Business

Process thinking

As you know I really believe in the power of systems for running an efficient and rewarding business. But what does that mean? I’m visiting clients at the moment so…

Business

Managing your interruptions

Interruptions can be a real problem as, in addition to the time they take, they also disturb your train of thought. Here are a few tips for managing some of…

Business

A mindset for distinction

Today I learned that I had earned a distinction in a singing exam that I took earlier this month. But it almost never happened. Mindset fail: I spent too long…

Business

Like wildlife on a safari

I love what I do but I also like to spend quiet time away from my business. This is the life part of my work-life balance. Now that my kids…

Accountancy

One does not simply walk into Mordor

This is Gandalf’s response in Tolkien’s ring trilogy when he is asked the way to the evil land of Mordor. As with any challenge Gandalf has three things 1. A…

Business

One touch is enough

No, I’m not talking about sexual harassment but about your admin processes. How often do you open an email or look at a task more than once? How many of…

Accountancy

Celebrating our successes

If you’ve been reading these tips for any length of time you’ll know that I am a great fan of celebrating our successes so that these positive memories remain with…

Business

Social media

This week I have been up in Scotland speaking about social media and how small businesses can use it to punch above their weight. It’s also a great way for…

Business

Money, money, money

Most small businesses fail because they run out of cash. It caught out a lot of people who couldn’t cope while they waited for covid funding came through. Hopefully we’ll…

Accountancy

Stop! Don’t buy that book!

Like most authors I’m delighted when people buy my books (list and links below) but less pleased when they sit on the buyer’s shelf gathering dust. I’m as guilty of…