The art of writing a *good* list

Every feel like your brain is ready to burst with tasks begging to get done?    You’re not alone.  There’s plenty of evidence to show that anxiety rises with your number of outstanding tasks.  A study by professors Baumeister and Masicampo from Wake Forest University showed that our brains focus on outstanding tasks, causing levels of […]

What does it mean to find your ‘why’ 

What does it mean to find your why

‘Finding your why’ is a hot topic, especially when starting a business. But what does it mean and why are we all talking about it? Great question! What happened to good old fashioned business that runs a healthy profit?  Why are we obsessed with ‘why’.   And here lies the key in finding your own why.  Understanding […]

How to find your why

Find your why

Does your heart sink when you’re asked (again) to ‘find your why’. What does it mean, where do you start? Here are my top tips how to find your why? 1) What sets you on fire.  Makes you happy to get out of bed in the morning.  It’s usually why you’ve started your small business.  […]

It’s our birthday – here’s what I’ve learnt

It’s our birthday! Or it was, in January. But’s that small business for you – blink and 6 weeks have passed. I’ve certainly learnt a few things over the last 2 years, it’s been a ride! Here are a handful of tips and small business ideas that I’ll use to help me organise my business […]

How to Set Achievable Goals – The Art Of Doing It All

How to make the most of January in your small business

According to Forbes, 80% of people abandon their new year resolutions by February. So, how can you set achievable goals?  Not being the setter of unachievable goals, I’ve focused on a few that are audacious enough to feel a bit irksome in my small business, but achievable enough that we’re in with a sporting chance. […]

Why you should think about hiring a VA – Part 2

In part one of this mini blog series, I focused on the ‘why’ – why you should consider hiring a virtual assistant (VA), and the ‘how’ – how do you know when and what to outsource to your VA? In part two I want to focus on how to find the right VA for you and how […]

Why you should think about hiring a VA – Part 1

Delegating and outsourcing is key to growing a business. While small business owners are known for being masters of everything, the key to growth is focusing on what you do well and what needs your individual attention. You need to learn how to let go of that ‘do it all’ attitude and source help. Outsourcing […]