Karl Craig-West – Website Builder, Public Speaker and Writer Sharing helpful stuff; one page at a time


4 reasons why you shouldn’t be self-employed

In this post, I’m going to do something which I don’t typically write about in my blog and it’s all about why you shouldn’t be self-employed. It’s come about because I see an awful lot of people who are self-employed and running micro-businesses who, in all honesty, really shouldn’t be doing what they’re doing. In […]


How to upset the Apple cart

A friend of mine recently asked on LinkedIn about whether to buy Apple or Windows for his company’s new computers. Sadly LinkedIn didn’t allow me the opportunity to write this full response but I felt that I ought to just share it here since I know it’ll likely upset the Apple cart: “The problem with […]


What to do with staffers

If you’re running a small business or you’re self-employed, the chances are good that almost everyone you know has a job, and it’s also likely that they’ve never been self-employed or run a business themselves. I like to call these people staffers. And here’s my thoughts on what to do with staffers: Now, one of […]


Call me old fashioned but…

You might call me old fashioned but there are some things that really ought to be banned in today’s connected society. Especially around the use of mobile phones when in meetings. My frustration comes about from 2 separate events. The first of which was a political party’s ‘Listening to Business’ event where this party invited […]


Please engage brain…

Okay, bear with me here I’m going on a bit of a rant. One of my biggest frustration these days is glaring examples of where people plainly don’t think. And filling up the car with petrol gives us a classic example of this. It is not uncommon these days to see a queue of cars […]


What to do when you hear someone say “I don’t do politics”

“I don’t do politics” is such a dumb thing to say… I couldn’t even begin to count the number of times that someone I know has said “I don’t do politics” and it always makes me laugh. I’ve worked out a number of reasons why people say it (let me know if you can think […]


Modern pop music all sounds the same – and here’s why –

You may remember the days when your parents were telling you that all the music you listen to sounds the same (although U2, Simple Minds, Talking Heads, Echo and the Bunnymen, The Cult and Siouxsie Sioux all sound very different to me). However, even the pop industry now seems to (subliminally) admit that a lot […]

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The News of the World is gone but so what?

So news publishing history was made on Sunday with the demise of the News of the World but so what? I know it’s sad that many journalists and support staff have lost their jobs at short notice but do we really need the News of the World? Is there now a gap in the market […]


Being a trainer is sometimes painful…

A conversation that took place while trying to teach a classroom full of school teachers how to use a website… Staff member: I can’t change my password – says its incorrect. Me:   Oh, which browser are you using? Staff: Chrome Me: But line 1 of the instructions say “this only works in Internet Explorer” […]

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