About designthing

Designthing Web developer

New live chat courses

It has certainly been quite a year so far hasn't it.  At last things seem to be getting back to normal for everyone. Thank goodness. I am in the process of developing a series of mini courses which will be delivered by live chat over individual 2 hour time slots. They can take place [...]


Be the best

Running a small business like yours takes a lot of bravery, guts, stamina, and vision. I say anyone who can succeed in a small business, giving people jobs, and making a profit is a winner. Big or small, you should be immensely proud of yourself. Ignore the naysayers, doom mongers, and negative people. They’ll [...]


New Year gift 2021

2020 was a tough year wasn't it. For everyone. And retail was no exception. Looking forward, I hope 2021 is going to be fantastic for you and everyone associated with the niche Bridal Industry. It is very important to stay focused, up to speed, and maintain learning - especially during lockdown as old habits can [...]


Getting back to work

Get back to work and hit the ground running. Here are my top tips to help ensure you, your team, and your customers have the best possible experience once all businesses are re-opened. Know when to stop! After this unprecedented year, it would be very easy to expand your business; trying to be everything [...]


Latest news

It has been a tough time all round hasn't it. You will have had to deal with unprecedented change - and these changes are going to have a long term effect on business - some in a positive way though which is interesting. So, a big well done to you all. Stay strong, stay [...]


Back to work training

Here is my latest offering to you in the fantastic Wedding Trader magazine: You'll find lots of brilliant help and advice for you and your team going forward. Wishing you the very best of luck. Let's get back to work! Helena


Free professional advice

I recently caught up with Antony from Peninsula: He has offered some invaluable free advice to all of you who have employees. Click the link here: Furlough and Job Retention Important points to note: -        You should seek the employees approval before changing their status to Furlough. I can advise on what happens if [...]


Latest news

I want to share two pieces of great news with you. Firstly, I have opened a confidential, FREE help desk for you. Whether you are a retailer, designer or wholesaler; a client of mine or not. If you need any support, help & guidance, someone impartial to speak to – contact me today. My [...]


Wedding Trader March April 2020

Check out the latest article I have written for you in the brilliant Wedding Trader March/April 2020 issue. Page 102 – 103: Wishing you all the best. Helena


Wedding Trader March 2020

The fabulous Wedding Trader Magazine have kindly written a piece for me about the upcoming Bridal Roadshows. Read it here: Contact me today to book an informal chat at one of the venues. Helena