Recently I bottled up my first brew of nettle cordial, I’ve been making nettle soup for many years because it’s highly nutritious and I just love free food! – But this was a first for me and I had no idea how it would turn out. But sometimes we have to just do that right? Just have a go at something just to see how it turns out.
I made a decision to go self employed when my girl was in her first term of secondary school. Today is her last day and I get to sit in the sun and reflect on how it all worked out.
Whilst the voting for the Pitch to Richard Branson (#pitchtorich) competition closed on May 5th, because their website kept crashing and people were unable to register their votes, those very nice people at Virgin have decided to re-open voting..
from 10am on May 18th to 5pm on Wednesday May 20th and I need your help to get shortlisted
I’ve spent the last few days on a mad mission in the #pitchtorich competition, which, in case you missed it, was to win a chance to pitch to Richard Branson. The winner in each of 3 categories gets a cash injection plus lots of other support. Nice eh!
I didn’t make the top 50, but I’m so glad I did it and this is what I learnt…
Last week I was waiting for a piece of work from someone and it didn’t come. After 2 reminders I got an email saying they had to prioritise something that they considered more important! It got me thinking about how much time I have wasted working with unreliable suppliers.
A big issue for people launching a new business is, how do you present something to people that haven’t yet come to Know, Like and Trust you? Finding the language to share with our target market is not an easy task and far too many of us get this wrong. It’s all very well being all over social media, but if people don’t get what we do, we are wasting our time.
Often when dealing with a physical problem we deal with the symptoms not the root cause, we do that in our organisations too. So before you say that social media doesn’t work for you try the 5 Whys and see what happens.
‘Women in business’ needs to be on the agenda in Lancashire and nationally. Cumbria has invested a small part of their budget into women in business and has seen significant economic growth as a result. Why would we not want to follow suit?
In deciding to get a long term shoulder problem fixed, Jane Binnion had a eureka moment regarding the need for holistic, joined up thinking, if we want our organisations to be healthy and fully functional.
In this short video I look at how writing down your business goals and sharing them increases your success rate by making yourself accountable and engaging others in your plans.