We write because we love to write
And maybe just a little bit because Aime makes us. It’s also because we love working with small, indie brands and are fully aware that means the people we want to work with can’t always afford our services (just yet).
We still want to help you grow. Our blog content is driven by the work we do, so you’ll find a lot of crossover between our articles and our services, particularly our mentoring sessions.
We also love to write about Bristol brands, so you’ll find that we use plenty of real-life examples to help give context and inspire you with the work of local indies.
And being real with you. Having an active, relevant blog helps us to get higher up in Google’s search results, meaning we reach more awesome people like you.
If you run a website, there’s loads of things you MUST do. You must keep it fresh, you must keep it accurate. If you’re me, you must keep it just…
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Libby of Libby Ballard Ceramics wanted to Ask Aime Anything: What changes can I make to improve my homepage to make it more visible in search engines?
It’s flipping freezing in Bristol today, so I’m wrapping up warm in the studios and answering another great question from Gabi at Chroma Stationery submitted via Ask Aime Anything: Why is…
As part of our Ask Aime Anything feature, we’ve been sent a couple of questions by Gabi from Chroma Stationery. Check out part one Chroma Stationery owner Gabi asks “How…
What a great way to kick off our new Ask Aime Anything feature. I love discussing search engine optimisation or SEO, so our first question from Chroma Stationery founder Gabi…
Tis the season to be romantic. Well, nearly. St Valentine’s Day’s is on the horizon, and a great opportunity for small brands to meet new customers and demonstrate a…
Hey you, doesn’t it suck when you can’t find any good stock pics for a blog post? Or maybe you just need an extra sploosh of pink on your Instagram…
I created a secret Instagram account, and tried to grow my followers with some tried and tested methods. Things didn’t go quite as expected.
So you run a small business with a lovely website, and you’ve been reading up a little bit on how to rank higher with search engines like Google. You’ve probably…
The flurry of ultra-cool indie businesses on North Street, between the Luckwell Road and Dean Lane/Cannon Street roundabouts
Catchy headline, right? I write about what I know, and I know this small stretch of North Street on the Bedminster-Southville border of south Bristol pretty damn well, as I…
I’m currently sat on a pink bench in the middle of Top Drawer AW17, an awesome exhibition with the best of homeware, fashion, gifts, food and more. I say ‘more’…
The menu on your website is probably losing you money. Don’t worry, it’s an easy fix – follow these 3 steps to create a main website menu that really works. Featuring Carly Simon.
Sample packs from print and paper producers reviewed by a stationery addict and brand expert.
If you’ve built your own website, it can be super frustrating when it isn’t showing up when you search for your brand on Google. You put so much effort in,…
Want more Instagram likes and follows? You’re gonna have to work for it. Here’s 9 tips to make Instagram growth a little easier for your indie business.
Marketing agencies consistently sell themselves short, just ask the dogs and suspension bridges on Instagram. Here’s why we must try harder.
Steve Cox. Business man. Philosopher. My Dad. My dad taught me to say “no”, and you should say “no” more too. For you, your business and success.
Designing a DIY website for your small business can be creative, rewarding and, well, cheap. Here’s the cons to help you decide if DIY web design is for you.
Here’s 15 snippets of super blogging advice that can immediately improve the blog posts from your small business.
A few tips and tricks to make stock photography work for your blog and website. Because although it often does, stock photography doesn’t have to suck.
Probably. Committing to a blog isn’t always a simple decision. Find out if it’s right for you.
A new series of the pluses and perils of creating your own website. We examine the benefits of DIY websites.
We created this rehoming charity website using WordPress and some clever WooCommerce adaptations.
Exclamation marks are powerful tools in marketing, but are you using them to their fullest effect? Find out with examples from some of my favourite Bristol businesses.
We take a look at some of the websites from the best coffee shops in Bristol.
Many customers choose the first product that’ll do the job. Use this to your advantage when buying and selling.
Working with other local businesses can make reaching your audience easier and cheaper.