Pricing

Are you running a business, or playing at a hobby? My guess is the latter.  Yeah, yeah, I’m a real bitch: suck it up. But the truth is, until relatively recently, I was playing at it too… Because I had no idea of my numbers and I didn’t want to know. That, my fine feathered [...]

Got client cystitis? Let’s cure it today

"I am obligated to give them 16 hours a week, and to be honest I hate it! I really resent them." So Becky, one of my Superheroes, told me during her Borrow My Brain consultation.  I hear ya, sista. I've been there, resenting the hell out of clients. It sucks. Becky's a fitness trainer and [...]

Pricing elephant eats hairdresser alive

"Oh my god I've spent my whole career apologising for charging clients!!! Yes I need help. X" Well, it's not so bad. I'm one of those people who apologises to tables and mannequins for bumping into them.   And, being British, I also apologise when someone does something to me. Like stands on my foot, [...]

"Oh yeah, and I trebled my income." Wait, WHAT? I nearly got whiplash as my head snapped around to read the afterthought my Superhero Jill chucked out at me.   Trebled. Her. Income. And she buried that little nugget in a long list of (very cool) stuff she'd been up to. See, if you have [...]

Get nekkid – make more moolah

Picture this: you're sitting at your desk, minding your own business, and your cleaner pushes the hoover past. With her buttcheeks bare to the world. Well, bare to your office, anyway.  Just when you think you've seen everything, a naked person turns up at your house and starts cleaning it for you. Yep: nude cleaning [...]

Does your "to do" list always look like that snake that's eating itself? Ouroboros?  Never-ending and consuming your time, energy, and money? You're not the only one. I'd wager that 90% of small business owners are slowly consuming themselves. Not literally, but the seconds and minutes and days of your lives. All smashing constantly into [...]

Free is for fools [podcast]

Most people are bloody fools. Don't you be one of them. Free.  Free is for fools. And that's what this week's podcast is all about, podcast fans... why free will ruin you. Tune in to hear me and Joe rambling about how to avoid ruination in business (and to hear a terrible life tip from [...]

Pricing elephant eats hairdresser alive

"Oh my god I've spent my whole career apologising for charging clients!!! Yes I need help. X" Well, it's not so bad. I'm one of those people who apologises to tables and mannequins for bumping into them.  And, being British, I also apologise when someone does something to me. Like stands on my foot, or [...]

When we go to the cinema, what we really want is to spend a couple of hours being whisked away into a different world. Isn't that right? We want to leave reality behind for a time and experience something other, which is why I love The Electric Cinema in Birmingham so very much. Rounding the [...]

We're restoring an 18th century cottage. I may have mentioned it once or twice. After all the hard work over the past couple of months up in the attic, we were finally ready for the lime plaster to go on – and yesterday, they finished! It looks amazing. I nearly cried. Because I couldn't even [...]

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