Screen Shot: Home Page of Home Page - 3rd November 2010

For my first Wednesday’s Website post I recommend

It is full of fab resources for small businesses and encompasses a vast range of business types, I honestly don’t think it leaves anyone out! I’ve found crafty people, cake makers, wine makers, clothing labels, and loads more. The articles are user friendly and to the point and quite possibly cover every topic you could need.

So if you haven’t seen it yet, head on over and take a look.


Tuesday’s Tip: Make a decision

My Dad always says to me:

“The most important thing is to make a decision.”

And, you know what? As much as I hate to say it – he’s right. Even if it’s the wrong decision you can stop, turn round and start again. But as least you’ve started, at least you’ve made A decision.

So this is my tip for you – whatever you are trying to decide, whatever decision you have to make, whatever choices you have just pick one!

It may be as simple as Chocolate versus Vanilla ice-cream – pick one, and if you REALLy feel you made a wrong choice get the other one next time. If you’re thinking about starting something new, either decide to do it and maybe not enjoy it or find it’s the best thing you’ve ever done….or decide you’re not going to do it and carry on with your life.

Alright – these are extremes, and I am not, by any means, saying that they will be easy decisions to make. But more often than not it’s the worrying and thinking about making the choice that is worse than actually making the decision.

– If you do take any of my advice I’d love to hear how you get on! One of my recent decisions (as i’ve been on a bit of a ‘Just go for it’ mission lately) was to start this blog. I’m still waiting to see if it’s the right decision to make, so any feedback would be just lovely. Please leave a comment below. Thanks.

Go to bed with a mosquito

If you think you're too small to make an impression, try going to bed with a mosquito

Quote by Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop

Who is minirhi?

Ok. So, minirhi isn’t my REAL name. It was a nickname I picked up in university. My name is Rhian (hence Rhi) and I am 5 foot tall (so….mini).

I quite like it. It’s slightly better than Little Rhi as I was in school.

I’m guessing you’re probably not very interested in my life up to about 18, so…

My BA (hons) degree was in Graphic Design & Interactive Media at Bath Spa. I enjoyed uni life and made some very close friends. But I’m not overly confident that the degree itself got me very far in life. The being away from home thing, definitely did though.

After uni I went to work for my Dad, something I said I would never do, to cover 6 months maternity leave. The intention being that I would look for another job. But I ended up enrolling on a KTP project – basically a graduate scheme that includes management training – for 18 months. This began my interest in marketing.

That was 4 years ago.

I still work for my Dad, but have rekindled my crafting side and have recently started a part-time cake making venture.

I love Twitter & Facebook and can see the key advantages of it for crafty and cake related businesses, not to mention not-for-profit organisations.

I have recently got involved in conversations offering my (fairly limited) advice to people and thought that maybe I could help more people and improve my marketing skills by starting a blog.

This blog.

I also work a lot with a local rugby club, raising money and awareness, planning events and so on, and have recently got involved with a charity offering them help with social media & networking.

So, while I don’t profess to be a marketing guru, I can help people who know less about it than me. And hope I can do it without too much jargon and marketing-speak. But I’m not promising anything! 🙂