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May your days be merry and bright!

Christmas comes but once a year and can be a time of mixed emotions. We use this time of year as an opportunity for reflection and hopeful anticipation for the new year. So what of 2011? This year seems to … Continue reading

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Plan it, Janet 2

It has been a little while since I blogged and part of this has been because it is the silly season and I have been very busy. Part is because I have struggled for a theme to write about – … Continue reading

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Engage your inner entrepreneur!

It’s funny that one of the side effects of a recession is often that more new businesses are created than in good economic times. There are several reasons for this: Firstly, people who are made redundant may use their redundancy … Continue reading

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Party time cometh!

I am a great believer that as business owners we have to give ourselves a break every so often. We often do not celebrate when we have done particularly well, or when we have come out the other side of … Continue reading

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Cutting your cloth!

For many companies the recession continues and times are definitely hard. A natural, and quite correct, response is to batten down the hatches. This means reviewing every penny spent and making sure that money is only spent on essentials. Now is … Continue reading

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Flexible working!

Have you had days when you had time between meetings and want to make the most of the time. I had that scenario today. I had a breakfast meeting in Bristol and have an afternoon meeting in Clevedon. I didn’t … Continue reading

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It’s a small world!

I am constantly amazed at how small the world is. The internet, and Linkedin in particular, has meant that keeping connected with clients and contacts has never been easier. Take my client who is moving from Somerset to Cambridgeshire, for … Continue reading

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The sun has got his hat on!

Unusually for England, the sun is shining over an extrended holiday period! It is easy to overlook the effect of fabulous weather on our spirits, but it can be quite marked. We feel more positive when the sun shines and … Continue reading

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What’s the value?

I think 2011 will be a real challenge for many companies. Although the recession is officially over, it is still difficult to get financing and customers in most sectors continue with their belt tightening exercise. With further govenment cuts on their way, anyone who … Continue reading

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Reasons to be cheerful, 123!

At this time of year it is nice to reflect on the good things in our lives. I think this is especially true this year when all we hear about is cutbacks and recession doom and gloom. Although the country is … Continue reading

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