The Power of Story – A TED Talk Review

Stories have enormous power to change our perceptions. A single story, repeated again and again, can quickly become an ‘Alternative Fact’. When the all you hear about a person, a business, a brand, a place, a people, a race, is negative and you continue to hear it repeated across the […]

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Busy Badge of Honour – The Scourge of Busy

Do you wear your busy-ness like a badge of honour? Many years ago, in another life, I was an HR Administrator for a busy manufacturing firm in south Somerset. The factory staff worked shifts but the office staff worked regular office hours. Rather than 9-5, we worked longer hours Monday […]

Business for Authors – A Book Review

Most entrepreneurs I know have shelves and shelves of business, self-help and motivational books. Speak to any of us for long enough and we’ll share with you the books we recommend; books to inspire, books to motivate and we’ll even go as far as to tell you about books that […]


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Something to Declare?

It’s time to declare your intentions… When you get off a flight into the UK, between passport control and the exit you are faced with three possible exits: The Green Door The Blue Door (I wonder what colour they’ll paint the blue door after Brexit? Maybe it will be symbolically […]

A New Way to Publicise Your Event

(This is a short post and will take about 5 minutes to read – Keep going, there’s a ‘FREE Printable Event Promotion Checklist’ in it for you!) Publicising events can be a real struggle. There’s nothing more disheartening than pouring time, effort, and cash, into an event and it being […]



How I Make Blogging Pay (without promoting other brands)

As a writer, the single most enjoyable element of my marketing is blogging. Blogging is at the heart of the story of my business. I first started blogging back in 2013 when I did a 365-day project ‘Operation Author: 365 Actions to Become an Author.’ I completed one action a […]

One Thing To Love About Networking Events

(This is a short update. It will take less than 5 minutes to read and contains some questions to make networking more productive) Anyone who’s met me will know I’m a chatter. On the face of it, I come across as your classic extrovert. I love public speaking, I love […]



One Question Businesses Must Keep Asking Themselves

I woke up this morning, lay in bed a for a few minutes just visualising and reflecting on my day, and a question popped into my head – one I realised I’m not asking myself enough: What will you do to make money today? Having been employed all my life, […]

The Storyteller’s Secret: Book Review and Tips

I was chatting to a business colleague at an event recently over a coffee and she said something that really resonated, she told me she was much more likely to take notice of someone in business who had published a book. She said, that while blogs and articles are a […]



Social Management Tools for Start-ups – Guest Blog & Infographic

I’ve had a flurry of guest blog submissions recently and it gives me great pleasure to host another one on the blog this week. Highly regarded on the world speaker circuit, Lilach Bullock has graced Forbes and Number 10 Downing Street with her presence! In a nutshell, she’s a hugely […]