A strange layer of mist appeared on the meadows near the Thames the other day. One minute you could see people, the next they were gone. To me 2020 often felt like that, like a world caught in dense fog. Knowing how to move forward positively when everything has changed, is not easy. There has been […]
The author Sadie Jones once said about her writing, ‘You imagine a cathedral and on the page, it’s a garden shed.’ I do know that feeling, and not just in relation to writing. So often, you have great ideas for your small venture but when it comes to turning them into reality, the results can […]
The other day I published a post about ‘hope’ on my Instagram feed – it was one of the prompts of the #augustbreak photo challenge I take part in every year. It had certainly got me thinking. About what it is and what happens when (for some reason) we find ourselves struggling and losing hope.
(This post has been edited in response to the Corona crisis) Are you finding life and work stressful right now? You’re not alone! Dealing with financial worries whilst your business is on hold is not easy. Neither is the constant need to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe. All this, and having to maintain […]
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!
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 […]
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. […]
Have you ever wondered whether your strengths are more important than your weaknesses as you improve or grow your small business? It’s a question I get asked a lot, especially when people have carried out a SWOT exercise to help them identify their strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. By the way, a SWOT is a […]
A few weeks ago, my husband and I were sitting in our camper in Blakeney, Norfolk, listening to the torrential rain. The force of the water on the roof was so hard that we ended up with a rather worrying leak through one of the roof joints. As we mopped up the puddle, we remembered […]
Although the Christmas period is a very special time of year for families, it can be full of challenges if you’re a busy (overworked?) female micro-business owner. I’ve put together this compilation with you in mind. Please grab a cup of tea or coffee (or even mulled wine?) and enjoy the read 🙂