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

Social Media: The Sidecar Analogy

Social Media: The Sidecar Analogy

Running a business is a journey more and more people are choosing to make. And if you’re reading this having taken or started that journey, you’ll know it’s not an easy journey to take, but it can be very enjoyable and rewarding. One thing running a business isn’t, is... read more
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

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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The Misunderstanding of Freelancing

The Misunderstanding of Freelancing

“That goodness it’s Frida…. no wait, I’m a freelancer” – Anonymous. Whenever a new member joins Freelance Heroes, they’re presented with two questions: 1. Thanks for joining Freelance Heroes; a helpful and supportive community for UK Freelancers. We just need to check a couple of things. First of all,... read more
The Sound of Freelancing

The Sound of Freelancing

“Music is not sound. Music is using the sound or organise emotions in time.” – Krystian Zimerman During this year’s National Freelancers’ Day, organised by IPSE, I thought I’d start a twitter thread which would help create the ultimate freelancing playlist. As it’s #NationalFreelancersDay, and for a bit of... 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