Business

Mentor Coach of the Year

    I’m thrilled and delighted to have won the Award for Mentor Coach of the Year at this year’s Business Women Excellence Awards. A huge thank you to the @Mumpreneurs Networking Club for nominating me and providing the inspiration, motivation and making it easier with your “How to Win Awards” workshop in September. It’s only…

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Do we really need business cards?

Do you still need business cards?

I’ve just been sorting through a stack of business cards, neatly filed away in a storage unit and pretty much untouched since I first received them. When I first started my business, the exchange of business cards was a ritual frequently performed at the many networking meetings I attended. Sifting through the collection, the majority…

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Top Small Business Productivity Apps

Top Small Business Productivity Apps

When you’re running a small business, technology has many great advantages to improve your productivity and make the best use of your time. While you can get overwhelmed with just how many there are, here are a few of the best that I’ve either tested or use myself. Many offer a free trial. Some are totally…

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Are you being worked to death?

work overwhelm and your health

In the UK the average working week is 40 hours. We’re spending longer in the office, sitting at a desk and less active than a decade ago. Over 50% of people work more than 40 hour and 8% are working 60 hours or more. People are under pressure, overloaded, more stressed. They have less time…

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Not showing up

Waiting

  Working in the area of time management it’s inevitable that people occasionally don’t show up for a call. I make allowances for life happening or the unexpected coming up and usually people let me know, even if it’s at the last minute. Every now and then someone simply doesn’t show up for their call.…

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Where Do You Spend Your Time?

Balance Your Productivity – Where do you spend your time? What are the choices you make and how much do you and others really value and respect your time? Valuing your time is about knowing where your time adds value, where and when you’re wasting it. What are the choices you make throughout the day?…

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Charge What You’re Worth

Valuing your time series

Balance Your Productivity – How to charge what you’re worth. Know your hourly rate and how to appreciate the real value of your time. Do you value your time? Even if you don’t charge for your time or have an hourly rate – your time still has value. How much time you spend on a piece…

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A Perfect Technology Storm

a perfect storm

More people are now working from home and rely more and more on technology to enable them to do so. We expect broadband, phone and mobile to be available so we can stay connected, make and receive calls, upload and download files, send and receive email, connect with our cloud apps and everything that enables…

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After the workshop is over …

After the workshop

You’ve just come back from a really inspiring seminar, event or informative workshop – full of great ideas. Now what? You made notes and now have a list of all the tips and information. Enthused with all the things you’re going to do and change, you can’t wait to get started. Back at the office – there are…

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