Accountancy

Why you need to increase your prices

A lot of business owners avoid increasing their prices, either because they’re worried about losing clients or because they don’t know how to go about it. Even when they know…

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…

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…

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

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

Welcome to the minimum wage club

I recently did a wholly unscientific survey on Twitter to find out what hourly rate people were earning working for themselves and taking payment as drawings or salary plus dividends.…

Business

Workaholism is an addiction

Too many people seem to be adopting a long hours culture. It’s partly because of the lack of options during lockdown but now it is time to STOP. Your productivity…

Business

Bring forward the joy

I heard this in a PSA (professional Speaking Association) talk and it really resonated. Are we putting off the joy that we intended when we set up our businesses? Are…