Tuesday, 20 December 2016

A Beginners Guide to Spirituality

In any walk of life you need to be at your best. Many people in startup business think that they need to look at their accounts or marketing as the first point of call. This is not the right way to look at things. The most important part of business is the most important part of life itself.

Spirituality.

The book A Beginners Guide to Spirituality will transform the way you live your life. It looks at the fact that so many people ignore their spiritual side. Someone who is in tune with this part of their being will have better instincts and be able to grow into a master.


The more whole you are in your personal life then the more whole you can be as a businessman. Get the guide today and learn how you can connect with your spiritual side and unleash your full potential as a human being.


I recommend that you read the guide fully and see where it can take you before you make another move in your startup business life. Spirituality plays a large part in the success of any individual so being in tune with this will help you to grow.

Thursday, 15 December 2016

How to get people to do anything you want on your site with Tigerkit

"By 2020 customer experience will overtake price and product as the key brand differentiator."

- Customer 2020. The Future of Customer Experience.

The way that your customers feel about you depends on your interactions. This is important for any business but is absolutely vital for a startup. One of the major problems in managing your User Experience or UX is that it can take up a lot of your time and actually costs a lot of money. This is because there are so many things to observe, that you need special consultants for that. Every conversation with every customer has to be just right to ensure that they love what you do, stay for more and buy from you. Without quality UX then your conversion rate looks awful.


This is where Tigerkit can really help. They take all the stress out of the User Experience Design process which allows you to get on with what you do best delivering your product or service. Tigerkit is a rich toolkit for the startup business because

  •       It eliminates all complexity of the UX process by providing a smart assistant
  •     It gives you a bunch of tools, to increase you Conversion immediately 10x
  •         It's super-easy to implement, so you don't need to write even a single line of code


Most startup business don't look on UX as a chance to increase their conversion or a part of brand building, because they simply lack the know-how or they can't afford to hire a specialist or just don't have the time and money.


Tigerkit is the ideal place to start. It helps you to take control of the UX process with a lot of tools, to make people fall in love with you and to increase your conversion rate dramatically.


Tigerkit is currently under construction and the Beta Version is starting soon. But you can stay up tuned and get one FREE tip every week, how you can improve your site even now and that very easy, step by step. Even small changes can lead to incredible growth. So, check it out and tell you friends ;)

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Assessing your startup - where you have been, where you are now and where you are going

This is my moment to look both backwards and forwards in my startup journey. For those that have been with me from the start you will know how my journey has gone. For everyone else I will give you a short recap-

  • The idea was to start an estate agency in the town where I live
  • As I set about getting things in place I decided that I needed a residual income
  • I started writing
  • I blogged and I wrote my own eBooks
  • From there I found freelance writing
  • I started writing for others in my spare time
  • I then abandoned plans for the estate agency and became a full-time writer

This has been the journey of a few years summed up in a few bullets points so there have been highs and lows but this is the basic timeline that has brought me to here. Writing is now my life, so as well as this blog I write several others for myself. I write my own books still and publish them on the Amazon Kindle store.I write for other people. And I write whatever comes my way-
  • I ghostwrite books for people
  • I write marketing materials for people
  • I write the content for websites
  • I write social media post on behalf of companies
  • I write customer brochures
  • I write business plans
I pretty much write what people need, with the exceptions of school work and reviews.From this my business has grown and I will use this blog to briefly outline where I am today and where I think I will be over the next 6 to 9 months.

Currently

I have two websites that give me an internet presence. They can be found here-



They let the world know that I exists and along with my social media presence are the outward face of my business. They give me access to customers and also give customers the opportunity to check out what I am and what I do before they get in touch.


A lot of my work comes from existing relationships that have come from varied sources and developed over the years. I work for people all over the United Kingdom, and indeed the world, on a regular basis and write for certain people month in, month out.

A great source of business is going to be the BNI networking chapter that I have joined. It is going to break all records as the biggest group to launch in the UK and Ireland and is doing this at lightning pace. I am very proud to be a part of the group and I look forward to being able to give my fellow chapter members a lot of business from my contacts in the future.

The future

I am growing at a much faster rate than I expected at all. The business is flowing and I am being asked more and more to help people with their writing, especially content writing for businesses. I can see a pint in the future 6 to 9 months where I will be looking for someone to help with the writing and join me. I haven't got through Christmas and January yet as my first year of full-time trading so I don't know how quiet it might go. But I am quietly confident that this will be more than I can produce fr myself in the not-too-distant future.


My new novel is being written now and I am around a third of the way through the writing process. It does tens to take a back seat when I am working hard for other people but the idea is to have it ready to be published in the early part of the new year and be generating sales from then.It will be the first fiction book I have written for myself and I am really looking forward to seeing it out there and marketing it. I think it will make a splash.

