A few years ago – during the recession- I compiled a blog called “How not to fail in business”, with useful tips from my clients how to survive as a solopreneur. During those tough years everyone had to work even harder than normal to win and keep customers. And we learnt not to take anything for […]
A few weeks ago I looked at the older of my two apple apple trees and couldn’t believe my eyes. In the 30+ years we’ve lived in our house, the old tree has always produced green cooking apples… until this year that is! I have absolutely no idea why they have turned red. (Was it […]
It’s so easy to feel overwhelmed when your to-do list is endless and it seems your work is never done. But please don’t wait until something bad happens to throw you completely off course. Here are my 3 (rescue) tips to help you reduce stress and feel in control again!
Have you ever come away from a networking meeting feeling frustrated about the experience or the (lack of) results you get from networking? What if you could make networking easier and more enjoyable so you connect with the right people but it doesn’t feel like hard work?
From time to time you just want to boost your business quickly! Maybe it’s because your regular marketing strategies aren’t attracting the desired business and you haven’t yet worked out why. So you just want some quick wins to tie you over. If that’s the case my tips below will hopefully get you started.
Do you celebrate International Women’s Day? Or mark it in some way? For me it’s a day to appreciate how far we’ve come in the last 100 years. And to look at something we can improve or do differently in ourselves or our business, particularly as we can’t always change the world. It’s also a day […]
A guest post from Margaret Cain: Through my work with a client who develops accountancy software, I’ve become aware of HMRC’s Making Tax Digital strategy. Don’t doze off at the back. This is important. Did you know that in the near future self-employed people (and some landlords) earning more than £10,000 a year will have […]
What can you do when you offer a valuable service but feel a little uncomfortable about marketing and promoting yourself? About the need to get visible, to get seen and trusted online and stand out from the crowd? When you run your own business you can’t really afford to be shy or to hold back. […]
We’ve all done it – taken on a client we shouldn’t have. Sometimes the warning signs are there when you meet someone for the first time. And at other times you discover too late that you’ve taken on a client you don’t enjoy working with. And by that time you probably regret it as working […]
What an eventful few months we’ve had. You just have to think of Brexit and the political fallout that followed. I started to feel a bit under the weather around that time and thought it would be a good idea to stand back from my business for a little while. Whilst I continued to work […]