If you want to think out of the box this Easter, this one’s for you. If you’re bored with chocolate eggs, try treating yourself to some Hot Cross Fun.
In this guest post, Stephen Barret takes a look at the Alphabet Wines range from Spar.
Just about every business in Plymouth needs to get their Facebook activity right. Nobody has time to waste getting it wrong. Here are six unmissable tips for making the most of your Facebook marketing.
How to use Pokemon GO to market your high street business. 7 free tips that businesses in Plymouth can use right now!
How to avoid those social media mistakes that everyone seems to make.
Plymouth is a city with a long history and a deep tradition of myth and legend. A guest post from the writers at Eskify.com.
Running my own business for two decades has taught me a few lessons. Here are a few of the best ones in a form that you can share with colleagues, friends and maybe even a few choice competitors.
The taboo around end of life matters stops us being open, honest and comfortable about death. This article by experienced celebrant Wendy Coulton looks at how to discuss this natural stage of our life cycle.
You’ve decided to start up your own business. Congratulations, but how do you decide which type of business to start? Here are the options.
Without very deep pockets small businesses need some great PR now and then. In this article, public relations expert Lucy Ryland shares some of her secrets.
When it comes to market research, small business owners assume that they don’t stand a chance against big business. Or is it a David vs Goliath opportunity?
Success only comes to those who are prepared to put in the hard work, time, and persistence. Here are five key actions you can take to make sure you have a year of success.
If you already own a car, you maybe wondering why on Earth you would need to hire one. Here are five times you’ll be delighted you did hire a car
Three essential public speaking tips that experts use to wow their audiences. How to improve your public speaking.
Some of the most common business start-up mistakes and how to avoid them.
Some foods are tasty, and some foods are good for you. Some foods though, are both. This round-up of the top five superfoods will help you stay healthy, and they taste great too.
This is the 2014 #socialnomics video from Erik Qualman. Essential viewing for anyone involved with social media.
The job of the 21st Century business is to attract and develop loyal customers. This article is a guide to some of the key steps to doing that.
Here are six tips that will make your blog stand out from the crowd.
If you’ve never been to Plymouth before, watch this to find out what it’s like here.
If you think your business couldn’t benefit from content marketing, you may need to have a massive re-think
If you haven’t been to the Devonport Column in Plymouth yet, you’ve missed one of the best-preserved historic landmarks our city has to offer.
How to find your dream home in Plymouth.
These networking icebreakers will help you whenever and wherever you decide to go networking.
Here is the oldest pasty recipe in the world. Try it yourself, or share your own pasty recipe with us.
Life is not always easy. There are times when it can seem as though it’s trying to bury you. Here’s an old story that I find useful whenever life behaves like this.
Could social networking have saved Edmond Davari’s Plymouth restaurants from closure? In this guest article, journalist and foodie David Wilcock discusses some of the ways that restaurants could take advantage of social media.
Because of Parkinson’s UK, no one has to face Parkinson’s alone.
Acupuncture is a tried, tested and safe system of complementary medicine. It has been used to restore, promote and maintain good health for thousands of years.
How to find the motivation to exercise regularly.
Devon’s answer to Comic-Con came to Plymouth today. And it was cool.
Ever wondered if your great grandfather was a highwayman or if your grandma was a Russian princess? Family History expert, Clare Massey tells us how to get started.
Running a small business is tough. There are enough things that make it hard for us in a tough economy, but are there some things that make it unfair? It’s time to find out what they are.
Ash Mashhadi’s top 10 business networking tips for making networking work for your business (part 2) in Plymouth.
Ash Mashhadi’s top 10 business networking tips for making networking work for your business (part 1).
Deconstructing the Mary Portas formula for retail success, and how Plymouth retailers can use it.
How to find the long tail secret of your business for amazing marketing results.
Classic 2,000 year old persuasion techniques that you can use in all your business pitches.
Five more great guerilla marketing ideas for small businesses in Plymouth.
Five great guerilla marketing ideas that are perfect for Plymouth businesses with empty pockets.
