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43 amazing Inspiring quotes for business owners

2019-06-13T20:48:27+00:00

Running a business can be a true test of personality, strength and courage. In between the overwhelm, a good quote can be your source of encouragement. From art, to religion, music, politics, business and every walk of life in between, quotes have inspired people through challenging times. During periods of self doubt or experiencing a challenge in your business, this is a quote that reminds you not to give up. Keep this in mind as you find methods to overcome the obstacles in your way. Stephen Covey will be remembered most as the author of The Seven Habits [...]

43 amazing Inspiring quotes for business owners 2019-06-13T20:48:27+00:00

The Boss Lady recipe for building a thriving business

2019-06-05T19:51:51+00:00

Boss Lady - Two words that define the successful savvy leader. In business, a boss lady executes and delivers big ideas. This trending breed of entrepreneurs are your go to kind of people to get things done. Confident, knows her value, quick to learn and adapt, does what she says she would are only a few qualities of a boss lady. Making your mark as an aspiring female entrepreneur in a growing world of business can be daunting. With lots of things to consider as you start your business, staying true to the things that matter can be a challenge. Here [...]

The Boss Lady recipe for building a thriving business 2019-06-05T19:51:51+00:00

3 easy ways to use more technology in your business

2019-06-01T21:50:48+00:00

Let's face it. In 2019, if you are not riding the wave of technology, chances are your business is missing out on a world of opportunity. From sales through to operations, technology is simplifying traditional ways of working and improving efficiency. Interestingly it is still not a favourite topic for a lot of female entrepreneurs.   An investment in technology can make all the difference in your business. I am not just talking Facebook and Instagram. Today, ease of use and flexibility for small business are key focus areas for tech providers when building their products. So we have less excuses [...]

3 easy ways to use more technology in your business 2019-06-01T21:50:48+00:00

5 things to do when bootstrapping your Startup

2019-05-12T11:49:16+00:00

Money and Skills are two popular areas entrepreneurs tend to need support with. There are various ways to secure the skills you need for your business to grow. You are already doing one of them by following The StartUp Gold -Great Job :0) We can discuss other methods on a different blog post. But what about money? Pitch decks, Venture Capitalists, Angel Investors are almost synonymous with Startups today. Now these are great ways to get funds but when you are starting your business, you probably do not need half a million pounds right away to scale. You may find that [...]

5 things to do when bootstrapping your Startup 2019-05-12T11:49:16+00:00

Business Feature – Ade Hassan of Nubian Skin

2019-06-23T10:15:30+00:00

I am not entirely sure where to start with this post. I could start by describing the excitement when  I finally bought hosiery in my skin tone. I could start by describing how inspiring it is seeing a woman of colour redefine the marketplace in an industry. Maybe I should begin by describing the thrill when I learnt Ade was going to share some business insights with me.... I was so chuffed. I'll just get right to it. Ade Hassan, a member of the order of the British Empire, Fashion Entrepreneur of the year and UKs favourite [...]

Business Feature – Ade Hassan of Nubian Skin 2019-06-23T10:15:30+00:00

What to look for in a business partner

2019-06-06T16:44:17+00:00

A day in the life of an entrepreneur is full of plots, twists, turns, wins, fails and everything in between. Two heads (or more) are better than one. Having a partner or co-founder allows you share ideas, risks, tasks... It is an option for entrepreneurs who want to propel their business growth rate quicker and have no qualms splitting the profits. So what do you need to validate when seeking a partner for your business? Purpose Investors put their money behind people as they do ideas so finding someone you have a shared sense of purpose with is a great starting [...]

What to look for in a business partner 2019-06-06T16:44:17+00:00

How to improve your efficiency on a busy schedule

2019-06-08T23:29:39+00:00

Do you sometimes feel like you will never get on top of the million and one things pending action from you? You begin working through your To Do list and just when you're about to expire, another wave of needs, wants and asks blossoms and knocks the wind out of you. Flat out and completely drained, the motivation you previously had to drive your business goals is replaced by an overwhelming despair of your workload. You can change the despair to joy and excitement by making these  adjustments in your work life. Adopt an entrepreneur mindset...ALWAYS A busy To Do list [...]

How to improve your efficiency on a busy schedule 2019-06-08T23:29:39+00:00

Beyond Brexit – A guide for UK Businesses

2019-02-04T11:34:49+00:00

  Change and Uncertainty remain apt synonyms to describe the impact of a ‘No deal' Brexit on businesses. As the media purports more stories of gloom that comes with uncertainty perhaps there are reasons to be optimistic about the aftermath of Brexit afterall what is the point of entrepreneurship if not to seek opportunities and work with a growth mind set. This is by no means an attempt to downplay the effects of a "no deal" Brexit. If we read the data according to the UK Government - EU Exit long term economic analysis , it suggests Brexit will result in [...]

Beyond Brexit – A guide for UK Businesses 2019-02-04T11:34:49+00:00

Smart Working – Be Active

2019-02-03T20:54:37+00:00

Active people are energized to  think smart and work smart An active lifestyle increases your chances of a healthy life. When you make staying active part of your daily life, you’re energised, more alert, you do better at work and you become more confident. Many of us spend our days in the workplace sat in on meeting after meeting, hour after hour . Long periods of sitting is said to lead to an increased risk of heart disease, obesity, diabetes and cancer. The World Health Organization even lists inactivity as the fourth biggest risk factor for global adult mortality, Here are [...]

Smart Working – Be Active 2019-02-03T20:54:37+00:00

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