LITTLE NELL BLOG — Business time

BUSINESS TIME: STARTING OUT

Penny Amey

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  Starting your own business can be daunting. In the early days you have to make pretty big decisions, some of which can come back to haunt you. If you're thinking of going it alone, whether you're launching a shop, blog, or your own freelance services, here are a few things to consider... NAME Picking a name is one of the trickiest decisions. Do you go for a name that you think sounds nice but has no meaning? Perhaps something more sentimental, or do you pick one that perfectly describes what you offer right now, but that could be restrictive...


BUSINESS TIME: SWITCHING OFF

Penny Amey

Tags Business time, Lifestyle

When I worked full time I walked to and from the office and I found the 20 minute stroll was great for clearing my head of any work related stress (at least most of the time), but now I work from home taking the 8 steps down from my attic office just doesn't work in the same way. I find it hard to leave the office without every little job being neatly tied up, but if I did that I'd be burning the midnight oil every night. There are also those moments where I'm sat watching TV downstairs and suddenly...


BUSINESS TIME: I JUST QUIT MY JOB

Penny Amey

Comments 1 Tags Business time, Little Nell News

Today was a big day for me, I quit my day job. I handed in my notice for the company I've been with for over 6 years. It might be one of the boldest things I've ever done. I quite liked my job (most days), I was paid a fair salary, and I worked with some really awesome people, but It didn't make me happy anymore, I was distracted, constantly thinking about how to grow my business, rather than progressing my career there. I know that some people might think I'm crazy, but those closest to me have been really...


BUSINESS TIME: WE ALL DO IT...

Penny Amey

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Being your own boss is awesome, It has a heap of pros, (like pyjama thursdays, and unlimited biscuits) but working for yourself also means that you work for you, and as a boss (I'm just going to say it) sometimes I can be a bit of a tyrant. I'm far harder on myself than I would be to anyone else who worked for me, so here are a few life lessons I've learned along the way... STOP COMPARING YOURSELF I love looking at what my peers are doing, it's inspiring, it pushes me to make my business better, and it's...


2015 GOALS

Penny Amey

Tags Business time, Lifestyle

I don't make New Year's resolutions, I don't think you have to wait to 1st January to make self improvements, I think you can try and become a better person at any time in the year. That said, there is something about January that gives me a kick up the bum to organise myself. It's a lot quieter than the chaos of Christmas, so I get time to plan the year ahead, as well as a host of crisp new stationary that I'm dying to cover in lists and stickers.  Wall planner & desk pad from Lollipop Designs. Diary from...