Hands up who loves numbers? I’m a reformed number aversionist. Spending money was one of my favourite past times. I was known as a shopaholic. I would avoid knowing how much I had spent and live from payday to payday. Continue Reading →
From a very young age I was confident with words. At just 7 years old my year 2 teacher, Mrs Small put me in charge of giving spelling tests and tutoring other students.Continue Reading →
Entering the NSW Business Chamber Awards in 2017 was a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the achievements of the previous 2 years. After hitting submit I immediately felt a wave of positivity. I realised how much I had achieved and how rarely I celebrated this. I am incredibly humble and thankful to have won the 2017 Macarthur Region Business Awards for Excellence in Small Business.
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Social media management is about achieving your business goals.
I started working with Serena Dot Ryan in June 2017. As the first employee, it took 4 months for the hiring process. It’s fantastic that I’m sitting here, but that’s not what makes me valuable. It’s my ability to network, learn fast and contribute to the success of our business goals. Just like your social media presence.Continue Reading →
You should not do anything online unless it’s adding value to your business. Hashtags are thrown around as an essential part of being online. But when it comes to business are they helpful or a hazard? The simple answer is they can be both. I don’t always use hashtags because of this. Despite popular belief, you don’t need to always use hashtags. So with this in mind, here is a brief explanation of hashtags and 4 ways I use hashtags to support my business.
Networking is important for business. This is something I learnt early on in my career. As a business owner since 2014 I’ve become acutely aware of it. However, as someone who is naturally shy, networking is not a skill that comes naturally.
I love teaching others. This love of teaching comes from loving learning. When you approach life as a learner regardless of experience or knowledge, you’re in the box seat to win. Attending the 2017 Social Media Marketing World was a perfect opportunity to learn.
As a business owner, you go to business meetings, networking events and conferences. You meet new people all the time. You end up with pockets full of business cards. Every single one of these business cards is an opportunity. Rather than just add them to your email database and automatically send them emails (I do not recommend this!), use digital to enhance the initial connection and create opportunities.
One year ago this week I created my first Facebook Live video. I had been anticipating it since the launch of Facebook Mentions in July 2016, a version of Facebook Live just for celebrities and verified profiles (ones with the blue tick). Facebook Live has really taken off in the last 12 months and has no sign of slowing down.
Welcome to 2017. So you’ve set your new year’s resolutions, that’s great. So the next big question is are you set for success?