The Organisation Blog

Planning made easy


The most common objection I hear to writing a weekly plan is that it never works because something always gets in the way. It’s always impossible because “life’s just not that simple” or “no two weeks are ever the same”.  The problem is that people see a plan as some kind of timetable written in… Read more »

Is it safe to come out yet?


So the deluge of emails begging you not to leave have finally stopped and the 25th of May came and went without the inspectors banging down your door but is it really over? Has GDPR finally gone away? The fact is that whether you got to grips with the new regulations or buried your head… Read more »

GDPR and the dreaded Privacy Policy!

Privacy Policy

One of the main reasons I’ve heard for people failing to tackle GDPR is the thought of writing their own privacy policy. Because, let’s face it, the word ‘policy’ itself can conjure up some pretty terrifying thoughts: ‘what if it’s not written correctly?’, ‘does it have to sound ‘legal’ and wordy?’, ‘surely policies are only… Read more »

GDPR & Consent – Making it simple


Reading that you need a ‘legal basis for data collection’ is enough to put anyone off getting their business ready for GDPR at the end of May! But it really isn’t that scary (honest!!). In all there are 6 basis for collecting and using data specified in the new policy but for most small businesses… Read more »

GDPR – Are you burying your head in the sand?


As I sit here preparing for a workshop I’m giving on GDPR next week I wonder how many people are hiding their heads in the sand and avoiding even looking at it. With phrases such as ‘legal basis for data collection’ and ‘fines of up to €20,000,000’ it’s easy to see why small businesses like… Read more »

Newsletter November 2017

Hi, I hope you’ve had a busy and successful month! 2018 is not that far away and just like going to the gym, getting organised is usually fairly high on people’s resolution list! However, like most resolutions they don’t last long, so I thought I’d share with you a few tips on how to get… Read more »

Newsletter October 2017

Hi, I hope you’ve had a busy and successful month (actually it’s been a couple – where did the summer go?!)! This month I thought I’d let you in on some quick and simple ways to take the stress out of organising your files. I know it can be soul destroying to have spent an… Read more »

Newsletter July 2017

Hi, So, the school summer holidays are upon us and if you have children you may be worried about just how you’re going to keep all those plates spinning by running your business and entertaining your children at the same time! And even if you aren’t a parent yourself you may find that your business… Read more »

Newsletter June 2017

I thought you might like to know a few results from a survey I carried out last month. The response showed that over 55% of people don’t record their client details electronically (over 40% are kept in paper files) and 5% don’t record them at all! Putting your information onto a system can give you… Read more »