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Dec 15, 2014

Amid all the Christmas chaos and fun festivities, I hope you manage to take some time to truly reflect on all you have achieved during 2014 and celebrate your success. When life becomes one big juggling act, it can be difficult to pause and consider all you achieve on a daily basis. The celebrations at the end of the year give you chance to do just that so grasp the opportunity with open arms!

Setting goals and working towards objectives are the steps we take to improve our lives, helping us to live in accordance with our own set of distinct values and aspirations. If you have challenges...

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Dec 15, 2014

To establish, manage and grow your business you must have resilience, determination and the conviction to succeed. Focus on what you will achieve and utilise these qualities to maintain a winning mind-set! As we move into 2015, harness the power of this positive outlook to establish, pursue and achieve your goals!

Create Your Goal Set yourself a goal that will provide true life fulfilment and create a step-by-step plan that will help you achieve it over a realistic timescale. Focusing on the goal and what its achievement will mean to you will motivate you to succeed! Stretch Yourself ...

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Nov 24, 2014

If you manage a retail business, Christmas could be your most lucrative time of year. Here are some great tips to help you make the most of the festive period.

Increase Your Visibility By investing in additional marketing during the run up to Christmas, you will increase the visibility of your business in a busy marketplace. Most mumpreneurs consider marketing to be expensive but increasing your activity during your busiest time of the year could see your sales rocket. Be strategic in your choice of campaign but ensure it hits the mark. If you get most of your sales activity from social...

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Nov 24, 2014

If you want to enjoy a fun Christmas, here are some great ways to manage your budget effectively, ensuring you avoid a frugal 2015!

Dining
The Christmas celebrations start early with parties, lunches and dinners, not to mention all the additional snacks you have lying about the house! Consider the events you can afford to attend and how much you really want to indulge during one month! Also factor in the amount you need to spend on the actual day to set your realistic budget.

Gifts
Who do you really need to buy for and how much can you afford to spend? Look out for bargains throughout the...

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Nov 10, 2014

When you juggle a dozen different responsibilities as a busy mumpreneur, the added extras brought on by the holiday season could see you reaching the limit! Most working mums feel harassed by the onset of the festivities but hopefully these tips will help you to manage your additional workload and enjoy a stress-free Christmas.

Carefully plan and schedule your responsibilities collectively so you don’t forget essential tasks. A great way to do this is by making a list. Include everything you have to do and allocate a deadline to each. Don’t forget seasonal business tasks, such...

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Nov 10, 2014

Before your entire family and friends descend on you for festivities and fun, here are some great ways you can prepare your home in advance. A little careful planning during the run up to Christmas will help you to relax and enjoy this festive time.

Clean & Tidy
The best place to start your preparations is by de-cluttering your home and cleaning each room. Don’t use this time as your annual de-clutter but put things away in their respective homes. If toys are a problem, put them away in a pretty basket in the living room or in storage boxes in your child’s bedroom.

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Oct 27, 2014

Motivation is key to the success of your business. Without it, you lose the essential ingredients of a hungry business owner: desire and commitment. When everyone else around you is giving up, motivation makes you work that bit harder. So when life becomes a juggling act between the responsibilities to your business and those at home, how do you retain your focus, stay committed to your goals and motivate yourself to succeed?

Always keep in mind the core aims of your business. Ask yourself, “What am I striving to achieve?” and “Will my goals ensure the sustainability of my...

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Oct 27, 2014

A lack of time and an endless list of responsibilities can influence the way you feel about yourself and the world around you. It is one of the core challenges of motherhood. Feeling overwhelmed with a relentless amount of tasks at home or work has a direct impact on the way you cope, feel about yourself and your overall sense of self-worth and achievement. Yet when asked about giving up some of these roles and responsibilities, many mums become reluctant to do so. The simple fact is, being busy makes us feel alive! The trick, therefore, is to manage your busy schedule so it becomes a...

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Oct 12, 2014

Establishing targeted and measurable goals is vital for any business. Those companies that actively pursue and achieve their goals stand head and shoulders above the competition. Taking the time to develop a comprehensive strategy for success and then committing to it will ensure you stand out in the marketplace, no matter how overcrowded it gets.

Once you have identified and established your goals, do not file them away! Refer to both short and long term goals regularly – at least once a week – so you can retain your focus and complete action points along the way. Keeping your...

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Oct 12, 2014

If you are living a chaotic and demanding lifestyle, always remember you are not alone! Mums everywhere constantly juggle roles and responsibilities whilst endeavouring to raise happy and confident children. As the storm of life rages around you, find calm and tranquillity by following these tried and tested tips!

Hone Your Routine Creating a well-considered schedule will enable you and your family to live in a more structured and stable environment. With careful planning and meticulous preparation, the frenzied mornings and late nights will evaporate into an aura of peace and calm! Prepare...

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