Business advice

The Words We Use

These are — as we’re being reminded from every side — unprecedented times. And one of the more minor consequences is that we’re using unprecedented vocabulary. Be honest: how often before March did you ever use the word furlough? That’s not the only one. Previously rare phrases like “social distancing”, “self-isolation” and “the new normal” …

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Coronavirus — Are You Working on Your Business or Watching Boxsets?

We’ve been in lockdown for nearly a month now, and there’s a huge range between how businesses have fared. I’m lucky that I don’t depend on physical contact, or on physical supplies or products. Even so, one or two clients have put work on ice, and I’m prepared for more of that before the lockdown …

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A Helping Hand — Outsourcing for Your Business

We small business owners tend to have an affliction — especially if we’re one-man-bands. We often assume we have to do everything ourselves. After all, it’s my business, isn’t it? I’m complete and self-sufficient — why would I want anyone else helping me run it?   The Lone Pioneer There can be good reasons why …

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