How to make your own Canva template

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Getting started Canva is like Marmite to many people, designers the world over love or hate it. But for businesses of all sizes, it’s a complete game-changer. Within this post, I’m going to go through the basics of setting up a template specific to your business, which will save you countless hours. I’ll also explain…

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Why Small is Beautiful when it comes to Networking

Like many other aspects of life in lockdown, the networking world has changed considerably for small businesses. After the initial shock of realising that face to face meetings were strictly off-limits, many networkers and networking organisations laudably changed tack and took their events online, leading to a plethora of Zoom meetings and a daily dose…

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Rediscovering the power of Pottering!

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One of the more palatable, and indeed constructive aspects about the current lockdown is taking the opportunity to re-discover some long-standing favourite hobbies and interests. In my case, top of the long list is the pastime of ‘pottering’.  If you’re not completely sure what I’m on about here, my online dictionary gave the following synonyms: “Do nothing much, tinker about, fiddle around, do odd…

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You can’t do it!

“The market is oversaturated…” If you’ve talked to anyone about your dream; if you’ve told people you’re thinking about working for yourself, You’ve likely been told that the market you wish to join is over-saturated. It may be Graphic Design, it may be to become a Personal Trainer, you might want to open a cafe.…

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Guide: Adding your first WordPress blog post

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We build many of our websites on the WordPress platform, so it makes sense that we create a short guide on one of the most used aspects of WordPress, creating a blog post. First step: How to start You can start either from the frontend or backend, below you will see images for both aspects.…

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Don’t exhaust us

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“Don’t exhaust your audience.” As humans our brains have evolved into massive energy guzzling computers, they use up a vast number of calories just by thinking. Meaning every time we look around us, taking information in from the environment, we deplete our available resources. The more we have to think the more exhausted we will…

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You can’t polish s***

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If you go to a designer, you will likely be told you need better design work to grow your business, if you go to a copywriter they will likely diagnose more content or better writing, the same goes for any myriad of professional services you can think of for your business. Everyone wants to sell…

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Basic design fundamentals

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Here we have some basic design fundamentals, whether you’re new in business and undertaking all design tasks yourself, or you’ve established yourself and have a team working on your design, it’s always a good idea to know what works best for your communications. Design is Communication Design should make your message easier to read and…

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