Posts tagged biz
Staying Motivated When Working From Home Now That Summer Has Arrived!

I hope I haven't jinxed things but I believe that summer has arrived AT LONG LAST! Quite frankly, there have been times over the last few months - and those few months have felt like a few years - when I've thought that the winter would never end and that I'd have to emigrate somewhere hot, very quickly.

I only know a handful of people who say that they'd rather we still had grey skies, rain, and temperatures akin to a fridge (and I'm extremely disappointed in them); most of us prefer the blue skies and warmer weather because it just makes us feel so much more positive and productive.

Amen to that.

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Why Starting A Business Has No Age Restrictions: And 3 Top Tips For Getting Off The Ground

Research shows that more and more people in their 40’s and over are setting up their own businesses. There are various reasons – redundancy, the difficulties surrounding childcare, the undeniable urge you feel at a Certain Age to change your life for the better and leave the rat race.... Whatever they may be, us Mid Lifers are taking the plunge and becoming our own boss.

And so we should! Whilst the initial start up phase is difficult, the long term benefits of working for yourself are immeasurable, particularly at a time when you want to start winding down your work life a little more in favour of spending more time with family or pursuing hobbies and interests. Life isn’t all about work; finding a balance is key.

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10 Top Tips For Finding New Customers

Every business needs new customers/clients, it's an ongoing process. However, in the rush to actually do what we need to do to bring in the money (and keep our customers happy), owners can often forget to keep their pipeline of potential customers primed full of leads and prospects.

So how can entrepreneurs make sure that they have a ready stock of new customers, and potential customers, to keep their income flowing?

Here's my top tips.

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What's in a name? Quite a lot, it would appear...

Happy Get A Different Name Day!

There are many stories of businesses, and brands, that have, over the years, got a different name. Some have worked out, most haven't.

I always say that naming a business is a little like naming a child; it's stuck with what you decide on, for life. So on that basis, and because it's one of my favourite talking points, here's an excerpt from my book How To Be Your Own Boss As A Single Mum, that explores the naming of your company.

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