What I’ve learned – 22 May 2017

Digital marketing: how to grow your business using Facebook? It’s imperative that as business owners we’re across all possible customer acquisition platforms – the thing is that they change so quickly. There’s a plethora of information out ‘there’ about digital marketing, especially in relation to social media giant, Facebook. So, in order to conquer the metaphorical Facebook advertising […]

The Worst Mothers Advice

What stories did the mothers of entrepreneurs tell them

The Worst Advice our Mothers gave us As Mother’s Day inches closer – this Sunday 14th May – it is time to reflect on the contribution our mothers have made to us. I thought I’d ask some fellow founders, to share what was the worst advice (or blatant lies) you’ve ever received from your Mum? My […]

The Future of Work for business owners

The Future of SMEs After reading the findings of a recent SmartCompany research study, titled ‘The SME of the future’, I found the shifts in key trends for business owners that they highlighted, fascinating. The study acknowledged that the nature of work has changed and as a result, so has our notion of personal time. As business […]

meet Tiffani Bova

Introducing Tiffani Bova – Sales Futurist

Meet Tiffani Bova In September 2015 I sat listening to a woman who shared a vivid story of growth. A woman after my own heart, I was keen to connect with this like-minded woman. She has the most fantastic background (and title) – Sales Futurist, Growth Adviser and Customer experience advocate. Since I first met Tiffani, […]

Set and Achieve a Big Hairy Audacious Goal

Rhythm is every business owners friend

Set and Achieve a Big Hairy Audacious Goal One of the absolute ‘pet hates’ for employees… is ‘wasting time’. Recently I wrote about the un-productive nature of linear asynchronous communications, which is a fancy way of saying ‘email’ is killing the productivity of teams… and that collaboration and being able to build and work together […]

mentoring for small business owners

Success in life is about what you create.

Mentoring for Small Business Owners “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”– George Bernard Shaw I was speaking at the launch of the HCL technology mentoring program on Monday and one of the questions that I was asked was – how did you cope with ‘work life balance’… especially with a young family […]

productivity hacks

Productivity Hacks

Productivity Hacks As the first quarter comes to a close I wonder how we are going on making this year a bit easier than the year before. Have you had a few more wins, or made a bit more money? As the months pass most of us realise that the year seems tougher than the […]