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Nov 26, 2012

Before you consider decking your house with beautiful Christmas decorations, here are some top tips to de-cluttering your home quickly and easily in preparation for the party season!

a) Clear the work surfaces in your kitchen, lounge and dining room, leaving only ornaments and everyday essentials on display. This will have an immediate impact of making your home look organised, neat and tidy.

b) Store the bulk of your children’s toys in their bedrooms or playroom rather than in the communal living areas. It is worth keeping a pretty basket in the lounge so any stray toys that still...

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Nov 19, 2012

Mums’ Struggles Made Simple [#MSMS]

Thanks to all mums who took part in my recent Make The Most Of Your Time survey. Your responses were quite typical from those I hear from so many mums who contact me, so you are not alone! I will now provide an overview to the questions and some solutions to the issues you face.

i) My first survey question asked how you would rate your time management. 75% of participants advised that they do manage to organise their time, whilst others struggled to do so.  However no one responded that they were ‘good’ or ‘great’ at...

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Nov 19, 2012

Mums’ Struggles Made Simple [#MSMS]

Thanks to all mums who took part in my recent Make The Most Of Your Time survey. Your responses were quite typical from those I hear from so many mums who contact me, so you are not alone! I will now provide an overview to the questions and some solutions to the issues you face.

i) My first survey question asked how you would rate your time management. 
75% of participants advised that they do manage to organise their time, whilst others struggled to do so.  However no one responded that they were ‘good’ or ‘great’...

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Nov 12, 2012

Christmas is a joyous occasion for most families. It brings lots of laughter and cheer, exciting events and plenty of good food! It also brings with it a great deal of clutter – from decorations, greetings cards, wrapping paper, constant catering and the coming and going of excited guests bearing gifts! This could add up to a very cluttered home, especially if you’re currently living in a disorganised space.

My top tip to tackling Christmas clutter is to create a harmonious organised home long before the festivities begin. De-cluttering your home is a great thing to do as it...

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Nov 12, 2012

Being able to run a successful business, enjoy quality family time and mange a busy household is only achieved through careful planning and scheduling. This means having the ability to harness all those skills such as delegating, prioritising and organising, and using them as effectively as possible.

In this month’s Succeed, I discussed the importance of being able to say “No” when other people become demanding, resulting in your time and energy becoming diverted onto tasks that have little or no benefit to you or your business. If you find it difficult to say no, you may...

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Nov 05, 2012

Eek! Christmas is on its way – are you ready for the festivities to begin? More importantly, is your house? As well as all the usual activity and chaos, Christmas brings with it gaudy decorations and lots of new presents. Do you have space for Christmas this year?

Do you relate to one of these descriptions?

  • How on earth can you possibly consider adding tinsel, twinkly lights and a tree in your living room amongst all this clutter?
  • You’re actually wondering whether you can hide your clutter behind streamers, tinsel and shiny paper… Hmm…
  • You are super organised and...
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Nov 05, 2012

Eek! Christmas is on its way – are you ready for the festivities to begin? More importantly, is your house? As well as all the usual activity and chaos, Christmas brings with it gaudy decorations and lots of new presents. Do you have space for Christmas this year? Do you relate to one of these descriptions?

  • How on earth can you possibly consider adding tinsel, twinkly lights and a tree in your living room amongst all this clutter?
  • You’re actually wondering whether you can hide your clutter behind streamers, tinsel and shiny paper… Hmm…
  • You are super organised and...
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Oct 23, 2012

Tracey Wall, Director of Empowering Mums, has been short-listed as a finalist in Tesco’s Mum Of The Year Awards 2013!

Tracey has been short-listed from thousands of nominations across the UK to become Mum Of The Year in these nationally acclaimed awards. Tracey was nominated for her boundless energy and commitment to helping mums within the community.

The Tesco Mum Of The Year Awards celebrate outstanding mums who do incredible activities, such as overcoming adversities, supporting their families and making a real difference in the local community.

As founder of Empowering Mums,...

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Oct 23, 2012

Tracey Wall, Director of Empowering Mums, has been short-listed as a finalist in Tesco’s Mum Of The Year Awards 2013!

Tracey has been short-listed from thousands of nominations across the UK to become Mum Of The Year in these nationally acclaimed awards. Tracey was nominated for her boundless energy and commitment to helping mums within the community.

The Tesco Mum Of The Year Awards celebrate outstanding mums who do incredible activities, such as overcoming adversities, supporting their families and making a real difference in the local community.

As founder of Empowering Mums,...

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Oct 21, 2012

There are many marketing tools that small businesses can use for best effect. To get the most out of your marketing budget, create a strategy that utilises a variety of communication channels, enabling you to connect with a greater target audience.

Various marketing channels exist offline such as brochures, flyers and direct mail, and in digital form such as websites, social media networks and e-newsletters. If you don’t include online marketing in your strategy, you will be missing out on some very powerful and cost effective opportunities to attract new business.

If a consumer wants...

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