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Friday Freebie: Blog Planner

Friday Freebies are back with the trio Weekly Blog Planner, Idea Planner and Post Planner. Enjoy!

The Barefoot Basics Blog Planner Trio.

 

2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 34,000 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 13 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

{Week in Review} 11th November 2015

Welcome to the Barefoot Basics Week in Review:

All Things Marketing, Publishing & Women in Business

  • My vegan diet almost killed me – News.com.au
  • Stylerunner founder Sali Sasi on why she left her own business for a rival brand – Daily Telegraph
  • ‘I quit my job to travel, and this is what happened’ – News.com.au
  • Essena O’Neill hits back at friends who say her viral post is a hoax – Sydney Morning Herald
  • Citibank’s ‘misleading’ 6.9 per cent personal loan ads referred to financial watchdog – News.com.au
  • Melbourne Cup 2015: Jessica Mauboy’s shoes highlight commercial world of Melbourne Cup – The Age
  • Vegemite’s taste of viral marketing – Marketing Magazine
  • L’Oréal is bringing content in-house with three-person studio – Marketing Dive
  • Love and business: your stories of why they go together – The Guardian
  • ETSY STRUGGLES TO REMAIN COZY AND LOCAL AMID GLOBAL EXPANSION – Fast Company
  • Bernard Leser: Publishing man brought high fashion to Australia – Sydney Morning Herald
  • Winnie The Pooh Is Actually A Girl – Sea FM
  • Culture clash: What Atlassian did when they realised they had hired an ‘arsehole’ – Smart Company
  • Marketing your small business during tough times – Flying Solo
  • 3 things we can learn from Essena O’Neill quitting Instagram – Flying Solo
  • Food start-ups turn to shared kitchen spaces – Straits Times
  • We’re collaborative and creative, so where are the female tech entrepreneurs? – Women’s Agenda
  • Why Woolies is failing in the supermarket wars – News.com.au
  • 5 Ways to Make Enough Side Money to Eventually Quit Your Job – Entrepreneur
  • PayPal mulls ‘buy now, pay later’ loans in Australia – Sydney Morning Herald
  • New co-working spaces to support women under One Roof – The Australian
  • 10 Content Marketing Trends To Help You Budget For 2016 – Forbes
  • Marketing Your Business on the Cheap: These Strategies Won’t Cost You Anything But Time – Huffington Post
  • Business needs to get creative say 100 Women of Influence 2015 winners – Australian Financial Review
  • Alyssa Milano moves one step closer to total female fan apparel domination – Biz Women
  • Canva founder’s $60m fortune – The West Australian
ABOUT THE EDITOR: ROCHELLE STONE IS THE SOUL INSPIRED DESIGN, PUBLISHING AND MARKETING SPECIALIST AT BAREFOOT BASICS – WORKING WITH SMALL BUSINESSES, AUTHORS, BANDS AND ARTISTS ACROSS THE SUNSHINE COAST AND THE EASTERN COAST OF AUSTRALIA.

{Week in Review} 25th October 2015

Welcome to the Barefoot Basics Week in Review:

All Things Marketing, Publishing & Women in Business

  • Why Traditionally Published Authors Are Choosing to Go Indie – Huffington Post
  • Bauer rebrands custom publishing venture; eyes different clients – Ad News
  • How 3 guys created Blue Apron, a $2 billion recipe delivery business with 2,500 employees, in 36 months – Business Insider
  • Helen McCabe pips Jackie Frank for Editor of the Year while NewsLifeMedia and Sterling complete doubles at Publish Awards – mUmBRELLA
  • Wantrapreneurs! Read this before you quit Goldman Sachs – BRW
  • Global Brands Online: Net-a-Porter social exec connects trends, brands and buyers – Int Business Times
  • Regulator says menstrual underwear ads too racy for NYC subway – News.com.au
  • ‘I had to write Grant O’Brien for my $16,898 back’: Oscar Natural’s founder knows why Rod Sims is worried about grocers’ code of conduct – BRW
  • Newsagents need to get tough with publishers over what they stock, says NewsLifeMedia CEO – mUmBRELLA
  • Book publisher collapses into liquidation, an estimated 50 authors owed money – Smart Company
  • The vanity presses – ABC
ABOUT THE EDITOR: ROCHELLE STONE IS THE SOUL INSPIRED DESIGN, PUBLISHING AND MARKETING SPECIALIST AT BAREFOOT BASICS – WORKING WITH SMALL BUSINESSES, AUTHORS, BANDS AND ARTISTS ACROSS THE SUNSHINE COAST AND THE EASTERN COAST OF AUSTRALIA.

{Week in Review} 18th October 2015

Welcome to the Barefoot Basics Week in Review:

All Things Marketing, Publishing & Women in Business

  • This London-based online fashion startup abandoned a $25 million business  —  and became huge anyway – Business Insider
  • Adore Beauty founder: Why we need more diversity in technology – Smart Company
  • How your marketing can survive as ad blocking becomes standard – BRW
  • Australia Post seeks more female leaders to deliver service to core users – SMH
  • What’s your purpose? How about building a $1 billion company – Women’s Agenda
ABOUT THE EDITOR: ROCHELLE STONE IS THE SOUL INSPIRED DESIGN, PUBLISHING AND MARKETING SPECIALIST AT BAREFOOT BASICS – WORKING WITH SMALL BUSINESSES, AUTHORS, BANDS AND ARTISTS ACROSS THE SUNSHINE COAST AND THE EASTERN COAST OF AUSTRALIA.

