Doing business for good (June 2020)
There's so much to do when you start your own company and so many 'foundations that need to be laid down', as I describe it.
One of the first things you have to do is to try and articulate what you do and why you do it. If you've got as far as having a business idea, you would think this is relatively easy. But for me, I actually think this was one of the hardest things to do.
Get the SWOT team in...(September 2020)
When was the last time you carried out a SWOT analysis in your business?
What is SWOT analysis?
It identifies Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats and is such a powerful tool which can help you ensure your business is operating closer to its optimum.
Tips for effective communication during times of change (July 2020)
Effective internal communications and engagement is one of the most important elements of any business culture - even more so when undergoing any kind of change or improvement.
Flexible Futures! (December 2020)
There's been a lot of talk about the 'new normal' or the 'next normal' over the year, and what that's going to look like.
But this phrase feels like it suggests some sort of fixed state that can be defined, described and planned for. And as things progress and we watch events unfold, I think we've realised that this isn't the case.
How I'm going to change the world... (September 2020)
...One project at a time. So, we have a responsibility to look after our planet and everything that lives on it. I'll assume you've been living under a rock if you don't already know this...
Customer Insights (January 2021)
On my mission to make an impact in the world of sustainability, I spent a lot of time in 2020 talking to owners of small, environmental-focused businesses, to dive deeper into their passions and understand more about their reasons for setting up the companies they run.
We also explored some of the key challenges they've been facing in their businesses...
First birthday! (October 2020)
I originally set up my company as a vehicle to operate as a contractor project manager in October 2019, which is what I did for the first five months of my company's existence.
When Covid hit, the work I was doing on office IT infrastructure came to a halt as offices across the country closed down and I decided it was time to do something different.