This has helped me as I have been writing to clear my mind and look to the future. I suggest that if you are looking for a bit of clarity in your startup business right now then you go through a similar exercise. It allows you to focus on what is important and where you want to take your business.

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

The top 4 tips for making your content work for your startup business

Content marketing can make a big difference to your startup business. It allows you to expand your ideas, connect to new customer or markets and to let people know what you do. Your content can be anything from the words on your website, your social media interactions to your blog. All of these different elements of what you do and say come together to make up your internet presence. From there you can drive potential customers to your sales website and convert them into customers.

But poor quality content does more harm to your startup business than good. In the early days your reputation is important so the content that you put out there speaks volumes about what you do and what you stand for. Here is my guide to the top 4 things to remember when writing content for your startup business. This is how the professionals work-

4 - Use many channels
Your customers and potential customers hang out in many places so you really need to do this too. The more relevant places that you connect with your target audience the better. You will probably already have a website but to get those meaningful connections you may also need-

  • A blog
  • Social media accounts
  • A LinkedIn profile
  • An email mailing list
As you share your content in more places, you will reach a greater audience. Research which channels your target audience is using and make sure that you have a presence there.



3 - Remember the links
Your content should be all about pointing people to what your startup business does. It is there to let people know that you offer a service or product that meets their needs. Having quality engaging content is the first step to making sure that people can find you on the internet and will check you out.

But in order to see what you have to say they need to be able to follow you. Make sure that you include hyperlinks to where you want people to go next to keep up the connection with your company. For example, if you have content on social media then make sure you include a link back to your website. Or if you have a blog then link it to your sales page.

All the links that you put together will form a network across the different platforms you use.

2 - Keywords are vital
A large part of content writing is the keywords. These are the words of phrases that will help to get traction on your Google searches. For example-

If you are a content writer in County Durham then you need to think about how people might search for you on Google. If you think that the most relevant search would be "content writer County Durham" then you need to use the words "content writer County Durham" in a few places in your text. It also helps if these are in a title and the name of the page.

When someone searches on Google they have to make a decision on who is the best match for that search. Your keywords will really help you to be at the top of that search term.


1 - Don't stuff it with only keywords
This is my top tip for making sure that your content works for your startup business.Keywords are great. They will help you on your quest to move up the Google search rankings and get your business seen by more people. But what you don't want to do is stuff your content full of words that are just there for the purposes of that. It will cause you two issues -

  1. Google will mark you down
  2. Your potential customers won't stay
Google algorithms are a complex thing. Nobody really knows the exact nature of how they work. But one thing we know they have is the ability to filter out something that looks like spam. So if you have just a list of keywords Google will filter your content out from the results and you will be no further forward.

Even if your keyword-filled content is seen by a potential customer, once they arrive on your page they won't stay because the content will make no sense. It needs to be engaging and interesting in order to keep the attention of a visitor and turn them into a buyer.

Writing content can be a time-consuming process. If you need help with your content then check out my website for details of how I can help.

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Startups need to always be thinking of training their teams

A startup needs to be moving forwards all the time. If you stand still at any point then the market and your competition overtake you and you are left playing catch-up. And nothing is more important than making sure that your team is fully up to date with their training needs.

It can be easy to set up with a fully trained team and then think that you can just forget about training completely. But that is a big mistake to make. Your team are a valuable asset to your company and their training reflects how much you care about the service they are able to deliver to your customers.  Develop Intelligence are a great company to use if you want help in getting your team firing on all cylinders.


Your team spend all of their time making sure that your customer needs are met. They are responsible for –

  •          Connecting with customers
  •          Delivering the products or services that you sell
  •          Improving the customer experience
  •          Reaching out to new customers


And much more. Investing in their training with a great provider like Develop Intelligence means that you can keep your team at the top of their game and keep ahead of the competition. Don’t let your rivals steal a march on you and your startup business. Keep your team trained and motivated to ensure that you stay successful.



Startup business can be quite a cutthroat place to be so you need to make sure that all aspects of your business are on top form. You wouldn’t let something like your business insurance run out, so don’t let the training and qualifications of you and your team hold you back.

Monday, 19 September 2016

The 5 key things I've learned about my startup this year

It has been quite a journey for anyone that has followed my blog from the beginning. You might remember that I stared looking to open a tradition estate agency in my local town in England when all of this began. Things have changed a lot and I have made different plans along the way. That is how it works for many startups and the way that a business forms can change quite dramatically as time goes by.

My plans for an estate agency slowed and then stopped by the local market, the way that I tried other things to bring in an income and by the rise of the online-only estate agent. It is strange how things work out. I started writing my blogs and my books to generate an income that would help me in the early days of my estate agency but it never worked out that way.

