and other ramblings of a small business owner

Posts Tagged: courses

Another event, another tourist attraction

I went to another conference-type-event on Wednesday. This time it was the annual promotional event for Cornwall College Business, held at Pendennis Castle in Falmouth. Another fantastic venue for an event, order shame it was such horrible weather. The theme of this year’s event was basically courses that the college are running – we had […]

Another full-on day

I survived another full-on day on the management course. 9-5 with very little let-up. Yesterday’s session was on problem solving and decision making. We went through some decision making models, which was interesting because I’d done some of that on another business course I did last year but most of the models we covered were […]

Staying positive

I find myself starting this week with some trepidation. It just feels like there’s so much to get through and with me being out at my course all day tomorrow I’m not sure how I’m going to manage it. Got to stay positive and just work through it all as efficiently as I can. I […]

Definitely not in my comfort zone

Well that was quite a week. I’m pleased to say that the presentation went smoothly and we’ve already had a number of enquiries as a result of it so it’s really looking like it was worthwhile. It did rather dominate the week though. I spent the first part of the week frantically preparing for it […]

Round-up of last week

Eek, I hadn’t realised it was so long since I last posted. My excuse is that it was an incredibly busy week last week. The management course on Tuesday turned out to be worth going to, despite being a bit too full-on. Turns out we’ll be working towards two qualifications and there’s a lot of […]

Off to another course

After a start to the week that was no less frantic than the end of last, I’m not sure whether I’m pleased to be out at a course all day today or wishing that I was able to stay in the office and keep on top of things. Last night I was seriously considering giving […]

Bureaucracy gone bonkers

I went to a seminar last night. It was on intellectual property and ecommerce law. Very useful stuff, if a bit dry and powerpointy. The most memorable thing about the evening though (apart from the crunchy chocolatey thing in the buffet) was the form filling. It was a 2 hour seminar but preceded by 30 […]

Frustrated by Business Link

Just got the update of events through from Business Link (this is an email that I get about once a month). As usual I’ve had a scan through for events happening near us and as usual there’s nothing. We’re based in the far west of Cornwall but the nearest actual event looks like it’s in […]