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WordPress for business Q&A with Toby Drysdale

WordPress for Business Q&A with Toby Drysdale

Posted on April 11, 2013

Today, we are proudly joined on the Smartdog digital blog by a very smart man who deals with WordPress themes and development on a daily basis, Toby Drysdale, who is the Chief Technical Officer at Gimme Media.

We’ve known Toby for quite a while here at Smartdog and we’d thought we bring over some of his insight and knowledge to help individuals like you who might be considering using WordPress for their company or blog.

So Toby, I’d like to ask you a few questions on WordPress best practices and how WordPress can be used more effectively for businesses.

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Be Remarkable - Be Like Seth

Be Remarkable, Be Like Seth

Posted on April 8, 2013

Competition in business is like stepping into a piranha infested sea, if you don’t stand out you’ll be quickly eaten alive. Unfortunately, too many businesses struggle to reinvent themselves or offer anything different to their niche or industry.

Let’s face it, some people just aren’t naturally creative or just don’t have a clear vision about their company. Should those reasons really stop you from coming up with an interesting business or a strong brand. I don’t think so.

If you’re simply not the creative type, then hire a designer who can come up with some genius idea or talk to the brand agency who can help you come up with a clear vision.

Or even simpler still just be like Seth does and BE REMARKABLE.

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A New Chapter

A New Chapter

The last two years have not been easy, as business owner I am by no means the finished article, nor have I ever claimed to be. I’ve already made plenty of mistakes along the way.

We are all human. I’m glad I’ve learnt from mine.

The first couple of years working for myself have been where the ‘real’ world education has truly started. I’ve learnt more in two and bit years than I did throughout my whole business degree, high school education and professional working years combined.

Not only that but I’ve learnt lots of things about myself on a personal level.

I believe it is very important that we encourage young people with ambition to start a business early in their lives. No matter how successful they may be with it, good or bad, they will all learn an exceptional amount of life skills from the experience. These skills will serve them in good stead throughout the rest of their lives.

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don't over extend yourself as a business owner

Don’t Over-Extend Yourself as a Business Owner

Posted on May 29, 2012

Have you ever felt that maybe you are taking on too many commitments? Have you ever felt that things are starting to get on top of you?

Working for yourself can leave you regularly feeling like it’s a continuous juggling act with numerous things trying to pull you off into different directions. The world wants us to do more tasks than is physically possible in a day.

Sometimes it can be difficult even to focus on the important tasks and prioritise your commitments, especially if you are the sole person (and I hear you brother!) running your own business.

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Why I Started Smartdog digita

Why I started Smartdog digital

Posted on April 4, 2012

Hello dear friends of Smartdog, loyal subscribers and to anyone else who is reading this out there. It’s been two years since I started my business and I’ve wanted to write this post for a while now, having finally had a spare moment to get the words out from inside of me. Here it is.

First of all, before I begin, this is a personal story to me and I hope that you can appreciate the reasons why I do what I do today in my business.

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