I now write for a living - some things for myself and some things for other people. I now have a ghostwriting business and a content writing business.

Here are the five things that I have learned about my startup business this year-

5 - Keep all your accounts up to date
This wasn't like me at all. I just started putting receipts away in a folder as time went by and eventually I had this big pile that I needed to sort out. Add to this all the online receipts and invoices and I didn't know where to start. What should have been a few minutes a week at mist keeping on top of everything ended up being a bit of a mess with money going into different accounts (bank account, PayPal account, business bank account) then took my wife and I hours to get back under control. I advise all of you to set up an accounting system and set aside some regular time to keep it in check.


4 - Look for free resources
I started the writing business with an idea in my head and not much else. I wanted to write for myself and for others but I just didn't know how to make a business of it,. There are free resources if you know how to look in the right places. In the early days I used-
  • Citizens Advice Bureau to ask questions about setting up the business
  • Tax Assist to give me advice on my basic early accounts
  • Many online resources to gain inspiration for my business and explore new ideas
  • The Answer Bank to fire off some questions and hope for helpful answers
Just look and you will find.If you are unsure then a Google search will usually find you the right resources to investigate.


3 - Think about how you will fund your business
For the core of my business I have been fortunate. I haven't needed a great deal of money to be able to sit here and type away in exchange for cash. But for many companies the cash to start the business and to live on is something that is a big headache. There are different ways of raising finance and you can consider-

  • Crowdfunding platforms such as Kickstarter
  • Borrowing from your bank
  • Borrowing from friends and family
  • Using your savings
I have looked at writing a novel and I would need to get some funding for the research and development of the novel plus some money to live on while I was writing it. Kickstarter was something that I tried to raise money through and I will return to it again in the future.


2 - Join a networking group
I started writing for online freelance websites and although they were a great place to start I wanted to move on to working with people locally. This meant building local connections where I didn't really have any. The local BNI was a great place to join and meet local businesses that might need my services or know of someone that does.

I highly recommend BNI as a way to make local connections and move your business forward. It has been a great start for me as I strive to meet local people and get my work known in my region. Check out a BNI group near you and see what it might be able to do for your business.


1 - Don't be afraid to adapt
I started out with the idea of becoming an estate agent and here I am as a writer. That is adaptability if ever I saw it! Don't ever close your eyes to the other possibilities that are out there. I started writing so I had something that would provide me with a supplementary income when I was working in my own estate agents. It has grown from there to the point where I have 10 books published in may name, many others in the name of my clients and I write other content such as blogs and websites for people.

If I had just been blinkered to look only at estate agency then I would not have seen this opportunity. Keep your eyes open for other opportunities and keep your wits about you. You never know what might be around the next corner.

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

The top 5 ways a startup can stop failure from happening

It's a sad fact of business that many startups fail in the first year. The pressures on a new business and startup owner are great and if you don't get things right from the start them you run the risk of adding to these statistics. But it isn't all gloom and doom. There are things that you can do to become a startup success. Here is our guide to the top 5 ways a startup can stop failure from happening-

Communicate

The biggest skill for any startup business is that of communication.You need to be able to talk to your customers, the market and your suppliers in many ways over the course of that important first year. Although you may not always feel like it there is so much that can happen through effective and constant communication. Get on the phone to your contacts and let them know what is going on. The more you communicate then the more you will get in return.

Get the right help

It can be easy to think that you have to save costs at every turn when you have just started up your own business. It is true that you don't want to spend frivolously but you don't want to cut everything out of your budget. There are certain areas where professional help will really get you on the move and make sure that you don't end up in trouble further down the line. These might include-

  • accountants
  • solicitors
  • marketing consultants
  • web developers
  • financial advice
It is wise to get the right help to fire up your startup and get it moving in the right direction.




Search for customers every day

No matter how busy you are today you need to stop and think about how busy you will be in the future. One of my old managers used to say that you need to "feed yourself" every day with new business for the future. You want to know that you will have enough work tomorrow, next week and next month so take that little bit of time every day to connect with a customer, follow up a prospect and get that next piece of work in. The success of your business depends on it.

Marketing matters

You need to keep up your profile in the early days of your business to become established. Too many startup businesses just see what is in front of them and this is a dangerous tactic. When you just start out then you are not known to the vast majority of your target market. The only way to reach out to these potential customers is to keep your marketing efforts high. Social media, your website, your blog and other more direct marketing will all keep you in focus. The more you reach out to your market then the more likely you are to receive business in return.

