Category Archive: Consultancy

Working from home: How do you stop feeling overwhelmed?

Feeling overwhelmed can be a real problem for virtual workers or “solo-preneurs” (as they like to call us in the US).The one-person businesses like virtual assistants, graphic designers, digital marketers and copywriters feel this more than most. So what can you do to combat it? I’m currently working with the lovely Ann Bach from Edge […]

Should I still be taking cheque payments?

Should I still be taking cheque payments? That’s a question I get asked a lot. To be honest, there isn’t a right or a wrong answer. My advice to anyone who’s considering stopping cheques or whether they still want to take cheques is to consider the following points: If someone sends you a cheque payment, […]

Should I use email or phone calls to chase my invoices efficiently?

What’s the most efficient way to get paid on time? People ask that question often and I think it depends on how you term efficiency. Is efficiency the amount of time you spend chasing invoices, the percentage of invoices that get paid on time, the quality of the relationship with your customer? Is efficiency the […]

A library of information at your finger tips

Well I was really surprised when I did a calculation and realised so far I have recorded 59 Videos on my YouTube Channel . This is a heck of a lot of information for all you to access for FREE. To save you having to go through each video, I’ve made this table up of […]

Cashflow is easy except when it’s not – Guest Blog

I know Phil though the content marketing academy and his advice has helped me hughely, so I personally want tot thank Phil and I hope you get a lot from this blog… I asked Phil to some background info, so here it is “Brief background: I’ve worked in the market research business for (gulp) 40 […]

Terms of Business: DIY vs pay for bespoke terms

I’ve been asked this a lot this week. People who haven’t got their own terms, tell me they’ve take “a paragraph from here and a paragraph from there” to for their terms.  Is this sensible? First – if you don’t understand why need terms, please read this blog first. If you are still unsure about […]

What a day, What a week, What a team, WOW

It is really unusual for me to share with you a blog like this, however after the week I’ve had I so wanted to share with you and help you see Wins aren’t just about income….. In the Title I said “What a day, What a week, What a team, WOW” but I’m a person […]

Guest Blog: Asking for payment in advance

Alison Wren, Owner of Paprika Marketing, sums up the challenges and opportunities associated with asking for payment up front and how it works for her business. Asking for payment in advance When I started my marketing consultancy in 2011 I had no experience of selling business services. My previous business was ecommerce – customers paid […]