The Business Ninja Blog

A non-exhaustive, slightly random glance back at 2020

Ah, 2020. You promised so much, with your pleasing numerical repetition, box fresh decade and perfect vision. And yet… what the actual fresh hell was that all about? So as...Read more >>

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Secret Santa is in the Shed

  As many of you know, the newest addition to our Allotment is the Business Shed – our monthly online business growth club. Every month, Shed members come together for...Read more >>

Have you ever been banned from a club?

  Have you ever been banned from a club? Well, this month, I have. I have been a member of a particular women’s only networking group for two years and...Read more >>

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Are you suffering from Ostrich Syndrome?

  There are certain things that go with the territory when you are an employee. Someone eating your yogurt out of the communal fridge, a slightly passive aggressive boss, and...Read more >>

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A lost oar, lost power or just very wet socks?

It’s been a funny old year, what with one thing and another. Which roughly translates as: for @$*&*!! sake, 2020, what were you thinking? Around March this year, many small...Read more >>

A stuffed giraffe, a paper clip and being a more creative business

There are several circumstances that provoke a fist pump whilst at my desk, providing, of course, that no one is looking. The most recent was all down to a blog...Read more >>

Brand experience: leave the room with confidence

I was running a Brand Bootcamp for the students of the University of Hertfordshire recently, and shared with them this thought from Amazon’s Jeff Bezos. “Your brand is what other...Read more >>

5 and a half ways to be a naming ninja

“Call him Voldemort, Harry. Always use the proper name for things. Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.” Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, J.K. Rowling Here...Read more >>

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Setting Goals with the Goal Circle

Business planning and goal setting doesn’t have to be arduous, or a lengthy process. Usually, it is a continuation of an existing plan that is leading your business toward your...Read more >>

3 ways to solve that business challenge

We all have challenges in our business – whether it be how to respond to a pitch brief, how to keep your staff happy or how to get people to...Read more >>