The expression ignorance is bliss feels spot on right now, but whilst I’m frequently tempted to move to an off grid remote island I know that I need to understand what’s going on out there. I totally appreciate and celebrate the shift towards transparency and accountability brought about by social media, but it does mean we are confronted with disturbing issues on an almost daily basis.
On blogging and guest blogging – marketing for the small business
In the July Growing Club session we ran a class on marketing, which is still an area that many small business owners feel icky about. This is often because they feel it requires a huge budget, or that they don’t have the skills. But we need to get our heads around our marketing or we will waste […]
13 top business tips I learnt from my dog
I got my beautiful dog from local rescue centre Wolfwood shortly after going self employed and she’s the best business decision I’ve made. Five years on I’ve learnt so much from her that I thought I’d share the top 12 lessons.
The political is personal – sustaining ourselves when our passion is our work.
This week I’ve been fortunate enough to attend the #SheisSustainable conference at Lancaster University, spend a whole day with my business coach and end the week with a gong bath! So I feel well and truly topped up and grounded around my business. The She is Sustainable event was a very interesting 2 days looking at issues for women in the sustainability […]
The end of secrets and lies – a call for transparency
People feel cheated when they are lied to, whether that’s buying a product, or a government. And that can never end well. The UK population is demanding transparency and accountability and we CAN handle it.
Can women have it all? – Dealing with overwhelm
With record levels of anxiety and burnout amongst women the question of Can women have it all? is back on the agenda. I argue that yes we can, but first we have to decide what that ‘all’ actually is.
Do learning institutions have a responsibility to be ethical role models?
Every now and then something smacks me around the head and makes me wonder if I slipped into a parallel universe in my sleep. I lose my equilibrium for a while (thank goodness Facebook also exists in this parallel universe and my Facebook friends come on the journey with me).
This week was one of those times, as I read that Lancaster Uni invests in the tobacco industry…
Why customers don’t need to know your hourly rate – a confession
I’ve always been told never to give quotes using an hourly rate. This week an experience with a trader I really trust made me fully understand why. This is a confession and my light bulb moment!
What can I do? How to make a difference – one pledge at a time
This year International Women’s Day was Pledge for Parity. With so much chaos in the world sometimes it feels hard to know how to make a difference. This is what we did
You go on a blogging course and look what happens!
Sally Wilkinson was a terrified blogger who turned up on session 2 of my Blogging for Beginners course with a blog that I just had to share