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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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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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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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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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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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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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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