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…

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

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…

Business

How do you want to spend your day?

When I first set up my business I had a vision of how I wanted to spend my days and you probably did too. I wrote mine down but you…

Business

Periods and menopause – for the men

These are often seen as women’s issues but, as about half the workforce are female, they’re things that employers need to know, whether they are male or female. By the…

Business

Hurdling through Covid

I’m an athletics coach as well as a business coach. This means that I often get called in to make up the numbers for track and field events. I’m not…

Business

Will you return to the office?

There’s still a big debate over returning to the office. Personally I was remote before Covid and I intend to remain so as I coach accountants and business owners around…

Accountancy

AC12 efficiency

I’m a Line of Duty fan and one of the things that really impresses me is their evidence packs. It’s like an enhanced audit file where everything they say has…