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Social Enterprise Kufunza – Guest blog feature from Sarah

Kufunza is a Social Enterprise dedicated to stopping stunted growth from stealing East African kids opportunities. It came into being after our little family (Paul, Sarah, Emily and Ollie) took a holiday to Tanzania. It was an amazing trip filled with safari’s, Maasai markets and exploring the Swahili Coast but one thing bothered us. Ollie … Continue reading Social Enterprise Kufunza – Guest blog feature from Sarah

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White Wall Gallery and Framers – Guest Blog from Natalie

So just over 2 years ago me and my husband, Matt, had just got married and our only child had started school. I then found out I was pregnant again and in the midst of all this things were changing. Matt had decided that his stable job was no longer what he wanted to do … Continue reading White Wall Gallery and Framers – Guest Blog from Natalie

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Jewellery Sparkles Ltd – Guest Blog from Sarah

As a child I grew up with the notion of not being good enough. My 9/10 spelling test result was always met with a ‘which one did you get wrong?’ kind of response. I perceived my brother to be the favourite and when glasses were introduced at aged eight my confidence crisis escalated even further. … Continue reading Jewellery Sparkles Ltd – Guest Blog from Sarah

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What is your ‘why’ to starting a business?

You will be asked this question many times and you will also ask yourself: why did you start your business? Why do you do what you do?   This may seem an easy enough question to answer, however; the 'why' is what will drive your business for many years to come and will steer your … Continue reading What is your ‘why’ to starting a business?

The Ultimate Business and Social Media Planner is Coming soon!

WHY REGISTER? - as yourself these 4 questions: Have you been looking for your “go to” diary planner that is going to help kick start your business into the next century?   Do you struggle keeping on top of your social media pages for your business, keeping them relevant and consistent?   Are you looking … Continue reading The Ultimate Business and Social Media Planner is Coming soon!

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The Introverted Entrepreneur – Guest Blog From Melissa Turner

Running a business, and being an entrepreneur is hard. When it comes to finding work, and growing your business, there is so much advice out there, it's hard to hear through the noise and find the information that works for you. But, one thing that we do hear, time and time again, is to network. … Continue reading The Introverted Entrepreneur – Guest Blog From Melissa Turner

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Tropic Skin Care – Guest Blog from Laura

Tropic with Laura-Louise Finally taking that leap and daring to dream! So, how did I start my Tropic Journey? Well, Tropic is my ‘something for me’ I am still working full-time and training to become a Financial Adviser. I have always worked full-time, even after having both of my children.  But, I have always felt … Continue reading Tropic Skin Care – Guest Blog from Laura

John Doerr, a senior partner with Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, smiles during an interview in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Friday, May 3, 2013. Google Inc. has called on venture capital heavyweight Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers to spur creation of software for Google Glass, its wearable mobile-computing devices that resemble spectacles. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images

John Doerr – Ted Talk on Why the Secret to Success is Setting the Right Goals

Venture Capitalist, John Doerr talks about how our leaders and institutions are failing us mainly because they are leading us towards the wrong objectives. In this Ted Talk, Doerr explains what OKRs or Objectives and Key Results, a goal setting system, is and how we can use it to set us back on the right … Continue reading John Doerr – Ted Talk on Why the Secret to Success is Setting the Right Goals

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Halia Rose – Guest Blog From Sarah

Halia Rose I’m Sarah, a mum of two little ones (aged 2 and 4) and juggle family life with running my business, Halia Rose. Halia Rose is an award-winning baby-proof jewellery collection that is stylish but also practical and durable for busy mums and active kids. Made of 100% non-toxic and BPA free silicone it … Continue reading Halia Rose – Guest Blog From Sarah

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Outsourced – Guest Blog from Sian

Sian launched Outsourced PR in Edinburgh in 2016, after relocating to Scotland from leafy Surrey, swapping city life in the south, for the urban streets of Edinburgh, she retreats to her 1800’s renovation project deep in the Borders once the press office closes its doors. Enjoying walking with her beloved pups and her Edinburgh born … Continue reading Outsourced – Guest Blog from Sian

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Pet Bereavement Counselling – Guest Blog From Carrie

