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Business Choices

The book on marketing that makes all of the others make sense

The book on marketing that makes all of the others make sense

  By Rachel Myles The no jargon, straight talking book ‘Watertight Marketing’, by author, speaker and consultant, Bryony Thomas, is aimed at helping small business owners to stop making mistakes and start making more profits. It is split into 4 parts that expose mistakes you might be making in your business and explains how to more »

You can get by with a little help from the web

You can get by with a little help from the web

  Making better use of your time online can help get your new business started.            By Camila Penha Most people would be amazed if they added up the amount of time they spend every day on Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, Instagram, Snapchat and so on. The internet has taken over our lives in a way some more »

Meet new British luxury leather handbag entrepreneur

Meet new British luxury leather handbag entrepreneur

  By Rachel Myles Mary Jardine is a confident and ambitious woman with a drive for life that anyone would admire. Being both a loving mother and a creative business-woman, she possesses both logic and emotion to be deemed as increasingly successful in almost every-way. Mary’s designer handbag company, Jardine of London, started in 2014 more »

Lifestyle Choices

Spend time chasing your business dreams and not a parking spot!

Spend time chasing your business dreams and not a parking spot!

  By Anthony Charles Driven to distraction – Brits spend four years of their life driving to work, and a further 110+ days trying to park. • The average Brit loses 34 hours every year owing to traffic problems • Road delays exceed public transport delays by 20% • 37% of commuters abused for parking more »

5 Things you can do to save money this Christmas

5 Things you can do to save money this Christmas

  By Mellisa Hutchins It is that time of year again. Christmas is just around the corner. And like most years I can recall, it has pounced on us like a cheetah after a gazelle. We, the unsuspecting gazelle, are both unprepared and unaware of what is about to strike. The cheetah, or in our more »

Dressing for success: must-haves for men and women

Dressing for success: must-haves for men and women

  By Paola De Pascali Choosing the right outfit for your business can be tough, but dressing for success is the real challenge. Many employees who decide to take the next big step and become entrepreneurs have to think about not just money, taxes and paperwork, but their appearance, as well.  Why? Because looking smart, more »

Wellbeing Choices

The truth about the Juice Cleanse

The truth about the Juice Cleanse

  By Rachel Myles Spring has finally arrived after some long and dull winter months. So that means lots more sunlight and a lot more cleaning! Spring-time is all about new beginnings and coming out of hibernation. It is also the time people are becoming more focused on their bodies, dieting and shedding Christmas pounds, more »

Mums, protect your sanity and try this…

Mums, protect your sanity and try this…

  By Rachel Myles Wellbeing is defined as ‘the state of being comfortable, happy, or healthy’. It describes how you are feeling in all the aspects of yourself, and how you deal with day-to-day life. Most people rarely feel 100% in mind, body and soul, and how you’re feeling can change by day, month or more »

Don’t be SAD this winter

Don’t be SAD this winter

  By Mellisa Hutchins Many business people believe that working all hours god sends is the key to success. Yes, you will need to be prepared to put in the extra hours. That goes without saying. However, make no mistake, those who are truly successful in business put nothing above their health. Looking after your more »

Personal Growth Choices

Want to be mentally strong? Then never do this!

Want to be mentally strong? Then never do this!

  By Lisa Charles Struggling to get your business off the ground, limited finance, and trying to balance work with family commitments are just a few examples where your mental strength can be pushed to its limits. You may find that your ability to remain strong depends on the situation, where with the best will more »

4 Key traits of optimistic people

4 Key traits of optimistic people

  By Fatoumatta Kurang Are you a glass that’s half-full or half-empty? Do you think positively all the time even when things go wrong or do you take a negative stance? Generally people are not optimistic or pessimistic all the time, but a mixture of both depending on the situation at hand. The key is more »

Communicate confidently in 6 steps

Communicate confidently in 6 steps

  By Fatoumatta Kurang For anyone who has to sell a product, service or themselves in any way shape or form, it will be abundantly clear that feeling and exuberating confidence is key to getting that smile, nod and handshake. Communicating confidently helps to engage your listener and will form the basis of what they more »

Other Recent Posts

3 Things every start up needs

3 Things every start up needs

  By Paola De Pascali Making the transition and starting a new business in this economy may be tough, but with proper planning you can make it a lot easier on yourself. Before launching any product into a developed market, you need to fully understand the market, choose the right brand and do your research. more »

5 essentials for starting a successful restaurant

5 essentials for starting a successful restaurant

  By Maciej Lesiewicz Hospitality is an industry that knows no crisis and continues to grow, providing fertile soil and a lot of opportunities for aspiring entrepreneurs who want to start a business in this area. According to the British Hospitality Association, this industry has created more than 330,000 new jobs in the UK since more »

Could your business idea survive Brexit?

Could your business idea survive Brexit?

  By Paola De Pascali What would happen if Britain left the EU? This argument is not just a political matter; it has economic importance as well. Brexit could affect the UK economy, including Small and Medium Enterprises which could meet red tape barriers in the form of taxation and regulations. I spoke with Stefano more »

Workplace pension auto-enrolment warning for SMEs

Workplace pension auto-enrolment warning for SMEs

  By Itrat Bashir From next year, small businesses will be required to abide by automatic enrolment for workplace pensions, which according to Richmond House Group (RHG) will pose a big challenge for them. Automatic enrolment for workplace pensions is a government initiative, taken way back in 2012, to ensure pension cover for those people more »

Are management consultants a dying breed?

Are management consultants a dying breed?

  By Itrat Bashir Recent figures relating to UK business released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows a positive trend in the growth of enterprises, which has been continuously increasing since 2011. The new statistics, ‘Business Demography data for 2014’, reveal that the number of UK business births increased by 1.2 percent from more »