Simple Ways to Make Your Business Look More Professional

Professional first impressions count. You need to look and behave professionally to have a successful business. Back in the spring, I needed a roofer to fix a leak. As so many of us do, I took to Facebook and asked for recommendations. One came back and the roofer was trading […]

Market stall. Create a professional impression with your business

Medical practices moving online

Medical Practices That Have Made A Move Online

As life relies more and more on digital, a contributor explores how this has impacted medical practices…   Medical Practice Moving Online Our world was well and truly heading towards an extremely digitalized way of life anyway, now, with Covid-19, a lot of this progress had had to move more […]


Homemade Natural Deodorant That Really Works

I can’t help but wonder what nasty chemicals go into the deodorant I slather onto my sweaty armpits every day. Often packed in single use plastic, I’ve tried to use mostly deodorant in glass bottles – but that still creates recycling. Living more sustainably has always been important to me, but […]

simple sustainable homemade deodorant recipe

Lady justice. Are you should shaming yourself or others

Should Shaming: What Expectations Are Holding You Back?

“You’re not a failure for not being where you think you ‘should’ be” Seeing that quote shared on Social Media reminded me of this blog I wrote a few years ago. It’s just as relevant today as it was then.     Are You A Should Shamer? I was at […]


Are You Brave Enough To Say No To A Job?

I turned down a job. I won’t bore you with the details of how I ended up in a car park in Easton in Bristol being asked to confirm a start date for a job I had neither applied for or accepted. I agonised over the circumstances of the job […]

Why I turned down a job

Big Dreams, Shallow Pockets: Help To Start A Business (UK)

  Is It All Change For You? As lockdown eases and we slowly get comfortable with our new reality, many of us are questioning the work we do and the choices we’ve made. Here in the UK millions of employees were furloughed. The fact that so many jobs could so […]

Big dreams shallow pockets. Get help for your start up business

Meet in the middle and raise awareness

5 Creative Ways to Boost Brand Awareness and Reputation – A Guest Post

Thanks to another contributor for these handy tips…   5 Creative Ways to Boost Brand Awareness and Reputation Pexels   There’s a line of thinking in the bowels of marketing chambers that any publicity is good publicity. It’s based upon the premise that any bit of notoriety is beneficial if […]


Eat Local: Pros and Cons of Fruit and Veg Boxes

One thing we can all do to support our communities is to shop local. It sounds obvious, but the fact that people will queue around the block for a supermarket, while I can walk straight into my local greengrocers, speaks volumes about our shopping habits and convenience consumerism. Now, I’m […]


Homemade cream tea, with scones jam and cream recipes

The All Homemade Cream Tea

  As an solopreneur, I’m always on a journey towards the next thing. More and more I find myself wanting to embrace a simpler, sustainable life with a sustainable business true to those values. Many of us have been doing a lot more home cooking and baking this year. With […]