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How to get started as a new business owner

How to get started as a new business owner

Starting a business is incredibly exciting, but it can be scary and overwhelming as a new business owner. It's totally different to having a 9-5 job because you are your own boss. You don't have a boss or colleagues relying on you to get work done, you have to...

Why you need a good website ASAP

Why you need a good website ASAP

You don’t just need a website. You need a GOOD website! A good website doesn’t just look pretty. It also has great content and a purpose or goal. Something specific like 'to book 10 discovery calls a month' rather than 'to make sales'. Read this post about goals if...

Three ways to build your website

Three ways to build your website

Every business needs a website. And I’m not just saying that because I’m a website designer! There are so many reasons that a website is important for a small business, including:  People look online first to research before they make a decision. Most businesses do...

The best WordPress theme EVER

The best WordPress theme EVER

I've written a post before about why WordPress is a great platform for your business and why I use it to create ALL of my websites. I just love it! If you're a fan of WordPress too then you'll love this theme and you may have heard of it already as it's quickly...

Setting goals for your website

Setting goals for your website

Creating or updating a website that converts to sales is no easy feat. It takes a lot of strategic planning before moving on to the design. I've said it before and I'll say it again - creating a website is not just about making it pretty! My job is to create websites...

5 mistakes you’re making on your website

5 mistakes you’re making on your website

You might be surprised to find that none of the 5 biggest mistakes I’ll be talking about today are to do with how lovely your website looks. The truth is, a website can look really simple and plain but still perform well. A successful website includes so many other...

Why I created my Starter Website Package

Why I created my Starter Website Package

At Amber Phillips Design, I specialise in website design for creative entrepreneurs. I provide a custom website option (what it says on the tin, totally custom site, catered to the business goal and brand) and a starter website package. I believe that...

Plans for 2018

Plans for 2018

Back in May, I wrote a post explaining why I hadn’t posted on my blog in 3 whole months! In that post, I wrote about setting priorities and also said that in 6 months time I’d write another post following up. So here I am - better late than never! In my...

21 Things I’ve Learnt Since I Started my Business

21 Things I’ve Learnt Since I Started my Business

It’s my birthday!! Well, my business’s birthday! Today, I have officially been in business for 2 years! I’ve survived the dreaded first year and gone on to achieve bigger and better things in the second one! There’s still a long way to go before my business is where...

Why you need a good website ASAP

Why you need a good website ASAP

You don’t just need a website. You need a GOOD website! A good website doesn’t just look pretty. It also has great content and a purpose or goal. Something specific like 'to book 10 discovery calls a month' rather than 'to make sales'. Read this post about goals if...

Three ways to build your website

Three ways to build your website

Every business needs a website. And I’m not just saying that because I’m a website designer! There are so many reasons that a website is important for a small business, including:  People look online first to research before they make a decision. Most businesses do...

Setting goals for your website

Setting goals for your website

Creating or updating a website that converts to sales is no easy feat. It takes a lot of strategic planning before moving on to the design. I've said it before and I'll say it again - creating a website is not just about making it pretty! My job is to create websites...

5 mistakes you’re making on your website

5 mistakes you’re making on your website

You might be surprised to find that none of the 5 biggest mistakes I’ll be talking about today are to do with how lovely your website looks. The truth is, a website can look really simple and plain but still perform well. A successful website includes so many other...

Why I created my Starter Website Package

Why I created my Starter Website Package

At Amber Phillips Design, I specialise in website design for creative entrepreneurs. I provide a custom website option (what it says on the tin, totally custom site, catered to the business goal and brand) and a starter website package. I believe that...

Why Use WordPress

Why Use WordPress

*Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are "affiliate links." This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Any products or services that I’m affiliated with are products or services that I use myself and...

Top Tips for Creating a Website that Gets More Customers

Top Tips for Creating a Website that Gets More Customers

Nowadays, anyone can build a website. Wix, Moonfruit, 1and1 website builder…there’s a ton of free tools out there to build a website, but building it yourself can be risky! No matter how small your business is, it deserves a great website. A great website, that...

Setting strong foundations with your logo design

Setting strong foundations with your logo design

A logo is the face of your brand. It’s what represents your business and should give your potential customers a good first impression. That’s why it’s so important! If you start with a strong brand, then you can grow your business on strong foundations and gain...

Setting goals for your website

Setting goals for your website

Creating or updating a website that converts to sales is no easy feat. It takes a lot of strategic planning before moving on to the design. I've said it before and I'll say it again - creating a website is not just about making it pretty! My job is to create websites...

How to write website content that sells

How to write website content that sells

*Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Any products or services that I’m affiliated with are products or services that I use myself and...

SEO Tips from Christopher Clowes

SEO Tips from Christopher Clowes

Guest post by Christopher Clowes, author of The Features and Benefits of Digital Channels, Digital Marketing for Beginners and The Sales Process, and SEO Manager at Absolute Digital. As we all know, SEO is quite complex, there are quite a few Digital...

10 easy and free marketing ideas

10 easy and free marketing ideas

Whether you’re just starting out or you’re trying to keep costs low, it’s great to find free marketing methods that work effectively. Here are 10 ideas to try that are free or will cost very little money. 1. Start a blog to share your expertise and latest projects...

24 ways to regain your business motivation

24 ways to regain your business motivation

Sometimes when you’re so caught up in trying to make money, you can easily lose sight of your passion and lose motivation for your business and the reason why you started your business in the first place. It’s so important to take a step back and make sure you’re...

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