A 'conscious' business means you are aware, well informed and mindful about the way in which you conduct your business and who you are as business owner. You are in touch with a bigger picture and know the context in which your business operates.
We often talk about being health conscious, fashion conscious or being environmentally aware. But we rarely talk about this in our own small businesses setting.
I have been working with Paignton College to inspire pupils into the Engineering and Technology fields.
After visiting Paignton College to open their new Google themed Virtual Learning Centre, I noticed how much the pupils enjoyed using graphics software Xara and how well they did their 2012 Olympics posters using this software.
Do you watch your children play and think how wonderful it is to see them enjoy each others company? Do you sometimes observe them and think how can they be fighting when two minutes ago they were fine? I think we all do – no two children or two friends can get on together all the time. There are going to be arguments because of the differences in personality and rivalry.
In light of a recent European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling, it appears that if an employee now becomes ill during their holiday, or just before they were due to take it, they can ask to convert the period of holiday concerned to sick leave and ask to take the missed annual leave at a later date.
Yesterday I attended the everywoman Transport & Logistics Leadership Academy held at De Vere Staverton Park in Northamptonshire. The day was themed to ‘Navigate Your Path to Success’, which promised to invest time into developing skills and that promise was certainly met. Delegates were treated to a full day of learning, listening and networking with some fabulous women working in this varied sector.
I could end the article here in all honesty or add “enough said” before “The End” but I’m a woman, I love to talk, so I won’t end it here, I’ll continue about how wonderful we all are.
All you Business Women out there are the ones who manage the groceries, the chores, your partner, the kids screaming and shouting, the extended family and yes, the pets too and in between all that you manage a business with or without a workforce, not that anyone notices of course…
With many distractions, opportunities, and demands on our time and resources it’s never been more important to focus on clarity in your business.
There is a saying that a confused mind doesn’t buy. Because there is so much choice potential customers and clients will be drawn towards products and services which are easy to understand, easy to use and easy to buy.
Richard Holloway, the author and broadcaster writes, ‘Simplicity, clarity, singleness: These are the attributes that give our lives power and vividness and joy as they are also the marks of great art.’
I spent the whole of last week down in Devon at the PAWRS Show. The show was a great success for us, but its a great pity the weather wasn't any better. Plus I am absolutely shattered, my feet kill me and I missed my children like mad.
I was invited along with my team to the PAWRS Awards which was lovely. But once sat down with my glass of wine I noticed that 80% of the tables had absolutely no women on them. Not that I minded all the men! but it made me realise still how much of a minority women are in the wonderful world of waste.
Quite often I wake up in the morning absolutely revved up, ready to have the most efficient and productive day. "Today I'm going to achieve...." and I list things in my head, I may even go as far as to write them down! Oh how wonderful, look how much I'm going to achieve today. Let's go get started!!
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