Four free Google tools to aid your business marketing

Since its inception in 1998 as a search engine, Google faces stiff competition from social platforms for search, but it’s still most famous for its original purpose.  In this blog post I’m introducing four essential and free Google tools which are useful for marketing your business online. Once set up, some of them run in […]

Spring clean your business social media accounts

Despite the title of ‘spring clean’, a digital declutter or tidy up of your social media accounts can be done at any point in the year! This blog post shares 4 tips to ‘spring clean’ your social media accounts. I’d recommend doing these tasks at least once every six months at a minimum.  Say cheese […]

Why you should consider outsourcing for your business

When we moved to Caithness in 2017, (into a 120-year-old manse with huge bay windows) we had limited opportunities to travel up from Inverness for accessing the house to measure up. I spent far too long researching and deliberating on colours, styles, and patterns for curtains in a number of rooms. It all felt so […]

Treat yourself: Christmas gift ideas for small business owners

At this time of year, we’re all gearing up for buying Christmas gifts for family, friends, school teachers, and even maybe the family pet! But as a business owner, have you ever thought about treating yourself or a business owner bestie? In my guide for small business owners, I’ll run through some gift ideas that […]

Why coworking can be good for your business

For many small business owners, our homes are not only places where we relax and raise families, they are also where we run our businesses from. It can be a lonely place if you spend a lot of time in your home without spending time with other people. It can be overwhelming or stressful if […]

The best things to do in Wick, Caithness

I’ve lived in Wick for over 4 years, and so while I’ve written lots about generally exploring Caithness, I’ve not written a dedicated post about our friendly east coast town – until now! Wick is situated right on the north coast 500, so if you are planning a trip, make sure you bookmark this post […]

Street Food: Shacks, Trailers and Trucks in the Scottish Highlands and Islands

If you’re travelling about the north of Scotland, you may have seen an explosion of street food traders popping up in laybys, scenic spots and even industrial estates. With many more visitors to the Highlands over the past few years, producers are bringing the food to you, meaning that you can have a taste of […]

How to plan your trip to the stunning Scottish Highlands

This blog post is for visitors who are intending to experience, explore and savour the Scottish Highlands. I invite you to not use roads as a personal racetrack but instead experience the breadth of Highland history, scenery, community and culture, as well as to support our local businesses. As we start 2022, when visitors to […]

Enjoy home from home comforts at Highland Apartments by Mansley (#AD)

One of my favourite types of holiday is a city break. I normally stay in hotels for the convenience of a short stay, but recently I was invited by Mansley to stay in one of their Highland Apartments in Inverness. (As I received a complimentary overnight stay in return for this feature, this post is […]