When you feel like giving up…

Working alone can be lonely. Entrepreneurship comes with many challenges and enormous demands on us. Like overcoming fear. Keeping the faith. AND staying positive and productive. It’s a tough gig, and you need some real grit to keep going at times. It’s all...

What is the difference between mentoring and coaching?

You’ll have heard both terms of course. But what is the difference between mentoring and coaching? There is definitely something of a fine line between the two. And both can be highly beneficial to both an entrepreneur, and their business! The first significant...

How do you maintain a positive mindset?

Have you ever noticed how much easier things seem when you’re in a positive space? Or how tough your day can feel if you’re clouded with negativity? Learning how to maintain a positive mindset is crucial when you run a small business. Why? Because it takes real...

Blue Monday

Since 2005, a particular Monday in January (usually the third Monday of the month) has been labelled Blue Monday, and noted as the most depressing day of the year. Why? Well it seems to be mainly to do with the harsh and gloomy weather at this time of year. Plus the...

Working with people

Many of us will have written in job applications that we are good ‘working with people’. I know I have. So why is it that the decision to become self-employed often means, for so many of us, working alone? At least in the early days of our businesses. When...

Know your strengths (and weaknesses)

In my blog post last week, I touched on the concept of a skills audit – or in other words, an exercise to help you to know your strengths and weaknesses. Because when you do, you can fill those gaps, and in doing so, build an amazing team around yourself. So...