The post “#BusinessInspo – Walking in the shoes of your customers by Nigel T Packer” was originally posted on http://www.corelmag.com/2017/08/businessinspo-walking-in-shoes-of-your.html
If anyone warned me what a headache building my own business would be, I probably never would have taken the leap.
In many ways I feel as though I’m falling without a parachute (the closest experience I can relate this to is that weird jumpy sensation you get in the pit of your stomach when you’re on a roller coaster).
But honestly, I’m relieved that nobody scared me away from embarking on this adventure. As daunting as it is, I’m actually enjoying being thrown out of my comfort zone.
I never thought I’d be someone who says that (oh how the times have changed from those days when watching Dirty Dancing in my trackies was as exciting as life got).
I embrace this evolution, even though I’m stumbling along the way…and it seems I’m not the only one.
Did you know that roughly 8 out of 10 entrepreneurs fail when opening their online business? via simonstapleton.com
Believe it or not, I’m comforted by this fact!
Not only does it lift some of the pressure to hit the perfect note the first time, but I’m reminded of the importance of doing my research before launching my website and promoting it through social media.
Wrapping my head around how the internet works from a business perspective is no easy task, but I’ve been doing a lot of reading and I’m keen to work with an SEO services company to develop a powerful marketing strategy (but first, I want to create an amazing website).
I’m currently in the very early stages of conducting market research to find out who would be most interested in my business. I’ve learnt there’s no point in trying to appeal to everyone. In fact, this can be detrimental to your brand. Once I figure out my target demographic, I’ll be able to tailor my marketing campaign to appeal to that group specifically, which will make it more powerful (I hope!).
More food for thought – what’s my unique selling point that will set me apart from the fierce competition? (in some ways, narrowing this down depends on who my target audience is….which I’m yet to figure out).
I’ll admit, it isn’t easy juggling my full time job and “mum duties” with starting this business, but I’m excited to see how it develops. Watch this space to find out more about my project (which I won’t jinx by giving too much away during the pre-conception days).
The post “Taking the leap – starting my online business” was originally posted on http://www.corelmag.com/2017/08/taking-leap-starting-my-online-business.html
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“Dental implant” sounds like a daunting procedure to me – which is why I delayed getting one for so long. Dr Graham put me at ease straight away. He explained everything and patiently answered my long list of questions (I like to be prepared). Dr Graham held my hand (figuratively speaking) through every step of the process – from the consultation, x-rays and scans to the actual procedure and recovery.
Did you know that in Tarrazú (pronounced “Tar-ah-zoo”), CostaRica it rains 7 months out of the year? The climate of Tarrazú is split into two well-defined seasons, wet and dry. This climate pattern is ideal for growing coffee, which the region is famous for!
After learning of this vital coffee information, I decided to give Costa Rican coffee a try. A friend of mine wouldn’t stop raving about after their trip through Central & South America
I found a few options online, but figured I should start with one of the most well known brands out there, Cafe Britt.
I learned of Cafe Britt after coming across this article. The reason why I decided to order from them is that 1) the beans are sourced ethically and 2) it seemed like the most “direct” way to acquire these magical coffee beans from the other side of the world.
So how did it taste?
I went straight for the instense variety from Tarrazu. I’d highly recommend it to any coffee drinker who loves their a strong, bold pick-me-up.
I’ve talked a bit about flooring on my blog here before, but lately I’ve been doing a lot more research as I’m helping a friend narrow down their choices with the purchase of their new home.
- For designing purpose, it resembles the traditional plank wood flooring
- For installing it, glues nails and floating method can be used
- It is available in different colors which are both natural and stained
- It is hard in texture and is much durable
Major advantages of cork flooring
- It has tiles that be installed with glue and has planks that can be fixed with floating method
- It has variety of colors that are both natural and stained
- It has a noise reduction property
Major advantages of cork flooring
- vinyl tiles are quite durable and will last you a very long time
- they are quite easy to clean
- healthier and more hygienic option
- Easy installation
- More affordable than timber
- Durable; will not lose that new shine and crisp for a very long time.
- available in a large variety of colors
- can go with almost all sorts of themes
- resistant to moisture, good for wet areas
Made of several layers of composite products fused together. The layers are divided into four portions to be exact. The lowest layer is of melamine resin. This is there to add moisture resistance and stability. Then the layer above that is made of fiberboard of high density. This is the thickest layer. The second last layer is basically a photographic 3D layer which is also decorative. The last one is transparent white and is there to protect it from liquids, scratches or any other damages.
- Looks just like hardwood floors but laminate floors are affordable
- Burn resistant
- Resistant to liquids
- Easy to clean
- More affordable option that hardwood
- Different types of boards (different ways to install)
- Can be cleaned with regular floor cleaners
- Low maintenance flooring
- Looks great with the type of blinds and shutters we want to use
The composite wood or engineered timber is built by binding together wood with several adhesives. Their thickness varies between 21mm, 20mm and the minimum is 18mm. they have two layers to give them extra amount of stability and strength. The layers are of different materials and each layer represents each different material. The top layer which is 6mm thick is made of real wood. The bottom layer which is also the last layer is produced of heavy duty and good quality ply wood.
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I previously wrote about my bestie (known on this as P) moving to Perth. I was a bit devastated at the time, but we’ve gained a great spot to holiday in when we get the chance 😀
Because we now get free accomodation thanks to my best friend, we have some extra pocket money set aside for spending on activities when we get there!
This lead me to start researching things to do in Perth. I actually came across that post after following starryeyeing.com, a beautiful Bulgarian fashion blogger. I have a bit of a woman crush on her and love the beauty tutorials… So anyways she linked to that article about Perth and now I want to meet a Quokka!
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So the next time we go to see P we’re definitely going to take a ferry trip to Rotnest Island and take an awesome selfie with a fluffy ball of adorable known as a Quokka!
Apparently they’re known as the “world’s happiest animal” so I’d like to go see it for myself. I find it hard to believe that they’re any happier than P’s Italian greyhound when he gets a treat, but we’ll soon find out!