Carrie Ball When I was 18, I started working as a veterinary assistant in a local one man veterinary clinic. I had always wanted to be a veterinary nurse and working in a vets was a dream come true and a first step towards my goal. I saw my very first euthanasia at 18. It … Continue reading Pet Bereavement Counselling – Guest Blog From Carrie

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Facebook groups vs. Facebook Pages

    Your Facebook Page is a Facebook profile for your business. As Facebook puts it, “Facebook Pages enable public figures, businesses, organisations and other entities to create an authentic and public presence on Facebook.” Only official brand representatives can create a Facebook Page for that business. Groups, on the other hand, “allow people to come together around … Continue reading Facebook groups vs. Facebook Pages

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Teddy Land – Guest Blog From Rachel

Finally achieved my work/life balance Rachel James Having qualified as a registered mental health nurse in 2001 nursing had been my career, it was all I ever wanted to do from a young age. Following the birth of my son in 2011 I went part time and then on my second pregnancy in 2013 I … Continue reading Teddy Land – Guest Blog From Rachel

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How to Brand your Facebook Page

Having a particular interest and completing a research paper on Branding, I want to share with you some tips on how to brand your Facebook page, what branding is and why its important. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWz4lYz1_Tc You may be interested in our video blogging workshops that are available in locations across the UK. You can find out … Continue reading How to Brand your Facebook Page

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Last Drop Village Hotel and Spa Bolton – The History and Facilities Guest Blog

Our Bolton networking event is taking place in the amazingly beautiful pennine suite at the Last Drop Village Hotel and Spa. This wonderful hotel and village is steeped in rich history and has so much to offer, which is one of the many reasons we have handpicked this fabulous venue for one of the biggest … Continue reading Last Drop Village Hotel and Spa Bolton – The History and Facilities Guest Blog

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Local Women In Business features in Virgin Startup’s Blog

Soo, our founder featured in Virgin Startup's Blog, in their Learning from Mistakes section two weeks ago, we hope you enjoy the read and we hope her story inspires you! The path to success isn’t always straightforward - all entrepreneurs, even Richard Branson himself, have tales of setbacks and challenges that threatened to end the … Continue reading Local Women In Business features in Virgin Startup’s Blog

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Birdie Barn – Guest Blog From Sarah

  My names Sarah, I’m 25 & I am the owner and founder of Birdie Barn. We design and create personalised homewares and gifts. I also co-run a free local business networking group for other small business on Facebook.   Birdie Barn was founded in June 2017 whilst I was refurbishing my barn conversion. I … Continue reading Birdie Barn – Guest Blog From Sarah

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Tips on How to Create Your Own Video Blog

A video blog on Video Blogging! recorded live. What video blogging is, why its important for your business and some tips on the basics of video blogging. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9mKRf0FX5I You may be interested in our video blogging workshops that are available in locations across the UK. You can find out more here.

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I’m A Mini – Guest Blog from Rebecca

Hi, my name is Rebecca, I’m married and a Mum of three children, two girls and a boy, aged six, four and two and I live near Blackpool in Lancashire. I’m the owner and creator of I’m A Mini, a collection of fun and educational children’s activity boxes based on different careers and hobbies for … Continue reading I’m A Mini – Guest Blog from Rebecca

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How Positivity Makes You Healthy and Successful

  The real obstacle to positivity is that our brains are hard-wired to look for and focus on threats. This survival mechanism served humankind well back when we were hunters and gatherers, living each day with the very real threat of being killed by someone or something in our immediate surroundings. You can read the … Continue reading How Positivity Makes You Healthy and Successful

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The Urban Vintage Affair – Guest Blog from Tasha

Hi, I am Tasha and I would like to introduce to you all my new brand The Urban Vintage Affair.  This lifestyle brand offers creative couples, a carefully selected collection of high quality antique, vintage and modern traditionally crafted products.  So you can own unique and tangible investment pieces as inspiration in decorating and furnishing your … Continue reading The Urban Vintage Affair – Guest Blog from Tasha

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Where to get FREE Stock Images for your Business

This is a really quick video blog on where to get FREE Stock imagery from to boost your social media and website game. This is my go to for my imagery when I have not had time to get out there with my camera or if I am looking for something more specific. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDlE4FgQrF8 To … Continue reading Where to get FREE Stock Images for your Business

