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13 Lessons for 13 Years in Business

12.08.2021

As Fiona celebrates thirteen years in business, she reflects on the key things she has learnt… 1. Intuition – Follow it because it is always right – I have had to learn the hard way like many of us in ...

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Making your come back – 9 steps to consider

Whilst the recently announced government roadmap is ambitious, it has given hope to many that we can soon be released from the confines of our own homes, remote working and Zoom… Like many, I h...

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It’s all in the detail…pay attention to it

Recently, I was drawn towards a quotation by the founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, which I would like to share with you: “If you don’t understand the details of your business, you are going t...

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Where are you when you get your best ideas?

Believe it or not, inspiration and ideas do not just appear on command.  A good amount of work must go into the summoning of a new idea.  You must create a space for them, invite them in and...

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Business Networking Online: 7 Steps to Success

1. Know your market– Identify your current audience and then ask yourself are they your perfect customer?  If the answer is no, then it is time to change your marketing strategy.  Aski...

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Master Your Mindset

As we embark on a new year, with new challenges ahead, some have been bossing the lockdowns and enjoying the downtime, whilst others are just plain fed up and ready to be released.  There is no r...

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10 creative ideas to boost team morale through the screen

2020 was the year of virtual communication with Zoom downloads increasing by 1200% within the first week of lockdown one and whilst the majority of us still prefer in person connection, we should acce...

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2021 & beyond: Business Predictions

2020 was the year of virtual communication, with Zoom downloads increasing by 1200% within the first week of lockdown one and whilst many of us still prefer in person connection, we should accept the ...

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Goal setting – Know what you want and how to achieve it

The last time I did archery was on a Pontins adventure holiday in the Isle of Wight aged eleven, so when I recently did it again some twenty seven years later, I expected to be a little rusty… ...

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Strategic Storytelling…To Pitch Or Not To Pitch

Over the years, I have integrated the magic of storytelling into my work, whether it be public speaking, writing, or networking- why?  Well because its much more interesting and ‘real&rsquo...

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Functions of social media for businesses

Having a presence on social media is VITAL for any business, and it’s becoming even more important in the modern age. There was a time when social media was just for networking between friends. N...

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Creativity in business

Definition of creativity: The use of imagination or original ideas to create something new, innovative and exciting. This past six months has seen me reconnect with my creative side and I know I ...

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Your Ladder

I recently visited an art gallery located in the Mailbox in Birmingham & came across a beautiful six-foot-tall bronzed sculpture with a ladder being at the centre focus; a woman balanced precariou...

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Maintaining those valuable business relationships at a distance and in times of crisis

There have been a lot of webinars, blogs and articles surrounding the current Covid-19 crisis, mainly covering topics such as ‘how to survive in business during the outbreak’ or ‘rem...

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Events: Physical Vs Virtual

Lock-down has bought many interruptions and changes for us all and whilst many of those have had negative implications, I want to this month focus on the positive outcomes of COVID-19 in particular fo...

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Success in adaptation- Stories shared

Topics I have been immersed in recently as I am sure many of us have been, are stories of adaptation and so I wanted to really expand on this and share my own experiences of adaptation so far since lo...

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Online events are the new normal...

For the past four months now, I’ve taken my events online into the digital space and I won’t lie it’s taken some getting used to-nothing beats the atmosphere and benefits of face2fac...

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Health & Wellbeing Tips During COVID-19 Whilst We Stay at Home

How are you coping with the restrictions to your lifestyle?‘There’s a lot of negativity and fear out there, but we need to find a way to laugh.’Mike Marshall MD of eatsleepthink...

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Keep calm and carry on digitally - Navigating change in these uncertain times

In light of the current circumstances we find ourselves in relating to COVID-19, I find it difficult to write about anything else this month, so I have decided to cover the subject of change and adapt...

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Is Your Business Ready for the Coronavirus?

Coronavirus is big news.At time of writing the UK is in the delay phase, the second part of the governments four-phase plan. Several countries have introduced emergency measures. Italy, the worst hit ...

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When opportunities knock…

This month I thought I’d cover a subject I know many of us can relate to – opportunities.In the business world, these are absolutely what we should be looking out for and grasping with bot...

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