Richard Branson wrote a great article recently about ‘The art of asking for advice’. In it he mentions a talk he once gave in Greece during which a man in the audience asked at least half the questions that came up that day, really taking on board the answers. It turned out that this man […]
I recently had an article about passion and the importance of having a strong purpose in business published on Prowess 2.0. It’s a subject which resonates with many women I know. What drives you… passion or profit? Women in business often fall into one of two camps, either believing that business is not about passion but […]
One of the most important business lessons I have learnt over the years and have subsequently tried to impart to my clients and Inner Circle club members, is to have total clarity of your target market and what you have to offer. I have very bad memories of fumbling in the dark in the early […]
The other day, I was talking to a client who had found making a business decision particularly difficult. She came to me having chosen what seemed like a safe and easy option. It wasn’t until I asked her a couple of probing questions that she realised that her decision was financially unsound and wouldn’t help […]
Do you know when to focus your time and energy on selling? Not all of us have a service or product that sells all year round although some micro business owners will desparately try to sell as hard as they can … all the time. Others avoid selling altogether – at any time – because […]
The theme at our last International Women’s Day event was breaking through the barriers that women experience in business. We had deliberately planned a smaller event than usual which worked out well, as the theme wasn’t our usual positive success theme and may not have resonated with some micro-entrepreneurs and business owners. Indeed just before […]
I recently returned from a lovely camping break in the West Country. One day my husband and I were faced with a bewildering choice of campsites in the same area. Each seemed to feature something different: state-of-the-art washrooms, generously-sized pitches, an outstanding view or a peaceful setting. I learnt how being unclear about your own objectives as a customer can turn your experience into an unsatisfactory one, and how important it is for suppliers to have clear objectives too!
Whilst discussing business goals with one of my Circle members recently – she has a great business, I must add! – she told me that without her business support circle she gets too caught up in the day-to-day running of her business and doesn’t focus enough on how to grow it. It is true, in […]
Are you a busy solopreneur who can juggle a million and one things? Mothers often seem to have a built-in ability and a need to complete several tasks at once. Therefore many women, who run a micro-business from home, think that their multitasking skills will help them to work faster and get more done in their solo-business. Find out why this approach may compromise your productivity!