Let’s Make 2021 Better
This year, there is a definite move to abandon New Year’s resolutions in favour of New Year’s intentions. The idea is that resolutions are far too difficult to maintain and – given the stresses of the extraordinary year that has just ended – we should be kinder to ourselves and focus on general intentions rather than specific goals. So, what are your intentions for your business in the coming year? We have three suggestions: Remain open to change; innovation may make the difference between survival and failure. Many small businesses have had to turn on a dime in the past year and come up with innovative ways to change their business model and adapt to conducting business in a pandemic. Despite this, many will still suffer grievous losses as global lockdowns dispro ...
Greetings for A – Different – Holiday Season
Amidst many uncertainties, there’s one thing we can be sure of – the 2020 holiday season will be very different. Remember December 2019? When we sent out the usual seasonal wishes, including a “happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year”? Hmm – didn’t quite go as planned, did it? I suspect we’ll express similar wishes this year, but in the rather desperate hope that the end of 2020 will point us to a brighter future. It should! Nothing goes on forever, not even a pandemic, and we do have vaccines on the horizon that should help turn things around in 2021. We will get through this together! Sadly, in addition to the tragic loss of life, 2020 has left many businesses, large and small, struggling to survive. How should we, then, best ce ...
Top 10 Takeaways for Succeeding With Your Small Business
Calling all new business owners! As we celebrate our 10th anniversary, we look back on our 10 years in business and consider what the top 10 things are that we’ve learned over the last decade – and what would be our top 10 suggestions for any new business enterprise. When we started out 10 years ago, we had the necessary expertise, with English degrees, journalism, marketing and English teaching backgrounds; we knew we were able to provide high-quality writing, editing and proofreading for our clients, but the logistics of finding customers and running a business were relatively new to us. We learned a lot in the first few months and subsequent years. Below are our top 10 takeaways for any budding entrepreneurs or ‘newbie’ business owners out there: # ...