Category Archives: Starting a Business

How Comprehensive is your Business Planning?

Does your business plan include planning for long term staff sick leave or even short term staff sick leave?  Ours didn’t – it now will have that included!  It has been such a fortnight! I was away from work for … Continue reading

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Time Management & Staffing Issues in Business

I’m sitting at home feeling a bit poorly as I’m typing this, all nice and cosy in bed with a hot water bottle. I’m feeling guilty that I’m not working so blogging is the next best thing! As I mentioned … Continue reading

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Time Management Challenges in Business

Time management is such a skill isn’t it? There is so much to fit into a single day when one is self-employed. Even though there are two of us and our mum helps with accounts and she will step into … Continue reading

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Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats

The wonderful SWOT, Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats needs re-examination again in our run up to Christmas. Just when we had mastered running our own business and were starting to heave little sighs of relief, along comes a threat and … Continue reading

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Student Enterprise Awards & Business Planning

I really enjoyed my visit to my old school to present to the students doing the Student  Enterprise Awards scheme. I was terribly nervous, not just because I’d be meeting my old principal and presenting in front of some teachers … Continue reading

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Young Enterpreneurs – Are You One?

I have some exciting news today. We have been asked to revisit our old school and do some work with the students embarking on the ‘Students Enterprise Awards’ programme. I was stunned when we were asked, after all, we haven’t … Continue reading

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Successful and Inspiring Young Entrepreneurs

We’re fairly young still. We’re only 25. Yet, when I see the entrepreneurship in some teenagers, I am simply blown away. When Matthew and I were sixteen and we couldn’t find a summer job because of the recession that summer, … Continue reading

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