Growing your business

Get More Customers by Generating More Referrals

Unless you happen to be in the enviable position of having more work than you can handle, you’re on the hunt for new customers.  The problem is attracting customers costs…

How To Give Your Sales A Boost

Every business owner wants to sell more.  You’ll expect me to bang on about the importance of your content and how that is the only thing you need to boost…

Starting A Business Can Be As Daunting As Childbirth

This is a post I wrote a few years ago. That was back in the early days of Briar Copywriting. Twelve years on,…

Are You A Leader Or A Bully?

Leadership isn’t something I usually talk about on my blog, but I believe it’s an important thing to address. After all, you can have the best marketing strategy known to…

Your Emails Are Offending Potential Customers

When GDPR arrived, it should have signalled the end of unsolicited emails, or at least that’s what I thought. Judging by the ones I receive on a daily basis, this isn’t the case because…

6 Ways To Increase The Trustability Of Your Website

  Yes, I know ‘trustability’ isn’t a word, but for this article, it’s been added to the English lexicon. Over and above a…

Avoiding The Freelance Client Famine

  On the face of it, freelancing is a no-brainer. You work the hours you choose, you get to decide who you work with, and there’s no boss to answer to. Sounds perfect. The problem is it’s…

How Are You Going To Write That Article?

  Promotion is vital for your business and now and then you’ll be presented with a fantastic opportunity to get your name ‘out there’. How? By being…

Copywriters Do More Than Write

  If you thought that a copywriter only created content, you wouldn’t be alone. After all, that’s what the name of the profession suggests. Content, in all its forms (written, verbal, etc.) is vital for every business,…

A Cautionary Tale: Be Open-minded When Working With a Copywriter

Help! I need a copywriter. You decided it’s time to call in the experts. It can be a tough decision…