Hosting KITA 2015
Sep13

Hosting KITA 2015

As I made my first entrance in to the room in ‘character’ at the fourth Kent Independent Traders Awards I was struck by the party atmosphere that had spread out across the room. Having organised the table plan, I knew that people were there on their own and were thrown in to a group of other finalists, yet there was no sense of this as people were engaging with each other right from the start. I admit, dressing up as Del...

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Business Perspective in Kent

As founder of three prestigious Award Ceremonies in Kent I have a privileged view of business across this thriving county.  From those starting out to those who are established or people who are climbing the career ladder. As a member of The Institute of Directors, (IOD)  the Chamber of Commerce and the Federation of Small Businesses, (FSB) I have invaluable support at my fingertips to help grow my own business. This kind of support...

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Small Business Marketing

I am passionate about small business development and a BIG part of this is how small businesses can adopt a marketing strategy that works for them. If you are using social media platforms as part of your strategy you could actually, in my opinion, be a) wasting your time or b) alienating your potential audience. If you were to walk in to a room full of strangers and shove a business card or flyer in their hand without any form of...

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From Start-up to Success
Nov20

From Start-up to Success

The Business Show is the largest of it’s kind in the South East of England and I am thrilled to be speaking there on Thursday 27th Novemeber, (3.3pm in Hall 4). There is a lot of information available for people thinking of starting up a business to getting their ideas of the ground. For this talk I wanted to look at the ‘limbo’ stage where the business is up and running…then what? If you are a happy plodder...

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Localise – Talk Talk Digital Hero Video

Ashleigh Cornelius, founder of the Localise App invited me to share my thoughts on his success for the Talk Talk Digital Hero video. Ashleigh won his category and I was more than happy to oblige. This APP has the power to change how small businesses increase awareness in their local...

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Magazine Publisher? No Experience? No Problem
Apr20

Magazine Publisher? No Experience? No Problem

If you really want to achieve something, I am a firm believer that you will. There is no point starting out in a half-hearted manner, it takes passion and commitment to see an idea through to fruition. As Editor of the Kent Women in Business Magazine I am often asked about my own publishing background. When I tell people that my first position working for a magazine was as Editor of this one, their faces tend to drop. It doesn’t seem...

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