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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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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. … Read More

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 … Read More

Computers are interesting for cats as well as people

Something light-hearted for a change! When creating websites it is important to us that we train our clients so that they can maintain their website afterwards. On this particular occasion we were training a client who has a business selling dog … Read More

How to reduce your Twitter emails

When you first sign up for Twitter you are presented with lots of options to set. The easiest thing to do is to leave most of the settings as the default values. Apart from anything else, this is quicker as it saves … Read More

Branding – the software engineer’s view

Our next Small Business Clinic workshop on Thursday is on the subject of branding. You can buy tickets for the workshop here but do read on! The importance of branding Getting the right look for your business/ product/ company is … Read More

Why spreadsheets?

We ran a workshop last month covering the basics of spreadsheets.  During the morning we covered the question “why spreadsheets?” Spreadsheets are an incredibly powerful tool for manipulating and reporting numbers as well as other types of data. This makes … Read More

Improving the effectiveness of your marketing

Marketing is key Over the next few weeks we have a series of workshops on different subjects which all relate back to marketing. Tomorrow (16th) we have “Getting the Words Right” – where we look at how to create good … Read More

Is counting words a distraction?

Are you counting words? Counting words is not a modern phenomenon.  I remember trying to distill a 4 week mapping project into a mere 6,000 words while at university. My daughter had a similar issue when writing her dissertation – … Read More

Tips to improve your email marketing

Does your email marketing effort go straight into the bin? When you start to use email marketing, especially with some of the modern tools such as MailChimp, the temptation is to bombard the whole of your email list with information. … Read More

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