If you struggle with attracting clients you need this article. Learn the 5 Qs of twitter for business that help me promote my business every day.
To get the best out of social media for your business, you need to have a clear philosophy to guide what you do and why.
The essential guide to using social media for estate agents in Plymouth, Devon, Cornwall and beyond.
A guide for Plymouth restaurants who want to know how to use twitter to attract diners. From Ash Mashhadi, Plymouth’s business social media specialist.
The landscape of social media conferences is becoming increasingly populated. How do you choose between them all? Graphic Designer and Social Media maven Terri Nakamura takes a look at the subject and helps you navigate your way.
An interview with Chris Pirillo (@ChrisPirillo) on how to organise a social media conference. Guest post by Terri Nakamura (@terrinakamura)
I don’t want you to join Twitter and I’ve got 6 reasons why you shouldn’t. If you read them all, I’ll tell you a secret.
Do you hate all those nasty people that broadcast on Twitter? Broadcast v. engagement. Engagement is what social media is supposed to be all about. Or so they’d have you believe.
Here is a great 10 Day Plan to help you lose all your Twitter followers. Of course, you could choose to do the opposite and use these tips to get more followers instead.
How to use great web design to make your website as appealing as chocolate.
This article contains 5 great web design tips that you need to know. Written by Ash Mashhadi, Partner at Plymouth web design agency Design Inspiration.
What is your Twitter style? Here’s a list of the main types of people you find on Twitter – see if you can identify your Twitter style.
Here are 25 real business reasons why Twitter is good for your business. 25 types of business who need to be on Twitter Recognise yourself?
In this article, Ash Mashhadi, Partner at Design Inspiration reveals some of the expert web design secrets that the best web designers use.
Here are 5 of the best twitter secrets I’ve discovered as a viewer of Dragon’s Den. An article about social media by Ash Mashhadi from Design Inspiration.
Everyone’s talking about Twitter but few know how it can help them do business. This is Part 2 of Ash Mashhadi’s guide to getting started with Twitter for Business.
Part one of your indispensable guide to getting started with twitter for business
An introduction to brand building with social media. An outline of the 3 Ps of building your brand with twitter, facebook, etc. – plus a great infographic
The research as well as experience clearly demonstrates that online advertising is essential for business survival in the recession. This article outlines the key options available to small business.
To drive new custom to your door today, you need to inspire your website. Find out how with this article by Ash Mashhadi of Design Inspiration.
Research reveals that it is more important than ever to have a good-looking website. In this article, web design expert Ash Mashhadi shares some of the secrets of great website design.
These are my top 10 secrets for promoting an event with Twitter. Use them wisely because they really work. Should I be sharing them? Grab them quick before I change my mind…
In this guest-written opinion piece, we take a look at what may be a worrying extremist activity in Plymouth.
Plymouth has some incredible resources, but which is the greatest?
No-one wins a race by being mediocre. Adequate isn’t enough to win a prize. Make no mistake, winning City of Culture status for Plymouth would be a prize worth having. Millions of pounds in tourism, investment in creating new, larger venues, and raising Plymouth’s profile nationally and internationally would be just a few of the benefits.
In the last few days the link to a new video “See Plymouth, Love Plymouth” about our city has been going viral via social media.
Last night I attended the brilliant Devon Social Media Cafe where Ash Mashhadi revealed his ‘big idea’ to turn Plymouth into a social media powerhouse. I’m always skeptical about ‘big ideas’ but what he outlined was brilliant in its simplicity and infectious in its potential.
Have I mentioned that I love Plymouth? Okay, yes, it’s something I’m always going on about, but you know what? I’m not alone.
Part 3 of a series of articles about TV programme The Hotel Inspector and it’s visit to the Astor Hotel, Plymouth. In my last article, I discussed some of the business lessons in the show. This time, I ask: was it a fair programme or was the hotelier stitched up?
Last night saw the first airing of a TV programme that I had been anticipating for months: The Hotel Inspector. Why was I so keen to watch it? Two reasons: it was set in my home city, Plymouth, and I was in it! This article is about what it was like to be part of the show.