Achieve Success on Etsy

  I have been selling on Etsy for over three years now. I opened my first shop whilst I was still working as a teacher to sell my knit, crochet and embroidered items. I opened my second shop in February 2017 to sell craft supplies and kits that didn’t seem to fit...

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