Appying the art of hygge to self employment Blog

Applying the art of Hygge to Self Employment

I was given a lovely book for Christmas on Hygge (pronounced Hue Guh, to rhyme with sugar) – the Danish Art of Happiness, and it got me thinking….  How can the art of Hygge be applied to the self employed, particularly Solopreneurs?

Is there an opportunity to bring that cosy, peaceful, effortless, everyday happiness and well being to your home office? I think there is, so I have come up with some ways you can find magic in the ordinary.

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Spring Clean your Business with these top tips Blog

7 Top Tips to Spring Clean Your Business!

Well spring has officially started and what better way than to take some time out to implement these Top Tips smarten up your business and get everything shipshape for the year ahead.

  1. Take a Fresh Look at Finances

Are your records up to date? Are you sending out invoices on time and checking if they are paid? Do you have any consistently late payers? I find a simple Invoice Control spreadsheet helps me see at a glance what’s outstanding and how long people take to pay.

If your cash flow is suffering could you amend your payment schedules and terms and conditions to insist on larger deposits or shorten your payment terms?

Would it help to have some accounting software or an App? This could save you time and stress for example by recording your mileage and keeping your personal and business expenses separate.

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whats-your-motivation-for-self-employment Blog

What’s Your Motivation for Self-Employment?

As someone who occasionally struggles to find her ‘inner entrepreneur’ it’s great to hear other women share their business start-up journeys and find out what’s their motivation for self-employment.

I recently took part in some research at Women in Rural Enterprise (WiRE) about training needs for female entrepreneurs.

Nine of us gave up a few hours on a wet afternoon, tempted only by the promise of a cream tea from Lily’s Vintage Tearoom. We were really there of course to support an organisation that has helped countless women realise their business dreams with local networks, events and online resources at

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Energy, Enterprise and a Little Bit of Magic

The Telford & Wrekin WiRE group is always top of my list for relaxed networking with a lovely group of friendly and inspirational ladies prepared to help each other and share our thoughts, tips (and fears).

Our guest speaker on this cold and frosty January morning was Careena Fenton of Picklelily Circus who introduced herself as a children’s entertainer. But as Careena began to share her story we realised there was much, much more to this engaging, entertaining and fascinating lady.

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