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I recently read an article from Richard Branson, giving his tops for being successful as an entrepreneur and one tip really caught my eye. It's easy to get so caught up in being creative, making sure our customers are happy, working on our marketing plans, figuring...

"Backlog - an accumulation over time of work waiting to be done." Sound familiar at all? Perhaps your inbox is multiplying at a rate of knots and each day you dread logging in and seeing the latest unwelcome additions. Or maybe your filing tray is overflowing as you...

Are you so busy right now dealing with all of your customers that you don't have enough time to work on your own business? You're spending all of your time working on their needs and not enough on your own. You're putting in loads of hours to make...

Once upon a time, there a was a small business with a great marketing plan. There were even executing their plan - networking, advertising, social media, referral schemes and so on. They were getting customers - only problem was they were spending so much time on delivering their...

Do you know what your Marketing plan is for December yet? Are you going to be offering any special promotions? Will you be sending cards or even gifts to your best customers? How about a drinks and nibbles party for your customers to say thank...

Have you ever felt like everyone else is doing so much better than you? Or feel that you are working so hard and doing everything you're supposed to but still not seeing the results you want? Do you sometimes feel so disheartened in your business that you...

Okay - I write a lot about time management and how to get the most out of your time and be productive. There is a reason for this. One of the biggest challenges clients face when they start working with me is that they don't have...

I know it's still August as I write this (just about) but there is a definite sense of Autumn being imminent in our house. Not only is there that chill in the air in the mornings that signals September is around the corner, but there are new school...

This is part 2 in my series of blog posts on the top 3  mistakes when starting a business. If you missed part 1, you can catch up here Creating a JOB not a business I completely understand how this happens. You decided to start your business. You picked something you...