Keep up your standards

It can be easy when things are not going right at times in the first year to change what you are doing. Although you want to react to the demands of your customers what you don't want to do is drop the standards of your work. You set up your startup with a vision of how you were doing to do things and that vision is really important when you want to stand out from the competition.

Our number one tip is to keep on plugging away with the high standards you have set yourself. This way your customers will see the quality, return and tell their friends. Tat is the way to grow a business.

Sunday, 4 September 2016

AGWAMO will capture your precious moments forever

I love to feature up and coming entrepreneurs in my blog. Today I have the privilege to showcase a company that is set up on talent and enthusiasm.

AGWAMO are a company that offers photographic services in the Madison, Wisconsin area. They are a family-run business of young and vibrant photographers that really capture the essence of their subject and bring it to life. They have a real connection to the world and people in and around where they live and you can see this shine through in their portfolio.

They produce high-quality photographs for many different purposes, including-
  •          Portraits
  •          Group photography
  •          Event photography
  •          Promotional photography
  •          Images or commercial use
  •          Videos for events or promotional campaigns


Whatever your photographic needs in the Great Lakes area (or further afield) then AGWAMO can really set you apart with stunning images. When you really want to capture a moment in time there is nothing like a photograph. To have a professionally taken photo to look back on for years to come is a real treat.


AGWAMO are a group of three young people from the same family that share an ability and passion for photography and getting the best images for their customers. Get in touch with them today and see how they can capture the moments that are precious to you.

Monday, 29 August 2016

Get the perfect exposure for your hotel on hotelsescape.com

If you have a hotel and want to get the best exposure then it is not always easy to achieve. So many hotel listings sites just pout up a list and nothing else. It doesn't really enhance the way your hotel is seen by potential guests.

That is where hotelsescape.com is different. They understand the industry and know that the way your hotel is presented makes a huge difference. It determines whether people want to come and stay with you or not.

To make this happen they do so much more than the listings sites-
  •        They create an article that sells your hotel to our visitors
  •        They produce a unique Facebook video and upload to our Facebook timeline
  •       The article and video are permanent so can always be found by your potential guests

hotelsecape.com want to highlight the benefits of your hotel accommodation to our growing list of visitors and Facebook followers. Get the most from the internet by showcasing your hotel to the people that matter – your next potential guests.

All of this is available for the low price of $299 – remember that the video and article are permanent and will help guests find your hotel.

https://www.hotelsescape.com/

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Why you need to give away everything you have

Yes, it's true. To succeed in business you need to give away everything that you've got. Leave nothing behind, turn out your pockets and give it all away.

Because essentially that is what content marketing is all about. All the knowledge and information that you have gathered over the years needs to be turned over. You need to give away your trade secrets, the way you do your work and all (well, nearly all) the things that set you apart from your competitors. That is what content marketing is all about. You create engaging contend that your readers appreciate, benefit from and come back to again and again. This sets you apart from your competition in many ways and helps you to attract more traffic. And it works!

Authority
By sharing the knowledge you have about the industry you work in people start to look up to you. They see you as an authority in your field and come back to you for more information. They subscribe to your emails, they check out your website when they want clarification on something and they follow you on social media. You become the go-to guy or girl. It changes the way you and your company are seen. By sharing the knowledge and experience you have you can generate a following that leads to business. Even though you have given a lot away, it doesn't mean that you have given everyone else the skills and time to carry out what you do. There will still be a huge number of people out there that will need your services.



SEO
Something else that content helps with enormously is where your website sits on the search engine rankings. Google and the others love fresh new content that matches what their users want so you can win big here. By delivering engaging content that hits all the right key words and phrases you will move up the relevant search rankings. Your content will show in many different places do make sure that it fits the searches you want to appear on and make sure it is engaging as well.

Traffic breeds sales
The more traffic you generate through your SEO work and the following you generate by being an authority the better. You will find that more traffic means more sales. The people that you drive to tour website by producing relevant content will be there for a reason so your overall sales and conversion rate will increase if you can deliver what you promise. If your content is relevant to the industry that you are in and useful to the reader then the people that arrive on the pages of your website will be in the market for your services. Wow them with your content and you will see your success soar.

Giving away all you know is easy. Your knowledge and experience are in demand. Don't hide it away. By giving what you know there are new customers to connect to and new markets to enter. Your content will drive you and your business forward.

For more on content marketing check out my website at http://ghostwriterservices.co.uk/

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Odie And Cody Pet Shampoo is natural and ethical

I love to feature some great startup businesses and their products on my blog. Today I have the pleasure of featuring a brand that has a strong ethos and gives back to the community. Odie and Cody produce a natural and organic pet shampoo that is available now so you can look after your pet in a natural way. It is made with care and attention in small batches so you can buy with confidence because it is a 100% natural product certified organic to USDA standards.


