We have reached the end of another month, and so it’s time for July’s monthly blog roundup. This is something new that I’m going to be doing at the end of each month. It’s a way for me to look back at some of the topics I’ve covered, whilst also giving you a chance to catch up on anything that you have missed. Whether you’re an entrepreneur with a desire to boost your professional development and business success, or you are a business owner with growth on your mind, July had something for you.
Perhaps you were lucky enough to go on holiday, and so missed a few of my uploads. Don’t worry, I forgive you. Maybe you’ve been snowed under as a business owner, and any light reading fell by the wayside. Again, I completely understand. You might have even had a little bit of a digital detox this month, and so keeping up with your favourite blogs wasn’t at the top of your ‘to do’ list. Whatever the reason, this post is for you.
I won’t be able to cover every post in my monthly blog roundups – let’s face it, there are a lot and this blog would be far too long for anyone to read – but I will look at some of the best. So, let’s get into it.
July Was a Month Centred on Business, Growth and Success
Looking back at some of the topics covered in the blog throughout July, there are certainly a handful of key themes. I’ve spent a lot of time focusing on the growth and success of my own businesses, and how I can further myself as a business owner, and this is reflected in my writing. Here are some of the most popular, insightful and interesting posts of the last few weeks.
July has been a busy and exciting month, and it started with a celebration of Inc & Co’s fourth birthday. Inc & Co has come so far in four years, and it’s a business venture that I am hugely proud of. The business has grown, developed and evolved so much in four years. I am unbelievably excited to see what the future has in store.
There is something uniquely daunting about growing a business. Even if you know that your business is successful and profitable, taking things to the next stage can be overwhelming. In this blog, I took a look at why business growth doesn’t have to be scary. It’s an excellent guide if you want to grow your business but fear has been holding you back.
There is nothing quite like the thrill that comes with realising that your investment is finally paying off. But, this does rely on you making the right investment in the first place. There are a lot of investment opportunities out there, but a growing number of entrepreneurs are investing in startups. In this blog, I delved into the benefits and risks of investing in startups. Give it a read and find out if investing in startups is right for you.
Regardless of the industry that you work in, there are key skills that have got you to where you are today. You probably have qualifications and you might have completed courses, but that’s not always enough to succeed in business. To achieve success, you need a balance of soft skills and hard skills. Earlier this month, I explored why both soft skills and hard skills matter in the workplace.
People love to brag about their business successes, but not many people talk about their failures. I understand why, as failing at something can knock your confidence. You might feel embarrassed or downtrodden, and you might even feel like giving up. But, what if I told you that failing as an entrepreneur is actually beneficial to your long term success?
A lot of people underestimate the importance of fostering a positive work culture, even though it can be hugely beneficial to your business. It can lead to improved employee retention, increased productivity and happier employees. It can also give you a competitive edge in the job market by attracting top talent, giving you access to people who will help your business to succeed. In this blog, I covered why a positive work culture matters and how you can create one for your workplace.
There has been a lot of talk about self care lately and how we all need to be doing more of it. But, there is still a bit of a stigma surrounding self care. Some people think that by dedicating time to yourself, you are dropping the ball on other aspects of your life. I am here to tell you that self care is not selfish, and it’s actually something that everyone should be scheduling into their day.
In recent years, there has been a big focus on sustainability. It’s something that a growing number of consumers are looking for in a business. This means that it’s something that businesses need to be prioritising, regardless of industry or niche. However, the world of sustainability is big, complex and ever-changing. One of my most recent blogs focused on the importance of being a sustainable business and where to get started.
There you have it, my first (and certainly not the last!) monthly blog roundup
Let me know what you would like to see more of in August.