By Donna Ambler on 3 October 2012
As a home-based small business operator, you need to know you've got the right support people out there when you need them. For the second time in a fortnight I've needed a knight in shining armour to come to my resuce - it's the curse of being a sole practitioner. Last week I needed rescuing from a graphic design problem. This week it was an IT mini disaster.
One of things I recognised I would miss the most when I left the comfort of full-time employment was the luxury of having an in-house IT support team at the end of the phone. The biggest issue is that IT is such an unknown. As adults, we know the power of Control-Z, but we also have an inbuilt fear that our techy-savvy children don't know. We know from experience that things you delete or keys you press in error can't always be undone.
By Donna Ambler on 22 September 2012
I spent time on the weekend with my closest friend - my BFF, who I met at college, in those important years straight after school when you are just trying to find the adult that lies within.
After travelling the weekend before and pushing to achieve some pressing deadlines last week, I had one of those stressful lead-ups to a weekend when I to admit to proclaiming: "I could do without going away this weekend!". But it was worth it. I think I used as much energy last weekend smiling and laughing as I would usually use at the gym in a whole week.