“A goal without a plan is just a wish.” Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. An annual business plan is a summary of where you are, where you want to be and how you’re going to get there. It is an incredibly useful tool that shouldn’t be dismissed as a luxury that only big businesses can afford. Our guest blogger Helen White from Brilliant Together outlines what an Annual Plan should contain and what is can do for your business.
Many of us set not only personal goals like losing weight or giving up smoking, but goals for our professional lives and careers. But why do so many of us fall by the wayside so quickly? Our guest blogger Natalie Reid-Hughes of Springer-Alexander is an experienced corporate trainer, business manager and professional coach provides us with four ways of how to keep that motivation going.
Would you believe each day we waste on average around 50-minutes of our working day? This can be by looking for items that have been misplaced, interrupting email notifications or social media distractions. Can you relate to this and would you like to have more productive time during your working day? Our guest blogger Gerry Hyde is a Virtual Assistant. She provides us with some top tips on how to take control of your working day to maximise what you can achieve.
Unless you are a trained creative it can be difficult to understand what makes good design. You can always ask a graphic designer to put your design items together, but if budgets are tight you sometimes have to do it yourself. Our guest blogger, Alison Joshi is an award winning graphic designer. In her blog she provides some hints and tips to help you create materials that follow great design principles.
Do you ever find yourself saying ‘What shall I wear?’ This can be even worse when returning to work after having a baby. Our guest blogger, Niki Hall is a image consultant. She works with women on a daily basis to help them feel good about themselves by dressing to reflect their personality, complimenting their body shape and wearing colours to lift their skin. In her blog she provides some advice on how to dress for work so you can look & feel fabulous.