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WestCoastCo – Guest Blog From Arran

  My name is Arran, I'm 23 and I've been running WestCoastCo. for a little over a year now. We are a small values-based marketing company based in Garstang, Lancashire, and we focus on social media management and advertising, content writing, hand-drawn graphic design, WordPress websites, PR and events for SMEs looking to engage with … Continue reading WestCoastCo – Guest Blog From Arran

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Rock the Bump Belly Casting – Guest Blog from Zoe

I'm Zoe, belly cast artist and founder of Rock the Bump pregnant belly casting. I am based in Bournemouth but travel and work with women from across the UK to celebrate their beautiful bumps and create timeless, unique pregnancy keepsake casts. I have recently worked with Love Island winner Cara De La Hoyde and my … Continue reading Rock the Bump Belly Casting – Guest Blog from Zoe

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Accounting Advice for Small Businesses

How to tackle the three big headaches of accounting. Is the growing pile of receipts on your desk giving you nightmares? Chartered accountant Andrew Minsky has tips for navigating three of the main problem areas for SMEs in this piece from The Guardian. Have you connected with our social media channels? You can network with … Continue reading Accounting Advice for Small Businesses

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Just You and Me – Guest Blog From Andrea

So I’m sure we’ve all had these. The ‘I wish I could' thoughts. I know I did, for years. After three kids and the end of maternity leave looming I felt the ‘now or never’ feeling stronger than ever before. Cue a conversation with another mummy. We both had a passion for crafting, a love … Continue reading Just You and Me – Guest Blog From Andrea

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Why networking is important in the Success of your Business

Our latest video blog explaining our passion and drive to change the gender equality conversation so that it includes the two most important elements, the women and the men. The conversation has for too long been a separated one and needs to now become connected with both genders working together to push us to the … Continue reading Why networking is important in the Success of your Business

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First Mummies’ Club – Guest Blog From Lisa

  My name is Lisa, I'm a Mum of two boys aged five and three and I live in Hemel Hempstead in Herts and I run an evening arts and crafts group for Mums called First Mummies' Club.   First Mummies' Club was born several years ago when my first son, Luca, was around six months … Continue reading First Mummies’ Club – Guest Blog From Lisa

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How to Set SMART Business Goals for 2018

Why is it that we find goals so exciting to make, but so difficult to actually achieve? Well, there are a number of reasons but mostly, it’s because the goals we set just aren’t smart. If you’re ready for 2018 to be your most impactful business year yet, then that all starts with setting yourself up … Continue reading How to Set SMART Business Goals for 2018

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How I Found Forever Living – Guest blog from Sarah

So as I had just four walls for company I found myself with lots of time and little movement. My predicament, residing in bed for best part of five months had been due to a degenerative condition exasperated by an accident! The pain had increased over 36 months and people had become used to seeing … Continue reading How I Found Forever Living – Guest blog from Sarah

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10 Steps to Starting Up a Business – Startups.co.uk

Starting a small business is easy using Startups.co.uk's step-by-step guides. The 10 steps in this blog will teach you how to start a business, taking you through each of the key stages of the start-up process – from evaluating your business idea and choosing a company name through to designing your business cards, developing a … Continue reading 10 Steps to Starting Up a Business – Startups.co.uk

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Roth Read Photography – Guest Blog from Lincoln and Perrin

How do you know if a photographer is reputable and creative enough for you? Quite often people set up shop with little or no training, and the images on their website are not a true reflection of their own abilities (sometimes the images they’ve uploaded have been taken at a workshop with the lights, camera … Continue reading Roth Read Photography – Guest Blog from Lincoln and Perrin

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Colour Your World – Guest Blog From Rachel

Up, Up and Away! Hi I am Rachel and I am so excited to be launching my website! It has felt like a long time coming, but after some soul-searching and a lot of hard-work, here it is and I’m so happy with what it represents for me and my mission to support others, through … Continue reading Colour Your World – Guest Blog From Rachel

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Getting Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable – Luvvie Ajayi Ted Talk

Luvvie Ajayi isn't afraid to speak her mind or to be the one dissenting voice in a crowd, and neither should you. "Your silence serves no one," says the writer, activist and self-proclaimed professional troublemaker. In this bright, uplifting talk, Ajayi shares three questions to ask yourself if you're teetering on the edge of speaking … Continue reading Getting Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable – Luvvie Ajayi Ted Talk

