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Running any kind of business is hard. When I was younger, I always wanted to run my own business but never thought that I had what it takes to do it. As a naturally shy person, I had visions of sitting at home and working from my own computer all day, and not having to […]

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Getting Facebook likes is one of life’s mysteries. Why do some people have large followings, yet others don’t? But think of it this way – why should someone like your Facebook page? What’s in it for them? One tried-and-trusted technique that I’ve always used is simple but effective. I’ll give you one example and it […]

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A press release, news release, media release, press statement or video release is a written or recorded communication directed at members of the news media for the purpose of announcing something ostensibly newsworthy. The most important word here is ‘newsworthy’. When done properly, a press release can get your free editorial, which is effectively free […]

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This time 10 years ago, if you mentioned the phrase ‘social media’ at a business meeting, people would have looked at you as if you had two heads. It’s a term that some businesses have embraced, but that sends the fear of God into others. While social media was initially poo-pooed as just a means […]

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The experts at Topstak in the Vale of Glamorgan answer your questions about the clean air regulations that come into force in 2022. Frequently asked questions. Q: I have had a wood burning stove for many years – will I have to change it? No, all stoves that are already installed will continue to be […]

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With the need to reduce emissions in order to address the pressing issue of a changing climate, Topstak is playing a key role in the Woodsure Ready to Burn scheme The family-run company, with showrooms in the Vale of Glamorgan and Monmouth, produces its own approved wood fuels at its facilities just outside Cowbridge. Woodsure, […]

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Local advertising has gone through a bit of a change in the last few years. The steady decline of local newspapers like the now-defunct Cardiff Post has left local businesses without a platform to reach their audience. During the mid 2000s however, residents began taking matters into their own hands. ‘Hyperlocal’ became a phrase that […]

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