Your Thing

I have often spoken about being a multi-potentialite – essentially not wanting to pigeon-hole myself or be great at just one thing. This still speaks true to me but recently I have been struggling with my journey not being the same as others – I see family and friends signing up for Masters programmes, new…

Pivoting

Well, none of us saw this one coming! The coronavirus has really hit the world – it’s just such a shame that it was a virus that forced us together and not something like, global warming, as an example (if together can be used in the same context as border closures, lockdowns and social distancing!)…

Structure can be sexy

A start-up needs to be able to adapt to change quickly. It needs to be able to do this so it can get ahead of competitors – whether big or small. This agility, as a company scales, usually goes one of two ways. It could scale too quickly, launching new products or services all the…

Wellbeing

Veganuary, Dry January – I’m sure you have heard so many initiatives flying about…some you may have adopted, others laughed at. I think my favourite is Fat January – those rebelling against the healthy January concept but still conforming to the trend of 30 days of behaviour change. I’m a hypocrite. At the end of…

Gratitude

Before I go to bed every night I thank the universe for all the great things that happened that day. I also thank the universe for tomorrow – if I have a presentation I always say thank you for it going well – it works (I’m not talking about higher spirits here either!) I wouldn’t…

Consider swapping a Master’s for a Start-Up

When telling my Entrepreneurial journey, or my experience of it so far, I always compare my first two companies like doing a Master’s because I learnt so much and they cost me as much. I’m absolutely not advising you not to do a Master’s but do consider other options out there where you could learn…

We’re biologically different…

A few months ago, I read a report from the Centre for Entrepreneurs called ‘Shattering Stereotypes: Women in Entrepreneurship’ – it was a really interesting read and it got me thinking. The report stated that women need a different level of service to men when in business. I’m not waving my feminist wand here but…

The Entrepreneurial Rollercoaster

Starting a business is hard. In fact it’s really hard and it’s certainly not for the faint hearted. Within my role at Entrepreneurial Spark I Enable a large number of Entrepreneurs on a monthly basis and one of the common themes I see crop up time and time again is trying to cope with the emotional…

#BeBoldForChange

It’s International Women’s Day on 8th March and at the Entrepreneurial Spark Accelerator Hub I run in Milton Keynes we are holding a #BeBoldForChange event. Women in Business is a topic that I am really interested in but I recently got challenged on it. Someone told me to be careful not to paint myself with…

It takes 5 seconds to become de-motivated

I want to be healthier and do more fitness. It’s something most of us say on a regular basis yet we don’t do it. We then worry about it all day – we feel guilty for not going to the gym in the morning or for deciding at lunchtime that we can’t be bothered to…