Where you targeted and what to do now?

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Important changes to the way we manage ads and Pages on Facebook. These are designed to increase transparency and accountability, as well as prevent election interference as seen in the Cambridge Analytica abuse of data.     So what happened? Facebook has been engulfed in a growing scandal over the way it harvests data. Here’s more on what happened if you missed it!   http://fortune.com/2018/04/10/facebook-cambridge-analytica-what-happened/   In short, people’s data has been collected to try and understand more about them … Read More

Why nature needs to be incorporated into your biz routine

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One element to life that we can rely on to bring us down to earth and renew our soul is the outdoors.   In this connected life we lead, many are disconnected from the world itself. The smells, feeling, noises and the visual perfection around us that can fill our cup. When was the last time you star gazed? Planted your feet on the grass? Walked the beachside with no care in the world?  Often, as human beings we are … Read More

Is this the new Instagram?

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  This billionaire wants you to sign up to his social network — is this the new Instagram?   Another social media platform? Is it time to jump or wait and see? These are my thoughts so far from the information that I have sourced. First thought, it looks really cool. One could easily get swept into something new, exciting and full of clutter-free promise. No ads, a chronological timeline (cool!) and more precise ways of controlling friends and different … Read More

Personal Branding: Step One

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|| NEW LOOK 2018 || SARAH MARSHALL PHOTOGRAPHY      We all know that personal branding has made a massive shift over the years with the introduction of sharing our stories online and the need to be at the forefront of our businesses. Customers want to read and research YOU, trusting us before they buy and building a relationship that is deeper than one conversation. I experienced this more and more over the years involved in social media leadership. Seeing … Read More

Dear Mum in Business…

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 PHILIPPA MANNAGH·SATURDAY, 20 JANUARY 2018 Welcome, let me tell you a little story of how the Mums in Business group came to be and why I will fearlessly protect the values, culture and spirit of this little corner of the internet we can safely call home. You see, no other person except for a fellow Mother in Business can count the tears it takes to step up every day, the pressure, the constant juggle, the lack of down time, constantly feeling … Read More

An open letter to you, Mum in Business

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  What lies behind the smiling photos and the family highlight reels? Are you truly happy?    I’m going to share an uncomfortable place that I found myself in one day and how I climbed out of it – it’s not all fabulous events, bubbles and fun over here, I am just like you.  Being a Mum in Business can take its toll on us. I couldn’t shake it.  Why did I feel this way? For a long time, I … Read More

New: Messenger for kids on it’s way

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What are your thought on this? Too young or handy for the digital world we live in? I have just posted a LIVE video on this topic over in the Liked Media: Mums in Business group and wanted to hear your thoughts too.   Facebook messenger for kids is coming our way and it’s a big one to think about, pros and cons of course.  This is available in the US right now, however it will be coming our way … Read More

4 tips to loosen tech’s grip over your life

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I caught myself on the phone too much this weekend. I knew I was doing it yet it had it’s grasp on me. You know when you are scrolling and you just can’t stop? I saw the kids around me, looking, waiting… “interrupting” yet I was the one zoning out and it should NOT have been my focus. It’s so not fair. I have got pretty good with my boundaries these days. Working in social media I have too. I … Read More

REVIEW: The Apron Cafe, Whangarei Airport

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|| CAFE REVIEW || The Apron:  Check them out on Facebook for more info!  Some days you just need a business owner date with a good friend and with little people tagging along on a Willow Wednesday this was more enjoyable because of the set up at this new local cafe, The Apron. Because, let’s be honest, it’s hit and miss when you dine with kids. I knew it was going to be good here. There was no doubt, given … Read More

What they don’t tell you in biz || Part 4 ||

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It’s time to tackle the unspoken but all too common pain point… getting paid for your time.   Hands up if you have chased an invoice, sent reminders, got on the phone, sent more reminders and… crickets? At the end of the day, throwing away hard earned cash? I started my first business in the wrong way, to my admission. Maybe it didn’t help, but I knew no better than what my personality screamed at me five years ago. It … Read More

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