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Emma Jones, founder of small business support network Enterprise Nation is working with Avon to inspire 50,000 new digital entrepreneurs throughout the UK. She shares her tips to get started in business here: ‘Business is all about taking lots of little steps towards your goal. The first, which is the decision to become your own boss, is the most important. Base a business on doing what you love and it will never really feel like work.
‘My top tips for anyone thinking of starting a business are as follows:
Have a plan
Yesterday we ran some tips for small business owners on getting your business featured on blogs. Today, the tips are for PRs who want to work with parent bloggers.
A new survey shows that the overwhelming majority of UK parent bloggers want to work with brands, but poor communications – including unethical requests – is an ongoing problem. annual Tots100 Parent Blogger Benchmark Survey. There is significant potential for PRs and brands among the UK parent blogger community, the annual Tots100 Parent Blogger Benchmark Survey of more than 1,500 bloggers found:
• 90% …
If you’ve got a business, working with bloggers to spread the word might seem like a great idea, but how do you go about it? Here are five steps to help you.
1. Think about your target audience. Who do you want to reach? If your business is UK wide, you might have a wide group of bloggers to contact. If you only want to reach mums in a certain locale, your list will be shorter.
2. Is your business right for each blog? A blanket approach will lose you good will: …
Or more to the point, is your blog packed with original content that you’ve worked hard on? If you’re like me and blog for and about business, your blog is a mix of posts, some of which you’ve written yourself, and some from other people. I love getting experts in to write about their specialist subjects. I’ll sometimes take content from press releases that spark an idea, and I do run sponsored posts to cover the costs of running the site.
What I’m keen to do, is make sure that you …
Nominations in the fourth annual MAD Blog Awards are now open. Blog readers can nominate their favourite Mum and Dad blogs in 15 award categories, celebrating the diversity and popularity of parent blogs. The winners in the awards, which are sponsored by online parenting site Parentdish.co.uk, will be revealed at an awards ceremony in September.
The MAD Blog Awards winners will be chosen by a public vote, with the exception of the MAD Blogger of the Year, who will be selected from the finalists by a judging panel.
Sally Whittle, founder of the …
We’re pleased to announce that we are hosting the Business Mums Blog Carnival this month.
So if you want to drive more traffic to your site or just want to share your experiences of being a mum in business then please send your entries to:
What should be in your post?
It can be a new or recent post, but no sales pitches please. This carnival is mainly about attracting new readers to your blog and this will happen if they read a post that is interesting, entertaining or useful. A sales pitch …
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It can be hard to stay on top of all the information that is available on the Internet but there is an easy way of keeping on top of all the news, articles and new products ACEInspire has to offer. Simply sign up to our business news letter and …
Do you blog for your business? Then why not join in with this months Business Mums Blog Carnival over at TJ Consulting?
Simply pick your favorite post you have already written and send the link over to info (at) tjconsulting.co.uk by 5pm, Monday 22nd October for it to be included in the roundup of posts on 26th on Tamara’s blog.
The original idea was created by Helen Lindop at Business Plus Baby as a way to help other mums in business find new readers for their blogs.
To find out more about the …
Do you love fashion and beauty and have wanted to start a blog sharing all your tips, ideas and the latest trends? Well Grazia are holding a series of masterclasses featuring some of the top fashion and beauty bloggers at the Apple Store, Regent St, London, starting Monday 22nd October and continues on the 29th October and 5th November.
These masterclasses are part of Grazia’s new School of Grazia series which will give you access to some of the fashion industries experts, all the way from the bloggers to the designers.