Category: Help and Advice

How to pick the right web designer

Google ‘web designer’, and you’re confronted with tens of thousands of results. How on earth do you choose the right agency for you? Without having specialist knowledge of web design, this may seem a daunting task. But don’t despair – as it turns out, you already have all the tools you need to choose wisely…. read more

Is your website ready for 2016?

With the new year nearly upon us, now is the perfect time for a quick review of your website. It doesn’t take long to check that it’s still serving the needs of your business and that it’s ready for whatever 2016 might bring. Here are our top health-checks to keep your website in tip-top shape:… read more

How small businesses can collect direct debits online

Here’s a system for collecting direct debits that’s reliable, easy to use and cheap. When you run your own small business, there are the fun tasks and the not-so-fun ones. The get-you-out-of-bed jobs and the wish-you-stayed-in-bed ones. And whilst these differ from person to person, I bet there’s one that never makes it out of… read more

A thousand words: why it pays to get your images right

For over a century, we’ve been told that a picture is worth a thousand words. So why do many business owners still neglect this key aspect of marketing? Images are important for your website. Really important. Terrible images can ruin the most beautifully designed website. They encourage your prospective customers to abandon your site and… read more