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Facebbook page for the Small Business Clinic - it's connected

Are you well connected on Facebook?

Facebook reveals a lot about your business Are you well connected on Facebook? We have been doing quite a bit work with Facebook lately: running workshops and also helping clients from small businesses to get going on Facebook. It has been very interesting looking at how people use Facebook to work out what makes a successful

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Should my website be https?

Have you looked at the address bar in your browser recently? If you have, you might have noticed some changes sneaking in. One is the increasing use of secure (https) sites even if there is no interaction with the visitor. The second is the appearance of icons which show you explicitly whether the site is

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Three tips for Spreadsheets

Following a discussion on spreadsheets at the Hereford Referrals Brunch last Friday, I thought that some tips are worth sharing. Many spreadsheets are built, used and then forgotten. Others are well used and get developed further to provide more information to the business. Some “one-off” spreadsheets become business critical. It pays to use a sound structure to start

Confusing road signs - make sure your marketing directions are clear. Nepeta Consulting can help

Get your marketing directions right

Confused or What? The other day I spotted the above collection of road sign by some road works. This is either the shortest diversion ever or some very bad sign placement. Either way, it made me laugh! Lessons in Clear Marketing Nonetheless, it contains a very important lesson for anyone who is marketing their business

Finding that email can take time

Five ways to find that email

You know the scenario. You know there is an email which contains a piece of vital information somewhere in your mailbox. You may know who sent it and have an idea of when, or maybe the subject, but can you pin it down? Below are five suggestions to help you in your quest. Note that

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Organise your research with OneNote

At Nepeta, we spend quite a lot of time researching. This can be looking for the best theme or plugin for a website, solving a technical problem or finding other information for a client. How we research All research works in the same way. You start by Googling and then you follow links. As you

Nepeta Consulting can help you find the key to your security

How much security do you need?

What level of security is appropriate for your business? Everyone is aware of the need for security when they are using a computer. Cyber-attacks are talked about in the news with increasing regularity with large businesses being completely hamstrung by the attacks. So, how does cyber-security work for small companies? The answer is actually provided

Password complexity rules

For want of a password…

Lock out! The other day a friend of mine received a phone call in the office: his wife had locked herself out of their daughter’s flat.  Her handbag with keys, money and phone was inside, as was her daughter’s key. A neighbour had offered the use of their phone but all the phone numbers she

When you register a .com domain, you may get spam emails

New .com domain? Beware of spam!

Web design spam Last week, I registered a new .com domain for a client. The domain was registered in her name, but with Nepeta as the contact. Within a few days, we started to receive the spam emails. Not a deluge, just a steady trickle. Most of these were from web design and digital marketing

WordPress is great for websites. It makes upcycling easy and you don't have to be a techie to use it.

Different flavours of WordPress

In this article we explain the differences between WordPress and the implementation available on We offer some advice on how to choose.

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