Protect your brand … it’s worth it

Your brand sets you apart from your competitors.  But have you thought about protecting your brand? Your brand exists as a means of communicating what to expect from your business, organisation, product or service and is something that you have invested in from the concept stage of your business.  What...

February 27, 2017
Ron Brown Tree ... the power of a personal brand

Ron Brown Tree … the power of a personal brand

This is a little omelette story about a real character called Ron Brown Tree* and the power of a personal brand. Ron Brown Tree ran a very successful business. A business that was successful financially, successful in the respect that it earned in its industry, and successful in the people...

September 28, 2016

Tips for building a marketing driven business

With a little bit of know-how you can make marketing part of your day to day business activities and build a successful marketing driven business. Here’s a wee bit of guidance to help you … Marketing can be defined as a process of determining the needs and wants of consumers...

May 17, 2016
Cisco ASR 9000

Just a little bit of LURRRRRRVE …

Apparently it’s the thing to write something in February about LURRRRRRVE and link it to whatever business you happen to be in. That’s really exciting! It’s people coming together in a groovy attempt to be cool and share the love. And there’s nothing I like more than groovy attempts to...

February 14, 2016
Leapy skippy Benson

For the love of dogs and MicroBiz

This is a very personal little omelette story based on my love of dogs and micro businesses. It highlights the value, beauty, passion and purpose of micro businesses and the role we play in making a difference to the world. We very sadly said goodbye to Benson, our beloved boxer...

November 15, 2015
small is beautiful

Beautiful words from beautiful people …

The weather was a wee bit ‘dreich‘ at omelette hq as I wrote this little story, but I have a beautiful bright and sunny vision which is making me do big leapy skippy jumps. Why? I attended Small is Beautiful (@SmallisB) conference in Glasgow last week – a celebration of...

June 22, 2015

My tech savvy highlights of Accountex 2015

I recently attended my first Accountex at London ExCel – the UK’s largest exhibition and conference for accountants. I was invited as a VIP guest of Sage and there was so much I was looking forward to. As I continue to improve my ‘tech savvy-ness’ I’m fascinated and hungry to learn about...

June 1, 2015

Why I’m looking forward to Accountex

With over 175 industry suppliers, 100 talks and seminars from some of the leading minds in the profession, 25 interactive workshops and a focus on the future of accounting … I can’t wait for Accountex 2015. This will be my first Accountex and I am super-excited to have been invited...

May 1, 2015
J B Lowthian & Co

The changing role of the accountant

Accounting has been called “the language of business” (Wikipedia) and the accountant in practice provides key areas of business support including financial accounting, tax, compliance, management accounting, auditing, financial systems, business planning, forecasting, payroll and more. But is the role of the accountant changing? And how can businesses benefit from...

April 30, 2015

Top tips for achieving funding success

Part one of this funding blog series Finding funding for your business provided some resources to help find funding opportunities to finance a business idea or invest in growth plans. Once suitable funding options have been identified, there will usually be a formal process to present the business or idea...

December 1, 2014
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