Struggling to get your business off the ground? Who said you need you need to do it alone? Get help from people you admire, develop relationships, build new connections. Don’t expect overnight results you’re in it for the long term. When we set up business we think we have to do it all alone. The quickest way to build up your brand and business is to reach out to other small businesses, share your content, contribute as a guest blogger, start chatting to like minded businesses, and get influencers on board. Create a network around your brand that will help you grow your business and get you clients.Read More
We’re well aware of how to write a story with words, years of being taught English and other languages at school have given us the tools for telling a story. And if you're lost for words, don’t despair. There’s always a copywriter who can apply their magic.
Now, I'm afraid to tell you that we live in a world that relies heavily on visuals. You'll need strong visuals to support your words. Images on any marketing you put out there represent the essence of your content.Read More
Setting up a business is the easy part, once you have chosen your target market how do you stand out in the crowd? Going niche is one way, catering for a particular field will reduce the number of clients to target, it will also make you stand out as the specialist to go to. When you are looking for an expert, would you rather go for the generalist or the specialist? Here are ten reasons which might convince you to go niche.Read More
I have a wonderful give away for you my lovelies. Volunteering as a mentor for the Cherie Blair Foundation, helping women entrepreneur in developing countries launching their business was a heartfelt experience! This year I went a step further and completed my life coaching training. To celebrate the launch of Launch your signature brand package I want to gift one of you with the opportunity to fast forward your dream business by offering a Launch your signature brand 3 months scholarship!Read More
4 Key elements to making a success out of your personal branding photoshoot. Before you step in front of the camera, think and prepare, the ground work will transform your photo session into a day to enjoy and have fun.Read More
To help you create a consistent brand, this week I will help you develop a style guide. What does a style guide consist of?Read More
Branding is a subject I fell in love with, no surprise there, in the book that I am about to launch next week I will introduce the all the business failure I have experience and how I learned branding the hard way.
What I love about branding is that it’s about you, your story and what makes you unique as a brand. There’s no better way to stand out than showing what makes you unique and this your brand’s job!Read More
Congratulations you have a successful brand! What’s next then? Ok, hold one not so fast, first of all, it’s lovely to hear that your business is thriving and that your strategic thinking has paid off. As with everything in life comes a time where we need to evolve and change, so how do can you do that with your gorgeous brand? Here are ten ideas to help you grow and continue to thrive with your business.Read More
Having a brand is your opportunity to stand out and make a statement about what your brand stands for. But what about if you haven’t got one? Or made one yet?
So what are brand statements? In a nutshell, it’s about telling you what you do, no hello I'm Maria, a designer. How do you think this information will stick with the person you are just talking to? Yes, you’ve got it.
If you haven’t got a clear statement don’t worry, this post is here to help you create a brand statement!Read More
Your brand is your promise to your customers’ it's much more than your logo, it has a presence on its own, it’s everything you and your brand stand for. You want your brand to speak in one voice over all your audience touchpoint, every logo, banner images, image vibe, colour tones, fonts have to give the same message to your client. Make this year, the year where you get more strategy instead of thinking as a small business, think big. Be strategic with your branding and look for brand cohesion overall brand’s touch points.Read More
You've launched your business from a place of love, with the idea of changing the world for a better place. You're still convinced that you could do more with your business, though. Here are five ways to make a difference in your brand and business.Read More
Creating a digital footprint and a presence for yourself online is however vital as an entrepreneur. It’s important to showcase what you do and who you are, to build relationships and a repertoire with your audience. It is possible to comfortably promote yourself as an introvert online, read on to discover my top tips…Read More
Defining how you want someone to feel when they interact with your brand is key to encouraging potential customers to engage with you, and respond in a way that ultimately helps you build relationships, positive experiences and of course sales.Read More
This blog post is not about teaching you marketing or branding instead inspire you in telling your brand story and how to approach a visual story with images, I hope this will give you some inspiration!Read More
Last week I started to write about how to connect and get more engagement from your tribe.
This week I invite you with expand your reach with more ideas to help engage and connect with your audience, and this week we will be focusing on collaborating.Read More
I recently surveyed my subscribers and facebook group.
About the most significant challenge that you're facing right now and the type of help, you would like to read about on this blog. The results were very informative and helpful. Thank you for engaging with me.
What came out was a request for help on how to create a brand based on what makes you unique, also understanding who is your ideal client, getting clear with your branding (aka brand clarity). It does not only go back to brand clarity but understanding yourself, who you are as a person and your values.Read More
How do you stand out in a crowded market?
Imagine you are at the point of launching your new business, or you just launched it. You are looking on, inspired by other successful entrepreneurs. You followed step-by-step webinars, subscribed to posts, newsletters, bought quite a few online courses, about marketing and selling yourself. You feel very excited and ready to launch. Something seems to be missing though, you seem to have forgotten about putting yourself into the picture.Read More
Don’t we all crave authenticity? We live in a paradox world it seems though when crawling through all these beautiful Instagram accounts, browsing through feeds that make you think "their life looks so perfect! How does it make you feel? Deflated, yes it does happen especially to us creatives who suffer from chronic comparitis.
I will tell you something that is no secret, Instagram feeds are not about real life they’re about brand representation and what doesn’t fit with the brand isn't shown and this should apply to your brand as well.
How overwhelmed do you feel right now? I know you are because I feel overwhelmed as well. As solo entrepreneurs, we have so much on our plate.Read More
You must have read a lot about me stamping on defining your brand with keywords, it doesn't like it will make a big shift but it will.
The 3 words you choose will have full meaning and help you get unstuck in defining your brand and being clear in your strategies.Read More