Hi, we're Toni and Stuart Livesey. We've been running our own small businesses since 1998.
These days we run Toni's web design and copywriting business and our own online shops from beautiful Hervey Bay, Queensland.
The business is partially distributed and that means that most of Toni's staff work from their homes ... and are spread all over the world too.
You can find out more about Toni's web design business here
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Category Archives: Small Business Lessons
Yesterday Toni and I had dinner at our favorite spot on the beach here in Hervey Bay and we were entertained by a rather large dugong who kept surfacing just a few metres off the beach and looking at us. … Continue reading
A rather curious thing happened yesterday. A new client had come to us and wanted us to update their website. Unfortunately somewhere along the way their previous web designer and host had changed all the access codes and the site … Continue reading
The number of people who expect something for nothingÂ that you, as a small business person, will bump into in the life of your small business is unbelievable. Or as one person put it on Twitter today: The sense of entitlement … Continue reading
Over on Web Worker Daily one of the questions raised in a post about surviving in 2009 is whether or not some clients are really worth the effort. That’s an interesting question and one that Toni and I are pondering … Continue reading
Well last Friday I made a bold statement and declared that we were heading out to enjoy some fun time at the Business Hervey Bay’s regular monthly get-together that night but sometimes things don’t always go according to plan in … Continue reading
by Stuart Livesey I had an interesting conversation with a friend on Twitter yesterday about why it’s so hard forÂ businesses to sell goods and services to those involved in small business and home office type businesses. And it is hard, … Continue reading
It’s another beautiful and crisp winter’s morning here in Hervey Bay. The sun’s shining, the birds are singing and I’ve got some the Concerto for 2 Horns by Telemann playing while I wrestle with some HTML for a client. At … Continue reading
I think I lost a potential client just a little while ago. He knows that his small businessÂ website has some major problems … it’s four years old and only has one page indexed in Google. I put together a 9 … Continue reading
Some competitors are close … round the corner … down the street … up the road … maybe even next door. They’re close geographically speaking … but they may be so far behind you that you’re not even close to … Continue reading