5 Steps to a Successful Business Plan

plan1 - 5 Steps to a Successful Business Plan

A successful business plan is very important if you want to start your business right and attract the right investors. A business plan is more than just a way to show potential growth and projections. It is about having a clear vision and action steps to get to where you want to go. To build the best possible business plan, follow our five-step plan. Do your research – Always start with research. Knowledge is power. Read up on what exactly a business plan should have and why. Find different examples…

Read More

5 Ways To Stay On Budget This Christmas

Christmas or Xmas - 5 Ways To Stay On Budget This Christmas

Christmas can be an expensive time of year. From the arm-length list of ingredients you need to buy for Christmas dinner, to the yearly stash of chocolate baubles that only make it onto the tree for a day or two before they’re snaffled by the kids, there’s lots of bits and bobs that need buying. When everything is added together, it makes for one costly season! What’s more, that’s without even thinking out the money you’re expected to fork out on gifts – it’s the season of giving, after all. Luckily,…

Read More

5 ways to keep fit in the winter months

winterwonderland - 5 ways to keep fit in the winter months

During the summer months it can seem that keeping fit is easy. Walking, running, just simply getting out in the fresh air, it is something that we can all do. But, in the winter months, it can seem hard for us to get motivated to get out. The trouble is, fitness is important to get right all year round, not just when the weather is fine. However, how can you keep fit in the winter months when all you want to do is hide away indoors? The truth is, it…

Read More

5 Steps to Losing Weight that Stays Lost

exer - 5 Steps to Losing Weight that Stays Lost

Weight-loss is something that many men and women dread. It is not always their fault that they gain weight. Many things contribute to weight gain and for many people losing that weight can take months and years of really hard work and discipline. Whatever your reasons for needing to lose weight, we believe that these five steps will bring you closer to your goals. 1. Avoid fad diets or quick-fixes. There is no such thing as a quick fix in weight loss. Sure, there are some very extreme (and extremely…

Read More

5 Steps to planning the ultimate Christmas party

1720685 ZR iStock Xmas party - 5 Steps to planning the ultimate Christmas party

For most people, planning the office Christmas party can seem a dreaded task. It requires a lot of decision making, and you’ll soon discover that suggestions and requests will all seem to contradict one another. With so much responsibility and so much to do, you may not even know where to start. So, if you’re looking to plan the ultimate Christmas party, here are five simple steps that will take the process from complex to cheerful. 1. Decide what type of party you’re after. Begin by really thinking about the…

Read More

5 steps that will help you master your personal brand

Personal Branding Basics Craft of Marketing Banner e1511449022937 - 5 steps that will help you master your personal brand

Do you need a personal brand? Maybe you think you don’t, perhaps you think that your career or business will fly anyway? If that’s the case, you’re taking a big risk. Like it or not, you’ve got a reputation; an impression that you leave with other people. If you don’t control it, someone else will – whether that’s an individual who makes an unfavourable judgement, or a rival who trumps you because they make their own personal brand work for them. A fine example of this is Tobias Gillberg who…

Read More

5 Ways To Help Combat Grunting Baby Syndrome

Grunting Baby Syndrome - 5 Ways To Help Combat Grunting Baby Syndrome

Listening to your baby grunt can be concerning for any parents but it’s perfectly natural in the vast majority of cases. It might understandably still worry you but in the majority of cases, your baby will be fine. Grunting baby syndrome is the professional name for this and it will usually be temporary so try not to panic too much. It simply means your baby is having some trouble digesting food or more commonly simply trying to have a bowel movement. Babies have to learn to use their muscles to…

Read More

5 Steps To Career Progression

career - 5 Steps To Career Progression

8 hours a day, 40 hours a week, 52 weeks a year. Multiply that by the number of years that you spend in work. Actually, that’s probably a number that’s not worth thinking about, but it’s true. You spend a large majority of your life working, so why not make the most of it. Allow yourself to reach for more goals and push yourself to develop your career, do something you can look back and be proud of what you have achieved. Use your passion, where you won’t mind waking…

Read More

Five Things You Should Spend Money On – Even When You’re Saving

online retail store - Five Things You Should Spend Money On - Even When You’re Saving

When you’re trying to save money for whatever reason – whether it be for a holiday, a mortgage deposit, or paying off debt – your instinct is likely to spend as little as possible in every area of your life. Whilst cutting the amount you spend on certain areas is undoubtedly good news for your savings efforts, pinching pennies when it comes to some items could actually be doing your finances more harm than good in the long run. On top of this, living on a tight budget shouldn’t mean…

Read More

5 Steps to Keep Your Mind Alert and Healthy

healthy - 5 Steps to Keep Your Mind Alert and Healthy

Our minds tend to lose some of its greatness as we get older. It is the way of life and quite normal, but you can help to reduce the severity of your memory loss and the dulling of your mental capacities. There are many ways in which you can help keep your mind alert and sharp. 1. Reading Your first way to help fight ‘losing your mind’ is by reading. Read as much as you can as often as you can. Reading stimulates our minds and our creativity and helps…

Read More