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We all have things in our business that we don’t like doing. Me? I hate filing bits of paper. To me, it’s the ironing of the office world. And I hate ironing. My mother used to say that I would rather buy a new shirt than iron one. And she was absolutely correct! I’m as paperless as I can be, and I’m a wiz at electronic filing (I actually ...

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I took the day off today. And I can do that because I have the best boss in the world. Ever.

For a variety of reasons, my world is in turmoil at the moment – none of it Covid-related – but I know that a lot of people are really struggling with it, not least of all the isolation and divorce from everyday life it’s necessitated. And that’s ...

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With all the tricks and treats on offer today, audio transcription can seem a bit old-fashioned, can’t it? Picture a secretary, headphones on, typing away, the sound of stop-start coming from under the desk as she operates her machine from a footpedal...

There’s free software online that will record your words. Microsoft Word has a dictation ...

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Admin – love it or hate it, it has to be done. While you're doing all those administrivial tasks – the essential ones that you need to do to keep your business on track – you're not doing those other things you have to do… grow your business, grow your success.

But the true cost of doing this yourself isn’t just about money. It’s about the ...

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I've written in a previous post (you can read it here) that confidentiality, honesty and integrity are Big Things for me. They’re part of my core values. So I was perplexed, to say the least, when I found about cubicle mirrors or “rear view mirrors” for the office. ...

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