How can I get more clients?

How can I get more clients?

So you’ve decided to grow your business properly this year, but where do you start. Blind optimism, dedicated new business plan or paying out to a specialised client hunter more experienced at finding big game in the savannahs of the online world than yourself? One of...
Shelf-life: which books have inspired you?

Shelf-life: which books have inspired you?

I’ve been hooked on inspiring books for a while but on a crowded bookstore shelf, which ones are actually worth buying? Of course, there are the big hitters: How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie written in 1936 is still going strong and has sold...
10 minute Pilates and other online adventures…

10 minute Pilates and other online adventures…

Louise Humphrey of Studio 44 Pilates has been teaching pilates in Leicestershire since 2000. Known by clients and friends as “my Pilates teacher”, Louise can be found most days sporting the latest Sweaty Betty Kit (“obsessed but it is so comfortable!”)...
A nurturing approach to osteopathy

A nurturing approach to osteopathy

  Jos Drew is an osteopath.  Six years ago, she set up Nurture Your Health, an osteopathic and complementary health clinic. Jos treats patients of all ages, from new born babies through to adults. What inspired you to set up your business? I lead a nomadic...
“I help small businesses get visible!”

“I help small businesses get visible!”

Fiona Minett runs Boss Your PR, a brilliant online resource which supports small businesses to DIY their PR. Here Fiona reveals her inspirations and influences – and why nothing beats a break in the Brecon Beacons for a quick sanity boost. What inspired you to...
Car boot wisdom

Car boot wisdom

Car boot sales are the perfect place for offloading the old and acquiring the (nearly) new. According to the Financial Times, Brits spend £1.5bn a year at car boot sales. But that doesn’t mean just selling your unwanted books, knick-knacks and clothes to come...
A Highly Sensitive approach to life

A Highly Sensitive approach to life

Nina Khoo coaches women (and a few men) who are Highly Sensitive – an innate temperament trait shared by 20 per cent of the population. Highly sensitive people are likely to feel overwhelmed by modern life, sensitive to noise and stimuli, have a rich and complex...
Take a deep breath

Take a deep breath

After training and working as a journalist and editor for nine years, Carolyn Hughes launched her own business as a freelance PR and communications consultant in 2009. She re-branded as Breathe PR almost two years ago, and talks about how important it is to...