Time to Unwind
Many of you will be heading off for sunnier climes, but some of you may be reluctant to as you grapple with all the economic issues we are experiencing. If you fall into the latter camp, I do encourage you to take some time out over the next few months.Continue reading…
Employee Spotlight – Samantha Tomlinson
What does a typical day for Sam look like?Continue reading…
It keeps on coming, doesn’t it?
Rising inflation, rising interest rates and an apparent lack of skilled labour just after we lick our wounds from Covid.Continue reading…
Support your network
It’s a certain fact that things are tough in the world at the moment; bombs landing on innocent people, people struggling to buy food, and the list goes on. But as business owners, we must keep strong and keep our wits about us. Small businesses are the backbone of the UK, and the UK needs us. So let’s do our bit in heading the challenges straight on. It’s certainly not easy, so seeking support from your network is so important. The adage ‘a problem shared is a problem halved’ is one that I see daily.Continue reading…
BE BRAVE AND ADAPT
Welcome to the 13th edition of the BGP and Happy New Year! As my New Year message I am going to pinch the slogan from the Financial Times (“FT”) campaign “Let’s not go back to a past that wasn’t working anyway!” I am going to use it in a slightly different context to the economics talked about by the FT, and encourage business owners to be brave and adapt.Continue reading…
2021 Year Round Up
We are now entering the last few weeks of 2021 and what a year it has been so far. Nearly everyone has had to make an adjustment in their life somewhere and business owners have had to make more than anyone. In all the turmoil, we do need to switch off from time to time whether it is simply sitting down with a good book and a pack of Jaffa Cakes to nibble on, (are they cakes or actually biscuits in disguise?) or getting outside for some fresh air. If it’s the latter that appeals, why not follow me on the STRAVA app, log your walks and join the Essendon challenge of doing an hour’s walk or activity per day.Continue reading…
Freedom Day is here!
The 19th July has arrived and there is a lot going on for businesses. With the effects of Brexit, furlough withdrawal, supply chain issues, and cash flow challenges, ‘Freedom Day’ is a welcome moment in this pandemicContinue reading…
Employee Spotlight – Matthew Brown
What does a day in the life of Matthew look like?Continue reading…
Kirsty Parris on the Red Sofa
Kirsty takes a seat on the Red Sofa and talks about her business, Andromeda Business ConsultingContinue reading…
Terry Kendhammer on the Red Sofa
Terry takes a seat on the Red Sofa and talks about Bubble Creative Solutions, the digital marketing agency.Continue reading…
Rachel Brushfield on the Red Sofa
Rachel takes a seat on the Red Sofa and talks about helping her clients to liberate more of their talent.Continue reading…
Andrew Franklin on the Red Sofa
Andrew Franklin takes a seat on
the Red Sofa and talks about his
‘Business Help Series’
Sarah Canning Franklins Solicitors
Sarah Canning takes a seat on the
Red Sofa to talk about Franklins
and her work as a solicitor.
Tristan Allen room44
Tristan Allen takes a seat on the
Red Sofa to talk hidden trends and
explores new markets.
Jo & Anthony The Kitchen & Indulgence
Jo and Anthony take a seat on the
Ann Brebner Time For You
Ann Brebner from Time For You
takes a seat on the Red Sofa.
Sam Poole Mum 2 Mum
Our first Red Sofa interview with
Mum 2 Mum founder Sam Poole.