J is a sweet little thing. She is very young. I am pleased we are working together. She is not experienced but she is keen and she is eager to learn.
Small Practice Blog
This blog is intended to show the highs and lows I face day-to-day working as an ambitious and highly driven small practice owner.
My blogs will be both professional and personal. What happens in my personal life affects my professional life and vice versa.
Just covering one aspect and not the other means that I will not learn how to improve and change.
Weight loss is an ongoing issue for me. You will find my weight loss blog on http://firsttab.co.uk/
My key motivation for blogging is constant and never ending improvement. Writing helps me to do this.
I hope you find my blogs of some interest.
The week was unusual in that my God in the form of Google, got us a good number of potential client interest. The meaty fee potential client I met last week agreed to become a client.
Blogging is me. I do not know why but it is. I have no idea how long this will last.
I see it as space for me to feel comfortable and, within the confines of Sift rules, feel free to say what I want to say.
It was a tough working week. We put our foot on the accelerator to get the rest of March accounts and tax returns completed. We have done well. There is not that much left now. As a one off, for all of us, it is a normal working day tomorrow.
As a small growing practice when you are at a stage where you only have one employee, you (I) do depend on that employee. At least where there are two or more employees, the workload of the leaving employee can be shared on a short-term basis till a replacement is found.
Last week’s blog generated a fair amount of speculation as to why M is leaving my practice.
As you know, M joined my practice back in August this year. I am pleased with her work performance. My expansion plans were based on her staying with me at least for two years.
One of my weakness is I lack clarity of vision. No, this is not it. I now know what I want, but I am not sure whether it would be a viable way forward. In other words, I do not have the confidence or clout to do what I want for some time now.
I am pleased M has lightened my workload considerably. She is proving to be an indispensable employee. This is not say she is a perfect job fit. I did not think anyone would be (including me). They are areas that she needs to improve. I have no doubt she will.
Until this week, I was terrible for setting aside time for myself. This is to do things that are personal and not related to my practice.