Category: Business

The Forgotten Bite Back With Brexit

Brexit. Photo of man holding up business card with mix of UK flag and EU flag.

As in the USA, France, and many other countries, in Britain, two years ago, we too discovered more about a previously almost invisible group I call the Forgotten people. Those who live quietly, who get on with their lives as best they can, who are just about managing, sometimes holding on by…

Why Be An Entrepreneur?

Smiling female business owner with Open sign

Entrepreneurs employ themselves, and like to work out how solve new and old problems for others; they're often keen on experimenting with what's possible. But why bother to become an entrepreneur or become self employed? Arguably, everyone who works is self-employed: a key difference between someone who is "employed" and…

Debt Relief, King Lear and The Bank of Banks

statue-of-king-lear-holding-crown-above-head

With economic concerns ever present, perhaps billions are discovering new heroes, villains, experiencing extra stresses, anger, envy - and then there's nothing like electing someone to blame. Is this how an empire feels when it grows old? So to lighten our mood, let's introduce a little playfulness, perhaps with more…

Boltholes, Bubbles, Bitcoins And Banter

fairy-pools-waterfall-isle-of-skye-sunny-day

Without doubt, sometimes modern life sucks! Fake news. Fear, uncertainty, doubt (FUD), as we strive to navigate our way through "The Age of Stupid". We're all steeped in and exposed to these swampy quagmires, that at every opportunity, seek to pull us down. Misery truly does like company. So here, like the…

The Coaching Fellowship, Applications Open

Photo of Jane Finette, TheCoachingFellowship.com founder

Are you a 25–35 year old woman working towards transforming the planet? And, interested in accelerating your personal and professional development?The Coaching Fellowship, an international community of coaches is providing 50 professional coaching positions at massively reduced to rate to young women who are making a difference in the world.

Can Smart Creatives Save Your Business?

abstract illustration of girl thinking creative concepts

Business life has changed much during the "Internet century" through which we are living. Google, like many successful companies, continues to evolve, question, innovate, and to use a well established writer's phrase, is not afraid to "slay its darlings", if they are considered no longer to meet the goals they…

The Web Is Broken

three-dimentional wooden puzzle sculpture

At first glance, the web is just fine. Yet from sometimes millions of possibilities, for any particular search term, essentially only 8 or 10 websites - plus perhaps a few additional advertising-driven links - find their way into the elusive slot on the first page of the search results. Furthermore…

The Scottish Independence Vote

red-haired girl looking down into loch water

At one point, some years ago, we had over 7,000 registered subscribers to our emails and updates, though I don't think we have that many now. Nevertheless, if you will indulge me, I want to share with you my own perspective with readers about the question of Scottish independence. So…

How To Hire Your Future Employer

A jigsaw puzzle illustration of people faces

While of course the world is always changing, today, for many, the rate of change seems to be speeding up. Globally, more and more people are now working in gig-, freelance-, and consultant-driven roles. As old structures morph or dissolve, new opportunities are also being born - every day! Here's…

Web Business Construct Number Two

The word ideas highlighted by a blue marker pen

Your Twin TowersOften, someone may suggest that a particular business market is saturated when too many people are all trying to sell the same or similar products or services, to the same groups of people who may or may not be interested in what is being said. Some "experts" may…

Web Business Construct Number One

Woman sitting on rocks looking out over blue sky

The ChallengeHow to build a fun and profitable website when you have all the basics in place: domain name, web design, web Content Management System (CMS), sufficient content, and so on? Solution: focus on one customer, client, or website member at a time. Why? Every customer, client, or website member…

Web Business Start-up Guide 8 of 15

Girl sitting on boulder with laptop computer, blue sky

How your website works is the second visible component to its "look and feel", with which a visitor or customer experiences when assessing your web business. If you're not designing or developing your own website, work with your chosen web designer or web developer to create the functionality you want. Search…

Web Business Start-up Guide 7 of 15

Multiple website designs photos and magnifying glass

Establish Your Website Look And FeelYour web design look, feel and functionality are the most tangible links that your visitors and customers have with you. Your web site is the first point of contact with a new visitor and a potential customer. So remember, first impressions really do count. That's…

Web Business Start-Up Guide 6 of 15

A group of smiling ethnically diverse young people

Commit To Voluntary Self-Discipline Amid A Relaxed Mood Of FunLots of people believe that self-discipline and fun can't co-exist. I beg to differ and am living proof that they can, and do. To accomplish anything worthwhile, we certainly need self-discipline. Yet, life is to be lived, not just endured, so…