Healthy boundaries ensure that our lives are in balance, with no one area dominating another, so we feel content, and most importantly, in control.
The fields of technology, digital marketing and web design are still male-heavy. Advertising, too. It is estimated that women control 80 per cent of the purchasing power, yet only 3 per cent of Creative Directors are women, meaning that consciously or not, agencies continue to market almost exclusively to men.
So, you're finally waking up to the fact that there's more to life than what you've been living - Tick! You're beginning to see yourself, others and the world in a different and more meaningful way - Tick!
If you are not keeping up with trends and developments in the wider market, you are only creating problems for yourself... Customers are becoming more and more demanding in terms of what they expect, and as entrepreneurs, we need to act accordingly.
In my experience, the first rule of business is to pay your lawyers, accountants and all your professional advisers well. Always pay well for the best advice because it ends up being cheaper in the long run.
Never mind that 20% of small ventures go under in the first year and 50% don't make it past their third birthday. This is presuming the owners of said companies haven't smoked or drunk themselves into an early grave before then, thanks to the gigantic amount of stress involved.
With each year came new challenges as my children grew and their needs began to change. The overlap between running a business and running a home became more and more apparent as we all shaped our lives. My realisation through this time was that there are always four things which largely cross-over with running a business and your family home...
Why do funders choose to invest in this way? Because they like the product or idea that is pitched to them and want to support a business they believe in? Perhaps too because they think money can be made out of it. But potential equity investors should remember that funding of this type is essentially a lottery.
In business it pays to have a long memory and to keep a mental score sheet. Always remember those who helped you and, of course, remember those who di...
From the national data that's being collected, mostly by developed nations, one thing is clear and it's that increased GDP and higher levels of consumer spending doesn't seem to make us that much happier. So what does?
Ever hated your boss? Plenty of us have. In fact I only lasted six months in employment before I worked out that being told what to do by someone else...
There are 3 potential solutions to the presbyopia problem - multifocal contact lenses, monovision (One contact lens for distance vision and one for reading), or a combination of single vision distance contact lenses with reading spectacles.
I love my coffee and like most people like it hot, something that Emily Savage-McGlynn understands well.
All too quickly those childhood dreams and aspirations ebbed away as the responsibilities of your first mortgage, meeting your partner, marriage, children, a bigger house and simply staying afloat rapidly took centre stage. And before you knew it, there you were, slap bang in the middle of the rat race.
We're living in an increasingly vibrant entrepreneurial society... 90% of new jobs created in Britain in the fourth quarter of 2013 were classed as self-employed... it will provide us with opportunities, not just in terms of wealth creation, but also for social mobility and individual well being.
Start to slow down a week before and tie up as many loose ends as you can. Make a note not to start major new projects even a fortnight ahead, because complications cause delay, and you can't afford to be late. Either with your client, or for your flight.