SEO: a dark art? Interview with online marketing expert

Search Engine Optimisation, or SEO: what is it, why’s it important for businesses and social enterprise, and how do you cut through all the jargon and implement it? My guest on today’s Business Live radio programme, on Sheffield Live 93.2FM and online, was digital marketing expert Johnny Pawlik of Mantra Media. Johnny gave an accessible, […]

Growth Vouchers – apply for up to £2000 for strategic business advice

Do you run or work in a small business or social enterprise? Would you benefit from research, social media, marketing strategy, customer retention or communications advice to help to grow the business? The Government’s Growth Voucher Programme might be able to help you. I’ve just become accredited as a Growth Voucher Adviser – I’m thrilled, […]

Lean marketing for social enterprise & startups

I thoroughly enjoyed running Marketing skills for social enterprises – connecting with your customer last Friday afternoon. The workshop, organised by the Yorkshire Venture Philanthropy Programme and South Yorkshire Community Foundation took place at Sheffield Hallam University’s Sheffield Business School. Andi Stamp joined me to lead the seminar, bringing his expertise, empathy and enthusiasm: Andi […]

What do digital law and independent restaurants have in common?

Well, both topics were covered on my Business Live radio programme this morning. Most businesses, social enterprises (and of course charities and public facing organisations) will agree that social media is an essential part of their marketing, communications or customer engagement strategy. But high profile examples of organisations (large and small) getting things wrong on […]

Research project: new technology for business and social enterprise

New Strategies for Digital Inclusion – A participatory action research study New and innovative digital tools and strategies are available to businesses (including social enterprises), communities and individuals. Can these emerging and developing technologies and services promote entrepreneurship? How can mobile technologies be used to develop existing businesses and social enterprises and to support new […]

Commissioning: ask for RHITA!

Who’s RHITA? You may well ask. You’re on a website built by Jamie, after all. And the only middle name I’m aware of having is Stuart. RHITA isn’t my name – it’s an acronym for a set of attributes I try to live by in my professional (and personal) life. Reliability. Honesty. Integrity. Tenacity. Attitude. […]