Don’t Fall For Shiny Penny Syndrome!

  What was the last thing that you treated yourself too? If you’re a shopaholic it might have been new clothes or a new pet if you’re an animal lover, perhaps the Apple Watch or some other gadget or gizmo? But what if you had no wardrobe or drawers to store the clothes, or couldn’t afford to feed your new pet or you didn’t have a way to charge your Apple Watch? It would be…

Vision: What’s Your Business Destination?

  Sometimes the best things that happen to us are spontaneous. Bumping into an old friend can bring more laughs than an obligatory scheduled meeting with an acquaintance. A surprise out of the blue from a loved one can be more touching than a planned birthday surprise. Stumbling upon an advert for a local networking event on social media can result in better business relationships than your organised direct sales strategy. But when it comes…

Risky Business? With Zoho Reports We Think Not!

  Number crunching, data munching, result bunching…button punching… scowl scrunching… sound familiar? While some people’s minds are very analytically inclined and almost wired to make sense of figures and information, others get confused, overwhelmed and downright frustrated with numerical data. But ask any business owner; reporting, analyzing and calculations have to be done. They’re necessary- but they don’t have to be stressful. Basically, the need for reporting can be explained by: measure, pleasure and leisure…

Multitasking: How to Juggle Tasks Without Realising It

How many things can you do at once? When was the last time you multitasked? I bet you can do a fair few activities at once and have multitasked at least once today. With the advent of the internet, technology and an acceptance of 24/7 working hours, as well as the expectation that we all should socialise, exercise, have hobbies, families, keep a good home, etc we’re all accustomed to multitasking. Why do we do…

Make your Business SHINE!

Are you stuck in the detail of your business?  Would you like to learn top tools and tricks to shift from working IN your business to ON your business? Let me show you 6 key aspects that I focus and introduce you to the attitude that is needed for success. Just to be clear from the outset, I’m in business to build a lifestyle for myself. That is my primary aim and one I share with many…

Do you have a CRM New Years Resolution?

Do you have a New Years resolution? Is it to organise your network of contacts? If your current CRM system doesn’t work as hard as an ant, now is the perfect time to sort it out! Why not dive into that huge pile of business cards or that ever growing spreadsheet while you feel fresh? That’s exactly what I’ve done over the Christmas holiday! I spent my time organising, cleansing, labelling, tagging and having a really…

How Systems Can Make You Money

Do you want to make money while you sleep? Make your business perform for you. I recently attended IGNITE, an event to inspire women in business to achieve their vision. There were many great speakers, such as Loral Langemeier, Laura Doyle, Abi Griffiths, Katharine Dever and Bernedette Doyle. A common theme throughout all the presentations was to make sure your business performs for you at all times of the day. To do this you need…