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...
Thanks for the lesson Uber

Thanks for the lesson Uber

If the London Uber situation has taught us anything it’s that we definitely all need a Plan B! When I first started my business in May 2016 I heavily networked, face to face and online, (Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn), I was reading and learning as much as I...
Managing your inbox

Managing your inbox

Inboxes; probably one of the most stressful parts of many a business owner’s day. I know how you feel, I’ve worked with senior people who have needed a little help organising, sifting or being ruthless with their own inboxes.   Sometimes, all...
We should be more French

We should be more French

After a relaxing ten day break in Villapourçon in the Morvan National Park, I’ve decided us Brits need to be more French. Dead flies As soon as we arrived at the French end of the Eurotunnel there was a flurry of suicidal flies hitting our windscreen. It...
My diary is a nightmare

My diary is a nightmare

‘Oh I’d love to, but my diary is a nightmare.’ How many times have you said, or heard, that? Running a business is a full time job, and of course you want to maximise every opportunity, every meeting and ensure the business is working for you 24/7,...
Juggling children and running your own business

Juggling children and running your own business

Whether you’re a parent to four children, one child, a two year old, or a 20 year old at University, the pull and push on your emotions and time is still a part of your life. I’ve been a Mum of one for 19 years, with a little bit of time off every so often...

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