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This blog’s all about microbusiness success – read all about how to do it right so it doesn’t get in the way of your life. And I share plenty of my own trials, triumphs and lightbulb moments while dog-walking too.

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11th May 2020

Relationships versus Revenue: How do we get this right?

My Virtual Assistant business is all about relationships. Relationships with our clients and relationships with my team members. Without my clients I would have no revenue and without my team members I would have lower costs. But how do I find the balance between revenue and costs during this difficult time – and how much can I pay myself?

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4th May 2020

Have we burst the 'working from an office'​ bubble?

I've been running my Virtual Assistant business virtually for 12 years now and sometimes find myself taking things for granted. Things such as the ease in which we work with our clients from our own homes, the power of simplicity when choosing how to work with technology and how to communicate with both clients and my team without those water cooler moments.

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23rd March 2020

How to pop your anxiety bubble

The last few weeks have been a huge shock to the system for everyone. Covid-19 has had a massive impact on everyone globally. For me personally, my Virtual Assistant business is feeling the pinch because our clients are being badly impacted, my husband will be out of work at the end of the month, and like you, I have absolutely no idea what’s going to happen or where our money is going to come from. Yet somehow, I feel calm and positive about the future.

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9th March 2020

To TEDx or not to TEDx that is the question

Have you ever been offered the chance of a lifetime, something that you have only ever dreamt of doing, that you can’t possible not do, but when you get the opportunity you just want to run and hide?

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16th August 2019

Success in the home office: 1

Welcome to the first of my top tips series on discipline for home workers. With more than a few years of self-employment behind me I’ve learned a lot about how to enjoy all the benefits of home working without giving in to the lure of the sofa, or an extra few hours in bed!

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12th August 2019

Baby steps...

I've been reflecting over the weekend about how baby steps move us forward. Even the smallest action moves us from where we were towards where we want to be.

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19th June 2019

Three wise words...

I came upon a Facebook post last week showing a picture of a circle of influence, and it made me really think about what I spend my time focusing on.

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23rd May 2019

Thank you York Professionals

Wow! What a fantastic night it was at the York Professionals dinner last night. I had the privilege of saying a massive thank you to an amazing bunch of people, the membership of York Professionals. It was my very first public speaking engagement and to be honest I was a bag of nerves, but I loved it! This is what it was all about…

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11th February 2019

Team vs Time Machine

Having just started writing my chapter on building your team around you, I was sat at my desk trying to find a good analogy to use and an image of a time machine popped into my head. Wowser! What a revelation!

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22nd January 2019

Reflections on a challenge

Today I went to Filey. I wanted to spend some time thinking back over the last 12 months, what I'd achieved, how I'd achieved it and where it had taken me.

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