Process – What Is It?

Process, system, and procedure are words we often confuse with each other.  But to use ISO 9000s and Oxford definitions: A process is a set of interrelated or interacting activities which transforms inputs into outputs A procedure is a specified way to carry out an activity or a process A system is […]

How Busy Are You Really?

“I’m busy” Busy. It’s one of the most overused words I have ever heard. “How was work?” “Busy!” “How was your week?” “Oh you know, busy as usual” “Do you want to pop out for lunch?” “Oh no, I can’t today, I’m too busy!” By no means everyone, but a […]

Meeting Etiquette – Using the Time Wisely

When I was employed, I noticed that different companies had vastly different approaches to meetings.  Some people I had worked for rarely had meetings, whereas others may as well have lived in the conference room.  At the beginning of my working life, I never really noticed this.  It is probably […]

Time – How to Get More In Your Day

This blog title is a lie.  We all know you cannot physically add time to a day.  The day lasts 24 hours and that’s how it is. Adding time is impossible.  However, changing the way you work with time, can feel like more has been added to the day. Working […]

Networking for Businesses – Online vs. Offline

When running a business, chances are you will need to do some networking, even more so if you are a start up. So I thought I would blog about the different ways of networking that I have used. Why do we network? It’s all about finding new customers, right? I’d […]

Outsourcing – Delegation Done Differently

When you start a business, it can be easy to believe that you need to do everything.  Especially if it is a small business.  This means that if you run a small coffee shop for example, you would be the barista, the cashier, the accountant, the administrator, the cleaner and […]

Home Office Working – Can It Work For You?

One of my mini goals when thinking about this business was always to have my own office space eventually.  It is even on my vision board above my desk at home as a goal to focus on.  However, as I am running a growing business, separate premises is not necessary […]

What Is A Virtual Assistant?

You could be forgiven for thinking of Siri or Alexa when you hear the term virtual assistant, but a VA is someone who provides remote professional administrative assistance. Rough estimates indicate that there could be as many as 25,000 virtual assistants worldwide! What does a VA do? Virtual assistants tend […]