The Ready Girls Cyber Bullying Forum 23rd August 2013

This Friday, 23rd August 2013 sees the very first Ready Girls Cyber-Bullying Forum take place on the facebook page of Ready Girls – www.facebook.com/readygirls from 8.30-9.30pm. Social media when used responsibly affords us as individuals and businesses many wonderful opportunities.  It’s created jobs in industries that didn’t exist ten years ago, it’s enabled businesses to expand their marketplace, improved...

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Social Media Spring Cleaning
Mar04

Social Media Spring Cleaning

Spring is in the air and those brighter days encourage us all to start de-cluttering the house and/or office, to get walking and start dreaming of those summer days not too far away. In business we can easily accumulate a mass of admin or processes that get out of control easily and swallows up a little more of our time than we’d ever thought it would. So in this post we’re going to look at some top tips for...

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Making the internet safer on Safer Internet Day 2013
Feb04

Making the internet safer on Safer Internet Day 2013

Those of us of a certain age remember a pre-internet time when a school project meant browsing through an encylopedia or a trip to the library.  Or how when we needed a plumber in a hurry we had to rely on the trusty phone book or family/friends.  Now we’re connected practically 24/7 and it’s made for a very different, albeit fascinating world and often such development brings with it risk – and fear of the unknown...

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Facebook introduce Graph Search – a smarter search engine

Amongst the many rumours ahead of Facebook’s big announcement on 15th January 2013, was the expectation that it might be a search engine. Facebook introduce Graph Search in 2013 under the premise that it will be a smarter type of search.  A search where you can specifically check which of your friends have been to New York as opposed to doing a shout-out in the hope somebody spots the post and can help you out. It’s in...

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Social media and a work-life balance
Dec31

Social media and a work-life balance

  Christmas and New Year’s is perhaps the only time here in Ireland that we take time off to enjoy family and friends, welcome loved ones from abroad and generally make an effort to switch off from work.  If you’re in retail you quite probably spent some of the holiday period working before the big day and with post-Christmas sales.  Those of us in small business most likely spent some of the quieter time planning and...

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End of year recommended reads in marketing and social media

Now that it’s the festive season we’re all getting set to spend time with friends and family, eating and drinking too much and generally enjoying some well deserved time out before a new year begins. For those of us of in small businesses or those contemplating self-employment, we will undoubtedly spend a little time reviewing the highs and lows of 2012 while making plans for 2013.  So, with this in mind we’ve put...

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