Ed Goodman - Social Media Trainer, Founder of Cambridge Business Lounge & Freelance Heroes, Author

Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much - Helen Keller

How to Build an Online Community

How to Build an Online Community

“When you’re surrounded by people who share a passionate commitment around a common purpose, anything is possible.” – Howard Schultz, Founder and Former CEO of Starbucks I was recently asked to talk at the wonderful Marketing Meetup in Cambridge, organised by charming and inspiring Joe Glover, about how to... read more
Why MicroBizMatters For Freelancers Too

Why MicroBizMatters For Freelancers Too

“Opportunities often come from collaboration, and the skills to succeed in your own business often come by learning from other businesses” – Tony Robinson OBE Every January, the world’s largest social media event for Micro Business Owners takes place on Twitter and Facebook. Launched by Tony Robinson OBE and... read more
The Best Sources for Free Stock Photos

The Best Sources for Free Stock Photos

A camera is a ‘save’ button for the mind’s eye. — Roger Kingston Images are an essential tool in bringing online content to life, whether it’s a blog or website. In this short video, from Digital Splash Media, the concept of the picture superiority effect is explained, making an overwhelming case... read more

New Business: Next Steps

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Ed’s mentoring support pushed me – gently but effectively – to think step-by-step about developing my company. He listened to my personal and professional aims and helped me to think about how to achieve them. Simple, clear, effective support. Thanks.

Sophie Higman

Director, West Street Communications

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Freelance Heroes Day: Why Freelance Heroes Matters to Me

Freelance Heroes Day: Why Freelance Heroes Matters to Me

We recently asked the members of Freelance Heroes to write or film their thoughts about why freelancing is so important to them or why freelancers are so valuable to our economy. Or, even, why Freelance Heroes and/or Freelance Heroes Day is so important. Our thinking behind this is that... read more
Featured Freelancer: Col Skinner, Digital Advertising Expert

Featured Freelancer: Col Skinner, Digital Advertising Expert

Of the 14 questions each Featured Freelancer has to answer, the most challenging appears to be “Why do your clients/customers select you over your competitors?” I suspect it’s because many don’t ask their clients enough to be able to quote them, or know ourselves. One advantage of working with... read more

Ed clearly has a lot of experience mentoring businesses. He will listen very carefully to where you are, will soon point out and define precisely what challenges you are facing, what you should do about it and will put you in touch with the relevant contacts if needed. His mentoring made it ridiculously effective for me to build a client base in.

Marie Manandise

Wordpress Web Developer, MAJ Web Dev.

Ed talks with Nick Conrad on BBC Cambridgeshire