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Excuse Me, What is a Niche Exactly?

Excuse Me, What is a Niche Exactly?

'Find Your Niche'.. So What is it and What Could it Mean for Your Online Business? It's one of those buzz words. It is mentioned so much but you ask yourself what it is exactly. Or how 'niche' is 'niche'? Right? Me too. To me, It sounded like something comfortable and right but what was it in relation to business and what could it mean for my online business? First of all, if you look up 'Niche', the Oxford Languages Definition says a few things but this part is relevant to my purposes today. 'a specialized segment of the market...


How Can I Push the Needle Forward in My Small Business?

How Can I Push the Needle Forward in My Small Business?

3 Ways to Help You Push The Needle Forward 1) Don't freak yourself out but write a SHORT list every day of things you know will help you to expand your business goals. Take a course, listen to a podcast, sign up to a webinar to help you learn a new skill, dedicate some money to a particular goal and create an ad etc. You probably know a few things you could do already. Remember, the things you find you are reluctant to do could be the very things that are holding your business back. Things that are not exactly...


Grappling With Page Speed Insights

Amanda Coen

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Grappling With Page Speed Insights

Website Speed and Page Speed Insights I worry. I worry and fuss all the time in case I miss something obvious on my website. I don't want to miss out on sales for my suppliers or myself due to something that is within my power to fix.  Therein lies the problem. I don't usually presume that there's much in my power with this kind of technology and dynamics that I can have much effect on yet still I flounder about 'doing all the things' that I think need to be done to improve matters or to even to stay still. ...


I'm Surprised at My Website Speed Improvements

Amanda Coen

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I'm Surprised at My Website Speed Improvements

My Website Speed Rating Has Improved SHORELINE ACCESSORIES 'Simple Luxuries Delicately Made' Yes, to my astonishment, my website speed rating jumped from a horrible 26 to 11, to 14. Then to 26, having paid an annual premium of about $10 or the equivalent in euro for a booster app called 'Loadify'. Finally, after much scouting, trawling, learning and implementing it suddenly jumped to 34 one day recently. It has dropped again to 33 but I am still glad, surprised and honestly a little bit bemused by it. Anyone who has been following along will be aware that I have dedicated...


Diary of an Aspiring Creative Entrepreneur

Amanda Coen

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Diary of an Aspiring Creative Entrepreneur

I  Feel Like a Hustling Creative Entrepreneur What are the inner workings of a handmade creative business? The answer lies in the challenges, delays, sparks of inspiration, lots of work and lots of mistakes and the victories. What it's really is like is hard to put in a nutshell. To me, It's Not Pink & Sugary. To me, it's not like the pink, sugary, operation-theatre-like TikToc videos you often see. Though I actually think a portion of them are for real. Some of them even earn  gazillions of dollars/Euro/Yen/Pounds.This is not my experience. 8 Berets, By Parade My world is...

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