The Odie and Cody Natural Organic Pet Shampoo doesn’t sting, burn or itch your pets when you give them a bath and leaves their skin feeling great. It is –

  •          Vegan
  •          Gluten-free
  •          Hypoallergenic
  •          Natural
  •          Organic


The shampoo will really look after your pet, make them feel pampered and you will feel happy in the knowledge that you are using a product that will not cause them harm and is made in a sustainable and ethical way.


Another great feature of the Odie and Cody brand is that they generate a proportion of their profits to animal welfare charities that help to look after pets and save animals from being needlessly killed because of overcrowding in animal shelters.

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Top 4 things to remember when using content marketing to supercharge your startup

Content marketing helps your startup business to reach new customers. When you begin in business you need a steady supply of customers to get off the ground and continue on a successful trajectory. Content marketing establishes you and your business as an authority in your industry. It connects you with more potential customers and develops a level of trust. Here are my top 4 things to remember when using content marketing to supercharge your startup-

It can be a slow burner
Content marketing doesn't always bring you immediate results. This is about building a rapport with your customers and that just doesn't happen overnight. You are sowing seeds that will grow over time. You and your audience need to get to know each other first. The work you put in here means that when someone needs your service or product you are the provider of choice.

You have to stick at it
Content marketing builds over time. You can't upload content at the start of a campaign and then completely forget about it. Content marketing doesn't work they way. You need a constant flow of quality and relevant content for your readers. This helps you with your SEO rankings, keeps your content looking fresh and connects with more customers.




Publicise it
Content is great for furthering you'd startup business but you need people to read it. To get an impact from your content marketing you want to spread the word as much as you can. Use your website and your social media reach to get the message to as many potential customers as possible. The more people that read what you have to say then the greater chance you have of your message being read, shared, liked and commented on. The more you can connect with people the more well-known your brand becomes.

Fish in the right pool
A strong message is great but it has to be seen by a relevant audience. You want to get your message out there in all the right places. You need to know where your audience hangs out so you know you will reach them. Look at all the options you have, especially social media, so you can find the relevant market for your product or service. By connecting with your people in the places they already spend their time then you will appeal to them. This is another step towards turning them into your future customers.

If you are looking for help with your content writing then get in touch via my website. I can write content for you and help your startup business get off the ground.

Monday, 25 July 2016

Store 215 Car Keys number in your phone for Philadelphia car key replacement

When you have lost your car keys or they just don’t seem to work anymore it can be a really frustrating time. It often happens at the worst time – as you are about to go to work, when you need to be somewhere or when you are out in your car.

If you live or work in the Philadelphia & local Pennsylvania suburbs then the solution is out there for you. Just call 215-CAR-KEYS and you will get all the help you need. 215 Car Keys are the specialists in the Philadelphia area so program that number into your phone- (215) 227-5397. You want to know that you have that stored in your phone should you ever need help.

They have experienced technicians and come right out tot you so that you have the peace of mind that your car keys will be replaced on the spot. They are American owned & operated and have been in business since 2004. Their experienced service technician will come to your car and program your key or remote right there for your convenience.


They can generate and program most car keys for you so you can go about your life. They can even generate a car key if you don't have any at all. Whatever the key type your car has then 215 Car Keys will be there to help you with your car keys in Philadelphia. They can help you with smart keys, proximity remotes, chip keys and more.

215 Car Keys provides honest, upfront pricing so you know what it will take to get your car keys replaced in Philadelphia. This is their promise and is something that sets them aside from the others.
They offer the highest quality door to door service so all you have to do is call and 215 Car Keys will come out to help you and get you back on the road again. There is nothing worse than being stuck next to your car and not being able to drive to where you need to be, either in the heat of the summer or the cold of the winter. When you need car key replacement in Philadelphia then look no further – 215 Car Keys has got your back.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

The six areas where your website needs to sizzle

When it comes to your startup business it pays to have a great website that attracts new customers to you. A great website will be your shop front on the interest and can do wonders for your new startup business. But you need to get it right. A great website doesn't have to cost the earth but there are some key areas where it needs to sizzle. Here are the 6 planes that you just have to get it right-

6- Your domain name
This is an easy one to overlook but it is crucial for a startup business to be found. There are many places they will sell you a domain name for a small cost in the first year, and not much more after that. Your domain name needs to sell your business. A great domain name is the difference between being clicked on or not. Something simple but catchy that lets the passer by know what you are about is perfect for a startup.


5- A logical layout
You will have worked hard to get potential customers to your website so when they arrive you don't want to confuse them with your layout. A startup business thrives (and even survives) on new customers so you need to make sure that once they hit your we page they can clearly see what you are about. Avoid jargon and make it easy to navigate around your website. This will make it easier for them to do business with you.

