Category Archives: Business
Today’s post is a video blog from Rome, Italy. I share with you my tips on re-energizing yourself so you are on top form for business, in your personal life and family life.
Today I thought i’d try something a little bit different. I made a video for you today (hee hee!) 🙂
It’s short a short video that shares an important thought with you on how to collaborate and maybe it’s time for you to collaborate with another entrepreneur on a project?
Just last week Saturday, I launched 50 shades of black stock with a fellow entrepreneur friend and the results and response from people have been phenominal! I truly have been blown away. People are loving the free photos and are eagerly waiting for us to officially open the doors so they can buy our photos from us.
Which leads me on to today’s email and video. I hope this will encourage and inspire you to step outside of your comfort zone today. Click below to watch the super short video I made for you.
Today I just want to give you some web design news and updates on places I’ve been published at recently:
First up, the guys and gals over at Rebates Zones kindly did an email interview with myself asking questions like:
- What inspired you to start working as a freelance web developer?
- What was your first website?
- Some of the best web developers today are self-taught. Do you think there is a specific reason for that?
- You have studied art and design along with Animation at college. Does it help you in your work?
- WordPress has made things a lot easier for people. Do you agree with this?
- Lastly, there are a lot of entrepreneurs out there who are having a difficulty in bringing their ideas to the market. What advice do you have for them?
Next up, is a short feature on CEO blognation where I am one of the 15 entrepreneurs who share their favourite business inspirational quote. You can find me on no.9 – Something You Love. Read what I mean by this here>>
That’s all folks! Have a great week 🙂
PS: We’re Hiring! Web Designers and Developers etc. Apply here
I’m always on the look out on how to be more productive so I can stay on top of my work and not feel frazzled before my day is over.Today I am sharing my productivity tips from Marseille, France (watch the video to soak in a bit of the French ambience) otherwise read along as I share with you my 2 beloved and most used apps for productivity:
I highly recommend this, I use it for all my meetings. You can see in real time as someone is editing a document, this eliminates duplication of the same copy. Picture this: Everyone is working on the same word document and there is confusion on which one is the most up to date (sound familiar?). Say goodbye to multiple email versions of the same document. You will have your document one place, and the cool thing is that you can also see people logging in and typing into the document in REAL TIME. If you forget your laptop at home or you’re travelling and you want to show someone your document, you can login via your phone (using the app) and show it to them during an in-person meeting or email it across to someone who might need it. I can’t stress what a stress reliever this one is! Try it here.
Watch the video below for the rest of the juicy details or carry on reading below:
I love this for project management as it’s very visual, easy to understand and you can create any sort of time line you want. You can simply upload photographs and it creates a picture card or thumbnail of your graphic. In the past, I have tried using Basecamp, Asana and so many other project management tools and found them too wordy (know what I mean?). This is so much more picturesque and refreshing on the eyes. Give it a go here
So now, I would love to hear from you. What are your tips and tricks for productivity? Please share in the comments below so we can all help each other.
Are you at that place where you’re asking, should I quit my job? have been here before already? How do you know when it’s time for you to jump ship from your full time job that you absolutely hate or should you hang in a little bit longer before you start your new business venture?
I have noticed in the entrepreneurial community that there is a lot of celebration around someone quitting their job. I know quitting your job is an exciting time but there are a few things I would like you to consider before you embark on the journey of starting your own business, Here is my story:
Just like you, I found myself in a job I absolutely loathed and hated, I was on anti-depression pills (yes it was that bad) so I quit to start my own business, I had enough savings to tick me over for the next 3-6 months and naively thought this was enough to propel me into an overflowing bank account with this new business I loved. I’m sure you want to know happened next right?
Watch the video below for all the juicy details or carry on reading below:
Well, I ran out of money, I ran out of it fast! Not only was I paying personal expenses (rent, food and bills). I now also had startup business expenses! – and this can get VERY expensive! PS: your website is one of them.
So these days when I hear about someone celebrating quitting their job to start a business so they can “work from home” or “be your own boss”, my stomach ties up in little knots. If you are going to jump ship because you thrive on a sense of danger or have an investor backing up your idea then please go for it. As female entrepreneurs, most of us are quite careful but having 3-6 months worth of income sometimes. just. isn’t. enough. You need to give it at least a year especially if you are self-funded.
Instead of jumping ship, consider re-negotiating with your job to give you some flexible hours or a part time job. It’s important to prove your business model works FIRST before you make a such huge leap.
So now I would love to hear from you. What are your thoughts on the quitting your job? Are you still thinking about it? Have you done it already? Are you raking in the dollar dollar already and don’t need a part time job to supplement your income anymore? Share your story, it will help so many.