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30 Aug 2017

Rachel's Reflections on the week past - This week I consider three examples of how a business has lost it's connection with it's customers.

13 Aug 2017

Why it is important to take a break when you are self-employed

3 May 2017

This is me 6 months ago...

It’s my first go at a co-working morning. I don’t get it. I don’t work with these other people. What business is it of theirs what I do? Is that guy looking at me? How dare he listen to me on the phone. I bet he can see my screen too. I bet he thinks I should be doing this differently. And what if he sees something he shouldn’t? I’m not liking this....

24 Mar 2017

Outsourcing has many a negative connotation but its a great means of growth for small business and it is more and more available to all.

23 Dec 2016

It’s now the time where we make our new year resolutions and look forward to the next 12 months. We look forward to what we are going to do and how we are going to do it. We must be positive and look forward. Move on. Put the past behind us. Live in the future. No regrets. Don’t look back……. I can’t think of any more clichés.

Hang on a minute. Why shouldn’t we look back? It a...

31 Oct 2016

Having given you my top Best Bit of Self Employment, it's time for one of the Worst Bits. 

The BIG BOYS!!!!

Yep, you know it, the big companies and names that know to pray on the new, naive and happy to talk to anyone who notices them because they haven't seen it coming yet. 

For me there have been a couple of particularly bad experiences and I will tell you about them to save...

21 Oct 2016

Working for myself has been a learning curve, a big one and there have been many things already that I have picked up on or learnt. There are so many different elements to running your own business some of them brilliant and some of them really difficult and challenging. 

I thought I would start two streams of blog, The Best Bits and The Worst Bits as I see them. I know these...

8 Jul 2016

This week I've been fortunate enough to attend two events in two different settings. They were both suggesting to businesses a means to survive Brexit

I have felt reassured by these speakers that there is another way to act and feel. We don't have to follow the panic, shock and horror that has been the norm for the last two weeks. 

Having seen p...