Small Business Mindset

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…

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Is #GirlBoss Culture Doing More Harm Than Good?

Monikers like “girlboss” and “boss babe” have been used to describe women in business for some time. Aside from the unfortunate associations with shady business models like pyramid schemes, these well-intentioned attempts at fighting sexism have always seemed… well, kind of sexist…

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365 Days and 1000’s of Men No Longer On The Edge

For many men the thought of talking about their issues and mental health fills many with a sense of dread. (There’s one writing this.) But thanks to Kenny Mammarella-D’Cruz, there are thousands more that have had the space and time to talk of their issues over the last twelve months. And what a twelve months it’s been. 

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Loneliness For Business Owners – a Silent Killer?

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…it could be one of the deadliest things we don’t talk about.

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How to Take a Proper Holiday When You’re Self Employed

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How to Start the Day Right When You’re NOT a Morning Person

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Keeping Yourself and Your Business Going if COVID-19 is Destroying Your Mental Health

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How to Diagnose and Fix Burnout

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.

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Presentation Tips for Shy People

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.

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A Guide to Your Success: Obtainable or Sustainable?

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.

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Are You Afraid of Success?

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”? 

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How to Fight Freelancer Loneliness

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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Don’t Let Worry Bust Your Business

So today is June the 1st. Today some of the lockdown restrictions that have plagued our lives let alone our businesses are relaxed and over the last few days and weeks I’ve noticed some distinct splits in the mentality of the small business fraternity.

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Things That Successful People Don’t Really Want You to Know

There are certain traits that are reflected in every single successful person. They live by them and work by them.

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