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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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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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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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Sep 28, 2014

When managing a business, there always seems so much to do but if you don’t effectively engage your clients, all your hard work will be for nothing. Customer engagement is essential to building loyal and lasting relationships with the buying public.

The key to engaging with your ideal customer is to make the buying process as easy as possible. Of course I’m not referring to your payment system, I’m talking about customer experience. From the moment your customer sees your business to the second they receive their purchase, they have to feel like they have benefitted from...

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Sep 28, 2014

“Don't complain about what you don't have. Use what you've got. To be less than your best is a sin." Oprah Winfrey

We have so many dreams for our children that we often forget to pursue our own. When you eventually realise you can still achieve your personal goals and ambitions, your confidence wavers and you think you’re not good enough to succeed. Well ladies, it is never too late to start realising your greatest dreams and, by working to your strengths, you’ll be an amazingly empowered woman in no time!

Taking the first step to achieving a lifelong goal is daunting....

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Sep 14, 2014

Strong brands stand out and succeed. If you haven’t fully developed your brand identity or you’ve neglected it of late, you will be missing out on opportunities to grow your business. A company that lacks an effective brand identity sends signals that you don’t really care about your business. If you don’t love your brand, who will?

Brands aren’t just about logos. A strong brand communicates the entire ethos of an organisation. Your brand represents everything you want your business to portray. So how can you maximise your brand identity and fall in love with...

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Sep 14, 2014

How many of these titles do you represent? Mum, wife, partner, daughter, sister, friend, colleague, neighbour. I’m sure most of you reading this blog could tick off all eight roles, agreeing that each one provides an enormous sense of satisfaction. However, collectively these roles can bring confusion, frustration and destruction to your life. So how can you ensure these roles don’t collide, allowing you to live in harmony with the real you?

Identifying or reaffirming your priorities will empower you to spend your time doing what you want and need to do, rather than what others...

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