Noble Minder is unique because it is the only website that offers all childminders, whatever their age or level of computer know-how, a comprehensive set of online tools and resources to help with the new EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) regulations, brought into force in late 2008.
Times have changed: we are living in a world where the traditional marketing tools of print advertising and direct mails are no longer enough.
Since the early days, when all we were facing was a mere credit crunch, before things lurched into a global financial crisis and we tumbled headlong into recession, there have been concerned mutterings in the media about the climate change issue taking a back seat.
It's time to take action. Time to be assertive. Time to fight a good fight. Sitting back and doing nothing just won't cut it.
In today's volatile business climate, effective marketing is one of the key tools to success. And as shoppers head online, websites and online media are becoming fundamental ways to attract new customers - whether you're targeting business-to-business or business-to-consumer markets.
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is full of myths and legends - despite being a fairly young development in the World Wide Web. Promises are made for "top Google rankings in only 14 days" and from then on your business will flourish online with no further work.
When spending your precious marketing budget you want to be sure you're getting the best ideas and value for money from the creative agencies you work with, as well as a healthy return on investment.
The concept of branding came from a time when ranch owners would brand cattle with a unique identifying mark, signifying ownership.
Have you dreamed of being your own boss and setting up a business? If you are thinking of working for yourself there are many tax implications to consider.
In my article in the last Playground magazine, I looked at the tax issues involved with setting up in business.