{Week in Review} 11th October 2015

Welcome to the Barefoot Basics Week in Review:

All Things Marketing, Publishing & Women in Business

  • How I gave up cash – The Age
  • ‘100 years from now, print will be a big chunk of our business’: how Penguin Random House helped save the book shop – BRW
  • Meet the boss: Entrepreneur Jo Burston – SMH
  • No more lonely solopreneurs – Brisbane Times
  • Etsy doubles down on manufacturing as it faces off with Amazon – The West Australian
  • Book publisher collapses into liquidation, an estimated 50 authors owed money – Smart Company
  • More work but no more income: the writer’s lot – Art’s Hub
ABOUT THE EDITOR: ROCHELLE STONE IS THE SOUL INSPIRED DESIGN, PUBLISHING AND MARKETING SPECIALIST AT BAREFOOT BASICS – WORKING WITH SMALL BUSINESSES, AUTHORS, BANDS AND ARTISTS ACROSS THE SUNSHINE COAST AND THE EASTERN COAST OF AUSTRALIA.

{Week in Review} 4th October 2015

Welcome to the Barefoot Basics Week in Review:

All Things Marketing, Publishing & Women in Business

  • The Australian Financial Review and Westpac announce 100 Women of Influence – Westpac
  • Coast Mumpreneur wins top award – Sunshine Coast Daily
  • Fairfax Media pushes deeper into the events business – Business Insider
  • We are all Corey Worthington now: how to thrive in an era of instant fame – BRW
  • 35 Freelance Sites to Explore for Assistance and Jobs – Small Business Trends
  • How Canadian Women Are Building Successful Online Businesses – Huffington Post
ABOUT THE EDITOR: ROCHELLE STONE IS THE SOUL INSPIRED DESIGN, PUBLISHING AND MARKETING SPECIALIST AT BAREFOOT BASICS – WORKING WITH SMALL BUSINESSES, AUTHORS, BANDS AND ARTISTS ACROSS THE SUNSHINE COAST AND THE EASTERN COAST OF AUSTRALIA.
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One Day To Go! Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow: QLD Home-Based Business Grants Program

With the deadline approaching for the Queensland Government’s Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow: Home-Based Business Grant Program, do you have your application in yet?

Funding of up to $2,500 (excluding GST) will be provided to successful Stage One applicants to invest in Coaches and Consultants that will help to establish or develop your home-based business.

To be eligible to apply for Stage One of the Entrepreneurs for Tomorrow: Home-Based Business Grant Program you must:

  1. Have a Queensland-based business that meets the definition of a home-based business
  2. Have at least one child under 12 in their care for at least 50% of the time
  3. Have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  4. Own at least 50% of the business
  5. Be an Australian resident living in Queensland
  6. Declare if they (or any owners of the business) are bankrupt or insolvent.

How Barefoot Basics will help…

Let’s get back to basics and define your path ahead!

Being a micro/small business can be overwhelming at times – with so many hats to juggle. By investing in the ‘Define Your Own Path’ 6-Week Program, Rochelle Stone of Barefoot Basics will take you through: Continue reading

The 7 Key Steps to Building Your Online Platform…

Barefoot Basics Laptop Lifestyle Business - Rochelle Stone

When developing your online platform, there are a couple steps that you need to keep in mind…

Step One: Be Clear With What You Want to Achieve and Why.

Know the level of online foot traffic that you wish to attract. How will you gain your ideal audiences attention, build trust, encourage engagements and how will you convert readers visits into sales online (products) and offline (services & events). Continue reading

{Week in Review} 20th September 2015

Welcome to the Barefoot Basics Week in Review:

All Things Marketing, Publishing & Women in Business

  • Nick Cave implores Malcolm Turnbull to remove arts minister – Sydney Morning Herald
  • Jacaranda wins Secondary Publisher of the Year Award for the fourth consecutive time  – PR Wire
  • From cover to cover – WA Today
  • Nine ways to make money from writing – ArtsHub
  • 10 Keynote Speakers Who Will Keep You Ahead of Digital Marketing Trends – Forbes
  • The five most powerful trends in customer service – Marketing Magazine
  • Business is brewing at new store celebrating love for tea – Queensland Times
  • A recipe for rural success: How to build a business when you don’t live in the city – Anthill
  • Grants for parents operating businesses from home – Queensland Times
  • Take the road to publishing books riding on your own blog – Weekend Leader
  • The vanity presses – ABC
  • Book Council of Australia chair Louise Adler calls on Australians to protect their literary voices – Sydney Morning Herald
  • Writing a perfect query letter – Arts Hub
  • The women behind Australia’s booming music scene – ABC
  • More Australian women starting their own businesses than ever – Courier Mail
  • Five trends to keep in mind when marketing your business – Houston Business Journal
  • How To Start A Small Business For Less Than $1,000 – Forbes
  • Explaining Handmade Pricing to your Customers – Crafting a Green World
  • A manifesto for self-publishing authors – The Bookseller
  • Layne Beachley Creates History and Becomes Surfing Australia’s New Chairperson – Transworld Business
  • The year of the small business – Sydney Morning Herald
  • ‘We employed more Sarahs than men’: unique culture helps Birdsnest build a $20m fashion business from Cooma – BRW
  • Babies and books the focus of new USC postgraduate degrees – My Sunshine Coast
ABOUT THE EDITOR: ROCHELLE STONE IS THE SOUL INSPIRED DESIGN, PUBLISHING AND MARKETING SPECIALIST AT BAREFOOT BASICS – WORKING WITH SMALL BUSINESSES, AUTHORS, BANDS AND ARTISTS ACROSS THE SUNSHINE COAST AND THE EASTERN COAST OF AUSTRALIA.