What Can Go Wrong With Your Successful Business

It’s often said that more than half of new businesses fail during the first year. According to some statistics, and quite frankly I’d like to be on the positive side of things, this isn’t necessarily true. These figures state that only 30% of new businesses fail during the first two years of being open, 50%…

How To Solve Business Problems Positively

How bloody frustrating? Someone asked me what were the best questions you should ask to make your business better quickly? Now it’s one of those where you can give people a generic answer and it’s almost a ‘fob off’, but as someone who is passionate and dedicated about making other peoples lives better, I didn’t…

The Business Life Coach Podcast : Episode 2, Questions Are The Answers

So…what is the main difference between people who succeed and people who fail? People who are depressed and people who seem so laid back? The people who experience tragedy and bounce back and those who don’t? Listen to this 15 minute podcast and find out why asking yourself NEW questions will help you and your…

“These Are The Voyages of The Social Enterprise…”

Someone very close to me has been part of a brand new business that is a social enterprise. So as something that’s not usually written about, I thought I’d write about it! Social enterprises are special. They are also one of the fastest growing business sectors in the UK. There are many definitions, but in…

The 12 Social Media Tips of Christmas

OK…so I often have polarising opinions on social media. But on September 16th I was reminded in a slightly depressing way that there were 99 days to Christmas! If you have a small business and you’re not using social media, you’re missing a trick. Social media is one of the best ways to promote your…

12 Reasons Why You Went Self Employed or Freelance

  Sometimes, amidst the stress of multiple converging deadlines, an inbox of over 300 unanswered emails and the endless hustle to obtain new clients, it can be hard to remember why you chose to become self-employed in the first place. It’s all too easy for business owners and freelancers to focus on “ customers and…

Time is Running Out if You’re in Retail…

Retail is being pulled apart like a chicken carcass being devoured by a fox. So why are local governments continuing to encourage the building of more retail floor space at premium rates? Retail has been one of the hardest hit sectors of the new millennium. With the increase of online and internet banking and shopping,…

Is this More Apple Than We Can Chew?

So are Apple being brave, controlling or have just made the biggest faux pas that a big business can ever make? Last night saw the launch of the iPhone 7. But for once no-one is really talking about its size, its look or battery life, today they are talking about a ‘no headphone jack’ controversy…

What’s on Your Bucket List?

Yesterday I watched this brilliant video by TED Speaker, Trav Bell, the self styled ‘Bucket List Guy’. This chap is so Australian, with his well looked after physique and Mohawk hair cut but came with an important message. And it resonated with me so much that I felt I had to share it. The average…