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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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Oct 07, 2012

How familiar is this scene?

  • The kids refuse to listen and carry out your instructions
  • Your beautiful scatter cushions resemble Mount Everest – if only you could get to them for the Lego and Barbie dolls strewn in your way
  • You’ve just received another sales call about solar panels
  • The doorbell rings with a neighbour selling raffle tickets and you’ve no change to hand
  • Your toddler dropped your mobile phone, smashing the screen
  • You are about to serve dinner when your partner calls to say he’s just starting his commute home
  • The kids are playing up at bedtime, making you...
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Oct 07, 2012

Building effective online marketing strategies opens significant opportunities for small business owners. Having an online presence enables you to interact quickly and easily with potential customers on a global basis. With the phenomenon of social networks, business owners can now spread the net wide when looking for new contacts and clients.

Working online and promoting your business online will give you a greater presence in the marketplace. Many entrepreneurs are of the opinion that if you don’t have an online presence you don’t exist. Can you afford to take that chance?

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Oct 04, 2012


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On 11th October, the global children’s charity Plan UK will be launching the inaugural International Day Of The Girl. Following an extensive campaign led by Plan UK, this special day has been designated by the United Nations to highlight the power of investing in the potential of girls throughout the world.

According to Plan UK, “Globally, one girl in three is denied a secondary education by the daily realities of poverty, discrimination and violence. Every day, young girls are forced into marriage, isolated from their friends and subjected to abuse.

Yet, with education,...

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Oct 04, 2012

DayoftheGirl-300x250-2

On 11th October, the global children’s charity Plan UK will be launching the inaugural International Day Of The Girl. Following an extensive campaign led by Plan UK, this special day has been designated by the United Nations to highlight the power of investing in the potential of girls throughout the world.

According to Plan UK, “Globally, one girl in three is denied a secondary education by the daily realities of poverty, discrimination and violence. Every day, young girls are forced into marriage, isolated from their friends and subjected to abuse. Yet, with education,...

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