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Things To Do Before I Turn 50

  (also known as my "TA-DA" list as opposed to a "to do" list) It was my 49th birthday a few days ago and this got me thinking. Any birthday that ends with a zero always feels a bit like milestone or a landmark and, when I hit the big "five-o" in 2022, I don't want huge parties or celebrations but I would like to have ticked a few things off my low-effort bucket list.   I see these things as a way to improve my mental and physical health, plus a few slightly off-the-wall experiences that would make for great memories.  Start running again and include the following: Lead a C25K group again  Participate in parkrun EVERY week where possible  Visit local landmarks whilst running  Train for a long race - building up from 5k > 10k > 10 miles > half marathon, with a couple of longer trail races mixed in  Lose a lot bit of weight Post more on Instagram or give the blog a bit of a reboot < ongoing Look at new a career path or additional income stre

Tech Needed To Start A Business

 The Tech You Need to Start a Business

When starting a business, it can be hard to get into focus about what you need. You may be preoccupied with finding the best office space, or hiring the best staff for the job. If you’re currently researching the best ways to start a business, this article is for you. Before you rent a space or expand your staff, solidify exactly what you need within your office space. Not only will this let other matters fall into place, but you won’t have to worry about your tech when you’re busy setting yourself up in other ways!


When you’re setting yourself up as a small business, it’s important to understand the importance of a good device. These can be laptops, computers, tablets, projectors, or even speakers if you plan on having music playing around the premises. Realistically you only need 3 things to start a business, a laptop, an idea, and a stable internet connection. If you have the first two and are struggling to find a suitable third, you can use this guide to switching broadband providers. Of course there are other things to consider should you want to cover all of your bases so make a note of the devices you need, who needs them and where you can find the best offers suited to you. You can check out the best desktop deals and you may even find that a coffee machine will also spruce the office up, and boost morale when it comes to motivating your workers. 


Not only does this apply to your on-site security, but also data protection. Ensure you have researched the best data protection in regards to your business needs. Down the line, you will find that it was one of the best decisions to make when starting your business. 


Once you have coworkers and a business ethic, how do you ensure a smooth process in terms of work? Simple, you employ a communication system that ensures the right people know the right information. Emails are great for formalities, but when it comes to asking questions about urgent work around the office, you can ensure smooth communication by installing apps such as Skype on your work computers. 

Printers & Scanners

When it comes to storing documents and preparing for meetings etc, never underestimate the need for a high quality printer or scanner. When you need to shop online for scanners and printers, ensure you choose the best one for your needs. You may find that you require a high specification printer if you’re an artist, or that you need a scanner which can scan documents at a high quality for your documenting purposes in the office. 

Website & Online Presence

Whether you’re selling a product, online services or something else, never underestimate the need to get yourself out there. Whether this means targeted ads on Social Media, or hiring an SEO agent to ensure you are seen by the right people.