By their deeds shall ye know them

The Government recently published a list of employers who have been found to have not being paying the minimum wage. There were 191 employers on that list, which was round 17 of National Minimum Wage Naming Scheme, there were similar numbers in previous rounds. There are quite a few household names on those lists; whenContinue reading “By their deeds shall ye know them”

What can you learn from a Cornish hedge?

When I was out running the other day, I saw a man taking a break from creating a Cornish Hedge, which is a stone structure despite the name. He had completed about half of it and there was a big jumble of stones in front of where the rest of the hedge would go. IContinue reading “What can you learn from a Cornish hedge?”

Business lessons from running

A brief introduction then I get to the business bit. A few weeks ago, I volunteered as support crew on the Endurancelife Classic Quarter, a race that takes runners from Lizard Point to Land’s End. So, from the most southerly point of the UK mainland to the most westerly; one quarter of the compass henceContinue reading “Business lessons from running”

Feedback the oxygen of success

Below is a copy of a blog post I wrote a few years ago about running. The principles about the benefits of getting feedback, particularly from someone outside of the situation, apply to businesses. If you are a sole trader, you may want to get the view of a mentor or business consultant. I wasContinue reading “Feedback the oxygen of success”

You don’t need to read business blogs.

The title might seem to be shooting myself in the foot; however, I believe honesty is important. If you keep reading you will find that reading blogs can be a good thing. Reading business blogs is good for business, unfortunately it is not always your business that benefits and if you follow advice without thinkingContinue reading “You don’t need to read business blogs.”