4- Looking great in all devices
People will access your site from their desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone so you need to make sure your wesite looks great on all platforms. You will probably need the help of a developer to make sure of this but it is worth the investment because you can lose customer for your startup business if they can't interact with your website on their device.



3- Your contact information
It is absolutely crucial that your potential customers know how to get in touch with you. Don't be one of these companies that make it difficult to contact them. Give as many ways as you can for your customers to get in touch-


  • Email
  • Contact form
  • Telephone number
  • Fax (they still exist!)
  • Postal address
  • Social media addresses

The more ways people can get in touch with you then the more likely they will be to do just that.


2- The images
Words are great to get up the SEO rankings and explain what your business does but what really captures traffic is quality images. You can get great stock images that bring your stsrtup to life or use your own. Either way make sure that they are high quality and that they push your brand forward.

1- The content
The content in your website needs to serve two purposes. Firstly it needs to tick all the right SEO boxes to drive you up the search rankings. You want people to find you (that's the whole point in having the website) so make sure your content does this. The second thing your content needs to do is convert traffic into sales. Your content needs to be engaging and compelling so you can get your startup moving and generate sales.

I am a content writer and if you need help with the content on your website then just let me know. I can be found at www.ghostwriterservices.co.uk

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Song Society App is a great place to make wonderful music with others

Technology has made dreams of global collaboration a reality for many people. In my startup blog I love to feature new ideas that can really change the world for people. I also love to share ideas that want to bring people closer together. http://www.songsocietyapp.com/ is a great idea that enables people to meet, greet and write songs all using one tool.

You can connect with others from all over the world to share your passion and your music. Song Society App allows musicians of any ability to create a song on one platform in one step. You can get together with others to contribute to the formation of a song and the app will accurately record each contribution. It is a great way to collaborate and know that each of you have the proper licensing and copyright protection.


I love to see ideas that enhance creativity and http://www.songsocietyapp.com/ will bring people together to generate great music by way of sharing their collective talents. You can start out in your bedroom and put a song together with people from New York, Bora Bora and Japan to reach out to markets all over the world. The app has so many great features that will change the way music is made-
  •         It enables you, the user, to organize their music
  •         You can invite others to work with you
  •        It calculates contribution to the song from different parties
  •         It produces copyright forms so everyone knows where they stand

Collaboration across international borders has never been so easy and never been so structured. It allows you to find like-minded musicians to be creative with but protects your contribution from being misused.


The app is free to download and really easy to use. You can get started straight away and explore the thousands upon thousands of other professional or aspiring musicians and songwriters that are just waiting to work with you. You can collaborate in real time so there is no wait for emails to pass backwards and forwards. Collaborating over music is such a fun way to spend your time and Song Society App gives you the chance to work in a forum style song writing space where you can develop both your skills and your network of contacts.


I love the simplicity of the app so I suggest that if you are at all interested in music then this is the place for you.

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Only 47 hours to go with my Kickstarter campaign - last chance to back

My first Kickstarter campaign is coming to an end. There are only a couple of days left and only a few chances left to get behind this. I am writing a detective novel set in Durham and my backers get the chance to feature in that novel.

If an offering the chance to be-

The killer
One of the victims
The sidekick detective

My backers get to name the character, give them some characteristics and also get access to some exclusive behind-the-scenes photos and updates.



The money raised will be used to get the book into print, with the first copies sold exclusively on the Amazon Kindle store.

I am really excited about this opportunity and I'd love for you to get behind it. If you have any questions then please ask in the comments box below and check out the Kickstarter page here-

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2070524716/you-can-feature-in-my-detective-novel-based-in-dur?ref=user_menu

NollyviewTV is a quality entertainment streaming service

In my blog I love to feature innovative and exciting new businesses. They are a large part if what makes covering the startup market so interesting. If you want the best content from Nollywood then the only place to go is NollyviewTV. This is a new content streaming provider that gives you, the viewer an innovative experience. NollyviewTV is based in the UK and delivers the best in entertainment.
NollyviewTV give you access to the quality African movies that you want to view. It also helps up and coming film makers to show off their talent. If you are an African filmmaker that wants to open up new markets then NollyviewTV gives you that opportunity. You can feel the passion for African films and new talented filmmakers with everything they do. NollyviewTV are the experts in showcasing new talent to the world.



