Business

Do some people work faster than others?

We’ve all observed that some people work faster than others but by how much? The numbers I’ve heard (sorry I can’t find the source) are that the variation in manual…

Business

Myths about setting up your own business

There are lots of myths about setting up your own small business so I thought I’d address some of them here.   You can work shorter hours – I run…

Accountancy

Things to think about when pricing

Whilst I would encourage people to value price where possible it is often more practical to quote fixed prices. Here are some of the things to consider when setting your…

Business

What if I had never got back in the water?

When I was seven I nearly drowned! I was a strong swimmer so I was doing a personal survival lesson in oversized pyjamas as I was the smallest, skinniest kid…

Business

How much should I save?

How much cash should you leave in your business and how much should you take out? The generally accepted wisdom is three months worth of costs. I don’t know the…

Business

What’s the worst that can happen?

I did it! I completed my first triathlon in over four years! Not only did I complete it but I managed to do it in similar times to fours years…

Business

Myth busting: build it and they will come?

I’ve seen lots of startups think that, just by buying stock or building a website, they will automatically generate business but, as you experienced people know, it’s a lot harder…

Business

Efficiency: conserve your strength for the long haul

Lots of triathlon and sports metaphors to come. Triathlons, like running a business, are an endurance event. We’ve seen the Brownlee brothers and others helped across the finish line (there’s…

Accountancy

What’s so special about 30 days?

What are your payment terms? Do you even have stated payment terms? Most businesses seem to opt for 30 days from the end of the month of invoice which means…

Business

Are you making progress?

I was talking to a client today who felt that she hadn’t made progress because she hadn’t actually achieved any of the goals that she had set herself. Sometimes business…