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Keeping going when business isn’t booming

Andrew Greenhalgh Blog Business Website Design Copywriting Wirral
Are you running your own business? If so, why? It's a serious question, especially if you're just getting started or just about to. It's a serious question because when, not if, but when you encounter difficulties with your business, your reasons for getting started in the first place will be part of what keeps you going. For me it wasn't as much about why I started my business as why...
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Feeling old but fired up at Ignite

Luke Andrews, founder of Ignite, blog, blog writing, Ignite Merseyside,
I was recently asked to write a piece for the My City column in the Liverpool ECHO. The piece went in the Saturday June 17 edition of the paper and here it is in full.I don’t like to think of myself as old (I’m only 44), but last Sunday night I found myself in a room full of people who were so young as to make me feel positively prehistoric.The event was Ignite Wirral at Life Church in B...
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How to spot your stories

Spotting Your Stories and sharing your success, Andrew Greenhalgh Design and Communications
Whoever you are and whatever you do, chances are there is an organisation you know which would benefit from some extra publicity. That could be a business you run, a group you are a part of – from the local Brownies troupe to the pub darts team – or a cafe or shop you like to frequent. Advertising is one way to get the word out. But another, less costly, way is to come up with a story abou...
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Social media for business: How to get started

Getting Started With Facebook and Twitter Andrew Greenhalgh Design and Communications
Getting started with Facebook and Twitter need not drive you to distraction Do you have a love/hate relationship with Twitter and Facebook? If you’re a business owner, then at some point you have undoubtedly been told that you need to be on Twitter and Facebook and probably LinkedIn too. You may well be heartily sick of being told it and be stubbornly refusing to acknowledge that there is any ...
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Amazon Prime Music and why it’s well worth using

Little Mix and Bruce Springsteen are just two of the artists whose music is available on Amazon Prime Music
If you’re a teenager, or you know any, chances are that whenever they want to listen to music their first port of call is a streaming service. Whether that’s Spotify, YouTube, Apple Music, Deezer or one of a thousand others, it basically involves playing music over the internet without having to buy that piece of music first. It’s become so popular in recent years that since 2014 the singles ch...
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The Big Gig at St Mary’s on December 3

Earlier this year I wrote this post about The Big Gig, a twice-yearly event at St Mary's Church in Upton where young and talented musicians play songs by the likes of Nirvana, the Black Keys, Bastille and many others. It's always a great night and, as I wrote back in May, it ends in time for a couple of pints afterwards if that's your thing. Tomorrow night (December 3) is the second Big ...
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Upton Christmas Lights Switch-On

Upton Christmas Lights Switch-on Upton's Christmas Lights will be turned on at St Mary's Church in the Wirral village on Saturday December 10 at 5.30pm. The church is laying on music, mince pies and mulled wine at the event, which will be followed by a screening of the sing-a-long version of Disney classic Frozen. The whole event is free and more information is available by ringing the ch...
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