How To Retain Focus And Get The Most Out Of Your Day

How are you at focusing? I definitely have had my challenges with focus; too many distractions, too many things on my to-do list. Sometimes I can sabotage myself just by saying on repeat ‘I have too much to do’, rather than actually doing it! (Is that only me?). But in reality, productivity doesn’t happen by […]

Xero: Online Accounting Software That Can Change Your Life

I remember when a friend told me to switch my phone from Nokia to an iPhone with the phrase “this will change your life”.  It did – and the same thing happened when I started using Xero. Xero is accounting software that is currently leading the field for small business bookkeeping. Sure, it may not […]

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. […]