You can gain new fans, reconnect with your old followers and earn money from the pay per view offering that NollyviewTV offers. This is a fantastic opportunity for you as a filmmaker to take your trade to the next level. The one thing you want is a platform for your work, both new and old, and this is the place to be seen. NollyviewTV is the perfect way to get noticed.
You can get in touch with them to see how they can help you-


In addition NollyviewTV is looking for crowdfunding to take it to the next level. It features great content from African movies, the best and latest TV series from all over the world. NollyviewTV is the place to be for film-makers, advertisers and viewers alike. It has a global reach and is the next logical step for fans of Netflix Africa or IrokoTV. This is a great steaming service that will take your viewing experience to the next level.



Just imagine the fun you can have on your own or with your family and friends. The viewing choice is huge and you will undoubtedly find something that you will love to watch there. Nollywood is producing more great content all the time and NollyviewTV is the home of Nollywood. Go over to NollyviewTV and check out the quality they have to offer. You will find it has all you need when it comes to entertainment. I recommend that you give them a try because they have so much to choose from.

Friday, 1 July 2016

DS9 Design wash away those negative online reviews of your startup business

When it comes to your new startup business there are certain things that make a real difference to how you are seen online. Whatever is posted online about your company creates a digital footprint that is extremely difficult to erase. Of course that is great when people have positive things to say about you. But at times you may get a bad review or someone posting something negative about your new startup or small business. It may be a rival company or someone with a grudge but it can make a big impact in the way you are seen and to your business.

But your online footprint doesn’t have to hold you back. DS9 Design can really help you here. They are the experts in mediating the things that might hold your company back when it comes to ding business and attracting customers online. They can help with resolving the issue caused by-

• Negative media articles and news
• Reviews on places like Yelp or Facebook
• Images or videos that don’t show your company in the best light
• Blog postings that have a negative tone
• Underhand tactics by your competitors

Your online reputation is something that you need to cultivate and protect. If something negative on the internet is starting to affect your startup business or small business then you need to act quickly to minimize the potential damage and move forward as quickly as you can. Every day that this is left unresolved is another day where your reputation is under attack and your business suffers.


DS9 Design offers a free consultation so you can see exactly how they will help you. This allows them to understand the issues that your business faces and allows you the chance to see what they can do to help. They use the power of positive internet marketing to wash away the issue that you and your business may face. They are so sure of their service that they give a money back guarantee of their service. This gives you the opportunity to take back control of your online reputation for the good of your business.

When it comes to starting a business in this day and age there are many things to consider. Te internet is a great place to start to develop your business and find new customers. But negativity on the internet can really harm what you are trying to achieve. Make sure that you know how to get your reputation back into the positive again. Contact http://ds9design.com/reputation-management/

Swipe Business Messenger is a great app that can help you to get backyour work life balance

When you startup your own business there is a lot of information thrown at you. For the small business owner and entrepreneur you will make use of your smartphone and many of the features on it to stay in touch with your customers, suppliers and business contacts. But sometimes you want to be able to switch off from all of this and keep in touch with your friends and family.

I know from my experience I look at my smartphone and think “I’m not going onto that because it will be full of work-relate messages. I’m having some time off.” But your smartphone is also where you keep in touch with friends, check out social media updates and generally hang out.

There is a solution to the problem of separating your work life from your private life. That solution is Swipe Business Messenger. It is an instant messaging app for your phone that allows you to easily separate your business and social messaging. It means that your smartphone is a safe area to visit again after work hours! You want to be the best startup owner you can be and a part of that is taking some time away from the business to catch up with your personal life.


As a self-employed business or as a freelancer there is so much pressure on your time already. There is currently no way to separate your business from your social life on your smartphone – until now because Swipe Business Messenger has looked at this problem as developed a solution. Technostress is a real issue for the startup business owner and can cause you to lose that important balance between your work life and your home life. It is a hugely important distinction to make and when these two merge you find that business becomes tougher and much more stressful. Work life balance has become a major issue in employment over the last few years and Swipe Business Messenger are working to get that balance back into the right place.

I love to bring you ideas that will make a big change to you and your startup business and Swipe Business Messenger is a great innovation that can help you to have that crucial time away from your business to relax and unwind. Many startup businesses have failed because of the stress that constant connection with your client base and business does. This is starting the fight back!

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

It Works! is a great opportunity to get your startup passion off the ground

On my blog I love to be able to share great opportunities with you. I know from the feedback that I get that many of you want to work for yourself but just don’t know what form that will take. You have that burning desire to be your own boss but maybe don’t have the full vision of what you will do to replace that income. That is why I have brought you this great opportunity today.

Are you looking to earn extra cash, do love beauty products?  Then why don't you combine the two and become an independent sales distributor for the fabulous It Works!  They are a US company that offers amazing professional skincare, beauty and wellness products that you can distribute to your friends and family. They are actively looking for distributors to promote their beauty products in many parts of the World and are just getting started in the UK. If you have some spare time and would like to do something to fit around your family life and would like to earn some extra money and make new friends, then become part of their family and join the party! As it takes off you could become a full-time distributor and this could be the way you make a living.

