Taming the Chaos: Our Favourite Planning Apps for Small Businesses

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If you’re feeling overwhelmed by to-do lists and scattered deadlines, you’re not alone. My to-do list can often get me tangled up in knots and unable to see a way forward. It’s at this point that I sit down, make a cup of tea, and put pen to paper in an attempt to bring order […]

Embracing Neurodiversity: A Personal and Professional Commitment

It’s Neurodiversity Celebration Week! At SpareMyTime we believe in the strength of diversity, not just as an idea, but as the very essence of who we are and what we do. I am dyslexic; I was diagnosed in my first job, when I was at PwC.  To be honest, I’ve been lucky – it hasn’t […]

10 Tips to maximise your relationship with a virtual assistant

I get asked a lot how to achieve the best results from a assistant.  Here are my top tips: Like all relationships, it will take a bit of time to get to know your virtual support and visa versa.  Here are my top tips to maximise your relationship from this start. 1) Be clear with your instructions. You can […]

5 Reasons Why Applying for Awards is Good for Business

And the winner is… OK, so there’s no denying it – putting your business or indeed yourself forward for an award can feel uncomfortable. Nobody likes a show off, right? Applying for awards is a time-consuming, sometimes costly process and quite frankly what’s the point if you can’t guarantee a win?! I have recently asked […]

12 Simple Actions to Set Your Business on the Path to Success This Year 

Last month I was invited to lead one of Enterprise Nation’s Lunch and Learn sessions on Power Actions for entrepreneurs this year. What a privilege! Here’s a quick snapshot of what I had to say…  Every January I start my year with a 12-action checklist. As someone who is neurodiverse, it can sometimes feel impossible […]

Hitting the big goal: From New Year’s resolution to fundamental business switch-ups

We’re kicking off 2024 with a celebration!

On 8 February I’ll officially become part of Goldman Sachs 10k Small Business Cohort 20. If you’ve not heard about GS10kSB, have a look [LINK: https://www.goldmansachs.com/citizenship/10000-small-businesses/UK/about-the-program/]. It’s amazing.

I’d first heard of the programme in January 2020 (shortly after our launch) when a fellow co-founder was selected. From that point, it became my resolution. Big, audacious and hairy. I knew only the best were given a spot but what did I have to lose? The only thing holding me back was me (once I hit the criteria for qualifying).

Why bookkeeping is really rather sexy

When the topic of bookkeeping comes up, I can’t help but feel a little swoony. It’s that hot-under-the-collar, what’s-going-to-happen-next vibe that gets me every time. Do you feel it too? Or maybe it’s just me.

Digital Planners vs Paper Planners

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We live in an age crowded by multiple digital tools that are proven to create efficiency via digital planning, but what about the use of trusted and reliable paper planners and diaries? In this article, we explore the pros and cons of each to help decide what method works best for you and your approach […]

Trick or Treat? My brushes with burnout

I started my business to create more flexibility into my own life. I wanted to be more available to my children, to put an end to the heart wrenching panic that is finding last-minute childcare when the kids were sick, to blur the edges around an otherwise black or white employment system.

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