Networking – why it’s sometimes a waste of time

– And how to make sure it isn’t! As small business owners we know the importance of networking, right? It’s where we find clients, suppliers or people we can collaborate with. Some of us invest significant amounts of time and money in networking activities, but … Read More

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3 Top tips to find your perfect client

It can be one of the hardest challenges for any business to find your perfect client, and it’s certainly an issue for many of the small business owners I work with. Here are three approaches you can use to help you find … Read More

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10 Top Tips to Maximise your Productivity

As we head towards ‘Work Wise’ week (yes really!)  I’ve been asked to share my favourite productivity tips to help encourage work-life balance and inspire you to be as productive as possible.  Some are old favourites, and others have evolved out of … Read More

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4 ways to tackle time management angst

Do you find time management easy? Some of us do – we’re the lucky ones. All my life people have said things like “you’re so organised” or “how did you do that so quickly?” or “ask Amanda, she’s the logistics … Read More

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4 key steps to business success

Here’s my first Business Made Simpler video, in which I share my tips on how to work out what you want from your business, and how to get it, so as to achieve greater business success. I hope you enjoy it, and … Read More

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Survey shows small businesses must get help to avoid failure  

The biggest challenge for small business owners is getting new clients, which could be attributed to the lack of external support they take on, according to my new survey, carried out in the second half of 2016. The results, which … Read More

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Challenging goal? Think backwards!

Do you ever set yourself a goal, and then wonder how on earth you are going to achieve it?  It’s really common to get stuck. Sometimes this happens before you start, and sometimes your initial burst of enthusiasm gets you … Read More

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Multitasking genius wanted!

Do you run a small business? If so, you can probably identify with the title of this blog! I spend a lot of my time working with small business owners. Some have been established for many years, others for only a … Read More

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Business plan = boring? Think again!

When you see or hear the words business plan what’s your reaction? Do you yawn and think “boring”? Do you cringe and think “yuk – all those numbers”? Or do you shout “yay – love spending time developing my business”? … Read More

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What’s the link between your business and the Olympics?

Even if, like me, you aren’t very interested in sport, I’m sure you’re aware of the Olympics and Paralympics taking place in Rio this summer. You will also probably know that Great Britain won more medals than ever before – … Read More

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