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Interview with YouTuber & designer Charli Prangley


Charli Prangley is a 26-year-old designer from New Zealand currently living in London. When she’s not busy working at her day job, she runs the funky t-shirt business Liner Note Kids, as well as a fast-growing YouTube channel.

In less than 2 years Charli has grown her YouTube channel “CharliMarieTV” to over 10,000 subscribers, with over 550,000 views of her videos. With video topics covering design, style, DIY and weekly vlogs, Charli is quickly developing an online following.

Easyspace recently caught up with Charli for a chat about blogging, vlogging, design, running a side business, plus her YouTube success:


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Office 2016 released


The popular Office 365 now includes the new Office 2016 apps for PC and Mac, like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote. This new update comes with numerous additional services.

One of the fantastic features of Office 365 is that users don’t need to make any upgrades themselves – so if you already have Office 365 it will automatically upgrade you to office 2016 and all future version, which not only saves you a lot of time & hassle – but it means you will always have the most up-to-date version possible – the latest, most powerful software at your fingertips.

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Easyspace launches superfast WordPress Hosting


If you run a website yourself or are thinking about setting one up, then odds are you have heard of WordPress. It is an extremely powerful and flexible content management system that is used by millions of people & businesses to set up their websites. WordPress was first released back in 2003 and quickly became popular with bloggers, but over the years it has also become popular with many businesses, including companies such as eBay, GM and Reuters News.

WordPress is used by over 60 million websites, as well as more than 23.3% of the top 10 million websites worldwide, as of January 2015. It’s popularity continues to grow, as more & more people discover how easy it is to create a powerful, yet easy to manage website with WordPress.

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Last chance to get your early bird ticket!


In only two weeks, the ePages academy will take place – an event to help you boost your business, achieve higher revenues and sell smarter online. If you haven’t got your ticket yet, be quick! There are only a few tickets left.

On Friday, 2nd October 2015, come and enjoy a day full of valuable presentations and useful advice from e-commerce experts! They are looking forward to welcoming you in London.

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10 ways to increase conversion rates


First of all what do we mean by conversion rate? Simply put conversion is whatever action you want your website visitors to take – which could include making a purchase or signing up for your newsletter or joining your forum.

When creating your website you should carefully consider what action you want visitors to take on every single page, and factor that in to an overall plan for your website. What journey would you like visitors to your website to take? Decide what actions you would like them to take and plan accordingly, for example developing a “sales funnel” for your website that helps first time visitors transition into happy customers.

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Interview with designer Natasha Marshall


Natasha Marshall is a designer and founder of Natasha Marshall Ltd – a textile design studio to the global textile, retail and fashion markets. Trained as a textile designer at Glasgow School Of Art, Natasha set up her business in 1997.

Natasha Marshall Ltd now works with mills around the world and creates collections for a number of clients based throughout the UK and Europe. These brands sell worldwide into a wide range of sectors including retail, hotel, cruise, leisure and healthcare. The Natasha Marshall team pride themselves in supplying fabrics that are both beautifully designed and coloured, as well as technically suitable for each sector.

For the last 10 years, they have designed collections purely for other major UK fabric brands, but now feel that the time is right for them to return to their passion and launch their own iconic collections. 2015 has seen the launch of four new collections fabric ranges Ikon, Alegre, Alibi and the complementary wallpaper collection Tandem.

Natasha is passionate about helping young people start up in business, is on the Princes Trust Scottish Council and a Board member of The Scottish Textile & Leather Association. She is also an active member in the Entrepreneurial Exchange.

Easyspace recently caught up with Natasha for a chat:

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Top 10 SEO Blogs

If you want your website to rank highly in search engines such as Google, then you’ll need to keep on top of the latest SEO best practices. This can be difficult, and sometimes complex, but it’s something that has to be done if you want to keep people visiting your website.

Below are 10 popular SEO blogs that we recommend – which will hopefully help you to increase your SEO knowledge, and in time get your website ranking as highly as possible:

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Prepare for winter sales during the quiet summer period


Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it” said Winston Churchill. Are you busy dreaming or are you hard at work? Easyspace have again welcomed back Andrea del Campo from our partner ePages to explain why ecommerce retailers should prepare for winter sales during the quiet summer period.

Over to you Andrea:



For online retailers, summer tends to be a quiet period – customers are usually thinking about everything else other than spending their time on internet. However, September is approaching fast and with it, many seasonal promotions will pop up throughout the last quarter of the year: back-to-school, Halloween and Christmas, for example. So instead of trying hard to maintain your sales and invest all your efforts in summer promotions, benefit from the slow August to look ahead, review your shop and plan for the upcoming seasons.

Here are a few of things you can do to get yourself prepared for the last and most intense shopping quarter of the year:


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Interview with Sean Mallon, founder of Bizdaq


Sean Mallon is a 29 year old entrepreneur who started his first business, Intelligent Business Transfer, at the age of 21, armed with just a Yellow Pages and a mobile phone. He has successfully run this business for over 8 years now, helping more that 1,200 everyday entrepreneurs realise the value of their hard work by successfully completing the sale of their businesses.

Sean identified the trend toward self-service platforms like eBay, Gumtree and eMoove, deciding that the business transfer industry was prime for a disruptive new business model. He spent around six months attempting to secure funding for the new business, successfully securing £1 million of investment last year – launching Bizdaq in November 2014. With Bizdaq Sean is cleaning up an industry and ensuring that small business owners save on average over £10,000 on the sale of their business.

Easyspace recently caught up with Sean for a chat:

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New Media Europe Conference


Easyspace is pleased to announce that we are one of the sponsors of the New Media Europe conference in September 2015. This unique conference is aimed at podcasters, bloggers, social media visionaries, content creators, entrepreneurs, marketing professionals and new media enthusiasts.

This 2 day event is being held in Manchester, 12-13th September 2015 at the Midland Hotel. If you are interested in learning about the effective use of new media tools ‒ such as podcasting, blogging and social media, then this is the conference for you. This will be one of the most outstanding new media conferences to hit Europe in 2015.

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