Business

Secrets of my success

This week I was asked to give a talk on what has made me so successful over the last 6-12 months. Well, I’ve shared a lot of tips here (51…

Business

New year, new plan

Welcome to the new year. What have you got planned? Incremental business growth, a better work life balance (how long have you been promising yourself that?) or world domination? Now…

Accountancy

Communication overload – how accessible should you be?

This is the busiest time of year for accountants and we’re often overwhelmed by contact from clients (in addition to the clients who never respond to any of our chasing…

Business

Even Baldrick had a plan

As we go into a new year, do you know what you’re planning for your business? When you plan a holiday, you have a destination e.g., Spain or Scotland or…

Business

Making a come back

It’s been a busy conference season and, for a professional speaker like me, that means staying in hotels where I eat far too much and don’t manage to do any…

Business

Rest is not a reward

It’s something I read on Twitter that got me thinking. Far too often we talk about “deserving a rest” but we don’t earn rest. Rest is fundamental to a good…

Business

How to manage two businesses, write two books and look after yourself and your family

When I’m introduced at speaking events it usually includes something about how I run two businesses, write my books and look after two teenagers. It sounds a lot but here’s…

Business

Do you invest in yourself?

As I write this I’m halfway through a two day coaching course which is really making me focus. I did my first coaching qualification about 10 years ago but never…

Accountancy

What’s in the tin?

When I was a kid my Mum had a special money box with separate slots and compartments to save for each bill. It’s how she taught us about budgeting. These…

Business

You’re not alone

It can be lonely running your own business. You are expected to present a positive (but not dishonest) image to your clients, prospects, and even to your team. It is…