If you're starting a business, or you have started one, or even if you're fairly well established, you'll know that business is more than just about having a great idea. Suddenly you're learning to do all sorts of things you've never done before. Now, unless you've got some serious funding behind you, you've probably had … Continue reading Self Awareness is Key to Business Success
I have a short, but important message for you today. You're not superhuman. And that's OK. You don't have to do everything. Parents rush home from work to take their kids to one activity or another, then they grab food on the run and rush off to a fitness class themselves. People do a … Continue reading Stop Trying to Do So Much
You will have heard the saying 'The Customer is Always Right'. To be honest, I'm not sure I really agree with that. My years of experience as the owner of a retail bridal store taught me that, actually, frequently customers aren't right. They can be armed with many myths (thank you, Internet) and ideas that … Continue reading Empathy Could Save Your Business
Motivation is a funny thing. It's easy to get motivated when you're doing something you enjoy. If you have a jewellery making business, and you love the process of making jewellery, then you probably don't often find that you have a problem motivating yourself to start a jewellery making project. It's NOT so easy to … Continue reading The Secret to Finding Your Motivation
Years ago, I suffered from perfectionism. I don't think I realised it at the time, but it was definitely part of me. It's a pretty common thing, wanting things to be 'just so'. Wanting everything to be done 'right'. The big problem with it, for me (and for tons of other people) is that it … Continue reading Perfectionism Paralysis
(Yes, I did just use the words 'Business Plan' and 'Fun' in the same sentence.) How often do you take time out to work ON your business, rather than IN it? Be honest now... Whether you are a full time entrepreneur, whether you are building up your business in your spare time while holding down … Continue reading Business Planning, the FUN Way.
Opportunity knocking now.......... this is a GREAT chance to get involved in something that could be the most positive start to the year you've ever had! I know we're all thinking about upcoming seasonal festivities now, but if you have a business, you'll also be thinking ahead to 2014, and what happens next. Probably … Continue reading Creative Entrepreneurs, How To Get 2014 Off to a Rocking Start….