Wednesday, July 11, 2012

We've got a new HOME!!!

So I know it's been a little on the quiet side here lately... That's because there are GIGANTIC changes happening for Buttercup Ink!

The blog is now over at Buttercup Ink HQ where you'll get a weekly dose of business + life tips.

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See you there!

V xx

Monday, June 4, 2012

The battle of SOCIAL vs SEARCH

A great infographic showing the importance of both search and social media for businesses...

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

BUSINESS {and life} TIP

Get clear on what you want and BELIEVE it will come

V xx

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

TOP TIPS for naming your business

"Do you have any advice for choosing a business name?"

I've been asked this question a lot lately so I thought I'd share my tops tips and things to consider when naming your new business...

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Want a SUCCESSFUL business? Here's how to make it happen...

People often think, "I'll be happy when _______." (fill in the blank with money/house/holiday/car/etc.). But in actual fact, it works the other way. We first have to BE HAPPY in our current reality to receive into our lives all the other stuff we dream about and desire.

I believe the same theory is true for business. New business start-ups often think that they will be happy and proud of themselves when they are 'a success'. But is regarded as a success? Is it financial gain? Is it having your work published? Is it praise from your peers? Is it getting 10,000 Facebook fans?

I like to look on it as you are ALREADY a success. You have had the inspired idea. You have started to put plans in place to make it happen. You might even be ready to quit your day job to give all your energy to your new business! The courage to take the leap, regardless of how big or small, means your are SUCCESSFULLY creating your future! Stay in this positive place with your eye on the prize and you will get there!

V xx

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Hello blog... is there anyone out there?

Being a small business owner, I know all too well the importance of social media and connecting with existing and potential clients on a personal level. But, if we are honest, there are times when we feel like we are talking to ourselves. The hours spent composing blog posts and searching for the PERFECT images to go with them; the continual Facebook updates and tweets... to get little or no interaction. 

Well here's why! A FANTASIC article here about what the majority of us (me included!) are doing wrong and what we should be doing to engage with our audience and inevitably make more sales!

V xx

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Live your WILDEST dreams!

What would you wish for if you could have ANYTHING in the entire Universe? A better job? Bigger house? Nice holidays?

I've spent some time recently thinking about this and I've realised that when we are asked what we wish for most, we are often very modest and reserved with our ask. We try to pick something that seems 'within our reach'. Something that we think is realistic. And not too 'greedy'.

But really, if you could have ANYTHING by simply just asking, why not ask for it all? Instead of the slightly larger house, why not ask for your DREAM beach house, filled with light and air, where you can entertain your friends and family and do your morning yoga practice on the beach? Rather than that promotion, why don't you ask to be an AMAZING business person, doing what you LOVE and making more $ than you could ever have imagined? I think we often don't want to appear materialistic or greedy but if having all of these things allows us more time to spend with our family, the freedom to spend that summer travelling Europe, eating gelato in Italy and sipping expensive champagne in France, wouldn't that be ok?

I'm making a conscious effort to dream BIG. Why not join me! What is there to loose?

V xx

Monday, April 2, 2012

NEW Facebook timeline graphics

By popular demand, the Facebook graphics package for the new timeline layout has been extended for a week! Head over to the shop to order!

V xx

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Be interesting...

Go out into the weekend and make it AWESOME!

V xx