Don’t just take my word for it. Go to www.BHBodyWraps.com now and take a look at all they can do for you and your customers. Here is a before and after image for their number one product - The Celebrity Wrap-


This is a great opportunity to become a distributor for It Works! Along with making new friends you can earn extra cash and try out all these great products, you will be able to see for yourself that they work and will be proof to your friends what great products It works are!  Give it a go!

It is a great opportunity to start a business that will help you earn money while still fitting around your lifestyle. I know that when you start out on a business venture you want to see how it all goes before you start making changes to your life. It Works! is just that opportunity. You can build up your clients through your social media and then as you get more customers you can see where it all takes you!

I love to highlight great business opportunities on my blog and It Works! is one of the best that I have seen. Get in touch with them today and see where it can all take you.



Check out more detail at  www.pressreleaseplace.co.uk

Friday, 24 June 2016

You can fund it with Kickstarter - see how I am getting on!

As my regular readers will know, I have set out on the road to become a successful writer. This has meant me leaving my paid job to set up on my own. Along with the features of other great products, this blog keeps you updated with all the things that I am doing as part of my startup business plans.

One area that I have started to move into is looking at how my projects are funded. I have set up a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to fund the marketing of a novel that I am intending to write. The campaign has seen quite a bit of interest and I have found it to be a really exciting way to reach out to people from all over the world and get some funding.


If you are thinking of starting your own Kickstarter campaign as a startup business owner then I can recommend it. The process is really simple to follow and it walks you through what you need to do step by step. They are the experts in crowdfunding so you know that when you work with them you have a great chance of raising the money you need. Here's a quick guide to the process-


  • Set up an account with Kickstarter
  • Decide on your project
  • Set the amount of funding you need
  • Set up the incentives that will reward people for pledging
  • Promote your campaign
  • Answer any questions that people ask
  • Wait for the money to roll in
My project can be found here-


It is to fund me to write a novel that I hope to have published and from there - who knows?

You can pledge and give one of the characters in the novel a name and describe some characteristics. It is a great opportunity to be part of the creative process and help me to get my book off the ground.

Please let me know in the comments if you have any questions or need any information. I'll be glad to help!

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Deciding on an accountant after speaking to two

As I have started to pull things together for my startup business I said that I would keep you informed. On Monday I went about the business of finding an accountant. I had emailed some the week before and two came out from the crowd as people I'd like to speak to. I arranged to meet them both on Monday afternoon - and here's how it went.

Accountant 1

Although accountants have a reputation.l for being dull, this was not the case at all. I spoke to them and found that they were  vibrant, switched on and really interested in my business. As with the other accountant (more later) it was a no-obligation chat. It gave me the chance to ask questions, gain knowledge and build rapport. This was everything I had hoped for but probably not what I had expected.

I wanted to know the things that would directly affect me such as how I should set up my accounts, when I was due to pay tax and how much their service cost. I felt as thing they had my best interests at heart and I could work with them. We left it as we would stay in touch but nothing was needed until the end of the tax year in April 2017.



Accountant 2

This was a little bit of a contrast and it felt like I was dealing with a used car salesman or financial adviser. There was some interest in what I did at the start but it felt false. After that it was all about trying to get me signed up and trying to sell me extras such as accounting software and a business bank account. I know everyone has to make money but it didn't feel right.

Again I said that I would stay in touch but I did email to say that I would be using someone else.

Conclusion

With many people you deal with in business (or anywhere in life) it is the feeling you get that dictates your decisions. I don't think it is fair to name names on here. I am based near to Durham in England so if you are looking for an accountant in this area message me and I can give you a bit more detail if you'd like.

The next step is a business bank account. I'll let you know how I get on with this soon.


Thursday, 16 June 2016

Mill For Business is a great place for a startup company to get all they need

When it comes to your startup business it can be difficult to deal with all the different people and companies you need to help you get started. You need-

  •          Company formation services
  •          Someone to deal with your domain name
  •          Web hosting services
  •          Someone to build your website
  •          SSL and security needs
  •          Online marketing assistance
  •          Setting up your company email


But Mill For Business has thought about all of this and you can now get all of these things in one place. When you want to work with a company that can do it all and yet still be an expert in it all then Mill For Business are the right people for you.



Whether you need UK company formation or Ireland company formation this is an essential part of your startup business and Mill make it so easy for you to do. In addition to this the blog contains great ideas and tips that will really help your business to become a success. In my blog I look for ways to help you make your startup a success in a way that is easy for you to do. Mill For Business is a great place to get all you need without the hassle of chasing different suppliers.