Here are some of my recent articles. Feel free to browse and get in touch with me if you have any questions.
Recent announcements of planned changes to Facebook, and in particular, News Feeds, have attracted a lot of attention across both social media and traditional media. Is it a storm in a teacup or should businesses who use Facebook be concerned?
The greatest compliment that you can receive in business is a referral. It means your clients know and believe that you will provide the same service you have to them. They are putting their reputation on the line when they refer you. It is truly the best way to grow your business.
Have you ever attended an event or been at a business meeting or even just met someone in your working day or personal time and there is something about that person that stands out....for the right reasons? They ooze charisma, confidence and style. What is it they have that is different to everyone else?
We always think of tax and finances at the end of the financial year and rightly so, this is the time of year to focus on this. However, it is a good time of year to compliment the tidy up of finances for your business with a few other key components of your business too. Here is a checklist to get you on the right track for a smooth transition into the new financial year.
More than 30% of business owners don’t take holidays. Many say it is never a good time to leave the business and take a holiday. The Easter long weekend is probably the closest you will get to it being a good time (unless you are in the hospitality industry). A lot of businesses will close, or at least slow down over these four days. You don’t have to go away, but use the time to slow down, go for walks, get a massage, sleep in and catch up on the enjoyable, relaxing things you normally don’t have time for.
After all, you are your business’s most valuable asset and generally work long hours, so looking after yourself makes good business sense. So take the time now to get your body and mind back into peak condition. Spending time with friends and family is also a healthy way to rebalance.
Ok, now time for me to take on some of my own advice.