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Natural By Natalia – Guest Blog from Natalia

My name is Natalia Nizynska and I’m professional photographer at Natural by Natalia - Family Photography based in Heywood, Greater Manchester. Let's just start from where I come from as this is important to understand my story. I grew up in rural area, small village called Wiecki in far North of Poland. It is a … Continue reading Natural By Natalia – Guest Blog from Natalia

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Running a Family and a Business – Podcast

This is an amazing and truly relatable Startup podcast, featuring chocolate company CEO and  a startup coach. They discuss the inner struggles of starting up and running your own business and  being a mum at the same time.   With a focus on that guilt feeling like your not spending enough time with the children … Continue reading Running a Family and a Business – Podcast

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Cwtch Media and Living Wales Mag – Guest Blog from Hattie

My name is Hattie and I am the proud owner of Cwtch Media and the Living Wales Magazine. Set up two and a half years ago, we developed the living Wales Magazine to encapsulate the beautiful countryside that we live in, in the beautiful South East of Wales. A free publication supported by the sale … Continue reading Cwtch Media and Living Wales Mag – Guest Blog from Hattie

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Coffee and Consulting – Guest Blog from Claire

  Author - Claire, Coffee and Consulting Top Tips for Life After Maternity Leave Are you about to return to work from maternity leave? Or perhaps you’re currently scheduling those Keep In Touch days and the return date is getting nearer and nearer? Perhaps you’re excited… but perhaps, like many others, the feeling of returning to work … Continue reading Coffee and Consulting – Guest Blog from Claire

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Algorithm Changes to Instagram Affecting Captions and Hashtags

This is the third episode in a 3 part series on the recent algorithm changes that Instagram have made and the things you can do to ensure it doesn't affect your reach and engagement. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2G3MyxYsCJE   You may be interested in our video blogging workshops that are available in locations across the UK. You can … Continue reading Algorithm Changes to Instagram Affecting Captions and Hashtags

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Neal’s Yard Remedies Organic – Guest Blog from Beverley

I’m Beverley Adam and for the past two years I have been an Independent Consultant with Neal’s Yard Remedies Organic.  I currently work full-time too and I am fitting in my Direct Sales business alongside this, as one day the goal is to be full-time with my business and have more freedom from the 9-5 … Continue reading Neal’s Yard Remedies Organic – Guest Blog from Beverley

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What are ‘backlinks’ and how can they help with your SEO?

There are a lot of different resources out there on what backlinking is and how to apply it to your blog or website. A lot of the information can get quite 'techy' and confusing, however; it is a necessity when it comes to SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) and your website's ranking on google. I have … Continue reading What are ‘backlinks’ and how can they help with your SEO?

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Mindset and Me – Guest Blog from Heather

My name is Heather and I’m the Mum of one boy, my miracle little boy Isaac who is currently 10 years old. Isaac has ADHD and also on the Autistic spectrum. We live in Blackburn Lancashire. Seeing Isaac suffer with low self esteem, low self love and worthy, often coming home saying he was stupid … Continue reading Mindset and Me – Guest Blog from Heather

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The do’s and don’ts of offering discounts

Whether you’ve just set up and it’s time to determine your pricing structure, or you’re about to do some price point changes, pricing products and services can get complicated. There are various reasons you might be considering discount pricing, but is it the right thing to do? have a read of this article from American … Continue reading The do’s and don’ts of offering discounts

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How to increase your reach on instagram following the latest algorithm changes

The latest changes that Instagram have made to their algorithm. You may have seen a drop in your reach and this may well be why. This episode is on engagement and how yours is being taken into account now. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOu5Aa6qKVE

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Learning By Doing – Ted Talk by Nathaniel Peat

Good afternoon! I hope everyone had a fab Easter weekend!? Today I wanted to share with you an extremely inspirational Ted talk done by an amazing guy called Nathaniel Peat, the CEO of GENNEX, a Patron of the Ernst & Young Foundation and a chairman of a number of other UK and International companies. I … Continue reading Learning By Doing – Ted Talk by Nathaniel Peat