A little while ago LinkedIn changed the way they send recommendation requests and I’m aware that people are getting in a pickle. So this post is a simple step by step guide to the process of responding to a recommendation request by one of your connections.
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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…
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!
At the New Years Day teaching at the Buddhist retreat we looked at how so much of the misery in the world has come about from too much attention on I, and I pondered how that applies to ethical businesses