Do you have your virtual team ready?

Do you have your virtual team ready?

The virtual world gives businesses a greater choice of people to work with, don’t you agree? ‘You don’t have to pick someone just because they turned up.’ When I became an admin manager at the National Trust this is one of the learnings that...
Earning my Keep – Bookkeeping

Earning my Keep – Bookkeeping

12 months ago I started working with a chap who has a rather large domestic property portfolio in the UK. We started working together just after the end of his 16/17 financial year, and he won’t mind me saying, his accounts were a little bit of a mess. A lot of...
Separating work and pleasure

Separating work and pleasure

After a recent holiday away from home I realised I was struggling to separate work and pleasure. It’s understandable, even if you work in a separate room it’s easy to think ‘oh I’ll just send that email’ and before you know it your mind...
What are your payment terms?

What are your payment terms?

As small business owners, we learn early on that we don’t have to work with anyone we don’t want to, that’s one of the many benefits of being your own boss. So why do so many accept less than okay payment terms? I’ve asked this question a few...
Business Traveller Downtime Tips

Business Traveller Downtime Tips

We can now work from anywhere; anywhere in the world and even in the air. No more downtime, missing emails; you can keep on top of business so you’re ready to keep working as soon as the seatbelt sign is off, right through until you fall onto your hotel bed....
Clearing your to-do list efficiently

Clearing your to-do list efficiently

Time, ability and enjoyment are three factors to consider when you want to get rid of some of those essential business tasks from your to-do list. As featured in the Feb/March 2018 Wiltshire Business Magazine There comes a time in every business that you need to get...
Keeping warm working from home for less

Keeping warm working from home for less

And you thought working in an office where they decide when to put the heating on was hard work in Winter! What about how cold the house gets when you’ve not got the extra hot air coming out of your annoying colleague in the  Marketing team to deal with? As...
Why your brain will love an ordered to-do list

Why your brain will love an ordered to-do list

Some use a diary/calendar, others use a whiteboard (me) and some use one of the endless online programmes to manage their day. Many still use pen and paper! Whatever your way of managing your to-do-list you’ll appreciate it can, at times, reach breaking point and so...
Some of my favourite productivity tools

Some of my favourite productivity tools

My business aims to give client’s back some time in their working week, so I am always striving to find more efficient ways of working. These five apps / programmes certainly help: Time recording: If you want to see how long tasks take you, whether it’s...
Do you haggle with freelancers?

Do you haggle with freelancers?

Do you haggle with freelancers? I’ve only had it twice, but it’s been twice in as many weeks and both women thought it was justified because they could ‘offer me exposure’ (yeah, I know, people do actually say it) and the other said ‘the...

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