Business Skills and Tips


Gorgeous Greetings – Fortune Is In The Follow Up

  It’s that time of year again where we go into retail meltdown – buy all the things, eat all the pies! Seasons Greetings!   Spending money we don’t have buying things for people who don’t want them… Above all else, Christmas is about showing gratitude to the people you […]

Sending greetings

What Shall I Be When I Grow Up?

I remember something my dad said to me when I was a teenager thinking about which courses to pick, which direction to take… he said, “I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up.” That flippant remark has always stuck with me. It’s a tough question, […]

What shall I be when I grow up? Treasure map

magic wand revive old writing

Breathe New Life into Old Writing

(This is a super short, quick tips post that will take less than 5 minutes to read) I’ve been blogging for a few years now, one of the things I love about it is that gradual build-up of great value I can share. Some of my most popular workshops sprung […]


6 Quick Tips for Business Show Delegates

(A super short post with an infographic that will take less than 5 minutes to read) It’s an unexpected thing to say, but I enjoy a Business Show! Yes, I know. Bit weird! via GIPHY I enjoy business shows for a number of reasons: I always catch up with people […]

Handshake Making connections at a business show

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Birds Must Sing… Why Everything You Write Matters!

We live in the middle of a row of 1930’s terraces in Bristol, UK. The houses are old railway, docker’s and miner’s houses from the mid-century industrialism of Bristol. They were lucky enough to escape being flattened in the Blitz. There’s a patch of waste ground from the alley along […]


The Biggest Blog Challenges for Business

    There are many challenges businesses face when it comes to blogging. Over the past few years, I’ve developed something of a reputation locally as ‘the blog lady’. I’m a trainer, mentor, blogger and author but people know me because I’m often talking about and training small businesses to […]

Blogging challenges survey results

Discover your expertise

How to Discover Your Expertise – A Guest Post

  It’s always a privilege to host fellow entrepreneurs as guests on the blog and share their expertise. When they have been long-time business buddies too, that’s an extra bonus. Linda Davies-Carr’s drive, determination and passion are impressive. As The Master Fixer, she’s helped plenty of businesses to achieve their […]


The Real Writing Is In The Edit

“The real writing happens in the edit” I find myself saying that a lot. I say it, because I believe it and I preach it to anyone writing their own blogs and other content. I’m going to use a rather crude analogy here, so brace yourselves…   You’re walking along […]

editing skills to improve your blog

Three things your business should work on

Three Things Your Business Should Work On

It’s all too easy to swamp yourself with work In the business, while neglecting working On the business. But working on the business is more than thinking about cashflow and how to win the next client! In fact, personally I hate the phrase ‘winning’ a client. For me, it’s not […]