Articles & Writing

Here are a selection of articles I have written from publications all over the world.  I have written for Real Business  for several years and have expanded my subjects in recent years.   Have a browse through the old ones shown in categories on the left.  I am very happy to pitch for commissions on articles on broad variety of topics, but including :

  • Business and entrepreneurship
  • Feminism, plus women and work and outside it
  • Psychology
  • Lifestyle including work life balance
  • Sales and marketing
  • Authenticity
  • Change
  • Challenges & Advantages in the Third Act

My own blogs are a a mixture of subjects, anything that I feel particularly strongly on,  or something I have found worth sharing .   A bit diverse but I hope they will both entertain and help you to know me better.

I am qualified copywriter and a writing course junkie, continually trying to improve my craft.   I occasionally take on copy-writing work such as blogs, press releases or newsletters for clients too so if I can be of help on that please email me on


Stress-busters !

  I spent a decade or more over-stressed, miserable and damaging my health.  I learned the hard way about the national epidemic of stress that exists in the UK, leading to physical and mental illness.  I was an idiot and ignored it, but then so do many small business owners.  If it isn't cash flow,…
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How to value yourself when selling

  During the sales workshop I did at the  wonderful WiRE conference recently,  many delegates talked of their  lack of clarity on price and value.  Because we either don’t understand, and or under-rate what value is when it comes to selling, we get price problems as a result.  I often hear people say with both…
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Should apprenticeships be regarded equally as high as university degrees?

While full employment may seem a laudable goal, in nearly achieving it the UK has added to the pressure on SME’s to find the right staff, with the right attitude, and the right skill set.  ees e become less popular as apprenticeships have risen There is further pressure to retain them. With such shortages, not only is…
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Forget Brexit, slow demand is now the biggest headache for UK business

I was genuinely delighted to read some of the findings of the research commissioned by the Enterprise Investment Scheme Association (EISA) showing so much support for the private sector in post-Brexit Britain. Some 7.4m investors are reported to have said that SME’s have become more attractive because of the increased trade prospects, and 29 per…
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