Author Archives: Fiona

Which cat are you?

Some of you will have seen my post on LinkedIn talking about a great meeting I had with Trevor Lever of TLC. Trevor has been a great supporter of my business over the years and is a terrific sales effectiveness … Continue reading

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It’s great to share

Over the years we build up layers of experience and learning in our chosen fields and this experience and learning helps us to be good at what we do. Many of the skills we acquire we are barely conscious that … Continue reading

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Let’s get inspired!

It’s interesting how large sporting occasions can inspire us. How many of us runners find ourselves with more of a spring in our step having watched the World Athletics Championships or the Olympics? Just seeing world class athletes such as … Continue reading

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What’s the time?

Time management is something many people struggle with. Part of the problem I think is with this concept of ‘time management’. We actually cannot manage time at all – it carries on regardless of anything we mere mortals do. We … Continue reading

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I am still at it!

Unbelievably it was four years ago, September 2013, when I returned from the Entrepreneurs Convention in Birmingham buzzing with ideas. Helen Lacey, Red Berry Recruitment, and I had a very bouyant discussion on the way home in the car, and … Continue reading

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Is it just the weather we should be forecasting?

If you mention forecasting in mixed company you can see a small shudder run around the room. Many business owners don’t know how much money is in their bank account on a day to day basis and look at their … Continue reading

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Just do it!

Last month I wrote about the conference I had recently spoken at and how great that was. Well, since then I have had a variety of ‘wins’ I would like to share with you because they came about because I … Continue reading

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Price effectively

 Pricing is a big problem for most businesses. In simple terms if you charge too much you may struggle to get customers. Charge too little and you won’t make enough money. But pricing can reveal more about your company than … Continue reading

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It’s good to talk

The end of June saw the annual CIMA Member in Practice Conference. You may not have any idea what that is but suffice to say it involves lots of accountants getting together for a two day shindig. Your next thought … Continue reading

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Row, Row, Row your boat

Over last month my son Simon was involved in the bumps rowing (Summer Eights) for his college Oriel at Oxford. Rowing is one of those sports which involves a group of individuals pulling together to achieve a common result. Unlike … Continue reading

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