When you work for yourself, it’s super easy to neglect your health in favour of just working all the time. But if you want your business to be sustainable and keep going from strength to strength, make it one of your new year’s resolutions to take better care of yourself in 2021.
In order to build a successful small business infrastructure, you must think strategically and that means having a business mindset.
But for every small business owner, entrepreneur and SME it’s not always the case about being strategic; it can also be about having things like ‘imposter syndrome’, worries about success and failure as well as having to deal with mental well-being, stress, anxiety and burnout. Here is our take on those subjects…
Self employment can be stressful. So how do you switch off and actually take a holiday when you are working for yourself?
Ah, mornings. Whether you’re a “spring out of bed and leap into action” type or a “don’t even talk to me until I’ve had my second cup of coffee” type, many people have strong opinions about mornings.
Being self employed and running your own business can be one pf the greatest thing you can do for yourself and your family in your life. It can open so many doors, so many opportunities and lead to a legacy that your friends, family and customers will benefit for years to come.
But it’s also one of the loneliest places on earth too. The hours that we work, the time away from people, the pressure that we and our customers put ourselves under, the financial pressures and what with one thing and another, (i.e. global pandemic), for some there have been bigger consequences that have been born out of our need to work from home and our continuous lockdowns that have left many of us staring at the same four walls in house that used to be haven and now is more of a prison.
It’s tough right now…here’s a personal reflection on keeping going if your mental health is being destroyed by CoVid19 by Jess Dixon
So how do you know if you’re suffering from burnout? And if you are, how do you treat it? Read on to learn how to diagnose and fix burnout.
Fear not! The hard sell is dead. Most people can see straight through the sleazy tactics people often think of when they hear the word “selling,” and they don’t like it. So I’m not going to tell you to use those methods, partly because I don’t think they’re ethical but also because they don’t even work.
In pursuit of a greater quality of life, most people lose sight of the real reason why they actually want to be successful in business in the first place. It is never the “things” but rather the way you believe these things will make you feel once you’ve got them.
It is well documented that many people fail to achieve their goals in life due to the phenomenon known as “fear of failure” but are you aware that a major factor that is often overlooked, is a state known as “fear of success”?
Being a freelancer is amazing. But…Income insecurity and having to get your head around the intricacies of the tax system are two of the most obvious. The other one, though, is the loneliness.
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When people hear “passive income,” it conjures up images of money for doing nothing. It’s a very seductive myth. Who wouldn’t want to have the cash rolling in while they lie on the beach sipping a cocktail?
Who amongst us has not groaned when it comes to tax return time?
But did you know you could be missing out on certain legitimate business expenses that you can claim for? If you’ve spent money on any of these five things this last year, don’t forget to add them to your expenses
How much do I charge? It’s taboo to talk about money. But it shouldn’t be! After all, that’s why most of us work. Freelancers, small business owners, and entrepreneurs understand the difficulties inherent in the process of setting rates for our work.
“Revenue is vanity…margin is sanity…cash is king.”
Has you and your small business reached it’s potential yet?
What are you looking at to help you do that?