The Power of Testimonials
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This week we have a fellow VA, the fabulous Lisa Chaffey of In A Pickle from Reading, as our guest blogger. What can testimonials do for your business? Would it make your sales process easier if potential customers could see … Read More

The 10 Step Recovery Program for Your Time Management
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Amusingly I haven’t blogged for a while because I’ve been busy so today I’m talking about Time Management!! Do you suffer from running late for meetings, appointments and deadlines? Time management can be a big challenge for the small business … Read More

A little rant about business cards!
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Your business card is important for your company image. At a networking event it is what potential clients and associates have to remember you by (apart from your sparkling conversation) so the freebie option from Vistaprint isn’t generally the best choice. But … Read More

What a day!
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AMAZING is the only word I have to describe it. Yesterday Mushroom Soufflé and Red Shoots held our first Business Exhibition to help potential start-ups, new and existing businesses at the gorgeous venue of The Lambert Arms. To be completely … Read More

Speakers at Everything You Need…To Start a Business!
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It is less than a week until our exhibition and I can’t put into words how excited I am. Poor Lizzie had to deal with me ringing her up yesterday jumping up and down for excitement and squealing down the phone because we … Read More

Exhibitors at Everything You Need…To Start a Business!
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Mushroom Soufflé and Redshoots are happy to begin announcing our fabulous exhibitors at the Everything You Need Exhibition on Wednesday 11th May at The Lambert Arms! Have you or someone you know been made redundant? Do you want to start a business … Read More

Are You Suffering from Death by Email?
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Last month I carried out a poll of my wonderful Athena Thame group as to what their biggest admin pain was – what took the most time or gave them a headache. “DEATH BY EMAIL” was the top vote by … Read More

Everything You Need…To Start A Business!
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Would you like to walk into an exhibition and find virtually everything you need in the room to help you start up your business? That includes business planning, accountants, solicitors, marketing, printers, virtual assistants, information about networking, advertising, PR, and … Read More

Why do I attend business networking events? How can I not!
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I’ve met a few people recently who have looked at me a little blankly and said “but why do you network? It takes up so much time”. To which I am, quite frankly, shocked! How can you not network?? How … Read More

5 Advantages to Using a To-Do List
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Do you use a To-Do list? If not, how do you keep track of all the things we are have to remember? Whether it is good old pen and paper, your Outlook calendar or an app on your iPhone, there … Read More

10 Quick Time Saving Tips for 2011
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Take a look at our 10 Quick Time Saving Tips for 2011 – enjoy! 1. Focus – hold shorter, more focused meetings – have an agenda and stick to it. 2. Email management – delete more emails, unsubscribe from unnecessary … Read More

Welcome to 2011!
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Happy New and welcome to our first blog! We hope you’ve had a wonderful Christmas and New Year and are ready for lots of success in 2011. We will be blogging hints and tips on organisation, time management, social media … Read More

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