Blogs from Green Island Software

The Mini-Blog Archive

Just click on each of the links below to view the Mini Blogs:

Cut It Out
Find Time For Everything
How Did You Do That?
No, You Do It
Protect Your Online Image
A Computer Never Forgets
The Business Satnav
No I Can!
Can I Have The Bill Please?
Write It Down
The Computer Lost It
The Anti-Social Media *NEW*

There's heaps of material 'out there' in books and on websites, that explain all the ins and outs of small business managment. Our Mini Blogs really just aim to get you thinking about your business - to give you some core ideas so that you will then go and find out more for yourselves.

The Business Satnav

blog 1 title You probably use a satnav to avoid getting lost in your van - and prevent upsetting customers by being late. 

Do you also map out your business year with a budget and check your company's journey through the year? Do you know if you are meeting your targets for the current quarter or the current month? 

Asking yourself these kinds of questions regularly will give you the time you need to react to changes in trading conditions, to make changes, and to get back on track again - before it's too late.

Also, remember that budgets are not just to prevent disaster. They will also show you if you are exceeding trading targets and may allow you to grow earlier (or even to reduce your cost base if you don't want to grow).   

"Just one small step....."

Self employment is a something of a step up from a regular job. There's a bunch of things you have to do as part of the working day. It's pretty clear that, right at the beginning, you need to be out on the tools as much as possible - because that's where the money comes from. But if you don't leave just enough space for all the new stuff, then you will follow the route of many before and be back in a regular job.

There is good news! Pretty well all these new tasks are simple and need few skills beyond basic computer knowledge and simple arithmetic. So don't be daunted - get stuck in - you CAN do it!