• All things business, social media and technical for our new Online Marketing Manager

    Hi, my name is Assima and I’ve just joined Julia at The Joy of Business as an Online Marketing Manager, which means I will be doing all the exciting marketing and techy jobs for the business that Julia wants to do but can’t because you lovely people are taking up her precious time and becoming […]

  • Stop email overload driving you crazy!

    Too much email will drive you crazy Everyone knows that email is the number one thing that sucks up all of your time and stops you getting on with the interesting work that will actually benefit your business. But we carry on living in our inboxes and spending too much time sorting through all the […]

  • What I learnt from doing the Green party crowdfunder

    Crowdfunder lesson – What I learnt from running a crowdfunder for Caroline Lucas’s re-election campaign, and how you can use this for business, social enterprise, or politics. If you’re in the UK, you may have noticed that there’s an election on. I live in Brighton where we have the U.K.’s only Green MP, Caroline Lucas. […]

  • Do you need some more cheese?

    This was first published as one of my email stories about business.  It got some rave reviews from the people on that list, so I’ve reproduced it as a blog post so everyone can see it.  It’s about cheese.  And money One of the exercises I often do with clients is to show them how […]

  • What would Tigger be like if he ran a business?

    If Tigger was in business, he’d never come to me for business mentoring, partly because he wouldn’t be able to sit still in his chair in my office for a whole 2 hours – he’d need to be off doing something after about 10 minutes. And I’m not sure that Tigger would be a very […]

  • Resources from my talk at LTV conference 2017

    If you came along to my talk at the Life.Time.Value conference in April 2017, these are some of the resources I referred to in my talk. If you weren’t there, this blog might not make a whole lot of sense to you to be honest, and you might prefer to read about the big danger […]

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  • Speaking at Life Time Value Conference 2017

    I’ll be speaking at the Life Time Value Conference 2017 on 19th April.  You’ve just about got time to grab a ticket to come and hear my talk, plus loads of other fantastic speakers. I’m on the line up with these guys: Brennan Dunn Thomas Smale Bridget Harris Stef Lewandowski Laura Elizabeth Why you should […]

  • The big danger in chasing investment

    When you’re chasing investment for your company, this is a dangerous time. I’ve helped dozens of people find investment, and and I’ve persuaded dozens more not to even bother, at least at this stage. Because chasing investments can kill your company. Chasing investment takes so much time We’ve all read the stories of X company […]

  • The pros and cons of having a business partner

    Here are some thoughts on the pros and cons of having a business partner. I’ve worked with hundreds of businesses over the years, a lot of which have been run by two people. Sometimes, these two people have been married to each other as well as being business partners. And I had a previous business […]

  • Top tips on rebranding your company

    Here are my top tips on rebranding your business. Changing to a different name for your business can be scary.  But sometimes the name that you started out with just doesn’t fit any more. Susi Doherty used to run a photography agency called Brighton Togs.  As Brighton Togs, they’d done well, established a good reputation […]