Measuring your business for investment

You need to set a ‘pre-money valuation’ before you seek equity financing.­­­ This is because the investor needs to know how much of the...

Hope Powell and Amy Merricks share their passion

The 2018 FIFA World cup kicks off on 14 June in Moscow and football fans across the land will hope that 52 years on...

Inspirational Women in Risk – Barbara Schönhofer MBE

Born in Elmers End, Beckenham, Kent, our Inspirational Woman in Risk interview this month is with Barbara Schönhofer MBE, CEO Schönhofer and chairman of Insurance...

I am good enough…

For many people, believing in themselves can be their biggest challenge. Our beliefs act as an on/off switch in our brains yet they are...

An interview with Victoria Usher

It was a wet grey Monday morning as I made my way through the Pantiles at Tunbridge Wells heading towards the offices of GingerMay...

Inspirational Women in Risk – Theresa Farrenson

Born in Winchester, Hampshire, our Inspirational Woman in Risk interview this month is with Theresa Farrenson, technology business partner at Aon. Your current role/short bio: Technology...

Getting your new venture off the ground

Arguably the biggest challenge in leaving your secure well-paid job behind and starting out on your own is funding. You have rent to pay,...

The Importance of Being True to Yourself

"Only when you are you can you bring value in any relationship, be it personal or professional. Be you, be raw, be true to your values...

Inspirational Women in Risk – Adeola Ajayi

This month Adeola Ajayi, Advocacy Manager at the Association of British Insurers (ABI), shares who inspired her the most, how she came to work...

Giving up the day job – Christina Mackay explains…

Is it time to pack in the 9-5 and start being your own boss? Entrepreneurship is thriving and it’s a great time to launch...

Inspirational Women in Risk – Dame Inga Beale

If you were ever looking for an industry as a last bastion where men in navy blue suits dominate and there are challenges around...

What do you think people say about you when you leave...

Esther Stanhope is an international speaker, impact guru and former live BBC producer dedicated to helping women become more confident and charismatic in business. “Believe...

Living life with authenticity

I have been writing over the last two editions about my unique model for personal change called ‘The 8 Attitudes for Personal and Professional...

Taking back control of your life

Unleashing the power to realise your potential is one thing, having the guts to get out there and create the life you want is...

How to fix your life

Last time I also introduced the concept of the ‘Grey Zone’ that place where many people spend their lives because it feels comfortable yet...