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Beautiful watercolour prints from Australia

Setting Financial Goals

Monday, 15 January 2018

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Setting the tone

The New Year is here and I am already running late  Never mind, better late than never. This year I want to talk a little more about finance, especially business finance.

 I think...

Big Breath Out

Friday, 29 December 2017

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Finding the Good

The year is about to end.  As you get older the rate at which they fly by becomes exponentially faster.  I feel like I’m only just accustomed to writing 2017 and already it’s about to change! 

It's Not About the Money

Monday, 18 December 2017

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Finding the reasons why

When you start up a business it can be a struggle financially to get things going. When an established business tells you it’s not about the money it can be easy to snigger with “Well...

Self Care for the Self Employed

Monday, 11 December 2017

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Fitting it all in

I don’t know about you but I’m already feeling a little battle weary about Christmas and the end of the year. Don’t get me wrong, I love  Christmas but, between organising for the day itself,...

Review, Revise, Refresh

Friday, 1 December 2017

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Getting a Head Start

The end of the year is approaching at a rapid rate and this is a great time to be thinking about how it’s gone. Now many people wait till the start of a new year to begin planning but...

Bending not Breaking

Sunday, 26 November 2017

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Managing the Unforeseen

One of the things I continue to struggle with, both in business and in life, is uncertainty.  I like to have a plan, a timetable and, to work from a list. Being organised and having...

The Secret to Staying Engaged

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

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Staying Sane in the Silly Season

During this busy (hopefully) time of year it can feel a little like you’re on a treadmill.  It’s been a long haul since New Year and now you’ve got to find the energy to have...

Five Ideas for Finding Topics

Friday, 10 November 2017

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Hitting the Headlines

After you’ve been in business for a while it can often be hard to feel like you’ve got any originality left.  Finding new and interesting topics to cover in your blogs, emails and social...

The Magic of Repetition

Monday, 30 October 2017

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Over and Over

I think that as a business owners we often imagine that business success comes like lightening bolts.  We will be discovered and feted because of our uniqueness or, someone famous will post a...

Ten Things You Can Do To Market Your Business

Saturday, 21 October 2017

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Try Something New

When you’re used to handling most or all of the promotion for your business it can be easy to get in a bit of a rut.  Maybe you use only one or two ways or channels to reach customers.  Maybe...

Playing to your Strengths

Sunday, 8 October 2017

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Your SWOT analysis

I recently read an article about what you should be thinking about when delegating and outsourcing work and it raised some valuable points about knowing yourself and your own strengths and...

Just Pictures

Friday, 29 September 2017

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New Australian Series

I’m excited to announce the release my first set of Australian prints featuring some of ourmost popular animals and landmarks.

(You can find them in the store now). I hope...

Ready for Christmas

Friday, 22 September 2017

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What to do now

It may seem like way too early to be getting ready for Christmas but there are only 13 and a bit weeks until the big day. If you're a manufacturer you may already have your Christmas lines ready...

Exit Strategies

Friday, 15 September 2017

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What to do at the end

When you first start your business you're not even thinking about the time when you will finish up.  You're so focused on growth and sales and marketing and the thousand other things...

How To Get Rich

Friday, 8 September 2017

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Anyone can learn

Last week I talked about how businesses have changed from the traditional model. It used to be that you worked all your life in one job for the same company.  When you retired, they gave you...

The New Business Model

Friday, 1 September 2017

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What Works for You

In the past, businesses ran Monday to Friday, from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm or thereabouts.  The business owner had the final word on everything and if they asked you to jump the normal response...