13 03, 2013

The time is always right to do what is right

By | 2017-05-23T09:45:39+00:00 March 13th, 2013|Business Management, The best of the rest|0 Comments

Yesterday's blog post Doing good is good for your small business explored why Social Corporate Responsibility is not just for large organisations, and gave some tips to consider in your own small business. Sadly, but not surprisingly, charitable support has declined over the last few years, mirroring economic market conditions.  But as Martin Luther King Jr [...]

12 03, 2013

Doing good is good for your small business

By | 2017-05-23T09:45:39+00:00 March 12th, 2013|Business Management, The best of the rest|0 Comments

We tend to think of Corporate Social Responsibility as something that big business does. But have you considered why doing good might be good for your small business too? Corporate Social Responsibility can be defined as "A company's sense of responsibility towards the community and environment (both ecological and social) in which it operates" (www.businessdictionary.com) [...]

8 02, 2013

Healthy competition

By | 2017-05-23T09:45:40+00:00 February 8th, 2013|Business Management, Marketing|2 Comments

I meet a lot of people offering similar, but different, services to those I offer through Just leave it with me. My business offering also overlaps with many specialist areas within business services. I have never considered this a problem as I take a collaborative approach, and I have confidence in why my clients choose [...]

18 01, 2013

Snow go?

By | 2017-05-23T09:45:40+00:00 January 18th, 2013|Business Management, Small business employers|0 Comments

As soon as heavy snowfall is forecast in the UK employees start getting concerned about their ability to get to work, and employers become concerned about staff attendance and productivity levels. We just don't get heavy snow frequently enough for us to be prepared in the same way that other countries with 'proper' winters are. [...]

31 12, 2012

New Year, new start?

By | 2017-05-23T09:45:40+00:00 December 31st, 2012|Business Management, Motivation|0 Comments

On the last day of the year it is traditional to make your New Year's resolution. The stroke of midnight signals your new start. You will be resolved to achieve that weight loss goal, to spend less time watching TV, to ring your friends to talk rather than just sending a quick text message... or [...]

28 12, 2012

You are not alone

By | 2017-05-23T09:45:40+00:00 December 28th, 2012|Business Management, Marketing|0 Comments

Did you get it? If you are wondering what this blog will be about, you are not alone, but there will be some of you who will have already guessed what it is. 'Did you get it?' and 'You are not alone' are two subject headings that get consistently high open rates for email marketing, so I thought [...]

10 12, 2012

More masterplan than maybe

By | 2017-05-23T09:45:40+00:00 December 10th, 2012|Business Management|0 Comments

With the end of the year rapidly approaching it is natural to start thinking about the next year of business. You want to start setting goals and channel your ideas and energy into the fresh new start that comes in January. No matter where your financial year end falls, the end of the calendar year [...]

5 12, 2012

Burden or bonus?

By | 2017-05-23T09:45:40+00:00 December 5th, 2012|Business Management, Hiring and Outsourcing, Small business employers|2 Comments

I recently had an interesting discussion with a successful entrepreneur about the current trend amongst the small business community to outsource tasks and responsibilities, rather than hire employees and keep the work in-house, which is his preferred model. It prompted me to ask him what his level of turnover was when he first took on [...]