Time to call in the experts

Time to call in the experts

As small business owners, we often feel like we have to do everything ourselves. Sometimes this is because we think nobody understands our business or objectives as well as we do and won’t be able to do the job to the same standard. But most often it’s because we tell...
Why I speculate to accumulate – even in a pandemic!

Why I speculate to accumulate – even in a pandemic!

It’s no surprise that in the current climate the Academy – like many businesses – is having a hard time.  Normally during the winter, we rely heavily on our residential programmes which, for obvious reasons, are not taking place right now.  And we’ve lost some of our...
Wham, bam – no thank you Ma’am.

Wham, bam – no thank you Ma’am.

Picture the scene.  You’ve been set up on a blind date by a close, trusted friend.  Your date is doing and saying all of the right things and they seem to be articulate and intelligent. Everything is going well – but then, something funny happens.  You’re...
Authentically yours.

Authentically yours.

The boom in online services is a blessing and a curse. On one hand, we all now have so much more access to products and businesses who can help us resolve that issue we’re experiencing, fulfil the latest need we have or scratch whatever itch is niggling us. This is...
Puppy Power

Puppy Power

It’s astonishing to me how many times I have found events in my personal life have resulted in a lesson or observation that chimes perfectly with my professional life. Meet Lando. The newest and most gorgeous member of our family (and, may I say, responsible for much...