"You might be very good at what you do, but how good are you at business?"

Managing time or seepage?

We know we cannot manage time – it just creeps past and sometimes even flies and before we know it, it has gone. Gone for good. You can’t get it back or save it up or stash it away or borrow from tomorrow so in a lot of ways you cannot manage time. What you can do is make better…

Keep on keeping on …

Sometimes it’s a rocky old road and you’ll get irritating then painful gravel in your shoe and maybe a boggy patch that will make progress slow. Sometimes the road will go uphill, requiring more effort and determination, and then it may run down again, giving you a boost and taking the pressure off a little. Sometimes it will wind around…

Being time wise

Time! Never enough of it, always pushed for it, a big waster of it, procrastinating steals it, it flies by, then it drags on and on … whatever your relationship is with time you cannot manage it – well, not in the truest sense of the word. Time will march on whatever you do, regardless of your good intentions or…

Best Year Yet

Out walking this afternoon and it suddenly struck me that this year is nearly over. To say it has been a challenging one, on a personal level, would be an understatement, and within that I haven’t been able to concentrate as much time and effort on my business as I might have liked so my ambition is that 2018 will…

Stand Out Success

As we are typically working longer hours, as a nation, and people are travelling further for work than we traditionally did, the demand for domestic services continues to increase and with around 48% of UK homes having a pet, services like dog walking, pet visits, pet sitting are in demand. However, this is not an open invitation for anyone who…

Multiple Dog Walking Ban

Forgive me if I am wrong here, but the idea of local councils making it “unlawful” to walk 4 or more dogs at a time seems a little unfair? Councillors have made statements such as “”With more than four dogs, you are not taking your dog out for a walk but a pack of potentially dangerous animals for a riot…

Your Best Year Yet

We are getting close to the end of 2017 and for some of you that will be a sigh of relief, for others a hope that next year will be just as good, if not better! Depending on where you are with your business, it can sometimes feel as though you are working really hard for very little return, and…

How to not be an “also ran” …

When I was a lad, there was no such thing as doggy daycare or dog walkers – your dog got walked by the family and stayed at home all day chewing wallpaper while you were out at work, and I am not that ancient so things have moved on very quickly in a short space of time. What is also…