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Freelance web designer who loves creating websites, helping people create their own bubbles and lots of cake.
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    Freelancers, Come Get Your Jelly

    Posted on February 17, 2014 by in Sand & Castle Jelly

    I’ve set a date folks. Mark it down in your calendar and come along to be part of the first Jelly co-working event to be held for Morecambe and Lancaster. Wednesday 21st May 2014 It’s going to be held upstairs at The Yard coffee shop, 5 King Street, Lancaster but we need your help. The […]

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    Barter Project

    Posted on February 17, 2014 by in general

    I am currently helping to test through an initiative from Lancaster University, the Barter Project. The BARTER research project aims to use mobile and ubiquitous computing to raise the understanding of how fiscal localism can produce new complementary economic models to build a more sustainable society. I’ve only been using the card (as a guinea […]

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    You Too Can Shine Online

    Posted on February 11, 2014 by in get on the net, websites

    I’ve teamed up with Kerstin Hammes to present a day of workshop sessions at Lancaster & Morecambe college. We’re going to be talking about online marketing, blogging, demystifying SEO and getting an effective website for your business (and your budget). It’s going to be a great, informative way to give you ways to kickstart your […]

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    Early Valentine’s Gift

    Posted on February 5, 2014 by in bubblesbook

    Sent with love. You can now get your freelancer paws on a free pdf copy of my book Create Bubbles: Adventures in Freelancing by signing up to my newsletter. This has been something I have been talking about for a few years; it encapsulates what I learned in my first few years as a freelancer […]

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    Not Networking Experiment

    Posted on January 29, 2014 by in Featured

    For five years I’ve networked, I’ve been a member of the Chamber of Commerce, a member of Pink Link Ladies and am currently a member of Lancaster ESTA. I miss my Pink Link Ladies. My reasons for leaving networks are usually because they aren’t my target audience or that it is no longer financially viable. […]

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    Financial Planning

    Posted on January 28, 2014 by in advice, money, planning

    I wonder how many of you read that post title and passed on? If you’re still here then congratulations. At a recent networking event I met some new and interesting people with great businesses. One person I met was Joanne Moore from Moore For Your Money. Her company provides financial planning for businesses and private […]

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    Enterprise Answers

    Posted on January 26, 2014 by in advice, money

    I attended a networking event as a guest last week run by The Business Network where I met some very interesting people. One of the attendees at my table was from a company called Enterprise Answers. Tony Banks works with businesses in Cumbria and north Lancashire “…providing financial and business services…with the aim of creating social […]

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    Ethical Trading

    Posted on January 19, 2014 by in general

    Last year I joined my local Ethical Small Traders Association, not because I am particularly ‘green’ although I would like to make my footprint smaller, but because I liked the idea of trading ethically. We aim to provide a mutually co-operative framework for local social entrepreneurs to work together on developing products and services which serve […]

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  • A Gentle Reminder

    Posted on January 17, 2014 by in advice, social media

    I recently saw this video (on Facebook) and it serves as a reminder as to why we should build our own bubbles on the web and not rely solely on ‘free’ social media. Basically, Facebook’s algorithms are showing less and less posts from your friends and ‘liked pages’, mainly in order to push paid-for posts […]

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    No Food Shots I Promise (maybe)

    Posted on January 13, 2014 by in social media

    I signed up for Instagram today after talking to a few fellow business people. I’d never bothered when I first heard of it, I think because it wasn’t on Android, but it kinda seems fun so I’m giving it a go. I am looking to use it as a way for people to get to […]

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