Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas…

Well, here it is, our last blog for 2018. It’s hard to believe it’s nearly Christmas. This time last year Sonya and I had just launched the Beginner’s Course for TranscribeRight and were planning for the next two modules and how to grow our team at Top Team Transcripts. Looking back over 2018, there have…

The Only Constant is Change….

One thing that Sonya and I have noticed with our businesses is that change happens regardless of whether you want it to or not. No matter what processes you have put in place to future-proof the business, they need to be constantly re-evaluating and updating. Those of you who have been reading our blogs for…

On The Road and Travelling Easy

“I’m on the road, travelling free and easy…” – (Barry Mann, Cynthia Well) Whether you just want to get away for a few days, take a long road trip, or travel overseas, transcription is one of the few industries that allows you to truly work “anywhere.” As long as you’ve got internet connectivity and can…

Laptop Workforce

The world of work has changed. The 9 to 5, corporate jobs are becoming harder to find, and people want more autonomy and flexibility in their work lives. Entrepreneurs working on a start-up might need extra income until their project takes off. Whatever the reason, the ability to work on the move using laptops, tablets…

Freedom & Happiness

What makes us happy and fulfilled in our lives? It’s usually a collection of many things; our family, friends, hobbies, work. But work does not necessarily mean happiness and fulfilment in and of itself, and can mean the exact opposite for some caught in the rat-race in a job they hate, or with a controlling…

The Power of Gratitude

I often think gratitude is overlooked in the business world. It’s easy to get so caught up in your business when you’re really busy, that you miss how much just happens through kindness, and word of mouth. A case in point: five of our recent clients have come from people kind enough to pass them…

The Sweet Spot

It is very hard to be all things to all men (or women). Transcription as an industry covers just about every single industry and topic that you can imagine, with every conceivable accent. Whilst general transcription does cover most things, it doesn’t cover everything. You might do some medical or dental, but are not a…

Put a Little Love in Your Heart

Working from home as a transcriber, or in fact anyone working for themselves, we don’t have access to colleagues in the workplace to chat with, or the kind of Employee Assistance Programs that you may find in large companies if things go awry in your personal life. Self-care is a hugely important thing, not only…

Transcription Companies – What Are They Looking For?

As business owners, trainers and mentors, we have been asked by Luke Tierney at Nomad Playground what are transcription companies looking for when they take on transcribers? Here’s what we’ve learned over our combined 30 years’ personal experience in the industry. What are they really looking for? The transcription companies that Sonya and I worked…