Wanna know how we’re shaking things up?

Digital marketing talk for Prince's Trust

Launching and running Shake It Up Creative has been exciting, lots of fun and of course challenging. We’re learning and listening. Learning how to run a creative agency in Sussex as two directors with different skill sets whilst listening to our clients and business associates about what they want from us and how we can … Read more

Lessons learned at WordCamp London

Shake It Up Creative at WordCamp London

We recently attended our first WordCamp conference, not just as attendees but as speakers too… and as parents! Well, Rachael went as mummy and I went as the evil lady who took away the mummy from time to time. It was an excellent experience overall; good fun, friendly people, great talks and we learned lots … Read more

#BeBoldForChange

BeBoldForChange

I was recently asked by Sussex Life magazine ‘How important is it for women to support each other in business?’ but was limited to 180 words for my answer (which also had to include two more answers, three questions in total), so not much space to answer really. However, the piece was designed very well … Read more

How MeetUp can help raise your business profile

Meet Up #ShakeItHUB

Do you run training events, short courses, open days or networking events? You could reach a wider audience and raise your business profile by putting them on MeetUp. What is MeetUp? MeetUp is a social website that enables online connections to be made for in-person events, meetings or social gatherings. It originated in the United … Read more

5 New Year’s Resolutions to boost your business online

5 New Year’s Resolutions to boost your business online

Improve your social media efforts There’s not many SMEs that have got social media completely right and have their presence working hard for them. Evaluate this year’s efforts and see where you can improve. It might be the frequency of posts, it might be the subject range, maybe the quality of posts; using images and … Read more

GEW2016 business takeaways

Meg Fenn on Business Radio

Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) originated out of a desire to inspire and encourage people to start up in business, to turn their dreams into a reality. The aim of this global conference which involves thousands of events across 160 countries, is to get people talking about business and start discovering what they need to do … Read more

How to get the most out of networking

Networking in Brighton

Our top tips on effective networking We are experienced networkers. That doesn’t mean we get it right all the time or go to every networking event out there. It does mean that we are open to new networking opportunities and we know how to make the most out of the networking we decide to take … Read more

My top tips for award entries that win

Top tips for award entries

Ever entered an awards programme?  Over the years I have written many awards applications for different companies. Lots have won; hooray, many have been finalists; yay, for some I advised that they should gather more results and submit next year instead; they simply didn’t stand a chance and the entry fee was a waste of … Read more

Tips for managing work and a busy family life

tips for working parents

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A BUSINESS OWNER AND MUM! I’m a designer. I’m also a company co-owner and have been running a creative business since 2003 when my second child was born. I have three children; two teenagers and a seven year old. I’m originally from the States and wrote a book about … Read more

Can you share your expertise by running a workshop?

Learn to Love SEO at our workshop

You don’t need to have had teacher training to run a workshop and it’s a great marketing tool. Here are 5 business benefits to running workshops: 1. Face to face time Workshops offer valuable face to face time with clients and potential customers. It’s a great way to demonstrate your expertise and give people a … Read more