Guestblog: How I started my business

It all began in October 2006 when my children were aged 13 and 4. I was teaching IT and Business Studies in a secondary school, hating the paperwork but loving the student interaction, hating the lack of freedom but loving the ability to shape young people’s lives. I had accepted a part-time … [Read more...]

Have you got a strong brand for your company?

A brand is not just your logo, it is your overall company image, it is you making a statement to your audience about who you are and what you stand for, it is something that builds trust between you and your customer, it can earn you respect and strengthen your proposition and it can make you stand … [Read more...]

5 business lessons I didn’t want to learn

It’s been two months since I started up as a freelance writer and it’s been no walk in the park. When I first played around with the concept of starting my own freelance writing business, just the thought of it gave me an adrenalin rush. I believed in myself, I was passionate about writing, and the … [Read more...]

Rant Ahoy! Valuing someones experience and time

This week I thought I would pick up on a topic that I ranted about on my facebook page and Sarah thought would make a good blog! The rant came about after I agreed to do a favour for an acquaintance of one of my clients, they required a poster designing and I agreed to do it for token rate to … [Read more...]

Those passive incomes that are often mentioned…

Two and a half years ago, my husband and boss tasked me with creating a passive income. The general internet consensus at the time was, write an ebook, sell and ebook and write another, sell another, write another, sell another... we determined that we needed a separate site for this, and set that … [Read more...]

In pursuit of… Being Organised – 3

So - in my ongoing pursuit to be organised, and now armed with various tools and ideas, am I there yet? Am I heck! But definitely pointing, and even taking steps, in the right direction. What I found was next needed was to get the immediate work into some order, to step off the treadmill and reset … [Read more...]