I have recently been running workshops and giving presentations about time management. The question I often get asked is ‘how can I better manage my emails?’. Unfortunately, there is no magic answer to this question. Emails are generated by others and you will never be able to stop them from emailing you. However, there are some things you can do to take back a little bit of control. Continue reading “Take Control of your Emails”
A study conducted by Warwick Business School in 2013 found that we send and receive a staggering 10,000 emails a year. So how do we find that one email that we know we received and filed safely, but just cannot find? Well, if you are using Outlook, there are lots of ways to refine your search so you can find that email. Here’s the first of two blogs where I show you how you can refine the way you search in Outlook. Continue reading “Searching in Outlook – Part One”
A recent survey by Simply Business revealed that 1/5 of business owners can’t afford to take a single day off in the summer holidays with a further 30% only able to take a holiday if they remain at home or in the UK. The figures are startling especially when you consider the average UK employee is entitled to 20 days holiday.
Taking a break is vital for maintaining a healthy body and mind. So, what is stopping small business owners from taking a holiday? Continue reading “Take a Break”
I am a keen networker, not only does it give me an opportunity to promote Virtual Angels, but it also gives me – and the other people in the group – an opportunity to talk about business challenges, strategies and ideas that I wouldn’t necessarily be comfortable talking about with family and friends. I feel energized talking to like-minded individuals and it often boosts my excitement about the business. Continue reading “A little less conversation…”