PC4R – Small Steps to Success

By |2021-07-02T10:50:15+02:0016. April 2021|Categories: Behind the Scenes|

It’s Friday again! And Friday is conga day. At least it is for the members of the Phone Credit for Refugees (PC4R) Facebook group, who come together to have fun, chat, join in the virtual dancing, share a GIF or two… while raising money to provide mobile phone credit for refugees. The idea is that once [...]

What the Circular Economy Isn’t

By |2021-04-01T16:38:49+02:0029. March 2021|Categories: Behind the Scenes, Sustainability|

It’s now week three of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s ‘Inside the Circular Economy’ programme and I'm having a great time. Each week there’s a webinar on the Wednesday and a follow-up session on the Friday. And in between there’s a whole lot going on in the Slack group. I’m learning more about what the circular economy [...]

Walk Your Way to Success: Strategy Hikes

By |2021-03-18T08:56:03+01:0015. March 2021|Categories: Behind the Scenes|

‘Green’ is a description that won’t apply for another month or so. It’s muddy underfoot, there are few birds in evidence, although occasionally we hear the surprisingly loud tock-tock of a woodpecker somewhere up in the trees. But there’s a bit of sun and it’s great to be out in the fresh air, away from our [...]

Business Tips I Learned From My Hobby

By |2021-02-15T18:00:56+01:0013. February 2021|Categories: Behind the Scenes, Creativity, FAWM|

It’s that time of year again! In February, as I’ve mentioned before, I take part in FAWM (February Album-Writing Month), which is an online challenge where musicians, composers and lyricists from around the world attempt to write 14 songs in 28 days. Not only is February a lot more fun when you're making music with like-minded [...]

Round-Up 2020

By |2021-01-21T12:46:15+01:0014. January 2021|Categories: Behind the Scenes, CPD, Events|

2020. What can I say? As others have noted, it’s almost become difficult to recall what happened before we went into the first lockdown in mid-March, or even what has happened since. In my mind, Covid-19 looms over everything. Our family is fortunate in many ways but 2020 was not the easiest year. And that’s a [...]

Have you met… Kirsty Major?

By |2020-05-21T18:49:43+02:0021. May 2020|Categories: Behind the Scenes, Diversity, Networking, Visibility|Tags: |

How accessible is your website? I wasn’t planning to write another post just yet, but I’ve just seen that today is Global Accessibility Awareness Day. Which means that it’s the perfect time to launch my “Have you met…?” series and introduce you to the wonderful Kirsty Major. You might have heard me mention Kirsty before, as [...]

The pretzel principle: Tips for natural networking

By |2020-05-20T11:05:08+02:0020. May 2020|Categories: Behind the Scenes, Networking, Visibility|

This was originally written for the Standing Out group on Facebook and was published there on 29th May 2015, five months after I set up my translation business. I just rediscovered the text and wanted to share it here too. Enjoy! ******************************************** When I left my corporate job to go freelance, I invited my colleagues to [...]

Virtual coffee break: Deepen connections and expand your network

By |2020-05-14T20:04:43+02:0014. May 2020|Categories: Behind the Scenes, CPD, Events, Networking|

After a good conference or event I'm always motivated and full of new ideas. I like to make the most of that by going through what I've learned and thinking about how I can apply it to my work. And I make sure I follow up with contacts made at the event to get to know [...]

Blind business date – Networking with a twist

By |2020-05-14T15:25:14+02:0014. May 2020|Categories: Behind the Scenes, Networking, Visibility|

Some ideas just seem to come together by themselves. That's how it was with the #BlindBusinessDate in the Lovely Business Ladies Facebook group. The idea came to me after I’d been mulling over the following thoughts: We’re now over 1000 women, but you only ever seem to hear from a small proportion of them. Not everyone [...]

My sustainability journey

By |2020-05-21T18:53:23+02:0008. May 2020|Categories: Behind the Scenes, CPD, Sustainability|

It’s always important to work on your business as well as in your business, and lately I’ve been doing some concept work and making plans about where I want to take things in the next few years. Having spent 15 years working as an in-house translator at a large software company, when I started my own [...]

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