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In normal circumstances regular business blogging activity is a thing you should do. Along with brushing your teeth. And you can find a bit more about business blogging and its benefits here. But we don’t have normal circumstances. What we have is a Covid-19 pandemic throttling the world. So, if you’ve not done business blogging before here’s 5 reasons to blog NOW.
Wrapped around Born Again Swindonian, are the activities by which I earn a crust. Namely: content marketing articles for, or articles about, Swindon & Wiltshire businesses for placement on this blog in either/or the Swindon in Business and Made in Wiltshire sections of the blog.
In this post though I’m delighted to feature the lovely Carol Aplin, a Swindon-based maker of hand-made, organic and vegan-friendly skincare that goes under the brand of Pink&Green.
Swindon Business Men on the Run! Lockdown almost ended a carefully laid plan by Swindon couple Karl and Charlotte Paul to raise £10,000 this year. The couple hoped to raise the funds in memory of their son Oscar, who died ten years ago.
The Swindon couple, who live in Rodbourne Cheney, planned to fund raise for the Ronald McDonald House in Bristol. That charity gave them support at the worst time in their lives when Oscar was born prematurely.
Lockdown put the stop on their plans until now.
Poor website contact details hamper businesses when their website contact details are letting them down.
That’s the view of leading website developer Martin Jarvis. Martin heads up Swindon-based DMJ Computer Services, specialising in Wordpress website design, hosting and aftercare.
This year, 2020, has another marker on it other than that created by Covid-19. For it’s also the 200thanniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. Thus, the WHO (the World Health Organisation) has designated 2020 as the first ever year of the nurse and the midwife. Cause enough for celebration on its own then. And it makes a good excuse to talk again about healthcare history and Swindon – it being a story not that well told. Still. And when it is told it tends not to be accurate.
There’s been a lot of book talk on Born Again Swindonian of late. Well – we’re a very literary lot here in Swindon don’t y’know.
Swindon Theatre Group Get Covid-19 Grant: Revolution Performing Arts – a company that provides classes to children and young people across Swindon gets a grant from the Arts Council England’s Covid 19 Emergency Fund.
Despite the fact that I’m less than fond of cooking, I don’t spend a lot of dosh on takeaways/brought in meals. Not as a rule. But with the Covid-19 lockdown situation curtailing any socialising, I’ve treated myself here and there. So, when the opportunity arose to try this Swindon super salad company I jumped at the chance.
Sharp Vlog from Business Consultant
BUSINESS consultant and author Sadie Sharp has launched a weekly video blog to discuss issues holding people back in life and business.
Simon Webb, is well-known as a maker of beautiful hand-turned writing implements that tell stories. He’s crafted pens from woods that include church pews, Isaac Newton’s apple tree, the Richard Jefferies’ mulberry tree, HMS Victory and more. But it’s arguable that his drumstick pens beat it all.
Jubilee Lake Nature Reserve RWB - Royal Wotton Bassett Here's a smashing guest post from Lis Mcdermot about Jubilee Lake Nature Reserve Royal Wotton Bassett. Until recently I had no idea about this place. And, as you'll see, it took Lis a while to realise it too! We...
IT Expert’s Tips on Safe Home Working
IT expert Chris Goodchild is offering cyber security support to business owners who have teams working from home.
The consultant offers a full suite of IT support services to SMEs in Swindon and beyond. He’s able to offer remote support to any business concerned about online security during lockdown and beyond.